Anna-Karin Edstedt Bonamy
Affiliated to research
I graduated from the Karolinska Institutet MD-program in 2000 and defended my PhD-thesis “Long-term cardiovascular follow-up after preterm birth” at the Karolinska Institutet in 2008. Since 2009, I am Board Certified Pediatrician in Sweden and also International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). I am associate professor (docent) at KI since 2014. Currently, I am board member of the Swedish Pediatric Society and have previously served as Scientific Secretary of the Swedish Pediatric Society 2014-2016, and Vice-President 2016-2018.
My research in perinatal epidemiology focuses on cardiovascular disease in relation to preterm birth and other pregnancy complications, in both the mother and the child. Presently, I investigate the long-term cardiovascular outcome after preterm birth; how the diagnostics of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) could be improved and how treatment of of PDA is associated to short term morbidity and complications in very preterm infants. Moreover, I have been an investigator in the EPICE-project 2011-2016, a European FP7-financed project that studies implementation of evidence based practices in European neonatal intensive care (http://www.epiceproject.eu/en/). Another research interest is the future cardiovascular health of women that delivered preterm or had other pregnancy complications, that I have previously investigated in collaboration with researchers from Umeå University, Sweden and the University of California San Francisco, USA.