Anna Plym

Anna Plym

Biträdande Lektor
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Postadress: C8 Medicinsk epidemiologi och biostatistik, C8 MEB II Wiklund, 171 77 Stockholm

Om mig

  • I am a dedicated cancer researcher, epidemiologist, and an Assistant Professor at
    the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (MEB) at Karolinska
    Institutet. I also have an adjunct faculty position at Harvard T.H. Chan
    School of Public Health and a research affiliation at Brigham and Women's
    Hospital, Boston, MA.

    Career Highlights:
    2023 Adjunct Assistant Professor at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
    2022 Assistant Professor at Karolinska Institutet
    2022 Postdoc at Karolinska Institutet
    2019-2021 Postdoc at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Brigham and Women's Hospital
    2019 PhD Cancer Epidemiology (Karolinska Institutet)
    2013 MSc Public Health Epidemiology (Karolinska Institutet)
    2007 MSc Biomedical Science (Uppsala University)


  • My research aims at generating evidence-based knowledge that can be used in a
    genetic-risk based prevention strategy for prostate cancer. My research
    centers around evaluating and improving genetic risk-stratification for
    aggressive prostate cancer, and on identifying ways for prevention among men
    at high genetic risk.

    In my research, I have demonstrated that close to 50% of men with a high
    polygenic risk score will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their
    lifetime, as compared with less than 10% among men with a low polygenic risk
    score. My research also indicates that a high polygenic risk score is not
    deterministic for a poor prostate cancer outcome and that factors linked to a
    healthy lifestyle may compensate for a high genetic risk for prostate

    Selected awards:
    2021 Young Investigator Award, Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) US
    2021 Scholar-in-Training Award, American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)


Alla övriga publikationer


  • Biträdande Lektor, Medicinsk epidemiologi och biostatistik, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-2028

Examina och utbildning

  • Medicine Doktorsexamen, Institutionen för medicinsk epidemiologi och biostatistik, Karolinska Institutet, 2019
  • Medicine Masterexamen, Karolinska Institutet, 2013

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