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About me

I am a public health scientist with specific interest in preventive and public health interventions for depression and stress. I have been working in this field since my PhD studies, in various settings and contexts, including semi-rural areas in Vietnam as well as Stockholm. I also work clinically with Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction groups and psychotherapy. I am coordinator for sustainable development in education at KI, and my ambition is to bridge my two disciplines of interest – individual mental health and social sustainability – through research and education. I am also member of the management group of the KI Center for Social Sustainability.


Ph:D Medical Science 2012

M.Sc Medical Anthropology 2004

B.Sc Neuroscience 2003

Research description

My current project concerns evaluating the effects of a Mindfulness intervention in preventing stress during pregnancy and its negative consequences on the mother and infant. I am main supervisor of one PhD student working in the project.


What is learned from Mindfulness Based Childbirth and Parenting Education? - Participants' experiences
Lönnberg G, Nissen E, Niemi M
BMC pregnancy and childbirth 2018;18(1):466-

A systematic review and meta-analysis of tertiary interventions in clinical burnout
Perski O, Grossi G, Perski A, Niemi M
Scandinavian journal of psychology 2017;58(6):551-561

Community-based intervention for depression management at the primary care level in Ha Nam Province, Vietnam: a cluster-randomised controlled trial
Niemi M, Kiel S, Allebeck P, Hoan Le T
Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH 2016;21(5):654-61

The use of ayurvedic medicine in the context of health promotion--a mixed methods case study of an ayurvedic centre in Sweden
Niemi M, Ståhle G
BMC complementary and alternative medicine 2016;16():62-

The Experience of Perinatal Depression and Implications for Treatment Adaptation: A Qualitative Study in a Semi-rural District in Vietnam
Niemi M, Nguyen Mtt, Bartley T, Faxelid E, Falkenberg T

A narrative review of factors influencing detection and treatment of depression in Vietnam
Niemi M, Målqvist M, Giang Kb, Allebeck P, Falkenberg T
International journal of mental health systems 2013;7(1):15-

Symptoms of antenatal common mental disorders, preterm birth and low birthweight: a prospective cohort study in a semi-rural district of Vietnam
Niemi M, Falkenberg T, Petzold M, Chuc Nt, Patel V
Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH 2013;18(6):687-95

Mental health priorities in Vietnam: a mixed-methods analysis
Niemi M, Thanh Ht, Tuan T, Falkenberg T
BMC health services research 2010;10():257-

The social contexts of depression during motherhood: a study of Explanatory Models in Vietnam
Niemi Me, Falkenberg T, Nguyen Mt, Nguyen Mt, Patel V, Faxelid E
Journal of affective disorders 2010;124(1-2):29-37


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