Our goal and mission
Our overarching goal is to better understand the causes and consequences of sarcoidosis and lupus. Specifically, our aims are to:
- Identify risk factors for sarcoidosis and lupus
- Reduce the time from symptoms to diagnosis
- Improve treatment strategies for sarcoidosis and lupus
- Minimize the long-term consequences of sarcoidosis and lupus
Our mission is to provide evidence-based answers to etiological and clinical questions using epidemiological methods.
About our research
We use contemporary Swedish population-based register data to better understand the demographic, clinical and lifestyle factors which drive increased risks of outcomes related to chronic inflammatory diseases, in particular, lupus and sarcoidosis. Our work focuses on quantifying risks so that care for people with lupus and sarcoidoisis can be improved.
Sweden’s high quality and comprehensive healthcare data allow us to conduct large-scale investigations of risk factors for and outcomes after sarcoidosis and lupus. These nationwide data from health and demographic registers form the basis of our data repository for research. It is further enriched by the inclusion of clinical and laboratory data from hospital-based registers.