Hong Xu

Hong Xu

Assistant Professor
Visiting address: Blickagången 16, 14152 Huddinge
Postal address: H1 Neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle, H1 Klinisk geriatrik Eriksdotter, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am an assistant professor working in Prof. Maria Eriksdotter’s group at
    Div. of Clinical Geriatrics, NVS, Karolinska institute.
    *Research grants:*
    * Swedish research council establishment grant (Vetenskapsrådet)
    * CIMED
    * Åke Wibergs Stiftelse
    * Stiftelsen För Gamla Tjänarinnor
    * StratNeuro
    * KI foundations
    * 2022.9 to present: Assistant Professor at Division of Clinical geriatrics,
    NVS, Karolinska Institutet
    * 2018.11-2022.8, Postdoc at Div of Clinical Geriatrics, NVS, Karolinska
    * 2014.9-2018.10, Ph.D. in Medical Sciences, Dep of Medical Epidemiology and
    Biostatistics (MEB), Karolinska Institutet
    * 2002-2013, Nephrologist at Div of Nephrology, Peking Union Medical College
    Hospital, China
    * 1996-2001, Physician at Div of Internal Medicine, Peking Union Medical
    College Hospital, China


  • My research focuses on the association between kidney disease and dementia,
    particularly whether kidney disease increases the risk for dementia and how
    dementia influences the occurrence and progression of kidney disease.
    We have so far used data from SveDem (the Swedish registry for
    cognitive/dementia disorders) and the SCREAM biomarker registry (The
    Stockholm CREAtinine Measurements project) and other Swedish registries.


  • * Cosupervisor of 2 ongoing Ph.D. students
    * Project supervisor of 3 bachelor students
    * Mentor of 1 Ph.D. student


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  • Assistant Professor, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-2028
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-2028

Degrees and Education

  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Karolinska Institutet, 2018

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