Urban Ekman

Urban Ekman

Assistant Professor | Docent
Telephone: +46852483557
Visiting address: Blickagången 16, 14152 Huddinge
Postal address: H1 Neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle, H1 Klinisk geriatrik Westman, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Associate Professor (Docent), PhD. Licensed psychologist.


  • Cognitive decline is part of the essential symptomatology in a wide spectrum
    of medical conditions over the life course. The burden of cognitive
    impairment is severe, often compromising daily life independence in those
    affected, and their families often carry a large burden. Thus, there is an
    urgent need for improved support methods, and to provide access to effective
    methods that could improve the life and care of people with cognitive
    My research platform has two main paths:
    1. Creating an innovative research platform that will take a collective
    approach in developing and evaluate new and efficient psychological
    treatment- and cognitive rehabilitation methods for cognitively impaired
    individuals. We will evaluate feasibility and intervention effects. The goal
    is to improve prevention and psychological health for a patient group that
    often lacks effective support.
    2. To further develop and evaluate the ongoing MemClin project (see URL
    below). With its large-scale magnitude and population-based multi-center
    character, the MemClin project is envisioned to provide a unique platform
    concerning clinically relevant research for many years to come, targeting
    early clinical manifestations of diverse neurodegenerative disorders and
    other cognitive conditions. Establishing this large-scale clinical
    database will enable us to build the robust models required to improve
    diagnostic dementia accuracy. Ultimately, this effort should be a
    contribution towards better patient care.


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  • Assistant Professor, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, 2020-2024

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2022

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