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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”




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”


2016: Introductory Doctoral Supervision Course, Karolinska Institutet

Research description

Research focus on physical activity and sedentary behavior in children. Developing new techniques to assess physical activity and sedentary behavior and trying to better understand bilogical effects from prolonged uniterrupted sitting in children.  

Teaching portfolio

Medical program, Karolinska Institutet semester 1, course “Upptakten”

Leading a one-day seminar on epidemiology in two groups, approximately 30 students. Correcting exams for approximately 130 students. 2010-2016.


Medical program, Karolinska Institutet semester 11, course “Hälsa, Samhälle och Miljö”

Design of a project work on associations between sedentary behavior and health outcomes. Supervision of two groups, approximately 20 students each (five days scheduled work) and correcting approximately 130 exams. 2010-2016.


Medical program, seminar: Epidemiology and health economics.

Seminar leader for one group with approximately 30 students. 2h, 2 times/semester, 2015-2016.



Biomedicine program, bachelor thesis examination/opponent, Karolinska Institutet, 2016. 



PhD course 2015-2016: “Fetma - grundvetenskapliga, kliniska och epidemiologiska aspekter”, 2h lecture on physical activity and sedentary behavior for weight loss.

Academic honors, awards and prizes


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. 



PhD-Supervision (main supervisor)

Sofie Johansson, registered 2014-05-12, Karolinska Institutet


PhD-Supervisor (co-supervisor)

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


Main supervisor master thesis, 60hp

Gideon Baysia, 2015-2016, Karolinska Institutet

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