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Unit of Environmental Epidemiology

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

Forskare

Anna Bergström

Telefon: 08-524 874 56
Enhet: Miljömedicinsk epidemiologi
E-post: Anna.Bergstrom@ki.se

Research groups

Unit members

Karin AdrianAnknuten
Niklas AnderssonStatistiker
Anand AndiappanAnknuten
Natalia BallardiniAnknuten
Tom BellanderProfessor, senior
Anna BergströmForskare
Marcus DahlquistForskarstuderande
Christina EbersjöAnknuten
Sandra EkströmAnknuten
Margareta ErikssonAnknuten
Charlotta ErikssonAnknuten
Olena GruzievaStipendiat
Ulrika HellbergAnknuten
Esther Herrera LuisAnknuten
Marina JonssonAnknuten
Maura KereAnknuten
Inger KullAnknuten
Ashish KumarAnknuten
André LauberAnknuten
Tomas LindAnknuten
Petter LjungmanAnknuten
Susanne LundinAnknuten
Mare Löhmus SundströmSamordnare
Laura MaclachlanAnknuten
Erik MelénDocent, Forskarassistent
Simon Kebede MeridBioinformatiker
Anne-Sophie MerrittAnknuten
Göran PershagenProfessor/överläkare
Åsa PerssonDoktorand
Eva PeterssonForskningssköterska
Jennifer ProtudjerAnknuten
Andrei PykoAnknuten
Emmanouela SdonaPostdoc
Massimo StafoggiaForskarstuderande
Jesse ThacherAnknuten
Petra Um BergströmAnknuten
Alva WallasDoktorand
Magnus WickmanProfessor emeritus
Mikael ÖgrenAnknuten

Projects