Karolinska Institutet has now a professor in Insurance Medicine!

Ellenor Mittendorfer-Rutz was appointed as professor of Insurance Medicine at the Division of Insurance Medicine, the Department of Clinical Neuroscience at the medical university Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm 1 April 2019. She is also the head of the Division and research-group leader. Her interdisciplinary and translationell research includes both etiological, prognostic and intervention studies. Her research focus is sickness absence and disability pension due to mental diagnoses, as well as due to e.g., cardiovascular diagnoses and muskuloskeletal diagnoses. Another focus is to study this among migrants, especially refugees. Here you find more information about her research and research group

The research area of insurance medicine is relatively new, however, it has developed much during the last years. Karolinska Institutet has taken a leading role in this development both nationally and internationally – a role that will be even more pronounced now.

Sickness absence and disability pension are extremely complex phenomena, demanding interdisciplinary studies, both in general and for specific diagnoses (especially mental), for occupations and life situations. Here you find more information about the Division of Insurance Medicine