Anna-Karin’s primary area of research interest is the epidemiology of physical performance among elderly people. Currently she is currently working with the following research lines: 1) Exploring the complex interactions between biological, demographic, and social factors; chronic diseases; and lifestyle that may explain the development of disability in old age. 2) The role and potential mechanisms of vascular risk factor profiles (i.e., individual and aggregation of multiple vascular risk factors) in the development of physical impairment and disability in older adults. 3) The European MPI (Multidimensional Prognostic Indices) project, which aims to use the MPI to predict survival in older individuals. 4) The body-mind connection.