Jonas Ludvigsson

Jonas Ludvigsson

Professor | Docent
Visiting address: Nobels väg 12a, 17165 Solna
Postal address: C8 Medicinsk epidemiologi och biostatistik, C8 MEB Ludvigsson, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Present positions
    - Professor, Dept of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet
    - Senior Physician (överläkare), Dept Pediatrics, Örebro University Hospital
    - Adjunct professor, Columbia University, New York, USA
    - Scientific advisor in pediatrics, Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare
    - Scientific secretary of the Swedish Society of Medicine

    Previous positions
    - Chairman of the Swedish Paediatric Society, 2014-16
    - Chairman of the Swedish Society of Epidemiology, 2011-14

    Further information
    - Member of the Editorial Board of the European J Epidemiology
    - Member of the International editorial board of Alimentary pharmacology and therapeutics
    - Member of the International editorial board of Clinical Epidemiology

    - 1995. MD. Linköping University, Sweden
    - 2001. PhD. Medicine. Linköping-Örebro
    - 2005. Docent (associate professor), Örebro University Hospital
    - 2012. Fulbright Research Scholar, Mayo Clinic, US

    Academic honours, awards and prizes
    - The Jubilee Prize, awarded by the Swedish Society of Medicine, 2022
    - Alvarenga Prize for best medical publication by Swedish author, awarded by the Swedish Society of Medicine, 2019.
    - Adjunct professor, Columbia University, 2016-
    - Honorary professor at the School of Medicine at the Nottingham University, UK, 2015-2021
    - Alumnus of the year, 2013, Linköping University
    - "Rising star in gastroenterology", Europe, 2010. Awarded by ASNEMGE - The European Gastroenterology Association.


  • I am rated among "Highly Cited Researchers" by Clarivate (<
  • 0.1% of all researchers) as one of 17 researchers at Karolinska Institutet.

    Ongoing research: Celiac disease, Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), but also other gastroenterology:
    I am the coordinator of one of the world's largest gastrointestinal cohort studies: ESPRESSO (Epidemiology Strengthened by histoPathology Reports in Sweden), where we study various liver diseases, IBS, microscopic colitis, colorectal cancer, and celiac disease etc.

    Database research: I have written numerous papers on Swedish National Health Registers.
    Other research: Finally I have written a number of papers in other fields, particularly in pediatrics.

    Doctoral students (main supervisor):
    Ola Olén 2008
    Peter Elfström, 2009
    Adina Welander, 2012
    Karl Mårild, 2012
    Kaziwa Mollazadegan, 2012
    Louise Emilsson, 2013
    Helene Sundelin, 2017
    Anna Röckert-Tjernberg, 2019
    Niki Mitselou, 2022
    Anders Forss, 2022
    David Bergman, 2022
    Simon Jarrick, 2023
    Lovisa Röjler, 2023


  • Topics that I frequently discuss in my lectures are: evidence-based medicine (EBM)/epidemiology, celiac disease, emergency paediatrics, and Swedish national health registries (including the personal identity number).

    I have also written several books and book chapters, e.g."Att börja forska - inom medicin, bio- och vårdvetenskap" (Studentlitteratur 2002 and second edition in 2015), "Doktorns guide till gluten" (Volante 2016) and "Barnläkarens guide" (2020)


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  • Professor, Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, 2013-

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, 2003

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