Emelie Thern

Emelie Thern

Assistant Professor
Visiting address: Nobels väg 13, 17177 Stockholm
Postal address: C6 Institutet för miljömedicin, C6 Arbetsmedicin Bodin, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am currently employed as a Assitant professor at the Unit of Occupational medicine.

    I defended my thesis "Alcohol-related Health Problems and Crime: Studies on the long-term consequences of increased alcohol availability and unemployment" in 2018.

    PhD in Medicine (Public Health), Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
    Master in Medical Science (with a Major in Public Health), Lund University, Sweden
    Bachelor of Psychological Science, University of Queensland, Australia.


  • My main research interests revolve around health inequalities and social determinants of health, with a particular focus on social inequality in alcohol-related harm, health, and labor market attachment later in life as well as precarious employment and health.

    I am currently the PI of:
    1) AFA Insurance-funded project: Determinants and consequences of risk use in working life (2023-2025)
    2) Forte-funded project: Risk factors differences for occupational injuries among immigrants versus natives in Sweden (2021-2024)

    I am currently involved in these research projects:
    1) Forte-funded research program: A sustainable working life for all - challenges and future opportunities/. (2021-2027) Principal investigator:
    Daniel Falkstedt
    2) Systembolaget forskningsråd - funded project: Real-world effectiveness of pharmacological treatments of alcohol use disorders. (2023-2024) Principal Investigator: Devy Elling
    3) Länsförskringar Insurance- funded project: Symptom networks to predict long-term pain and mental illness using the conscription cohort
    and national registries. (2022-2024) Principal Investigator: Karin Jensen


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  • Assistant Professor, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 2024-2029

Degrees and Education

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

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