About Centre for Pharmacoepidemiology

Sweden has through its healthcare registers, biobanks together with high levels of epidemiological, pharmacological and other expertise a unique opportunity to meet these demands. Health care providers, regulatory agencies and the pharmaceutical industry have identified drug safety, and rational drug use together with use of genetics and biomarkers as the most important issues for pharmacoepidemiological research.

CPE has established collaboration with national and international research groups and the centre is part of the European Network of Centres for Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacovigilance (ENCePP) and the Nordic network for Pharmacoepidemiology (NorPEN). CPE is working in close collaboration with researchers at the Unit for Clinical Epidemiology at the Department of Medicine and is linked with other groups within epidemiology and pharmacology at Karolinska Institutet.

Prioritized research areas:

  • Reproductive medicine
  • Psychiatry
  • Chronic and inflammatory diseases:
    • Cancer
    • Cardiovascular diseases
    • Neurological disorders

Meet the Center Director:

Helle Kieler

Center Director