Research group Karin Modig
We are an international research group led by PI Karin Modig at the Institute of Environmental Medicine. Covering a broad range of questions within ageing epidemiology, our work is based on Swedish population registers and large-scale clinical studies. We teach epidemiological methods at Karolinska Institutet and collaborate with several national and international partners.
All recent publications
Links to all of our recent scientific publications and published research reports.
We study the epidemiology of stroke, myocardial infarction, atrial fibrillation and related conditions in order to increase our understanding of the changing burden of cardiovascular diseases in the ageing population.
Hip fractures and osteoporosis
With a focus on hip fractures, our work covers different aspects of fragility fracture risk, prognosis after fragility fractures, as well as the treatment of osteoporosis.
Care for older people
We study the changing living arrangements and patterns of long-term care use across the older population in Sweden.
Methods in epidemiology and register-based research
We aim to advance register-based research in Sweden and contribute to the development of epidemiological methods.
We aim to contribute to the existing literature through nationwide studies applying stringent epidemiological methodology.
Health trends in the ageing population
We explore population-wide trends in old age health to increase our understanding of the consequences population ageing today and in the future.
Our work aims to shed light on the question of why parents survive longer in old age than older men and women without children.
We study Swedish centenarians, people who live to their 100th birthday, to increase our understanding of health in exceptionally old age.