My current research focuses on the consequences of sick leave and risk factors for sick leave using data from the Swedish Twin Registry, questionnaires and other sources.
My PhD project was focused on using exercise as a treatment for mild to moderate depression. The data came from a large RCT, the Regassa study (http://www.regassa.se/sv/) and included treatment as usual and three exercise groups of varying intensity.
Additionally I have worked on a project regarding risk and protective factors for fall injuries in elderly. In this project we used data from registers and the Stockholm Public Health Cohort.
2013-2016 Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm
PhD in Medical Sciences with a focus on public health and epidemiology
Title of thesis: Exercise As Treatment For Depression
2010 – 2012 Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm
Master of Public Health Epidemiology
2005 - 2008 University of Iceland, Reykjavík
B.A. in Sociology
Impact of expectations on the effects of exercise on psychological distress
American journal of health behavior 2014;38(5):650-6
[Utilization of complimentary and alternative health services in Iceland]