Adrian Levitsky

Adrian Levitsky

Affiliated to research

About me

Researcher in rheumatology and oncology; Medical affairs professional in the life sciences industry. Experienced with quantitative research and the development and assessment of usable research tools in several therapeutic areas, including clinical trials and precision medicine in rheumatology and oncology. A capable translational communicator with experience from several international scientific congresses.

Research description

Research currently focuses on understanding the disease etiology behind systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), its treatment landscape and improving patient outcomes. Previous research in this field included mapping praxis and treat-to-target guideline paradigm setting for the most optimal treatment of SLE.

Prior research-related activities:

Headed all centralized data management activities and built the clinical database for an international multi-center, multi-randomized phase III open label prospective umbrella trial for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, ALLTogether.

Postdoctoral research focused on complex interactions among quantified subjective factors and their prognostic capability: linking the first experience of patient symptoms and sensations through an online, interactive questionnaire together with analyses of biological data to potentially aid in diagnosing lung cancer earlier and add to the understanding of symptoms and bodily perception through bio-behavioral research, PEX-LC/PEKLUNG.

Doctoral research centralized on optimizing precision medicine in rheumatoid arthritis through randomized trials, e.g. SWEFOT – focusing on prediction and outcomes of pharmaceutical therapies through individualized patient profiles with biomarkers and risk factors, and assessing integrative manual therapy for chronic pain.  



Citations: >950, h-index: 7


PhD Medical Science, Karolinska Institutet

MSc Global Health, Karolinska Institutet

BSc Human Factors Psychology, ERAU

Academic honours, awards and prizes

International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL) 2018 conference top submission, Presenter at the Cutting Edge Research Plenary session:  Analysis of early predictive lung cancer symptoms and sensations by orthogonal projections to latent structures (OPLS)