Isabelle Johansson

Isabelle Johansson

Affiliated to Research
Visiting address: Norrbacka S1:02, Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset Solna, 17176 Stockholm
Postal address: K2 Medicin, Solna, K2 Kardio Pernow J, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Isabelle Johansson finished her medical degree at Karolinska Institutet in
    2014. Shortly after, she was awarded the position of a research medical
    internship (Forskar-AT) at the Karolinska University Hospital in Solna that
    she finalised in late 2016. Due to a large interest in lifestyle, welfare
    and its impact on public health, miss Johansson got in contact with the
    research group led by Professor Lars Rydén to write her masters thesis for
    the Medical Doctors degree on the matter of heart failure in combination with
    diabetes mellitus. This work subsequently led to a PhD fellowship starting in
    late 2012 on demographic and prognostic studies of heart failure combined
    with diabetes mellitus, with Assistant Professor Anna Norhammar as main
    supervisor. She sucessfully defended her thesis in May 2017.
    Apart from medical studies, Isabelle Johansson spent one year (2006-2007)
    studying Political Science, Sociology and Latin at Malmö Högskola and Lund
    University and in 2005, six months studying French language and culture at
    Université Stendahl, Grenoble, France.
    Young Investigator Award – clinical science awarded by the European
    Society of Cardiology (ESC) at the annual congress in Munich 2012.
    2012-2017 - Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm Sweden. /PhD May 19 2017./
    2008-2014 - Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. /Master of Medical


  • Isabelle Johansson’s main area of research covers heart failure in
    combination with diabetes mellitus. Diabetes is common in heart failure and
    is known to compromise prognosis in such patients. The underlying
    mechanisms are not fully understood. Therefore, she, together with her
    supervisors is pursuing epidemiologic studies based on data from the
    nationwide Swedish Heart Failure Registry studying differences in risk
    factor pattern, long-term prognosis, treatment and mechanisms of heart faulre
    in patients with and without diabetes. The studied patient group has
    advanced disease and a deepened knowledge about the underlying mechanisms of
    these conditions can bring us further in the search of enhanced quality of
    life and hopefully improved survival for these patients.


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  • Affiliated to Research, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 2023-2026

Degrees and Education

  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Medicine, Solna, Karolinska Institutet, 2017
  • Degree Of Master Of Science In Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 2014

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