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Ellenor Mittendorfer-Rutz' research group

The overarching aim of of Ellenor Mittendorfer-Rutz group is to bridge research traditions in psychiatric epidemiology, pharmacoepidemiology and insurance medicine in order to study ethiology, treatment and prognosis of mental disorders and suicidal behaviour.

Mental health and social integration (Mente)

The research group carries out epidemiological studies in three main research areas, namely: 1) ethiology and prognosis of suicidal behaviour; 2) mental disorders, treatment and work disability and 3) mental ill-health, work disability and migration. The conducted studies consider a variety of risk and protective factors and the effect of social insurance regulations, health care and treatment on marginalisation processes. Emphasis is also put on potential differences in these processes in the native population compared to different migrant groups. Advanced analytical models allow capturing the heterogeneity in ethiology and prognosis of individuals with mental disorders.

Research projects:

Selected publications

Suicide among first-generation and second-generation immigrants in Sweden: association with labour market marginalisation and morbidity.
Di Thiene D, Alexanderson K, Tinghög P, La Torre G, Mittendorfer-Rutz E
J Epidemiol Community Health 2015 May;69(5):467-73

Course and characteristics of work disability 3 years before and after lumbar spine decompression surgery- a national population-based study.
Dorner TE, Helgesson M, Nilsson K, Pazarlis KA, Ropponen A, Svedberg P, et al
Sci Rep 2018 Aug;8(1):11811

Course and characteristics of work disability 3 years before and after lumbar spine decompression surgery- a national population-based study.
Dorner TE, Helgesson M, Nilsson K, Pazarlis KA, Ropponen A, Svedberg P, et al
Sci Rep 2018 Aug;8(1):11811

Healthcare use among immigrants and natives in Sweden on disability pension, before and after changes of regulations.
Di Thiene D, Rahman S, Helgesson M, Wang M, Alexanderson K, Tiihonen J, et al
Eur J Public Health 2018 06;28(3):445-451

Sickness Absence and Disability Pension After Breast Cancer Diagnosis: A 5-Year Nationwide Cohort Study.
Kvillemo P, Mittendorfer-Rutz E, Bränström R, Nilsson K, Alexanderson K
J. Clin. Oncol. 2017 Jun;35(18):2044-2052

Real-World Effectiveness of Antipsychotic Treatments in a Nationwide Cohort of 29 823 Patients With Schizophrenia.
Tiihonen J, Mittendorfer-Rutz E, Majak M, Mehtälä J, Hoti F, Jedenius E, et al
JAMA Psychiatry 2017 07;74(7):686-693

Premature mortality in autism spectrum disorder.
Hirvikoski T, Mittendorfer-Rutz E, Boman M, Larsson H, Lichtenstein P, Bölte S
Br J Psychiatry 2016 Mar;208(3):232-8

Synergistic effect between back pain and common mental disorders and the risk of future disability pension: a nationwide study from Sweden.
Dorner TE, Alexanderson K, Svedberg P, Tinghög P, Ropponen A, Mittendorfer-Rutz E
Psychol Med 2016 Jan;46(2):425-36

Suicide among first-generation and second-generation immigrants in Sweden: association with labour market marginalisation and morbidity.
Di Thiene D, Alexanderson K, Tinghög P, La Torre G, Mittendorfer-Rutz E
J Epidemiol Community Health 2015 May;69(5):467-73

Future risk of labour market marginalization in young suicide attempters--a population-based prospective cohort study.
Niederkrotenthaler T, Tinghög P, Alexanderson K, Dahlin M, Wang M, Beckman K, et al
Int J Epidemiol 2014 Oct;43(5):1520-30

Is transition to disability pension in young people associated with changes in risk of attempted suicide?
Mittendorfer-Rutz E, Alexanderson K, Westerlund H, Lange T
Psychol Med 2014 Aug;44(11):2331-8

Antipsychotic treatment and mortality in schizophrenia.
Torniainen M, Mittendorfer-Rutz E, Tanskanen A, Björkenstam C, Suvisaari J, Alexanderson K, et al
Schizophr Bull 2015 May;41(3):656-63

Restricted fetal growth and adverse maternal psychosocial and socioeconomic conditions as risk factors for suicidal behaviour of offspring: a cohort study.
Mittendorfer-Rutz E, Rasmussen F, Wasserman D
Lancet ;364(9440):1135-40

Group members

K8 Department of Clinical Neuroscience

Katriina Heikkilä

Affiliated to research
K8 Department of Clinical Neuroscience

Heidi Taipale

Assistant professor
K8 Department of Clinical Neuroscience

Emma Björkenstam

Assistant professor
K8 Department of Clinical Neuroscience

Magnus Helgesson

Postdoctoral researcher
K8 Department of Clinical Neuroscience
K8 Department of Clinical Neuroscience

Marianna Virtanen

Affiliated to research
K8 Department of Clinical Neuroscience

Ute Bültmann

Affiliated to research
K8 Department of Clinical Neuroscience

Thomas Dorner

Affiliated to research
K8 Department of Clinical Neuroscience

Thomas Niederkrotenthaler

Affiliated to research
K8 Department of Clinical Neuroscience

Marjan Vaez

Other
K8 Department of Clinical Neuroscience

Minna Torniainen-Holm

Affiliated to research
K8 Department of Clinical Neuroscience
K8 Department of Clinical Neuroscience
K8 Department of Clinical Neuroscience
K8 Department of Clinical Neuroscience