Lucie Laflamme

Lucie Laflamme

Professor | Docent
Telephone: +46852483362
Visiting address: Widerströmska huset Tomtebodavägen 18 A, plan 3, 17165 Solna
Postal address: K9 Global folkhälsa, K9 GPH Laflamme, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Professor of injury epidemiology and prevention

    Current assignments at KI:
    - Deputy Chairperson of the recruitment committee at Karolinska Institutet
    - Senior academic leader of the WISE (Women in Science and Education) network
    - Current affiliation: Professor Extraordinarius at the University of South Africa (UNISA), in South Africa

    Research group
    Head of the research group on Injuries' Social Aetiology and Consequences (ISAC)

    (1988-90) Postdoctoral studies
    Sweden’s National Institute of Occupational Health, Division of Social Psychology (IPS), Solna, Sweden
    (1984-87) Ph.D. in Industrial Relations
    Laval University, Department of Industrial Relations, Quebec, Canada

    Selected Academic Distinctions and Commissions of Trust
    - Since 2020: Professor Extraordinarius, University of South Africa, College of Graduate Studies, Institute for Social and Health Sciences, Pretoria, South Africa
    - 2004-20: Honorary Professor, University of South Africa, College of Graduate Studies, Institute for Social and Health Sciences, Pretoria, South Africa

    - Since 2019.04: Deputy Chairperson, Karolinska Institutet Recruitment Committee

    - 2008-2017: Head of the Department of Public Health Sciences (since January 2020 named Department of Global Public Health)

    - 10 times: Faculty thesis opponent (in Sweden and abroad)
    - 3 times: Member of scientific review committees of French academic institutions for the AERES (Agence d’évaluation de la recherche et de l’enseignement supérieur)

    - 2018: Scientific president of the European Congress of Epidemiology
    - Multiple times: Keynote speaker in international conferences – on social inequalities in injuries (9 times), bullying (2 times) and mHealth for diagnostic assistance (1 time)

    - Multiple times: Commissioned by the WHO, lead author of chapters in reports (2009, 2014, 2018), full reports (2006, 2012, 2018), and policy brief (2006)
    - Regularly: Temporary advisor for the WHO


  • My current research projects deal with

    In Sweden
    - Unintentional and intentional injuries among older people, among others rod traffic injuries (RTIs) and poisonings (Sweden)

    In Mozambique
    - Childhood injuries during the COVID-19 pandemic
    - Violence against children
    - Cellphone use by motor vehicle drivers and pedestrians

    In Angola
    - Road traffic injury prevention


  • Master level
    Course development and course responsibility on the following topics
    - Co-responsible for Degree project course in master of public health - track health promotion and prevention
    - Ethics in public and global health research

    Doctoral level
    Leader of the one-week workshop entitled: “Writing a kappa. Organizing and telling your own story”


All other publications


  • Professor, Department of Global Public Health, Karolinska Institutet, 2004-
  • Professor, Injury Epidemiology and Prevention, Karolinska Institute, 2004-

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 1998


  • Vanda Amado
  • Constance Boissin
  • Lisa Blom
  • Helle M Alvesson
  • Chris L Hanna
  • Mathilde Sengoelge
  • Klara Johansson
  • Fourouzan Rezapu Shahkolai
  • David L Lawrence
  • Behrooz Hamzeh
  • Ashley Van Niekerk
  • Miriam Eliasson
  • Lotta Nylén
  • Stephanie Burrows
  • Junaid Razzak
  • Marie Hasselberg
  • Marjan Vaez
  • Céline Farley
  • Karin Engström

Committee work

  • Vice chair, Recruitment Committee, Karolinska Institutet, 2019-

Visiting research fellowships

  • Professor Extraordinarius, University of South Africa, 2020
  • Honorary Professor, University of South Africa, 2004-2020
  • Professor Extraordinarius, Government of South Africa
  • Research Fellow, Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study

Thesis evaluation

  • Yasin Jemal Yasin, Opponent, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, United Arab Emirates University, 2023
  • erik Hedström, Opponent, Department of Surgical and Perioperative Sciences, University Hospital of Umeå, 2021
  • Cédric Gil-Jardiné, Opponent, University of Bordeaux, 2019
  • Holger Möller, Opponent, Government of New South Wales, 2016
  • Marion Bailhache, Opponent, University of Bordeaux, 2016
  • Finn Gjersten, Opponent, Oslo University Hospital, 2015
  • Birgit Modén, Opponent, Department of Social Medicine and Health Policy, Lund University, 2012
  • Idlir Licaj, Opponent, Lumière University Lyon 2, 2011
  • Ana M Novoa Pardo, Opponent, University of the West of England, 2010
  • Patrick Morency, Opponent, University of Montreal, 2010

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