Unit of Environmental Epidemiology

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The activities of the unit are focused on following major themes:

  • Causes of asthma and allergy
  • Health effects of air pollution
  • Health risks related to noise
  • Molecular epidemiology
  • Health risk assessment

Several studies are performed on health risks related to ambient air pollution, including effects in the cardiovascular system and respiratory tract. Both effects of short- and long-term exposure are of interest. Cardiovascular and metabolic effects of community noise are also investigated.

Major research activities are focused on risk factors for asthma and allergy in children, partly based on a large birth cohort (BAMSE). Molecular biomarkers are increasingly used to assess interactions between environmental and hereditary factors as well as to better characterize exposure and health effects.

Most projects are conducted in international collaboration and aim to strengthen the basis for environmental health risk assessment. Such assessments are performed for both international and national organizations and authorities, and are often based on research conducted within the unit.

Head of Unit

Senior researcher

Anna Bergström

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 874 56
Organizational unit: Environmental epidemiology
E-mail: Anna.Bergstrom@ki.se

Research groups

Unit members

Karin AdrianAssociated
Niklas AnderssonStatistician
Anand AndiappanAssociated
Natalia BallardiniAssociated
Tom BellanderProfessor, senior
Anna BergströmSenior researcher
Gösta BluhmAssociated
Marie CarpAssociated
Marcus DahlquistGraduate Student
Christina EbersjöAssociated
Barbara EkmanAssociated
Sandra EkströmAssociated
Margareta ErikssonAssociated
Charlotta ErikssonAssociated
Laura FeldmanAssociated
Olena GruzievaScholar
Eva HallnerAssociated
Ulrika HellbergAssociated
Marina JonssonAssociated
Maura KereAssociated
Inger KullAssociated
Ashish KumarAssociated
André LauberAssociated
Tomas LindAssociated
Petter LjungmanAssociated
Susanne LundinAssociated
Mare Löhmus SundströmAssociated
Erik MelénDocent, Assistant professor
Simon Kebede MeridBioinformatician
Anne-Sophie MerrittAssociated
Sara NilssonAssociated
Göran PershagenProfessor/senior physician
Åsa PerssonPhD student
Eva PeterssonResearch nurse
Jennifer ProtudjerAssociated
Andrei PykoAssociated
Auriba RazaAssociated
Erica SchultzAssociated
Emmanouela SdonaPostdoc
Massimo StafoggiaGraduate Student
Jesse ThacherAssociated
Petra Um BergströmAssociated
Alva WallasPhD student
Gustav Wettermark Associated
Magnus WickmanProfessor emeritus
Mikael ÖgrenAssociated