My current research focuses on the consequences of sick leave and risk factors for stress-related 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
[Utilization of complimentary and alternative health services in Iceland]