About KcKM

Since 2002, the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) has funded a network of emergency medicine at Swedish universities. The Department of Public Health Sciences at Karolinska Institutet is one node of this network. Kunskapscentrum för katastrofmedicin (KcKM) is a project mainly financed by competative research grants from Socialstyrelsen.

What we can provide

We accept assignments such as Needs Assessments of disasters, as well as evaluations of international humanitarian health relief. We can provide advice and analysis of health care response related topics that involve essential information for action following disasters.

Aims

In 2016, we aim to:

  1. Increase capacity of the Swedish disaster response system through dissemination of knowledge and experience from global disasters, and standby for field work and advice to Swedish authorities.
  2. Improve methods, processes, and operational output for needs assessments in disasters
  3. Increase knowledge of the variations in health needs and burden of disease after different types of disasters and contexts.
  4. Increase knowledge about prognostic factors associated with trauma mortality and to what extent they vary depending on context.

Projects

We currently have four ongoing research projects, funded for 2016 by Socialstyrelsen. You can find more information on these at the bottom of this page.

Team members

Senior lecturer

Johan Von Schreeb

Phone: +46-(0)73-684 53 31
Organizational unit: Department of Public Health Sciences (PHS), K9
E-mail: Johan.Von.Schreeb@ki.se

Project manager

Anneli Eriksson

Organizational unit: Department of Public Health Sciences (PHS), K9
E-mail: anneli.eriksson@ki.se

Associated

Martin Gerdin

Organizational unit: Department of Public Health Sciences (PHS), K9
E-mail: martin.gerdin@ki.se

Postdoc

Primus Che Chi

Organizational unit: Department of Public Health Sciences (PHS), K9
E-mail: primus.chi@ki.se

Associated

Dell Saulnier

Organizational unit: Department of Public Health Sciences (PHS), K9
E-mail: dell.saulnier@ki.se

Graduate Student

Nobhojit Roy

Organizational unit: Department of Public Health Sciences (PHS), K9
E-mail: nobhojit.roy@ki.se

Graduate Student

Andreas Älgå

Organizational unit: Department of Clinical Science and Education, Södersjukhuset (KI SÖS), S1
E-mail: andreas.alga@ki.se

Disaster MedicineGlobal Health