I am from Stockholm, Sweden and have always had a great interest in understanding mechanisms in the human being. Working with science felt like a natural choice for me and I really do think I have the most amazing job in the world.
Master of Science, with a major in Nutrition.
I recieved my PhD degree in February 2016.
My primary focus is in prediabetes and diabetes in children and adolescents, where I investigate prevalence, causes and consequences.
I have been co-ordinating a large follow-up study - FOCUS - where we offeed childhood obesity patients a 10 year follow-up physiological examination. The FOCUS study is unique and will be able to answer many clinically important questions.
Further, I work with other epidemiological aspects and consequences of obesity during childhood. By linking the national register for childhood obesity treatment (www.e-boris.se) with several of the Sweden’s national registers we will be able to look at early consequences of obesity.
Academic honors, awards and prizes
2014 I recived the Rolf Zetterström research scholarship by the Solstickan foundation. The prize was 100 000 SEK.