Kristina Johnell

Kristina Johnell

Professor | Head of department | Docent
Telephone: +46852482413
Visiting address: Nobels väg 12a, 17165 Solna
Postal address: C8 Medicinsk epidemiologi och biostatistik, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am the Head of Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (MEB) and Professor in geriatric pharmacoepidemiology at Karolinska Institutet (KI). 



  • I have scientific, pedagogical and leadership commitments:

    • My scientific production has led to over 170 articles in peer-reviewed journals, 2 book chapters and several reports and popular science presentations
    • Under my supervision, 10 PhD students have completed their studies since 2008. I am currently the main supervisor of 1 PhD student and co-supervisor of 6 PhD students
    • Since 2006, as principal investigator, I have received funding from the European Union (Horizon 2020: EIT Health), the Swedish Research Council and the Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research, and from several other funding sources
    • I teach in geriatric pharmacology and geriatric pharmacoepidemiology at first, second and third level university studies as well as to health care professionals and various non-academic organisations, such as senior citizens’ associations
    • Since 2019, I am the Head of Department ('prefekt') of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (MEB) (about 260 co-workers)
    • In 2014-2018, I was the Division Head of the Aging Research Center (ARC) (about 80 co-workers)
    • In 2015-2018, I was the Deputy Head of Department of Neurobiology, Care sciences and Society (NVS) (about 520 co-workers)
    • My current and past memberships in steering groups, committees and boards include chair, co-chair and panelist in review panel at the Swedish Research Council
    • Chair of Special Interest Group (SIG) Geriatric Pharmacoepidemiology, International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology (ISPE)
    • Chair of The National E-Infrastructure on Aging Research (NEAR) Steering Board
    • Strategic management group for Stockholm’s biobank infrastructure
    • Evaluation panel Austrian Science Fund
    • Evaluation panel Foundation for Polish Science
    • Steering board for Aging Theme, Karolinska University Hospital
    • Executive management team, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society
    • Executive board for the Strategic Research Program in Epidemiology
    • the Nomination Assembly at KI
    • the Center for Alzheimer Research
    • the Academic Center for Geriodontics
    • and the Ethical Review Board

Research

  • My major research field is geriatric pharmacoepidemiology and my specific areas of research include:

    • Personalised drug treatment
    • Inappropriate drug use in older people
    • Adverse drug events in elderly persons
    • Drug therapy in people with dementia
    • Drug treatment at end-of-life
    • Inequalities in older people’s drug therapy
    • Decision support for drug treatment of elderly patients
    • Translational research of medications
    • Register-based pharmacoepidemiology

     

  • You can find out more about my research group on a separate page: https://ki.se/en/research/groups/geriatric-pharmacoepidemiology-kristina-johnells-research-group

Articles

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Grants

Employments

  • Professor, Geriatric epidemiology, Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, 2019-
  • Professor, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, 2016-2018

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2010
  • Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, 2005
  • Licentiate Degree, Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology, Karolinska Institutet, 2004
  • MSc Pharm (licensed pharmacist), Pharmacy, Uppsala University, 2002

Leadership and responsibility assignments

  • Head of department, C8 Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, 2019-

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