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Education

Degree of Doctor, Medical Sciences

Thesis defense 2014-12-11, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet

Thesis title:

“Maternal obesity surgery: Effects in women, spouses and offspring”

 

Download: http://publications.ki.se/xmlui/handle/10616/42311

 

2004 - 2005: English, Stockholm University, Sweden

 

2005 - 2009: Master degree in Biomedicine, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

 

2009: Master thesis ”Assessing anticancer drug effects in multicellular

spheroids and in vivo; combination treatment, problems with penetration and re-growth of tumor cells”

 

 

Research description

Research focus on physical activity and sedentary behavior in children and adults. Developing new techniques to assess physical activity and sedentary behavior with artificial intelligence in collaboration with Imagimob (http://imagimob.com/use-cases/karolinska-institutet-ki).  

Trying to better understand bilogical effects from prolonged uniterrupted sitting in children and a great interest in school physical activity policies. 

PI for a RCT investigating effects on wellbeing and levels of physical activity from a dissonance-based group therapy given to women after obesity surgery. 

Conducting a lifestyle intervention with the aim to increase wellbeing and levels of physical activity among individuals with mobility disability.  

 

Teaching portfolio

Medical program, Karolinska Institutet semester 1 and 11

500 hours + of education 2012-2017

Academic honours, awards and prizes

 

GRANTS (MAIN APPLICANT)

2013 Fernströms Stiftelse Karolinska Institutet, 45.000 SEK. For epigenetic analyses comparing differences in the methylome between siblings born before and after maternal bariatric surgery.

 

2015 Fernströms Stiftelse Karolinska Institutet, 60.000 SEK. For analysis of raw accelerometer data on physical activity and sedentary behavior.

 

2015 NFV (Research School of Caring Sciences) Karolinska Institutet. Funding for a PhD student 2016-2020. 1.128 000 SEK.

2015 VR (Scientific Council). Has a dissonance-based psychosocial intervention effects on obese women’s quality of life, eating behavior, physical activity and sedentary behavior of obese women after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery? Qualitative and quantitative studies. 2.100 000 SEK. 

2016 ALF (Stockholm County Council) Has a dissonance-based psychosocial intervention effects on obese women’s quality of life, eating behavior, physical activity and sedentary behavior of obese women after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery? 400.000 SEK.

 

SUPERVISION

PhD-Supervision (main supervisor)

Sofie Johansson, registered 2016-05-12, Karolinska Institutet

Fanny Sellberg, registered 2014-12-10, Karolinska Institutet

 

Main supervisor master thesis, 60hp

Gideon Baysia, 2015-2016, Karolinska Institutet

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Presentations

Peer-reviewed articles in PubMed: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=berglind+d+%5Bau%5D

 

Videos

http://www.svt.se/gympalararen/gympalararen-med-kalle-zackari-wahlstrom-avsnitt-ett/