Unit of Cardiovascular Epidemiology

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The aim of our research is to investigate mechanisms, find biomarkers and study risk factors that are involved in the pathogenesis of various inflammatory diseases.

We perform cohort-, case-control-, and intervention studies. The risk factors of interest is for example genes, biological/clinical markers and environmental/lifestyle factors. The material we use is questionnaires and/or blood for genetic and biological analyses. Large biobanks with stored frozen blood is used for these purposes. Statistical programs with different models are used to analyze associations and interactions between factors of interest.

Part of our unit also performs statistical analysis on behalf of various governmental agencies.

Head of Unit

Senior researcher

Eva E. Skillgate

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 879 95
Organizational unit: Cardiovascular epidemiology
E-mail: Eva.Skillgate@ki.se


Research groups


Unit members

Lars AlfredssonProfessor, senior
Edvin Ambrus Associated
Martin AskerGraduate Student
Anita BerglundLecturer
Tony BohmanAssociated
Boel BrynedalAssistant professor
German Dario Carrasquilla Associated
Ulf De FaireProfessor, senior
Hanne EhrlinderAssociated
Edit EkströmProject coordinator
Bruna GiganteSenior lecturer, Chief physician
Zahra GolabkeshPhD student
Anna HedströmAssociated
Andrea Hemming Associated
Miguel HernanVisiting professor
Lena HolmSenior Lecturer
Anna IlarPhD student
Xia JiangPostdoc
Fredrik JohanssonPostdoc
Eva JohanssonResearch nurse
Federica LaguzziPostdoc
Erik LandfeldtAssociated
Karin LeanderSenior researcher
Stina LiljePostdoc
Victor Lyberg Associated
Buamina MaitusongPostdoc
Mohammad MohammadiAssociated
Tahereh MoradiSenior researcher
Lena NiseResearch assistant
Sille Nyborg Associated
Lina PalmlöfAssociated
Ida PalmqvistProject assistant
Anna PetersonResearch assistant
Oscar Javier Pico EspinosaPhD student
Saedis SaevarsdottirSenior researcher
Eva E. SkillgateSenior researcher
Tobias SundbergAssociated
Amanda SwanemarAssociated
Ulrika Tranaeus FitzgeraldAssociated
Max VikströmStatistician
Nathan WeissAssociated
Helga WesterlindPostdoc
Niyaz YoosufPostdoc
Pingling ZengAssociated
Caroline Öfverberg CollianderProject coordinator