Katharina Schmidt-Mende

Katharina Schmidt-Mende

Affiliated to Research
Visiting address: Alfred Nobels Allé 23, 14183 Huddinge
Postal address: H1 Neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle, H1 Allmänmedicin och primärvård, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am general practitioner and specialist in internal medicine and work clinically in home health care. Since 2022, I am post doc at the Academic primary health care centre, region Stockholm, with affiliation to the Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Division of family Medicine and Primary Care.
    Since September 2018, I have been acting as executive group leader of an interdisciplinary research group (Hampus group, 10 members). Hampus group currently consists of both senior and junior researchers and has expertise in primary care, emergency care, nursing, qualitative methodology, clinical pharmacology, teaching, pedagogical research and digital decision support. Group members are affiliated to Academic Primary health care center, the Divisions of Family Medicine and Primary Care and Nursing at the Department of Neurobiology, Care sciences and Society, and the Division of Clinical Pharmacology at Department of Laboratory Medicine and Healthcare Services Board at either Region Stockholm or Karolinska Institutet.

    We have established national and international collaboration with
    1. Associate professor Karin Modig at Institute of Environmental Medicine
    2. Prof of General Practice Bruce Guthrie, Usher Institute, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
    3. Associate professor Christoffel Kuenen, Umeå Institute of Design, Umeå university


  • The group aims to understand and improve the quality of care of older patients with multiple long-term conditions, in particular in the context of primary care.


  • "How to perform medication reviews"
    "Inappropriate drug use in older primary care patients - the clinical perspective"
    "Working in home health care - clinical perspective"
    "How to write a systematic literature review"


All other publications



  • Affiliated to Research, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, 2024-2025
  • Specialist in General Practice, Stockholm Health Care Services, 2009-2012

Degrees and Education

  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, 2019


  • Eric Chen, How are heart failure patients diagnosed and treated in primary care? To what extent are treatment recommendations followed for older multi-diseased heart failure patients? A mixed-methods project in Swedish primary care, 2023
  • Hanna Bring, Potentially preventable emergency department visits in frail older patients in Region Stockholm: trigger factors and variations between primary care practices, 2022

News from KI

Events from KI