- MD, PhD
Psychological stress and its related health outcomes
We are interested in both the short- and long-term health consequences of severely stressful life events, e.g., loss of a significant other, cancer diagnosis, and natural disaster. For instance, we study whether there are unrecognized health consequences immediately following a cancer diagnosis, and whether experience of severe psychological stress after cancer diagnosis influences cancer prognosis. These studies are primarily based on the health registers as well as ongoing large scale cohort studies in Sweden, United States, and Iceland.
We are interested in studying the risk factors as well as prognostic indicators for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Our research questions include for example whether lipid metabolism modulates the risk of ALS and its progression after diagnosis.
Current doctoral students
Former PhD students
Current post docs
Current research grants (as PI)
My research work has been supported by Vetenskapsrådet (VR), Forskningsrådet för arbetsliv och socialvetenskap (FAS), Hjärnfonden, Svenska Sällskapet för Medicinsk Forskning (SSMF), Chinese Scholarship Council and Karolinska Institutet.
Academic honours, awards and prizes
- Awarded SSMF researcher 2013 by the Swedish Society for Medical Research