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About me

Current position and commissions of trust

  • Professor in Clinical Epidemiology, KI
  • Consultant Pediatrician, Astrid Lindgren Children's Hospital
  • Member of Executive committee MEB, KI


  • 1993 MD Karolinska Institutet; Board certified physician 1995
  • 2002 PhD Pediatrics, Karolinska Institutet
  • 2005-2007 Post-Doc Woolcock Inst of Medical Research, Sydney, Australia
  • 2008 Board certificated Specialist in Pediatrics
  • 2010 Associate Professor, Karolinska Institutet

Research description

The major theme of my research has been in assessing early risks and consequences for asthma and other diseases in childhood and adolescence, as well as co-morbidity between disease groups. It also includes the effects of growth such as fetal programming and pubertal changes on asthma. The research is focused towards combining register-based information with experimental and clinical data, using advanced family and twin design.

Research projects

Five selected publications

Antibiotics in fetal and early life and subsequent childhood asthma: nationwide population based study with sibling analysis.
Örtqvist A, Lundholm C, Kieler H, Ludvigsson J, Fall T, Ye W, et al
BMJ 2014 Nov;349():g6979

Fall T, Lundholm C, Örtqvist AK, Fall K, Fang F, Hedhammar A, Kämpe O, Ingelsson E, Almqvist C. Early Exposure to Dogs and Farm Animals and the Risk of Childhood Asthma. JAMA Pediatr. 2015;169(11):e153219.

Heritability and confirmation of genetic association studies for childhood asthma in twins.
Ullemar V, Magnusson P, Lundholm C, Zettergren A, Melén E, Lichtenstein P, et al
Allergy 2016 Feb;71(2):230-8

Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes in Asthmatic Women: A Population-Based Family Design Study.
Rejnö G, Lundholm C, Larsson K, Larsson H, Lichtenstein P, D'Onofrio B, et al
J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract ;6(3):916-922.e6

Longitudinal depression or anxiety in mothers and offspring asthma: a Swedish population-based study.
Brew B, Lundholm C, Viktorin A, Lichtenstein P, Larsson H, Almqvist C
Int J Epidemiol 2018 02;47(1):166-174

Current postdocs

Current doctoral students

Previous postdocs

Previous doctoral students


  • Swedish Research Council
  • Swedish Heart Lung Foundation
  • Swedish Asthma and Allergy Association’s Research Foundation
  • Grants provided by the Stockholm County Council (ALF projects)
  • KID and CSTP funding for doctoral students
  • H.K.H. Kronprinsessan Lovisas förening för barnsjukvård
  • Åke Wibergs stiftelse, Stiftelsen Frimurare Barnahuset Stockholm, Sällskapet Barnavård

Teaching portfolio

Supervisor of 12 exjobb students in the medical program

Academic honours, awards and prizes

  • 2004 “Rookie of the year” from the Stockholm Association for Allergology
  • 2007 European Respiratory Society’s Pediatric Respiratory Epidemiology Award for Young Investigators
  • 2010 European Respiratory Society’s Romain Pauwel Young Investigator Award
  • 2010 Young Scholar Award from the Strategic Research Program in Epidemiology, KI
  • 2011 Karolinska Institutet KI fonder and Board of Research Young Investigator Award in Public Health and international health


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