Can Liu

Can Liu

Affiliated to Research
Visiting address: Maria Aspmans gata 30A, 17164 Solna
Postal address: K2 Medicin, Solna, K2 KEP Stephansson, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am a perinatal social epidemiologist with a multidisciplinary background. I
    am motivated to build scientific evidence to inform social and clinical
    policies that reduce health inequalities. My expertise lies at the
    intersection of social and medical science. I am specialized in data science,
    statistical methods, and epidemiological designs. My research focuses on
    maternal, children, and adolescent health of populations who experience
    disadvantages, e.g. refugees, asylum-seekers, or people with disabilities. I
    am also interested in understanding how interpersonal factors affect health,
    particularly inter-generational transmission of health, e.g. how fathers or
    grandparents affect their offspring.
    *Postdoctoral training*
    * 2019-2021 Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University
    * 2017-2019 Department of Medicine, Solna, Karolinska Institutet
    * Ph.D. Medicine (2017), Karolinska Institutet
    * M.Sc. Population Health (2012), Stockholm University
    * B.Med. Medicine (2008), Fudan University


  • I am working on the project "A life course perspective on bereavement in
    childhood and health problems in adulthood [1]" to examine how early life
    adverse experience of losing a parent or sibling influences reproductive
    health in adulthood.
    I am involved in the research programme "Reproduction of inequality through
    linked lives (RELINK) [2]" and the research project "Drivers of inequalities
    among families involved with child welfare services [3]" at the Department of
    Public Health Sciences, Stockholm University. I am also a member of The
    reproductive, perinatal and pediatric epidemiology research group [4] at the
    Clinical Epidemiology Division (KEP), Department of Medicine, Solna,
    Karolinska Institutet.


All other publications


  • Affiliated to Research, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-2024

Degrees and Education

  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Medicine, Solna, Karolinska Institutet, 2017

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