Epidemiology and Public Health Intervention Research (EPHIR)
The research group aims at conducting high quality research within the area of public health epidemiology, especially applied to the evaluation of public health interventions.
Research projects encompass descriptive, analytical as well as experimental studies in both community and institutional settings, with particular focus on social, behavioral and lifestyle factors of importance for human health during the whole life span. Also, studies rest on a variety of data sources, involving ad-hoc surveys, population-based registers, as well as biologic samples, particularly molecular genetics.
There are ongoing national collaborations within KI and external with Occupational health, Uppsala, Center for Social research on Alcohol and Drugs and Centre for Equity Studies (CHESS), Stockholm University, and many other academic institutions. An important partner is the Centre for Epidemiology and Community Health of Stockholm County Health Care District (CES), where several of the group researchers have part-time commitments.
Internationally the group holds collaborations with Helsinki University, Oxford Brookes and Sheffield University (UK) and Avogadro University (IT).
The group is among the promoters of the European Society of Prevention Research (EUSPR) and of the SPAN (Science for Prevention Academic Network), funded by the Erasmus Lifelong Learning Program.
The group are actively involved in education at all levels and includes the responsible for the undergraduate education (GUA) at the Department of Public Health Sciences and the director of studies for the Public Health Epidemiology track in Public Health.
Currently the group has grants from Vårdal, FAS/Forte, HjärtLungfonden, Länsförsäkringar, FORMAS, Folkhälsoinstitutet, European Commission and VR.
Ongoing research projects
- KUPOL - The KUPOL Study on mental health in adolescence.
- PART - Study on risk and protective factors for mental health.
- REGASSA - a randomized controlled trial of internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy, physical activity and treatment as usual in mild to moderate depression.
The use of alcohol use disorders identification test (AUDIT) in detecting alcohol use disorder and risk drinking in the general population: validation of AUDIT using schedules for clinical assessment in neuropsychiatry.
Alcohol. Clin. Exp. Res. 2015 Jan;39(1):158-65
An evaluation of long-term changes in alcohol use and alcohol problems among clients of the Swedish National Alcohol Helpline.
Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 2014 Jun;9():22
Impact of expectations on the effects of exercise on psychological distress.
Am J Health Behav 2014 Sep;38(5):650-6
Use of a water pipe is not an alternative to other tobacco or substance use among adolescents: results from a national survey in Sweden.
Nicotine Tob. Res. 2015 Jan;17(1):74-80
|Melody Almroth||PhD student, Graduate Student|
|Elin Arnö||Research coordinator|
|Dorien Tecla Beeres||Associated|
|Emma Carlsson||Research officer|
|Hua Chen||Graduate Student|
|Louise Ehrenberg||Research assistant|
|Yvonne Forsell||Adjunct professor|
|Rosaria Galanti||Adjunct professor|
|Fouad Jabri||Graduate Student|
|Charisse Johnson||Graduate Student|
|Yajun Liang||Assistant professor|
|Krisztina László||Assistant professor|
|Emese Miklos Völgyi||Associated|
|Elena Raffetti||PhD student, Graduate Student|
|Veronika Tirado||Educational assistant|
|Dang Wei||Graduate Student|
|Pimchanok Wennberg||Research officer|
|Josefine Östh||Research assistant|