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About me

I am a researcher at the Department of Public Health Sciences and currently employed as a research coordinator in the research group of Social Epidemiology. By the background, I am a medical doctor with specialization in epidemiology. In 2007 I defended my PhD in epidemiology at the Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet. I was then working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Public Health Sciences and the Institute of Environmental Medicine, KI. On completion of the postdoc period, I worked as an assistant professor (FoAss) at the Department of Public Health Sciences, KI.

My main areas of research are epidemiology and public health sciences with a particular focus on substance use epidemiology, intergenerational transmission of health and ill-health determinants and register-based methodology. In addition, my research involves conducting systematic reviews and meta-analyses.

At the Department of Public Health Sciences I have been and I am currently involved in the PhD, Master and Bachelor Programmes in Public Health Sciences and Epidemiology carrying out my duties as a course organizer, examiner and a teacher.

Commissions of trust:

  • Member of the Programme Board for Public Health and Global Health master education at Karolinska Institutet (the Programme Board 5) (2011-2016)
  • Member of the Programme Committee for Public Health and Global Health master education at the Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet (2012-ongoing)
  • Member of the Department Council at the Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet (2014-ongoing)
  • Member of the Karolinska Institutet Junior Faculty Steering Committee, Karolinska Institutet (2014-ongoing)
  • Junior Faculty representative at the Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet (2013-ongoing)
  • Member of the International Recruitment and Marketing reference group (IRMA) Karolinska Institutet (2013-ongoing)
  • Member of the Steering Group “Epidemiology / Biostatistics progression group” within the PhD programme in Epidemiology, Karolinska Institutet (2014-2015)


  • Medical Doctor, St. Petersburg State Medical Academy named after I.I.Mechnikov, St Petersburg, Russia (1996)
  • Postgraduate specialization in Occupational Medicine, National Institute for Working Life, Stockholm, Sweden, (1997-1998)
  • Postgraduate specialization in Environmental Medicine, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden (1999-2000)
  • Candidate of Medical Sciences, St. Petersburg State Medical Academy, St Petersburg, Russia (2000)
  • Epidemiology; Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden (2007)

Research description

I am running a series of interdisciplinary projects, collaborating within and outside of KI as well as internationally. The projects are primarily population-based, register-based cohort studies with multigenerational linkages and a special focus on: transmission and accumulation of substance use harm within and between several consecutive generations; life-course and intergenerational predictors and consequences of substance use, including social causation and social selection mechanisms; and cross-generational patterns of substance use. The projects also deal with health and social inequalities in migrants as well as include a series of systematic reviews and meta-analyses.


Teaching portfolio

Course organizer (co-organizer), examiner and teacher:

PhD courses:

  • “Epidemiology I:introduction to Epidemiology”, 1577 (2013-ongoing)
  • “How to conduct systematic reviews and meta-analyses”, 2790 (2014-ongoing)

Master courses:

  • “Introduction to Public Health Sciences”, 4FH004 (2010-ongoing)
  • “Methods for outcome evaluation of Public Health interventions”, 4FH045 (2013-2014)



PhD course:

  • “Epidemiology III: Analysis and interpretation of epidemiological data”, 1684 (2016)

Master courses:

  • “Study of social determinants in relation to public health problems” a 1-week session within the master course “Applied Epidemiology 2, 4FH047 (2011-2014)
  • “More about methods and ethics”, (2011-2012)
  • “Collecting and organizing data” (2011-2012)
  • “Introduction to Public Health Epidemiology”, (2010-2011)

Bachelor courses: 

  • “Pathology” (2012)
  • “Quantitative methods” (2011) 

Academic honours, awards and prizes

Research funding obtained as principal investigator:

  • Medel för forskningsanknytning, Karolinska institutet (2014, 2015, 2016)
  • The European Foundation for Alcohol Research (ERAB), Belgium (2013)
  • The Alcohol Research Council of the Swedish Alcohol Retailing Monopoly (Systembolagets råd för alkoholforskning (SRA)), Stockholm, Sweden (2011, 2013, 2016)

Research funding obtained as co-applicant:

  • The European Foundation for Alcohol Research (ERAB), Belgium (2016)

  • Swedish Asthma and Allergy Foundation, Stockholm, Sweden (2005, 2007)
  • Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences, Stockholm, Sweden (2005, 2007)
  • Swedish Institute, Stockholm, Sweden (2006)



Social class, social mobility and alcohol-related disorders in Swedish men and women: A study of four generations
Sidorchuk A, Goodman A, Koupil I
PloS one 2018;13(2):e0191855-

Cannabis Use and Incidence of Testicular Cancer: A 42-Year Follow-up of Swedish Men between 1970 and 2011
Callaghan Rc, Allebeck P, Akre O, Mcglynn Ka, Sidorchuk A
Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology 2017;26(11):1644-1652

Employment status and psychological distress in a population-based cross-sectional study in Sweden: the impact of migration
Sidorchuk A, Engström K, Johnson Cm, Kayser Leeoza N, Möller J
BMJ open 2017;7(4):e014698-

The contribution of alcohol use and other behavioural, material and social factors to socio-economic differences in alcohol-related disorders in a Swedish cohort
Sydén L, Sidorchuk A, Mäkelä P, Landberg J
Addiction (Abingdon, England) 2017;112(11):1920-1930

Trends in mortality after cancer diagnosis: A nationwide cohort study over 45 years of follow-up in Sweden by country of birth
Abdoli G, Bottai M, Sidorchuk A, Moradi T
Cancer epidemiology 2015;39(4):633-40

Marijuana use and risk of lung cancer: a 40-year cohort study
Callaghan Rc, Allebeck P, Sidorchuk A
CANCER CAUSES & CONTROL 2013;24(10):1811-20

Alcohol use in adolescence and risk of disability pension: a 39 year follow-up of a population-based conscription survey
Sidorchuk A, Hemmingsson T, Romelsjö A, Allebeck P
PloS one 2012;7(8):e42083-

Burden of type 2 diabetes attributed to lower educational levels in Sweden
Agardh Ee, Sidorchuk A, Hallqvist J, Ljung R, Peterson S, Moradi T, et al

Socioeconomic position and incidence of acute myocardial infarction: a meta-analysis
Manrique-garcia E, Sidorchuk A, Hallqvist J, Moradi T

Type 2 diabetes incidence and socio-economic position: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Agardh E, Allebeck P, Hallqvist J, Moradi T, Sidorchuk A

Translation of questionnaire increases the response rate in immigrants: Filling the language gap or feeling of inclusion?
Moradi T, Sidorchuk A, Hallqvist J

Socioeconomic differences in lung cancer incidence: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Sidorchuk A, Agardh Ee, Aremu O, Hallqvist J, Allebeck P, Moradi T
CANCER CAUSES & CONTROL 2009;20(4):459-71

Cytomegalovirus infection and development of allergic diseases in early childhood: Interaction with EBV infection?
Sidorchuk A, Wickman M, Pershagen G, Lagarde F, Linde A

Epstein-Barr virus infection is not associated with development of allergy in children
Sidorchuk A, Lagarde F, Pershagen G, Wickman M, Linde A

Antibody responses against B-cell epitopes of the hypervariable region 1 of hepatitis C virus in self-limiting and chronic human hepatitis C followed-up using consensus peptides
Isaguliants Mg, Widell A, Zhang Smm, Sidorchuk A, Levi M, Smirnov Vd, et al

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