Richard Bränström

Richard Bränström

Principal Researcher | Docent
Telephone: +46852482482
Visiting address: Nobels väg 9, 17165 Solna
Postal address: K8 Klinisk neurovetenskap, K8 Psykologi Bränström, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • 2012-10-01 Associate Professor, Karolinska Institutet
    2003-09-26 PhD in Clinical Epidemiology, Karolinska Institutet
    2002-09-21 License as Clinical Psychologist
    1998-06-20 Master of Science in Psychology, Uppsala University


  • My main research interests are the study of social determinants of health
    and health-related behaviors, as well as, the effects of internet-based
    psychological treatments. In this research I draw upon my training both as
    a clinical psychologist and as an epidemiologist in order to increase our
    understanding of how psychological and social factors influence health, and
    how these influences can be modified.
    More specifically, I am studying how social, psychological and contextual
    factors influence the health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender
    (LGBT) individuals. In this research, I use both social epidemiological,
    psychological, and socioecological models to understand the influence of
    stigma and discrimination on physical and mental health disparities based on
    sexual orientation.
    Further, I am currently involved in a number of studies testing the efficacy
    of internet-based psychological interventions to increase resilience and
    decrease psychological distress both among different patient groups, and
    among sexual minority adolescents and young adults.


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

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2012
  • Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Oncology-Pathology, Karolinska Institutet, 2003
  • Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychology, Uppsala University, 1998

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