Paul Dickman

Paul Dickman

Professor | Docent
Telephone: +46852486186
Visiting address: Nobels väg 12a, 17165 Solna
Postal address: C8 Medicinsk epidemiologi och biostatistik, C8 MEB Dickman, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am Professor of Biostatistics at the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (MEB) at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, where I’ve been employed since March 1999. I am deputy head of department, head of the MEB Biostatistics group, and programme director for the Master's programme in biostatistics and data science.


  • My primary research interests are developing and applying statistical methods for population-based studies of cancer patient survival, particularly the estimation and modeling of relative/net survival. I also have general interests in epidemiology, particularly cancer epidemiology.


  • I am programme director for the Master's programme in biostatistics and data science as well as course director and course teacher for courses within the programme.


All other publications


  • Professor, Biostatistics, Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, 2013-

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2002
  • PhD, Estimating Regional Variation in Cancer Patient Survival, Statistics, University of Newcastle Australia, 1997

Leadership and responsibility assignments

  • Responsible for a study programme, Master’s programme in biostatistics and data science, Karolinska Institutet,, 2023-
  • Deputy head of department, Deputy head of department, Karolinska Institutet,, 2020-
  • Responsible for a section, MEB biostatistics group, Karolinska Institutet,, 2017-


  • Emma Söreskog, 2023
  • Enoch Chen, Extrapolating survival with applications in health technology assessment, 2021
  • Nurgul Betyrbekova, Modeling multiple time-scales with flexible parametric survival models – with applications to Myeloproliferative Neoplasm (MPN), 2019
  • Roxanna Hellgren, Beyond mammography: an evaluation of complementary modalities in breast imaging, 2017
  • Caroline Weibull, Survivorship in Hodgkin lymphoma : childbearing and treatment-related disease,, 2014
  • Sandra Eloranta, Development and application of statistical methods for population-based cancer patient survival,, 2010
  • Anna Törner, Statistical methods for long-term follow-up of infectious diseases,, 2008
  • Pamela Surkan, Predictors and consequences of loss of a child : nationalwide epidemiological studies from Sweden,, 2005
  • Chantal Mascarenhas (Orgéas), Endogenous and exogenous hormonal factors in female cancers – studies of risk and prognosis, 2005
  • Cat Halthur, Cancer and calcium : epidemiological studies of cancer incidence and survival,, 2004
  • Mats Talbäck, Cancer patient survival in Sweden : theory and application,, 2004
  • Anna Johansson, Pregnancy and breast cancer: risk patterns, tumour characteristics and prognosis,
  • Hannah Bower, Flexible parametric models for cancer patient survival: loss in expectation of life and further developments,

Editorial work

  • British Journal of Cancer, Guest editor,, 2022-2023

Other expert reviewer/evaluation assignment

  • Evaluator of research applications in national competition, Member of evaluation committee Pk F, Swedish Cancer Society, 2023

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