Pia Svedberg

Pia Svedberg

Principal Researcher | Docent
Telephone: +46852483215
Visiting address: Avd försäkringsmedicin, Karolinska Institutet, 17177 Stockholm
Postal address: K8 Klinisk neurovetenskap, K8 Fm Svedberg, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • 2013 Associate Professor Epidemiology, Karolinska Institutet (KI)
    2006 PhD Epidemiology, KI.
    Thesis: Factors of importance for self-rated health
    1995 BSc Psychology, Uppsala University


  • As an Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the Department of Clinical
    Neuroscience, Division of Insurance medicine, I am head of a research group
    focusing on individual factors, genetics and environment in relation
    to morbidity and work disability (sickness absence, disability pension).
    My research focuses primarily on health aspects, life-style and work
    related factors in association to morbidity and work disability. Main
    focus is on musculoskeletal and mental disorders. I am the principal
    investigator of several such studies based on large twin cohorts, involving
    PhD-students and Postdocs. Twin study designs offer strong methodological
    advantages where it is possible to investigate and take familial influences
    (genetics and shared/early environment) into account. Surveys as well as
    national register data are used. My research is conducted in collaboration
    with internationally renowned experts in the fields of twin research, work
    and health, psychology, stress, psychiatry, physiotherapy, statistics, epidemiology and
    insurance medicine.


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  • Principal Researcher, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2013
  • Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, 2006

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