Anna Bergström

Anna Bergström

Senior Lecturer | Head of department | Docent
Telephone: +46852487456
Visiting address: Nobels väg 13, 17177 Stockholm
Postal address: C6 Institutet för miljömedicin, C6 Miljömedicinsk epidemiologi Bergström, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Associate Professor in Epidemiology, Institute of Environmental Medicine
    Head and director at IMM
    Head at the unit of Environmental Epidemiology, IMM
    Co-PI of the BAMSE birth cohort
    Associate professor in epidemiology, Karolinska Institutet, 2013
    PhD in Epidemiology, Karolinska Institutet, 2001
    BA in Journalism, Stockholm University. 1992
    BSc in Biology, Uppsala University, 1991


  • My research aims to advance the knowledge on how environmental and
    nutritional factors influence health during the first decades of life, in
    particular development of asthma and allergies. The majority of the research
    is conducted within the prospective cohort BAMSE where 4, 089 children
    have been followed repeatedly from infancy (1994-1996). Extensive
    information on exposures and health are available from questionnaires,
    clinical examinations and blood samples.
    My research focus on health effects of second hand tobacco smoke, indoor
    environment, obesity and diet. The overall aim is to identify environmental
    and nutritional factors that can be targeted for disease prevention efforts
    in patients with asthma and allergies, as well as in the general population.
    Health risk assessment is an important part of the activity of the research


  • Supervisor of PhD and Master students
    Teaching master students in toxicology


All other publications


  • Senior Lecturer, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2013
  • Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, 2001

Leadership and responsibility assignments

  • Head of department, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 2023-

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