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About me

I have a PhD in medical science with a focus on epidemiology. I am currently a post-doctoral research fellow working in the "Mental health and social integration" (MENTE) research group that is headed by Ellenor Mittendorfer-Rutz. I am focused on research projects bridging cardiology, psychiatric epidemiology and insurance medicine. In particular, the connection between ischemic heart disease, acute myocardial infarction, common mental disorders such as depressive and anxiety disorders, and work disability (i.e. sickness absence, disability pension).

Education

PhD Medical Science with a focus on Epidemiology, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Title of thesis: The role of sleep and shift work in dementia and cognitive aging.

MSc Public Health Epidemiology, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

BSc Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, University of Southern California (USC), USA

Research description

My PhD project was focused on aging and neuroepidemiology research, particularly on the role of sleep and shift work in relation to cognitive aging and dementia development. During this time, I carried out register-based epidemiologic studies mainly using population-based cohorts from the Swedish Twin Registry as well as various Swedish national health registers.

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