Björn Nordlund

Björn Nordlund

Adjunct Senior Lecturer | Docent
Telephone: +46852482834
Visiting address: ALB, Q2:04, 17176 Stockholm
Postal address: K6 Kvinnors och barns hälsa, K6 Klinisk pediatrik Nordlund, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • * Associate professor in pediatric allergology
    * Pediatric nurse, director of research and development in healthcare at
    Astrid Lindgren Children's Hospital, Karolinska University Hospital
    * Research group leader, division of Clinical Pediatrics, KI
    * Group leader for Unit of Children's and Adolescent's Health, Karolinska
    * Asthmatuner - The city of Stockholm innovation scholarship in life
    * Athena Prize winner 2020 - Acknowledge for innovations that are developed
    in cooperation between academy, healthcare, society and medtech industry.
    * Nursing Diploma, Stockholm University College of Health Sciences,
    year 1994
    * Postgraduated in Paediatric Nursing, Malmö University College of Health
    Sciences, year 1998
    * PhD in Medical Science, Severe asthma and asthma control in children,
    Karolinska Institutet department of Women’s and Children’s Health,
    year 2013
    * Post doc position, department of medical epidemiology and biostatistics,
    KI, year 2017
    * Associate Professor, year 2020


  • Allergy prevention and exploring early origins, triggers and expressions of
    allergic diseases, in order to identify resilient and developmental factors
    for health and disease in children, as well as design, develop and validate
    the benefit of using novel digital health models for asthma and other
    respiratory diseases.
    Ongoing projects:
    * PreventADALL - preventing allergy and atopic dermatitis in children. A
    randomised controlled birtj cohort study
    * Asthmatuner – a self-management system for asthma
    * Asthmatuner Diagnosis – digital tool for diagnosing asthma
    * Inhalation flow app – digital measurement and feedback of inhalation
    * U-Biopred – identifying novel markers of severe asthma
    * PULMM – evaluation of lung function and bronchial hyperresponsiveness in
    prematurely born children with bronchopulmonary dysplasia
    * STOPPA – twin studies of prevention and prediction of asthma
    * Blood sampling errors and patient security in pediatric tertiary care


  • * Clinical Immunology and Allergic Diseases. Medical program at KI
    * Asthma and Allergy Prevention. Course: Allergy and other hypersensitivity,


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  • Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-2025

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2020
  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Karolinska Institutet, 2013


  • Angela Hoyer, Genetic and epigenetic risk factors for preschool wheeze to develop to asthma, 2020
  • Anastasia Filiou, From preschool wheeze to childhood asthma
  • the role of genetics and environmental factors, 2018

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