Epidemiology of Psychiatric Conditions, Substance use and Social Environment (EPICSS)

The ultimate aim of the group is early intervention and prevention of mental health, including substance use, by understanding risk/protective factors in the context of the social environment, examine specific groups at risk, develop and evaluate interventions equality in health care utilization.

Research areas

  • Risk factors for psychiatric disorders: from fetal life until adulthood

  • Inflammation, infections, and autoimmune disorders and risk for psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, other psychotic disorders, and autism spectrum disorders
  • Acute and chronic stressors (e.g. socioeconomic factors, social disadvantage, migration) and risk for psychiatric disorders
  • Health and social outcomes in autism after adolescence
  • Use of antidepressants in pregnancy and offspring neurodevelopment
  • Health effects of smokeless tobacco (aka snus)
  • Life-course health effects of education
  • Impact of outdoor environment upon physical activity, sedentariness, UV radiation, stress, and general health at compulsory school
  • Determinants of type 2 diabetes, consequences, and related illness
  • Eating disorders – risk factors, occurrence, and health outcomes

Group members

Research group leader

Professor/senior physician

Christina Dalman

Phone: +46-(0)72-242 68 92
Organizational unit: Public Health Epidemiology
E-mail: christina.dalman@ki.se

Members and affiliates

Emilie AgardhProject coordinator
Judith AllardyceAssociated
Peter AllebeckProfessor/senior physician
Ewa AnderssonAssociated
Victoria AnderssonAssociated
Sven AndréassonAdjunct professor
Karima AsselAssociated
Anna AuerGraduate Student
Vishal BhavsarAssociated
Åsa BlomströmAssociated
Sven BrembergAssociated
Martin BryngeGraduate Student, Research assistant
Henrik DalAssociated
Christina DalmanProfessor/senior physician
Anna-Karin DanielssonAssistant professor
Peter DehlbomAssociated
Jennifer DykxhoornAssociated
Daniel FalkstedtAssistant professor
Menghan GaoPhD student, Graduate Student
Renee GardnerAssistant professor
Hans GilljamAssociated
Karin GuldbrandssonAssociated
Mats HallgrenAssistant professor
Joseph HayesAssociated
Asgeir R. HelgasonAdjunct senior lecturer
Anna-Clara HollanderPostdoc
Zakir HossinPhD student, Graduate Student
Beata Jablonska ParaszczakAssociated
Magnus JohanssonGraduate Student
James KirkbrideAssociated
Kyriaki KosidouAssociated
Ilona KoupilVisiting professor
Stephen LawokoSenior lecturer
Brian LeeAssociated
Andreas LundinResearch coordinator
Sofia LöfvingStatistician
Euan MackayAssociated
Gillian MaherAssociated
Alicia NevrianaPhD student
Maria NiemiAssistant professor
Tony NilssonGraduate Student
Matthias PierceAssociated
Rynaz RabieePhD student, Graduate Student
Syed RahmanResearch assistant
Anna SidorchukAssociated
Inga Dora SigfusdottirVisiting professor
Francesca SolmiAssociated
Kimmo SorjonenAssociated
Jean StaffordAssociated
Alma Sörberg WallinPostdoc
Sara Wallhed FinnGraduate Student
Peter WennbergAssociated
Susanne WicksAssociated
Marileen WiegersmaAssociated
Therese WirbackLecturer
Sherlly XieAssociated
Stanley ZammitAssociated

Contact us

Professor/senior physician

Christina Dalman

Phone: +46-(0)72-242 68 92
Organizational unit: Public Health Epidemiology
E-mail: christina.dalman@ki.se

Public Health