Daniel Berglind

Daniel Berglind

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Conducting research focusing on public health related aspects of health such as physical activity, physical fitness and obesity; mostly using registry-based and intervention studies. 

Peer-reviewed articles in PubMed 

Om mig

My research profile consists of mainly 2 tracks:

1. Using registry data, and triangulation/genetic control (e.g., sibling design etc.) analyses, to quantify the associations between physical behavior traits (e.g., BMI, fitness, strength etc.) and health outcomes. Basically, if we are talking about improving population health; where should we put the focus to get the most "bang for the buck"?

2. Conducting large-scale population-based societal interventions to improve physical health at the population level. That is; how can we "tweak" the society/the physical environment to achieve a more healthy population? 


Ongoing projects

RCT: a policy-based intervention (in collaboration with Region Stockholm/Stockholms Stad) among 124 public preschools and 3000-ish children aiming to increase physical activity in preschoolers': https://ces.sll.se/var-verksamhet/aktiviteter-och-projekt/rorelseprojek… 

RCT: an exercise intervention aiming to increase physical fitness in individuals who seek asylum 

Developing a smartphone app (at CES: https://www.ces.sll.se/halsometern) to assess levels of physical activity in real-time on a nationwide scale. 

The green schoolyards project: Reconstructing school playground to increase >3000-ish children's physical activity and improve the environment  

Registry-based studies on early life determinants of later health outcomes

Peer-reviewed articles in PubMed 

Main supervisor for 3 doctoral students

Supervised 2 doctoral students as main supervisor to PhD defense 

Pedagogiska meriter

>1000 hours of documented education 2012-2022 at Karolinska Institutet (medical program, master courses in epidemiology, course leader for a PhD course on obesity etc.) 


Degree of Doctor, Medical Sciences

Thesis defense 2014-12-11, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet

Thesis title: “Maternal obesity surgery: Effects in women, spouses and offspring”

2004 - 2005: English, Stockholm University, Sweden

2005 - 2010: Master degree in Biomedicine, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Associate Professor (Docent i Folkhälsovetenskap) 2019

Akademiska priser och utmärkelser

Associate Professor (Docent i Folkhälsovetenskap) 

Research funding (main applicant):



VR (Scientific Council)

NFV (Research School of Caring Sciences)

ALF (Stockholm County Council)

Centrum för Idrottsforskning (CIF)

Lindhés Advokatbyrå