Daniel Falkstedt

Daniel Falkstedt

Principal Researcher | Docent
Telephone: +46852487506
Visiting address: Nobels väg 13, 17177 Stockholm
Postal address: C6 Institutet för miljömedicin, C6 Arbetsmedicin Falkstedt, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am a senior researcher and associate professor of public health science and
    conduct epidemiological research as related to occupations, working
    conditions, socio-economic factors, lifestyle, etc. The focus has been on
    cardiovascular diseases, mental illness including suicide, and exclusion
    from the labor market due to ill-health. I teach on theory and
    epidemiological methods in public health science. Currently, I am also
    responsible for an advanced-level course on work organization and health. I
    have examined doctoral students in public health science and, since several
    years, I am also involved in the Doctoral programme in Public Health Science
    at Karolinska Institutet.

    Associate professor (docent), Public Health Science
    PhD (Public Health Science/Occupational Medicine), Karolinska Institutet
    MSc (with a Major in Psychology), Stockholm University


  • Principal investigator:


  • A Sustainable Working Life for All - Challenges and Future Opportunities 

  • (SWOP), a research program during 2022-2027 funded by Swedish Research
    Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (Forte)/


  • The occurrence of mental disorders across occupations and work environments 

  • in Swedish males and females: A longitudinal perspective (funded by Swedish
    Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare [Forte])


  • Project member:


  • Can workrelated exposures during life explain the increasing social gradient in cardiovascular disease? (funded by Swedish
    Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare [Forte])


  • Emotional demands at work, mental and cardiovascular health consequences and labor market exit – identifying a novel aspect of psychosocial work exposure for prevention (funded by KI/AFA)


  • Social inequalities in health and labor market attachment among older 

  • workers – the importance of childhood circumstances and physical and
    psychosocial work environments over the entire working life (funded by the
    Swedish Research Council [Vetenskapsådet])





  • Current course leadership:

    Arbetsorganisation (Work organization), 7.5 hp (Magisterprogrammet i arbete 

  • och hälsa)


  • Previous course leadership:
    Theory of Science, 2.5 hp (Master's program in public health science)


All other publications



  • Principal Researcher, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 2021-

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2019
  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Global Public Health, Karolinska Institutet, 2010

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