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About me

Lucas Morin is a doctoral student at the Aging Research Center (ARC), a division from the Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society at Karolinska Institutet. His research is mostly focused on pharmacoepidemiology and end-of-life care.

Before joining the Aging Research Center, Lucas was the Director of the French National Observatory on End-of-Life Care in Paris, France.

Research description

Areas of research

  • Use of potentially inadequate medications at the end of life
  • Intensity of cancer care near the end of life
  • Quality of end-of-life care in nursing homes
  • Polyphamarcy and inappropriate drug use in older people


Thesis (2015-2019): "Drug prescribing in older people at the end of life"

  • Supervisor:  Prof Kristina Johnell
  • Co-supervisors: Prof Johan Fastbom, Prof Marie-Laure Laroche


Recent publications:

Prevalence of Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults Living in Nursing Homes: A Systematic Review.
Morin L, Laroche M, Texier G, Johnell K
J Am Med Dir Assoc 2016 Sep;17(9):862.e1-9

Aggressiveness of End-of-Life Care for Hospitalized Individuals with Cancer with and without Dementia: A Nationwide Matched-Cohort Study in France.
Morin L, Beaussant Y, Aubry R, Fastbom J, Johnell K
J Am Geriatr Soc 2016 Sep;64(9):1851-7

End-of-life care for hospitalized patients with metastatic melanoma in France: a nationwide, register-based study.
Gallais Sérézal I, Beaussant Y, Rochigneux P, Tournigand C, Aubry R, Lindelöf B, et al
Br. J. Dermatol. 2016 Sep;175(3):583-92

Discussing end-of-life issues in nursing homes: a nationwide study in France.
Morin L, Johnell K, Van den Block L, Aubry R
Age Ageing 2016 May;45(3):395-402

Place of death in the population dying from diseases indicative of palliative care need: a cross-national population-level study in 14 countries.
Pivodic L, Pardon K, Morin L, Addington-Hall J, Miccinesi G, Cardenas-Turanzas M, et al
J Epidemiol Community Health 2016 Jan;70(1):17-24

A population-level study of place of death and associated factors in Sweden.
Håkanson C, Öhlén J, Morin L, Cohen J
Scand J Public Health 2015 Nov;43(7):744-51

Place of death of people living with Parkinson's disease: a population-level study in 11 countries.
Moens K, Houttekier D, Van den Block L, Harding R, Morin L, Marchetti S, et al
BMC Palliat Care 2015 May;14():28

Potentially inappropriate drug use in older people: a nationwide comparison of different explicit criteria for population-based estimates.
Morin L, Fastbom J, Laroche M, Johnell K
Br J Clin Pharmacol 2015 Aug;80(2):315-24

Variation in the place of death among nursing home residents in France.
Morin L, Johnell K, Aubry R
Age Ageing 2015 May;44(3):415-21

International variation in place of death of older people who died from dementia in 14 European and non-European countries.
Reyniers T, Deliens L, Pasman H, Morin L, Addington-Hall J, Frova L, et al
J Am Med Dir Assoc 2015 Feb;16(2):165-71


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