Liisa Tolvanen

Liisa Tolvanen

Affiliated to Research
Visiting address: Maria Aspmans gata 30A, 17164 Solna
Postal address: K2 Medicin, Solna, K2 KEP Fored M, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am a registered dietitian with specialist competence in adult obesity and basic training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy. I defended my doctoral thesis titled "It's not a quick fix" consequences of weight loss during life and experiences of weight regain after bariatric surgery October -23. My research interests include obesity, weight management, eating behavior, nutrition, eating competence, primary care follow-up after bariatric surgery, and weight recurrence after bariatric surgery. I use both qualitative and quantitative research methods.

    I do my clinical work as a dietitian at the Center for Obesity, Academic Specialist Center in the Region Stockholm. I supervise students and give lectures on obesity management to students and healthcare providers. In addition, I am also a member of the National Obesity Care Working Group (NAG obesitas) and a member of the European Specialist Dietetic Network for Obesity Committee (ESDN Ob) via The European Federation of the Associations of Dietitians (EFAD). In spring 2024, I received the Health and Behavior International Collaborative Award (HBIC Award 2024) sponsored by the International Society of Behavioral Medicine (ISBM), The award will fund a research visit to the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA. 



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  • Patients' experiences of a high-intensity resistance training in Multiple sclerosis-related fatigue
    1 January 2024 - 31 December 2025


  • Affiliated to Research, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 2023-2024

Degrees and Education

  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Medicine, Solna, Karolinska Institutet, 2023

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