About SfoEpi

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Internationally, the Nordic countries have been known as a "goldmine" for epidemiological research, particularly due to our systems of individually unique personal registration numbers, access to national demographic and health registries, and health care, predominantly funded by public sources, of high and uniform quality.

At Karolinska Institutet the epidemiological research is spread over several departments. The departments that jointly applied for a grant from the Swedish Research Council Strategic research initiative is the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of Medicine, Solna, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society.

Researchers from these different departments are working together towards a common goal: to reduce the burden of disease in the community.
In order to achieve this goal we need to face the challenges that will be required due to the global demographic change that we face in the coming years. New epidemics, aging populations, and changes in climate, lifestyle and technology will have an impact on our health - effects that can already be sensed. We work to improve the condition of our health in the future.

Research themes

Human interaction with microorganisms
Molecular, genetic and clinical epidemiology: steps toward translational epidemiology
Lifespan approach to health and disease