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About me

I have a background in public health epidemiology with a special focus on physical activity. I started working as a research assistant at IMM in 2013, managing the data collection in the ESTRID-study and in February 2015 I was registered as a PhD-student in epidemiology. 

Education

  • Registered as a PhD-student in epidemiology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, 2015
  • MSc in Public Health with focus on epidemiology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, 2011-2013 
  • B.S. in Public Health with focus on physical activity. The Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences (GIH), Stockholm, 2006-2009

Research description

The overall aim of my project is to study the influence of birth weight, overweight, physical activity, heredity, and their interplay on the risk of Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults (LADA) and type 2 diabetes.  The project is based on the world's two largest population-based studies of LADA to date; the Swedish ESTRID study (Epidemiological study of risk factors for LADA and type 2 diabetes) and the Norwegian HUNT cohort study. 

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Publications

Overweight, obesity and the risk of LADA: results from a Swedish case-control study and the Norwegian HUNT Study
Hjort R, Ahlqvist E, Carlsson Po, Grill V, Groop L, Martinell M, et al
Diabetologia 2018;61(6):1333-1343

Family history of type 1 and type 2 diabetes and risk of latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA)
Hjort R, Alfredsson L, Andersson T, Carlsson Po, Grill V, Groop L, et al
Diabetes & metabolism 2017;43(6):536-542

Serious life events and the risk of latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA) and Type 2 diabetes
Rasouli B, Andersson T, Carlsson Po, Hjort R, Löfvenborg Je, Martinell M, et al
Diabetic medicine : a journal of the British Diabetic Association 2017;34(9):1259-1263

Low birthweight is associated with an increased risk of LADA and type 2 diabetes: results from a Swedish case-control study
Hjort R, Alfredsson L, Carlsson Po, Groop L, Martinell M, Storm P, et al
Diabetologia 2015;58(11):2525-32