SRP Diabetes Postdoc Fellowships - Project 4

Project title: The impact of socioeconomic factors on antidiabetic medications use and discontinuation and type 2 diabetes consequences such as cardiovascular problems, kidney failure and retinopathy.

Principal Investigator: Laura Pazzagli

Department of Medicine, Solna

Laura Pazzagli

Statistician
K2 Department of Medicine, Solna

Research Project

The impact of socioeconomic factors on antidiabetic medications use and discontinuation and type 2 diabetes consequences such as cardiovascular problems, kidney failure and retinopathy.

The postdoctoral project will focus on pharmacoepidemiological research and causal inference methods using data from national health, population and quality registers. The aim is to investigate the impact of socioeconomic factors on antidiabetic medications (ADM) use, discontinuation and type 2 diabetes (T2D) consequences such as cardiovascular diseases, kidney failure and retinopathy. The overarching purpose of the project is to identify differences in patterns of ADM use across socioeconomic groups, which will ultimately provide evidence for the development of targeted interventions for treatment management and guidelines increasing awareness about high-risk groups among the vulnerable population of T2D patients. The postdoctoral fellow will be supervised by the principal investigator Dr. Laura Pazzagli, supported by all members of the research team (including international collaborators) and other members of staff at the Centre for Pharmacoepidemiology (CPE) where the project will be conducted. CPE was established in 2005 and has become a dynamic research environment at the intersection of academia, healthcare, regulatory authorities and the pharmaceutical industry. CPE is one of the largest academic pharmacoepidemiology centres in Europe, with active Nordic, European and international collaborations.

Project description

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How to apply

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The closing date for applications has been brought forward to midnight CEST on Sunday 15th May, 2022.