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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
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?
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
Main supervisor for 3 doctoral students
Supervised 2 doctoral students as main supervisor to PhD defense
>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
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)