Stina Ek

Stina Ek

Assistant Professor
Telephone: +46852487583
Visiting address: Nobels väg 13, 17177 Stockholm
Postal address: C6 Institutet för miljömedicin, C6 Epidemiologi Modig, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am an Assistant Professor in Karin Modig's research group Ageing &

  • Health at the Unit of Epidemiology, Institute of Environmental Medicine. I am a licensed physiotherapist, have a master's in public health and am a doctor of geriatric epidemiology.


  • * Bachelor in Physiotherapy, Uppsala University (2005)
    * Master in Public Health and Applied Nutrition, Karolinska Institutet (2012)
    * PhD in Geriatric Epidemiology, Karolinska Institutet (2019)


  • My research focus is on healthy aging and especially prognosis after fal injuries and fractures, physical resilience, and osteoporosis. 


  • Teacher in Epidemiological Methods for 'Studying Determinants of Health', Master's Programme in Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet (2020–)Teacher in Epidemiological Methods for 'Studying Distribution of Health', Master's Programme in Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet (2020–2023)

    Teacher in Epidemiology I, doctoral course, Karolinska Institutet (2023-)

    Invited speaker about physical function and fall injuries among older adults in ‘Life-course perspectives on ageing and health’, Master's Programme in Public Health Sciences, Stockholm University (2022-)


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  • Assistant Professor, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 2024-2028

Degrees and Education

  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, 2019
  • Degree Of Master Of Medical Science 120 Credits, Karolinska Institutet, 2012

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