Kristoffer Månsson

Kristoffer Månsson

Assistant Professor | Senior Research Specialist | 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
    * 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
  • 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]


  • 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


  • Senior Research Specialist, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-
  • 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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