Emma Björkenstam

Emma Björkenstam

Affiliated to Research
Visiting address: Avd försäkringsmedicin, Karolinska Institutet, 17177 Stockholm
Postal address: K8 Klinisk neurovetenskap, K8 Fm Mittendorfer-Rutz, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I have a background in psychiatric and social epidemiology, public health,
    pharmacoepidemiology and statistics. My research interests include among
    others the health and social consequences following exposure to early life
    adversity. My research involves large-scale population studies, used to
    investigate links between adversities occurring in different sensitive
    childhood periods, the mediating role of factors in adolescence (e.g. school
    failure and delinquency), and subsequent mental health, and also the role of
    parental socioeconomic factors. I also have an interest in migration and
    health and am involved in several projects on suicidal behaviour in refugee
    and non-refugee immigrants.
    I am the PI of the project “Depression/anxiety and sickness absence in
    young employees in the private sector”


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  • Affiliated to Research, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-2025

Degrees and Education

  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Global Public Health, Karolinska Institutet, 2013

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