Project group

The ESTRID study has its core at the Institute of Environmental Medicine at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden but we have a close collaboration with Lund University Diabetes Center and Uppsala University.

Principal investigator

Sofia Carlsson

Sofia is associate professor in epidemiology at Karolinska Institutet. Her main area of interest is risk factors for adult onset diabetes such as type 2 diabetes and LADA.

 

Associates

Leif Groop

Leif is professor in endocrinology at Lund University and chief responsible for the ANDIS registry. Leif's main area of interest is how genetic factors influence the risk of developing diabetes as well as the treatment of diabetes.

Anders Rosengren

Anders is a medical doctor and senior lecturer. He is project leader and medically responsible for the ANDIS registry.

Per-Ola Carlsson

Per-Ola is professor in endocrinology and diabetology at Uppsala University and chief responsible for the ANDiU registry. Per-Ola's main research area is stem cell treatment with the aim to cure or delay the development of diabetes.

Mats Martinell

Mats is a medical doctor and also has a doctor's degree. He defended his thesis at Uppsala University. He is project leader and medically responsible for the ANDiU registry.

Janna Grina

Janna Grina

Janna is the research assistant and contact person for the study participants in the ESTRID study. She manages the data collection: is responsible for sending out surveys, manages the database, answers questions from participants and keeps in touch with the ANDIS and ANDiU registers. She also runs the research group's communication work. Janna holds a Master in Psychology.

Bahareh Rasouli

Bahareh wrote her doctoral thesis on alcohol and tobacco consumption and the risk of developing LADA. She has a master's degree in public health nutrition and a doctor's degree in medical science. Currently, she is a post doc at Harvard University, Boston, USA.

 

Josefin Edwall Löfvenborg

Josefin has defended her doctoral thesis at Karolinska Institutet and is now a postdoc. Her research is based on ESTRID material and focuses on diet and the risk of developing LADA and type 2 diabetes. She also has a master's degree in nutrition.

Rebecka Hjort

Rebecka is a public health epidemiologist and has defended her dissertation at Karolinska Institutet with a dissertation based on material from the ESTRID study. She is now a postdoctoral fellow and her research focuses on birth weight, obesity, physical activity and heredity and how the interplay between these factors affects the risk of developing LADA and type 2 diabetes.

 

Katharina Herzog

Katharina Herzog

Katharina is a Novo Nordisk postdoctoral fellow who studies the prognostic role of environmental, metabolic, and clinical factors in LADA. She has training as a nutrition scientist and biochemist, and holds a PhD in biomedicine as a Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher.

Jessica Edstorp

Jessica is a PhD student in the ESTRID study. Her project focuses on tobacco use, antibiotic use and previous infections as well as how the interaction between these factors and genetic risk factors affects the risk of developing LADA and type 2 diabetes. Jessica holds a degree in public health science.