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About me

I am currently a post doc at the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Karolinska Institutet. I defended my PhD thesis entitled "Blood donors long term health: implications for transfusion safety" in December, 2007. Since my thesis defense, my research has been focused mainly on long-term consequences of blood transfusions and blood donations.

During my doctoral work, I served as the Swedish coordinator in the development of the Scandinavian Donations and Transfusions (SCANDAT) database, which holds data on blood donations and transfusions in Sweden and Denmark between 1968 and 2002.

Education

  • MD, Karolinska Institutet, 2010.
  • PhD, epidemiology, Karolinska Institutet, 2010.
  • BSc, medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 2004.

Research description

The main focus of my research is etiological epidemiology with an emphasis on topics somewhere in the intersection between cancer epidemiology and transfusion medicine. In addition, I also participate in more clinically related transfusion medicine projects, and then especially studies of the acute health effects of blood transfusions. We've recently received support for a study of ARDS/TRALI clustering.

As a separate research interest, I've also participated in a series of studies on the heritability of breast cancer as well as of the dynamics of breast density and its implications.

Current supervision of PhD students

Academic honours, awards and prizes

My PhD thesis entitled "Blood donors long term health: implications for transfusion safety" was awarded Dmitris N Chorafas' prize in 2008.

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