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About me

I  am an associate professor in epidemiology and currently employed as a senior lecturer at the Department of Public Health Sciences, in the research group Epidemiology and Public Health Intervention Research Epidemiology (EPHIR).

My main area of research is the epidemiology of public health problems, and a particular focus has been placed on cardiovascular diseases, injuries and sickness absence. Much of my research involves the study of short-term acting risk factors. My research projects are based on interdisciplinary and interprofessional collaborations, both within KI and internationally.

Commissions of trust

  • Program Director for the Master´s Programme in Public Health Sciences at the Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, 2016 - continuing. 

  • Member in the steering committee for the doctoral education in epidemiology, Karolinska Institutet, 2009 - continuing.
  • Member in the steering committee for the doctoral education in Public Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, 2012 - continuing.
  • Member in the admission board for PhD studies, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, 2008-2009, 2013 - continuing.
  • Member in the dissertation committee, Board of Research education, Karolinska Institutet, 2011- 2015.
  • Member in the priority committee for faculty finances PhD studies, Faculty Office - Research and Doctoral Education, Karolinska Institutet, 2008 - 2011.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Statistics, Linköping University, June 1992.
  • Master in Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, October 1997.
  • PhD in Public Health, speciality: Epidemiology, Karolinska Institutet, May 2003.
  • Associate professor in epidemiology, Karolinska Institutet, January 2011.

Research description

Ongoing research projects

  • Treatment with non-nicotine pharmaceuticals for smoking cessation and risk of acute cardiovascular events and injuries.
  • Characteristics of workplaces that employ people with long-term sickness absence
  • Medication and injuries among older people
  • Depression and cardiovascular disease
     

Teaching portfolio

Most of the teaching activities I have been and I am currently involved in are within the field of epidemiology, with focus on epidemiological methods and analyses of epidemiological data.

Current major teaching assignments

  • Programme Director for the Master´s Programme in Public Health Sciences at the Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, 2016 - continuing. 
  • Course organizer for the course “Degree Project in Public Health Sciences” in Master programme in Public Health Sciences, 2012 - continuing. 
  • Member in the steering committee for the doctoral education in epidemiology, Karolinska Institutet, 2009 - continuing.
  • Member in the steering committee for the doctoral education in Public Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, 2012 - continuing.
  • Member in the admission board for PhD studies, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, 2008-2009, 2013 - continuing.

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