Susanna Larsson

Susanna Larsson

Principal Researcher | Docent
Telephone: +46852486059
Visiting address: Nobels väg 13, 17177 Stockholm
Postal address: C6 Institutet för miljömedicin, C6 CVD-NUT-EPI Larsson, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Associate Professor of Epidemiology

    Selected academic distinctions and other merits
    2021: Eric K. Fernströms Award to younger, particularly promising, and successful researchers
    2012: Strategic Young Scholar Award in Epidemiology, Karolinska Institutet
    2011: Senior Researcher Award, Karolinska Institutet
    2008: Assistant Professor Research Award, Karolinska Institutet
    2007: Postdoctoral Award from the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare for postdoc research at National Institute for Health and Welfare
    2007: Dimitris N. Chorafas Prize from D. N. Chorafas Foundation for the best PhD thesis of 2006 at Karolinska Institutet


  • My research integrates diet, lifestyle and other modifiable factors, biomarkers, and omics data with the aim at advancing the understanding of the etiology of cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and other chronic diseases. In addition to traditional epidemiological study designs, I have extensive experience of the Mendelian randomization design, which uses genetic variants as instrumental variables for the modifiable factor to reduce bias and confounding in observational data. The overall aim of my research is to improve the knowledge on disease prevention.


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  • Principal Researcher, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2011
  • Doctor Of Philosophy, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 2006


  • Emma Bendz, Pulmonary embolism as the cause of out of hospital cardiac arrest in women - A Swedish population-based register study, 2021
  • Shuai Yuan, Modifiable Risk Factors, Blood Proteins and Venous Thromboembolism,, 2020

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