Kristoffer Månsson

Kristoffer Månsson

Assistant Professor | Docent
Telephone: +46852482784
Visiting address: Nobels väg 9, D3, 17165 Solna
Postal address: K8 Klinisk neurovetenskap, K8 CPF Månsson, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • * Associate Professor (Docent), Karolinska Institutet * Assistant Professor with research funding (100%) for 6 years, Karolinska Institutet * Senior Research Specialist, Karolinska Institutet (on leave) * International postdoctoral fellow via the Swedish Research Council: * Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, US (2021-2022) * Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin Germany (2019-2021) * Study director, Research school in clinical psychiatry, Karolinska Institutet (2017-2020) * Postdoctoral fellow, Stockholm University (2017-2019) * PhD, Linköping University (2011-2016) * Awarded the best scientific talk at the Alpine Brain Imaging Meeting, Champéry, Switzerland, 2020 * Nominated (2018, Uppsala University
  • 2019, Karolinska Institutet) as an outstanding young researcher in psychology to the Swedish National Committee for Psychological Sciences. * Awarded the Aaron T Beck student scholarship in 2013. PhD (2016, Linköping University), Clinical psychology program (2011, Umeå University
  • 2012, Lic Clinical Psychologist, Socialstyrelsen).


  • *Highlighted publication* *Månsson, K. N. T.*, Waschke, L., Manzouri, A., Furmark, T., Fischer, H., & Garrett, D. D. (2022). Moment-to-Moment Brain Signal Variability Reliably Predicts Psychiatric Treatment Outcome. Biological Psychiatry, 91(7), 658–666. [1] *Månsson, K. N. T.*, Cortes, D. S., Manzouri, A., Li, T.-Q., Hau, S., & Fischer, H. (2020). Viewing Pictures Triggers Rapid Morphological Enlargement in the Human Visual Cortex. Cerebral Cortex , 30(3), 851–857. [2] Olivo, G., Lövdén, M., Manzouri, A., Terlau, L., Jenner, B., Jafari, A., Petersson, S., Li, T.-Q., Fischer, H., & *Månsson, K. N. T. *(2022). Estimated Gray Matter Volume Rapidly Changes after a Short Motor Task. Cerebral Cortex. [3] *Månsson, K. N. T.*, Lasselin, J., Karshikoff, B., Axelsson, J., Engler, H., Schedlowski, M., Benson, S., Petrovic, P., & Lekander, M. (2022). Anterior insula morphology and vulnerability to psychopathology-related symptoms in response to acute inflammation. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 99, 9–16. [4] *Månsson, K. N. T.*, Lindqvist, D., Yang, L. L., Svanborg, C., Isung, J., Nilsonne, G., Bergman-Nordgren, L., El Alaoui, S., Hedman-Lagerlöf, E., Kraepelien, M., Högström, J., Andersson, G., Boraxbekk, C.-J., Fischer, H., Lavebratt, C., Wolkowitz, O. M., & Furmark, T. (2019). Improvement in indices of cellular protection after psychological treatment for social anxiety disorder. Translational Psychiatry, 9(1), 340. [5] *Månsson, K. N. T.*, Lueken, U., & Frick, A. (2021). Enriching CBT by Neuroscience: Novel Avenues to Achieve Personalized Treatments. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 14(1), 182–195. [6] [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]


  • Study director for the research school in clinical psychiatry at the Center for Psychiatry Research (2017-2020). Regularly teach methods in cognitive behavior therapy for clinical psychologists.


All other publications


  • Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-2028

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2022

Distinction and awards

  • Honorable Mention from Biological Psychiatry's Somerfeld-Ziskind Research Award, For selection as a finalist for the 2023 Somerfeld-Ziskind Research Award., Society of Biological Psychiatry, 2023

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