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About me

I am a statistician and epidemiologist with more than 25 years of experience. I have a broad experience from the pharmaceutical industry running clinical trials, phases I to IV, pre-clinical, production and toxicology, on a project level as well as for individual studies in different areas such as cardiovascular and pain relief. In epidemiology I have been involved in questionnaire based cohort and case-control studies as well as register based studies following individuals in full national populations. I have participated in planing and execution of studies collecting data using "modern techniques" such as mobile phones, web questionnaires and java applications in areas such as influenza surveillance, hearing aid and children weight control programs.



  • 2010 – 2014 PhD studies, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, UK
  • 1984 – 1988 M.Sc. Mathematical Statistics at Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden


  • 2003 – current Applied biostatistician Department for Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2001 – 2003 Statistician, Scania, Södertälje, Sweden
  • 1992 – 2001 Project biostatistician AstraZeneca Södertälje, Sweden
  • 1988 – 1992 Biostatistician, at Pharmacia Stockholm, Sweden

Other positions

  • 1994 – current Statistical consulting
  • 2006-2012 Member of clinical trial data safety monitoring board, DSMB

Research description

My research areas in epidemiology have mainly been psychiatric epidemiology, cancer epidemiology with focus on female cancers and epidemiology involving cardiovascular diseases. I have been involved in mapping risk associated with physical activity, diet and diet patterns, parental age and co-morbidity.

My interest has all the time been aimed at integrating recent modern statistical methods to solve real-life-problems in research. I have especial interest in problems associated with study design, survival analysis, family and longitudinal data and correlated data and graphical presentations. I have interest and experience in data management and statistical programming using a variety of software such as SAS, R/S-Plus and Stata or working with relational databases using SQL.

Ongoing research include:

  • Autism aetiology and autism risk in family perspective, e.g. studying risk across generations separating maternal and paternal risk, studying the role of grandparental risk and in acting in families by heritability and individual risk measures
  • Generally, aetiology associated with pre- and perinatal risk factors
  • The effect of physical activity, diet and nutrition on female cancer, cardiovascular and psychological diseases and disorders
  • The effect of D-vitamin on cardiovascular and psychiatric disorders and diseases
  • Epidemiology and surveillance of Legionnaire disease in Europe
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