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About me

I am an associate professor in epidemiology and the deputy head of the research group Epidemiology and Public Health Intervention Research Epidemiology (EPHIR). I am also resonsible, at the department of Pubic Health Sciences, for the undergraduate and advances studies.

I have my background in sociology and my main area of research is within the social epidemiological field. My general research interest is social determinants of health and how they contribute to social inequalities in health, with special attention to: childhood social factors in relation to mental ill-health in adolescence and consequences in young adulthood; social differences in injury risk among children and adolescents; and the effect of social capital and social integration on migrants' health. I collaborate with a number of researchers in different fields, both within and outside KI.

 

Commissions of trust

  • Deputy head of the research group Epidemilogy and public health interventions (EPHIR), 2013- ongoing
  • Responsible for undergraduate education (GUA) at the department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, 2011-ongoing
  • Scientific editor of the publication at Centre for Epidemiology and Community Health, Stockholm County Council, 2012-2015
  • Vice-chairman of the educational board (no 5), Karolinska Institutet, 2010-2011
  • Member of the priority committee for faculty funded post graduate studies (KID), 2012-ongoing
  • Appointed panel member to evaluate research applications for the Research Council of Norway, 2011

 

Education

Associate professor of Epidemiology, Karolinska Institutet, 2012
Doctoral degree (PhD), Karolinska Institutet, 2003
M.Sc. in Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, 1999
B.Sc. in Sociology, Stockholm University,1994 
 

Research description

I conducts research primarily in the social epidemiological field and currently lead two larger research projects.

  • Social causes and consequences of mental health problems in adolescence
  • Social capital in relation to migration and health among adults in Stockholm County

Teaching portfolio

Current teaching assignments

  • Responsible for undergraduate education (GUA) at the department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, 2011-ongoing
  • Course organizer for for the course Social detrminants of health, doctoral level
  • Course organizer for the course section Social detrminants of health, master level
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