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About me

I am a Professor in geriatric pharmacoepidemiology at Karolinska Institutet and a licensed pharmacist. 

Since 2014, I have been the Division Head of the Aging Research Center (ARC) and since 2015, the Deputy Head of Department of neurobiology, care sciences and society.

I have scientific, pedagogical and leadership commitments:

  • My scientific production has led to 70 articles in peer-reviewed journals, 2 book chapters and several reports and popular science presentations.
  • Under my supervision, 5 PhD students have completed their studies since 2008. I am currently the main supervisor of 1 PhD student and co-supervisor of 5 students.
  • Since 2006, as principal investigator, I have received grants from The Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research, The Swedish Research Council and from several other funding sources.
  • I teach in geriatric pharmacology at first, second and third level university studies as well as to health care professionals and various non-academic organisations, such as senior citizens’ associations.
  • I am the Division Head of ARC (about 90 co-workers), where I am also one of the research team leaders. 
  • I am also Deputy Head of Department of neurobiology, care sciences and society (about 520 co-workers). 
  • My current and past memberships in Steering groups and committees include the Executive board for the Strategic Research Program in Epidemiology, the Center for Alzheimer Research, the Academic Center for Geriodontics and the Ethical Review Board


2010 Associate Professor (Docent), Karolinska Institutet (KI)

2005 PhD in general medicine, KI

2004 Licentiate in public health sciences; family medicine, KI

2002 MSc Pharm (licensed pharmacist), Uppsala University

1999 Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE), Malta

Research description

My major research field is geriatric pharmacoepidemiology and my specific areas of research include:

  • Inappropriate drug use in older people
  • Adverse drug reactions in elderly persons
  • Drug therapy in people with dementia
  • Drug treatment at end-of-life
  • Inequalities in older people’s drug therapy
  • Decision support for drug treatment of elderly patients
  • Register-based geriatric pharmacoepidemiology

Academic honors, awards and prizes

2016- Professor in geriatric pharmacoepidemiology

2013- Editorial board for Drugs and Aging

2012 Strategic Research Program in Epidemiology Young Scholar Award

2012 Young researcher award, Karolinska Institutet

2012- Peer-reviewer for international and national funding agencies, including the Swedish Research Council

2008-2012 The Swedish Research Council - 4-year position as Assistant Professor

2005- Invited lecturer and chair to several national and international conferences

2005- Peer-reviewer for 29 international journals, including the Lancet

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