Carola Lidén

Carola Lidén

Professor Emeritus/Emerita | Docent
Visiting address: Nobels väg 13, 17177 STOCKHOLM
Postal address: C6 Institutet för miljömedicin, C6 Integrativ toxikologi Palmberg, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I was appointed professor of occupational and environmental dermatology at the Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet in 2009. During the years 2000-2008, I was adjunct professor at the Department of Medicine Solna. Since July 2016, I am active as professor emeritus at the Institute of Environmental Medicine. I have been senior physician and head of the Department of Occupational and Environmental Health and of the Unit of Occupational and Environmental Dermatology, Stockholm County Council. I have also worked at the former Swedish National Institute for Working Life.

    Education: MD 1973
  • Specialist in dermatology and venereology 1982
  • PhD 1988
  • Associate Professor (docent) 1990.


  • Research, clinical work and risk assessment tasks have been my main areas. My research concerns occupational and environmental skin diseases, particularly skin allergy, hazardous skin exposure and skin exposure assessment. Clinical, experimental and epidemiological methodologies have been applied. I have had many expert assignments for the EU, OECD, Swedish Chemicals Agency and others concerning risk assessment and risk management. The research concerning skin sensitizing metals has been of vital importance in reducing the nickel allergy risk in the EU.


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  • Professor Emeritus/Emerita, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 2016-2024

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska institutet, 1990
  • PhD, Karolinska Institute, 1988
  • University Medical Degree, Karolinska Institute, 1973

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