Eva Rasmussen Barr
Associate Professor, RPT, Specialist in Ortopedic Medicine, Researcher,
Medical Management and leadership
Combining clinical expertise with reserach and education
Doctoral Degree PhD 2009-04-23
Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Division of Physiotherapy, KI Thesis: Recurrent Low Back Pain. Exercise intervention and predictive factors
Master of Science, Leadership and organization, Medical Management Centre, LIME 2015
Assocate professor in physiotherapy 2016
My scientific activity is conducted within several research groups both nationally and internationally.
The focus of my research projects within the research group at the Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Division of Physiotherapy at Karolinska Institutet (KI) is on musculoskeletal pain and outcomes of clinical interventions to improve prevention and patient management. This includes development and evaluation of clinical diagnostics and prevention methods with the aim to improve health and work ability among persons suffering from low-back pain. The long-term goal is to develop and challenge existing knowledge, and implement updated treatment programs in primary care concerning LBP.
I am also part of the MUSIC group at the Institute of Environmental Medicine (IMM) conducting epidemiological studies on The Stockholm Public Health Cohort.
I am course leader and examaminer for the interprofessional master programme in Clinical Medical Science at the Dep Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society
Academic honours, awards and prizes
Since 2014 I am the president of the sub section of the Swedish Association of Physiotherapists - Physical activity and Sports Medicine.
The role of fear avoidance beliefs as a prognostic factor for outcome in patients with nonspecific low back pain: a systematic review
The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society 2014;14(5):816-36.e4
Do physical activity level and body mass index predict recovery from persistent neck pain in men and women of working age? A population-based cohort study
European spine journal : official publication of the European Spine Society, the European Spinal Deformity Society, and the European Section of the Cervical Spine Research Society 2013;22(9):2077-83
Exercise therapy for chronic low back pain: protocol for an individual participant data meta-analysis
Systematic reviews 2012;1():64-
Factors predicting clinical outcome 12 and 36 months after an exercise intervention for recurrent low-back pain
DISABILITY AND REHABILITATION 2012;34(2):136-44
Aerobic fitness in patients at work despite recurrent low back pain: A cross-sectional study with healthy age- and gender-matched controls
JOURNAL OF REHABILITATION MEDICINE 2008;40(5):359-65
Stabilizing training compared with manual treatment in sub-acute and chronic low-back pain
MANUAL THERAPY 2003;8(4):233-41