Sofia Carlsson

Sofia Carlsson

Senior Lecturer | Docent
Telephone: +46852480011
Visiting address: Nobels väg 13, 17177 Stockholm
Postal address: C6 Institutet för miljömedicin, C6 Epidemiologi Carlsson, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • My main research interest is diabetes with special focus on the form called
    LADA (LADA-latent autoimmune diabetes in adults).
    BSc, Stockholm University 1996
    PhD, Karolinska Institutet 2003
    Associate professor, Karolinska Institutet 2008
    Senior lecturer, Karolinska Institutet 2015


  • My work aims to expand knowledge of incidence, risk factors and complications
    related to autoimmune diabetes. An important cornerstone of this work is the
    ESTRID study (epidemiological study of risk factors for LADA-latent
    autoimmune diabetes in adults and type 2 diabetes), an ongoing multicenter
    study conducted at IMM. ESTRID is the largest and most detailed study of LADA
    to date and will provide unique opportunities to study the influence of both
    environmental and genetic factors on the disease onset and prognosis. The
    overall aim of my research is to identify environmental factors that can be
    used to prevent autoimmune diabetes, to identify factors contributing to poor
    prognosis and to spread awareness about diabetes.
    * FORTE
    * Swedish Research Council
    * AFA Försäkring
    * Swedish Diabetes Association
    * Novo Nordisk
    *Members of the research group:*
    * Bahareh Rasouli, MSc Nutrition, Post doc
    * Josefin Edwall Löfvenborg, MSc Nutrition, Post doc
    * Rebecka Hjort, MSc Public Health, Post doc
    * Katharina Herzog, Msc, Post doc
    * Jessica Edstorp, MSc Public Health, PhD student
    * Anna Maria Lampousi, MSc Nutrition, PhD student
    * Janna Grina, MSc, research assistant
    * Tomas Andersson, Bsc, Senior statistician
    * Lund University Diabetes center
    * Uppsala University
    * Norweigan University of Science and Techonology
    * Helsingfors University
    * Umeå University
    * Cambridge


  • Course leader, "Methods for studying the distribution of health", 5-week
    course within the Master Programme in Public Health


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  • Senior Lecturer, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 2015-

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2008
  • Doctor Of Philosophy, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 2003

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