Unit of Translational 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


Irene Jensen

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 832 12
Organizational unit: Intervention and implementation research for worker health
E-mail: Irene.Jensen@ki.se


Research groups

Unit members

Lars AlfredssonProfessor, senior
Anita BerglundLecturer
Tony BohmanAssociated
Boel BrynedalAssistant professor
Edit EkströmProject coordinator
Zahra GolabkeshPhD student
Anna HedströmAssociated
Andrea Hemming Associated
Miguel HernanVisiting professor
Anna IlarPhD student
Xia JiangPostdoc
Eva JohanssonResearch nurse
Marie-Louise KarlssonAssociated
Erik LandfeldtAssociated
Mohammad MohammadiAssociated
Tahereh MoradiSenior researcher
Lena NiseResearch assistant
Sille Nyborg Associated
Ida PalmqvistProject assistant
Oscar Javier Pico EspinosaPhD student
Saedis SaevarsdottirSenior researcher
Tobias SundbergAssociated
Amanda SwanemarAssociated
Niyaz YoosufPostdoc
Caroline Öfverberg CollianderProject coordinator