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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 areas

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.

Collaborators

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.

Education

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.

Financing

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.

Doctoral theses

Title Author
Exercise as treatment for depression (2016) Björg Helgadottir
Tobacco use and dependence: does it originate in utero? (2014) Mina Rydell
Social Environment and Genetics as Determinants of Depression Occurrence and Its Chronicity: A Longitudinal Survey (2013) Carlos Andrés Fandiño-Losada
Triggers of Sick Leave: Epidemiological Studies of Work-Related Factors (2011) Hanna Hultin

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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.
Lundin A, Hallgren M, Balliu N, Forsell Y
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.
Heinemans N, Toftgård M, Damström-Thakker K, Galanti M
Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 2014 Jun;9():22

Impact of expectations on the effects of exercise on psychological distress.
Helgadóttir B, Ekblom �, Forsell Y
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.
Galanti M, Al-Adhami M
Nicotine Tob. Res. 2015 Jan;17(1):74-80

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Group members

Aysha AlmasAssociated

aysha.almas@ki.se

Melody AlmrothPhD student, Graduate Student

melody.almroth@ki.se

Filip AnderssonAssociated

filip.andersson@ki.se

Elin ArnöResearch coordinator

elin.arno@ki.se

Dorien Tecla BeeresAssociated

dorien.beeres@ki.se

Emma CarlssonResearch officer

emma.carlsson@ki.se

Hua ChenGraduate Student

hua.chen@ki.se

Chen ChuAssociated

chen.chu@ki.se

Jeanne DuchesneAssociated

jeanne.duchesne@ki.se

Louise EhrenbergResearch assistant

louise.ehrenberg@ki.se

Karin EngströmAssociated

Karin.Engstrom@ki.se

Yvonne ForsellAdjunct professor

Yvonne.Forsell@ki.se

Rosaria GalantiAdjunct professor

rosaria.galanti@ki.se

Hanna HultinAssociated

Hanna.Hultin@ki.se

Fouad JabriGraduate Student

fouad.jabri@ki.se

Imre JanszkyAssociated

Imre.Janszky@ki.se

Charisse JohnsonGraduate Student

charisse.johnson@ki.se

Yajun LiangAssistant professor

yajun.liang@ki.se

Krisztina LászlóAssistant professor

krisztina.laszlo@ki.se

Emese Miklos VölgyiAssociated

emese.miklos.volgyi@ki.se

Jette MöllerDocent

Jette.Moller@ki.se

08-524 801 22

Carla NooijenAssociated

carla.nooijen@ki.se

Malin PetterssonAssociated

malin.pettersson@ki.se

Elena RaffettiPhD student, Graduate Student

elena.raffetti@ki.se

Eleonor SäfstenAssociated

eleonor.safsten@ki.se

Veronika TiradoEducational assistant

veronika.tirado@ki.se

Yujie WangAssociated

yujie.wang@ki.se

072-024 02 08

Dang WeiGraduate Student

dang.wei@ki.se

073-876 17 49

Pimchanok WennbergResearch officer

pimchanok.wennberg@ki.se

Josefine ÖsthResearch assistant

josefine.osth@ki.se

Contact us

Adjunct professor

Yvonne Forsell

Organizational unit: Public Health Epidemiology
E-mail: Yvonne.Forsell@ki.se