Åsa Persson

Affiliated to Research
Telephone: +46852487138
Visiting address: Nobels väg 13, 17177 Stockholm
Postal address: C6 Institutet för miljömedicin, C6 Miljömedicinsk epidemiologi Ljungman, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • * Medicine Doctor, Doctoral Programme in Epidemiology, Institutet för
    miljömedicin, Karolinska Institutet, 2016–2020
    * Master of Medical Science with a Major in Public Health Sciences,
    Karolinska Institutet, 2014–2016. Master’s Programme in Public Health
    Sciences, Epidemiology track, 120 ECTS credits.
    * Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Human and Economic Geography, Umeå
    University, Sweden, 2007–2010. Urban and Regional Planning Programme,
    180 ECTS credits.


  • I have a background in Urban and Regional Planning/Human Geography as well
    as Public Health Epidemiology, two fields which I combined in my PhD
    project */Urban greenness and related health effects/*. The focus of my
    PhD project was the association between urban green and blue space and
    cardiovascular and metabolic health outcomes, as well as general and mental
    health. In addition, we explored how these outcomes were related to
    co-exposure to traffic-related air pollution and transportation noise.
    Principal supervisor: Mare Lõhmus Sundström [1].
    As a postdoctoral researcher, I have widened my focus to air pollution,
    noise and heat exposure, and their associations with cardiovascular and
    metabolic outcomes, primarily in the SCAPIS [2], EXPANSE [3] and CHAIR-India
    [4] projects.
    [1] https://ki.se/en/people/marloh
    [2] https://www.scapis.org/
    [3] https://expanseproject.eu/
    [4] https://ki.se/en/imm/health-effects-of-air-pollution


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  • Affiliated to Research, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 2024-2025

Degrees and Education

  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 2020
  • Degree Of Master Of Medical Science 120 Credits, Karolinska Institutet, 2016

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