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About me

I am an associate professor in epidemiology and the deputy head of the research group Epidemiology and Public Health Intervention Research Epidemiology (EPHIR). I am also resonsible, at the department of Pubic Health Sciences, for the undergraduate and advances studies.

I have my background in sociology and my main area of research is within the social epidemiological field. My general research interest is social determinants of health and how they contribute to social inequalities in health, with special attention to: childhood social factors in relation to mental ill-health in adolescence and consequences in young adulthood; social differences in injury risk among children and adolescents; and the effect of social capital and social integration on migrants' health. I collaborate with a number of researchers in different fields, both within and outside KI.

 

Commissions of trust

  • Deputy head of the research group Epidemilogy and public health interventions (EPHIR), 2013- ongoing
  • Responsible for undergraduate education (GUA) at the department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, 2011-ongoing
  • Scientific editor of the publication at Centre for Epidemiology and Community Health, Stockholm County Council, 2012-2015
  • Vice-chairman of the educational board (no 5), Karolinska Institutet, 2010-2011
  • Member of the priority committee for faculty funded post graduate studies (KID), 2012-ongoing
  • Appointed panel member to evaluate research applications for the Research Council of Norway, 2011

 

Education

Associate professor of Epidemiology, Karolinska Institutet, 2012
Doctoral degree (PhD), Karolinska Institutet, 2003
M.Sc. in Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, 1999
B.Sc. in Sociology, Stockholm University,1994 
 

Research description

I conducts research primarily in the social epidemiological field and currently lead two larger research projects.

  • Social causes and consequences of mental health problems in adolescence
  • Social capital in relation to migration and health among adults in Stockholm County

Teaching portfolio

Current teaching assignments

  • Responsible for undergraduate education (GUA) at the department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, 2011-ongoing
  • Course organizer for for the course Social detrminants of health, doctoral level
  • Course organizer for the course section Social detrminants of health, master level

Publications

Do unfavourable alcohol, smoking, nutrition and physical activity predict sustained leisure time sedentary behaviour? A population-based cohort study
Nooijen Cfj, Möller J, Forsell Y, Ekblom M, Galanti Mr, Engström K
Preventive medicine 2017;101():23-27

Effectiveness of interventions on physical activity in overweight or obese children: a systematic review and meta-analysis including studies with objectively measured outcomes
Nooijen Cf, Galanti Mr, Engström K, Möller J, Forsell Y
Obesity reviews : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity 2017;18(2):195-213

Employment status and psychological distress in a population-based cross-sectional study in Sweden: the impact of migration
Sidorchuk A, Engström K, Johnson Cm, Kayser Leeoza N, Möller J
BMJ open 2017;7(4):e014698-

Socioeconomic position and self-harm among adolescents: a population-based cohort study in Stockholm, Sweden
Lodebo Bt, Möller J, Larsson Jo, Engström K
Child and adolescent psychiatry and mental health 2017;11():46-

The role of social capital in explaining mental health inequalities between immigrants and Swedish-born: a population-based cross-sectional study
Johnson Cm, Rostila M, Svensson Ac, Engström K
BMC public health 2017;17(1):117-

Children's Quality of Life Based on the KIDSCREEN-27: Child Self-Report, Parent Ratings and Child-Parent Agreement in a Swedish Random Population Sample
Berman Ah, Liu B, Ullman S, Jadbäck I, Engström K
PloS one 2016;11(3):e0150545-

Prevalence, co-occurrence, and clustering of health-risk behaviors among people with different socio-economic trajectories: A population-based study
Falkstedt D, Möller J, Zeebari Z, Engström K
Preventive medicine 2016;93():64-69

School environment and mental health in early adolescence - a longitudinal study in Sweden (KUPOL)
Galanti Mr, Hultin H, Dalman C, Engström K, Ferrer-wreder L, Forsell Y, et al
BMC psychiatry 2016;16():243-

Social factors in childhood and risk of depressive symptoms among adolescents - a longitudinal study in Stockholm, Sweden
Wirback T, Moller J, Larsson Jo, Galanti Mr, Engstrom K
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR EQUITY IN HEALTH 2014;:96-

Job insecurity and prognosis after myocardial infarction: the SHEEP Study
László Kd, Engström K, Hallqvist J, Ahlbom A, Janszky I
International journal of cardiology 2013;167(6):2824-30

Childhood socio-economic position and adult health behaviours: a study of 31 182 men and women in the Stockholm Public Health Survey
Falkstedt D, Engstrom K, Fredlund P, Hallqvist J, Hemmingsson T
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH 2010;:224-225

Socio-demographic, lifestyle and health characteristics among snus users and dual tobacco users in Stockholm County, Sweden
Engstrom K, Magnusson C, Galanti Mr
BMC PUBLIC HEALTH 2010;:619-

Emotional stress as a trigger of falls leading to hip or pelvic fracture. Results from the ToFa study - a case-crossover study among elderly people in Stockholm, Sweden
Möller J, Hallqvist J, Laflamme L, Mattsson F, Ponzer S, Sadigh S, et al
BMC geriatrics 2009;9():7-

Contextual social capital as a risk factor for poor self-rated health: A multilevel analysis
Engstrom K, Mattsson F, Jaerleborg A, Hallqvist J
SOCIAL SCIENCE & MEDICINE 2008;66(11):2268-80

Peer victimization and intentional injuries: quantitative and qualitative accounts of injurious physical interactions between students
Laflamme L, Möller J, Hallqvist J, Engström K
International journal of adolescent medicine and health 2008;20(2):201-8

Contextual social capital as a risk factor for poor self-rated health: a multilevel analysis
Engstrom K, Mattsson F, Jarleborg A, Hallqvist J
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH 2006;:53-54

Do episodes of peer victimization trigger physical injury? A case-crossover study of Swedish school children
Engstrom K, Hallqvist J, Moller J, Laflamme L
SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH 2005;33(1):19-25

Is perceived failure in school performance a trigger of physical injury? A case-crossover study of children in Stockholm County
Laflamme L, Engstrom K, Moller J, Hallqvist J
JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH 2004;58(5):407-11

Is there equalisation in socioeconomic differences in the risk of traffic injuries in childhood? A study of three cohorts of Swedish school children
Laflamme L, Engström K, Huisman M
International journal of adolescent medicine and health 2004;16(3):253-63

Parental social determinants of risk for intentional injury: A cross-sectional study of Swedish adolescents
Engstrom K, Diderichsen F, Laflamme L
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH 2004;94(4):640-5

Equalisation of socioeconomic differences in injury risks at school age? A study of three age cohorts of Swedish children and adolescents
Engstrom K, Laflamme L, Diderichsen F
SOCIAL SCIENCE & MEDICINE 2003;57(10):1891-9

Peer victimization during early adolescence: an injury trigger, an injury mechanism and a frequent exposure in school
Laflamme L, Engström K, Möller J, Hallqvist J
International journal of adolescent medicine and health 2003;15(3):267-79

Area-based differences in injury risks in a small Swedish municipality--Geographic and social differences
Engström K, Ekman R, Welander G, Laflamme L
Injury control and safety promotion 2002;9(1):53-7

Bullying in the school environment: an injury risk factor?
Laflamme L, Engstrom K, Moller J, Alldahl M, Hallqvist J
ACTA PSYCHIATRICA SCANDINAVICA 2002;:20-5

Sex- and age-specific relations between economic development, economic inequality and homicide rates in people aged 0-24 years: a cross-sectional analysis
Butchart A, Engstrom K
BULLETIN OF THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION 2002;80(10):797-805

Socioeconomic differences in injury risks in childhood and adolescence: a nation-wide study of intentional and unintentional injuries in Sweden
Engstrom K, Diderichsen F, Laflamme L
INJURY PREVENTION 2002;8(2):137-42

Socio-economic differences in intentional injuries: a national study of Swedish male and female adolescents
Engstrom K, Laflamme L
ACTA PSYCHIATRICA SCANDINAVICA 2002;:26-9

Socioeconomic differences in Swedish children and adolescents injured in road traffic incidents: cross sectional study
Laflamme L, Engstrom K
BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL 2002;324(7334):396-7

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