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

    • Affiliated Senior Lecturer
    • Associate Professor in Pediatric Allergology
    • Research Group Leader
    • Vice Study Director for Doctoral Education, Women's and Children's Health
    • Founder of Home Spirometry System "AsthmaTuner"
    • Supervision of Graduate Student and Post doc
    • External Reviewer of Thesis and Grant Application Evaluation
    • Referee of Scientific Journals


  • The high prevalence of asthma and allergies highlights the urgent need for a better understanding of prevention strategies to reduce the burden and improve management. Our research focuses on early-life and digital intervention strategies across various projects:

    • PreventADALL – Prevention of Allergy and Atopic Dermatitis in Children: This Nordic interventional birth cohort study aims to determine if early interventions with skin emollients and food introduction by taste in infancy can prevent atopic dermatitis and allergy in children.
    • ADVERT – Asthma Diagnosis Determined by Lung Function and Clinical Decision Support System: This collaboration seeks to reduce asthma misdiagnosis in primary care using a home spirometry system.
    • Automated Prevention of Asthma Using Artificial Intelligence (AI): The primary goal is to predict diagnoses and prevent asthma exacerbations with an AI-assisted home spirometry system. The core hypothesis is that by leveraging comprehensive datasets, including register data, we can create personalised asthma care models. These models, enhanced by AI, aim to revolutionize the accuracy of asthma diagnoses and the effectiveness of treatments, ultimately making asthma care more cost-effective. The expected improvements in asthma care will be rigorously tested through randomized controlled trials.
    • APPETITE – App-Based Medical Device for Education and Training of Inhalation Technique with Home Spirometry System: The main objective is to assess the impact of an app-based education and training device on inhalation technique in patients treated for asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.


  • Teaching activity:

    • Clinical Immunology and Allergic Diseases in the medical program
    • Clinical training of nurses on various academic levels
    • Digital health care of respiratory diseases
    • Supervising students on master and PhD level


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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
  • Martin Färdig, Preschool asthma : infant lung function, inflammation and skin barrier function in early life, 2018
  • Sandra Tedner Ganrud, Specific IgE-profiles and allergy prediction, 2018
  • Caroline-Aleksi Olsson Mägi, Maternal stress and allergic disease in offspring, 2016
  • Hjelmgren Henrik, Pre-analytical errors in blood sampling procedures in paediatric hospital care, 2015

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