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Serhiy Dekhtyar


Postal address : Department of Clinical Neuroscience (CNS), K8, Psychology Herlitz, Nobels Väg 9 171 77 Stockholm, Sweden

About me

I am a postdoctoral research fellow at the Clinical Neuroscience Department, Section of Psychology at Karolinska Institutet, currently working at Agneta Herlitz's research group.

During my post-doc at the Section of Psychology, I am involved in research on the effects of childhood cognitive ability on late-life dementia risk and cognitive decline. I am also interested in the relationship between in-utero brain development, childhood cognitive ability, and adult status attainment. I am furthermore part of a project investigating the way sex differences in school performance are transformed into sex differences in educational and occupational outcomes at the turn of the 21st century in Sweden.

I have extensive experience working with quantitative data coming from diverse sources, including register, clinical, and population-level studies. I have ongoing collaborations with colleagues from the Center for Health and Equity Studies, Aging Research Center, and Lund University's Economic History Department.



2013-present: Post-doctoral research fellow. Clinical Neuroscience Department, Section of Pscychology. Karolinska Institutet

2009-2013: PhD. Centre for Economic Demography. Department of Economic History. Lund University. Thesis: Early life origins of health and well-being in modern Sweden

2008-2009: MSc. Economic Demography. Department of Economic History, Lund University

2004-2008: BA. Business Administration and Management. LCC International University. Klaipeda, Lithuania

Research description

  • Early-life cognitive ability and dementia/cognitive decline
  • Birth characteristics and late-life intelligence and status attainment
  • Sex differences in ability, education, occupation