Carolina Wannheden

Carolina Wannheden

Senior Research Specialist | Docent
Telephone: +46852483934
Visiting address: Widerströmska huset, Tomtebodavägen 18A, 17165 Solna
Postal address: C7 Lärande, Informatik, Management och Etik, C7 MMC Augustsson, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am a medical informatician with a PhD in Medical Science from Karolinska Institutet. My research interest broadly concerns the opportunities of using medical and health informatics to achieve the Quadruple Aim – improving the individual experience of care, improving the health of populations, reducing the per capita cost of healthcare, and improving the experience of providing care.


  • My current research projects focus on the use of eHealth services for enhancing partnership between persons living with chronic illness, caregivers, and their healthcare teams. I use mainly qualitative and participatory action research methodology to study how new eHealth services are co-designed, used, and experienced in clinical practice and individuals’ daily life.

    Ongoing projects:
    - Patients in the driver’s seat! A multimethod partnership program on patient-driven innovations
    - Care when and where it matters - How can eHealth transform patient – professional interaction and collaboration in chronic care management? A distributed cognition approach

    Main funders:
    - Swedish Research Council for Health and Welfare (Forte)
    - Kamprad Family Foundation
    - Region Stockholm (NSV Projektmedel)


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  • Senior Research Specialist, Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2022
  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Learning, informatics, Management and Ethics, Karolinska Institutet, 2014
  • Master Of Medical Science, Karolinska Institutet, 2009

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