Anna Hedman

Anna Hedman

Senior Research Specialist | Lecturer
Telephone: +46852485285
Visiting address: Nobels väg 12a, 17165 Solna
Postal address: C8 Medicinsk epidemiologi och biostatistik, C8 MEB Almqvist, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Adjunct lecturer/Senior research specialist
    I am an adjunct lecturer in scientific development at the department of
    Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, MEB. I am an examiner and coordinator
    for the degree project in medicine (master thesis) at the medical program at
    KI, semester 8.
    My research is mainly focused on paediatric epidemiology by combining several
    approaches to investigate atopic diseases in childhood. This is achieved by
    utilising different cohorts (twin- clinical- and register based cohorts),
    methods (twin-modelling, longitudinal data and sibling design) and biomarkers
    (proteins/cytokines, IgE, FeNO, eosinophils and metabolic markers) to find
    the causes and consequences of non-communicable diseases.
    * Post-doc in Epidemiology, MEB, KI, Sweden (2015-2019)
    * PhD in Neuroscience, Rudolf Magnus Brain Center, Utrecht University, the
    Netherlands (2013)


  • *Five selected publications:*
    Genetic effects of allergen-specific IgE levels on exhaled nitric oxide in
    schoolchildren with asthma: The STOPPA twin study. [1]
    Hedman AM, Kuja-Halkola R, Örtqvist AK, van Hage M, Almqvist C, Nordlund B
    /Pediatr Allergy Immunol 2021 05
  • 32(4):709-719/
    Association of Early Life Exposure to Antibiotics With Risk of Atopic
    Dermatitis in Sweden. [2]
    Mubanga M, Lundholm C, D'Onofrio BM, Stratmann M, Hedman A, Almqvist C
    /JAMA Netw Open 2021 04
  • 4(4):e215245/
    Longitudinal plasma inflammatory proteome profiling during pregnancy in the
    Born into Life study. [3]
    Hedman AM, Lundholm C, Andolf E, Pershagen G, Fall T, Almqvist C
    /Sci Rep 2020 10
  • 10(1):17819/
    Allergen-specific IgE over time in women before, during and after pregnancy.
    Hedman AM, Lundholm C, Scheynius A, Alm J, Andolf E, Pershagen G, Almqvist C
    /Allergy 2019 03
  • 74(3):625-628/
    Bidirectional relationship between eating disorders and autoimmune diseases.
    Hedman A, Breithaupt L, Hübel C, Thornton LM, Tillander A, Norring C,
    Birgegård A, Larsson H, Ludvigsson JF, Sävendahl L, Almqvist C, Bulik CM
    /J Child Psychol Psychiatry 2019 07
  • 60(7):803-812/


  • * Examinator, degree project in medicine (2020-)
    * Coordinator, degree project in medicine (2017-)
    * Course Director at the degree project in medicine, medical program KI,
    semester 8 (2022-2023)
    * Lecturer in scientific writing at 'Basvetenskap 1', medical program KI,
    semester 1 (2022-2023)
    * Group leader at the MVM-course (Medical Scientific Methodology), medical
    program, semester 5 (2017-2021)
    * Group leader at the VetU-course (Scientific Development), medical program,
    semester 1 (2017-2021)
    * Supervisor and co-supervisor to students writing their degree project in
    medicine/master thesis


All other publications


  • Senior Research Specialist, Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, 2019-
  • Lecturer, Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, 2021-2024

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