Unit of Translational Epidemiology

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

Irene Jensen

Phone:+46-(0)8-524 832 12

Organizational unit:Intervention and implementation research for worker health



Research groups

Unit members


Lars AlfredssonProfessor, senior

Anita BerglundLecturer

Tony BohmanAssociated

Boel BrynedalAssociated

Edit EkströmProject coordinator

Katalin GémesPostdoc

Anna HedströmAssociated

Andrea Hemming Associated

Miguel HernanVisiting professor

Anna IlarPhD student

Xia JiangPostdoc

Eva JohanssonResearch nurse

Marie-Louise KarlssonAssociated

Anthony MatthewsAssociated

Tahereh MoradiSenior researcher

Mohammad NazariAssociated

Lena NiseResearch assistant

Sille Nyborg Associated

Ida PalmqvistProject assistant

Saedis SaevarsdottirSenior researcher

Niyaz YoosufPostdoc

Caroline Öfverberg CollianderProject coordinator