I currently work as a post doc at the Department of Medicine (Solna), Unit of Clinical Epidemiology, Karolinska Institutet. My research focuses on how lifestyle factors affects our health. I primarily study the effects of physical activity and sedentary behaviors, diet and anthropometric measures on different aspects of health. During my thesis work, I developed and validated web-based questionnaires to assess physical activity. I also investigated how physical activity and body weight affect the risk of developing prostate cancer and the survival after a diagnosis. During my time as a post doc at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, I studied how patterns of physical activity and sedentary behaviors measured using accelerometers affect our health. Today I work with a large intervention study evaluating the use of a smartphone-app to promote physical activity among patients with diabetes type 2.
- Master of Science, major in nutrition, Stockholm University, 2009
- PhD in Epidemiology, Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, 2015
- Post doc at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Nutrition department, 2015-16
My research is mainly focused on work within the fields of physical activity methodology, e-epidemiology, and cancer epidemiology.
Physical activity – Methods for measuring physical activity in epidemiological settings. I have worked with developing and validating physical activity questionnaires and used different methods including accelerometers and doubly labelled water to assess different aspects of physical activity. In my current research I focus on patterns of physical activity and sedentary time assessed with accelerometers in relation to different health outcomes and if a smartphone-app can be used to encourage patients to increase their physical activity.
Cancer epidemiology – Lifestyle factors and the prevention of prostate cancer and survival after a cancer diagnosis. My studies include associations between lifestyle factors, including body weight, weight change and physical activity, and their relation to prostate cancer risk and survival.
E-epidemiology – Development and validation of new web-based questionnaires to assess physical activity and diet among children, teenagers and adults, and a smartphone-app for physical activity.
Body mass index and weight change in men with prostate cancer: progression and mortality
Cancer causes & control : CCC 2014;25(8):933-43
Perceived Reasons, Incentives, and Barriers to Physical Activity in Swedish Elderly Men
JOURNAL OF MEDICAL INTERNET RESEARCH 2014;16(11):e15-
Relative validity of micronutrient and fiber intake assessed with two new interactive meal- and Web-based food frequency questionnaires
Journal of medical Internet research 2014;16(2):e59-
How valid are Web-based self-reports of weight?
Journal of medical Internet research 2013;15(4):e52-
Two new meal- and web-based interactive food frequency questionnaires: validation of energy and macronutrient intake
Journal of medical Internet research 2013;15(6):e109-
Active-Q: validation of the web-based physical activity questionnaire using doubly labeled water
Journal of medical Internet research 2012;14(1):e29-
Feasibility of a novel web-based physical activity questionnaire for young children
Pediatric reports 2012;4(4):e37-