Elizabeth Arkema

Elizabeth Arkema

Principal Researcher | Docent
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Postal address: K2 Medicin, Solna, K2 KEP Askling Arkema, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am an epidemiologist with a doctoral degree in epidemiology from Harvard School of Public Health and postdoctoral training in chronic disease 

  • epidemiology at Karolinska Institutet. I received Docent in Epidemiology in 2018. My research focuses on the causes and consequences of chronic inflammatory diseases, including sarcoidosis and systemic lupus erythematosus, among others. My work aims to leverage the power of Swedish population-based registers and epidemiological methods to conduct large-scale investigations of risk factors and outcomes associated with these diseases. I have a team of students and researchers working together to find evidence-based answers to etiological and clinical questions using epidemiological and biostatistical methods.

    Awards and honors
    Young Scholar Award, Strategic Research Area in Epidemiology at KI, 2017
    Docent in Epidemiology, 2018
    Sven and Ebba Hagberg Prize, 2020


  • Sarcoidosis
    I am the principal investigator of a multi-register data linkage project on sarcoidosis.

    Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
    Our team is working to quantify risks of comorbidities associated with lupus, investigate risk factors for lupus and study reproductive outcomes in
    women with lupus and adverse events in their children.


  • Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses (Master's Program in Global Public Health, Epidemiology Track, course 4FH099), organizer and lecturer

    Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses (PhD Course 2790), lecturer (former organizer)


All other publications



  • Principal Researcher, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2018

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