Björn Nordlund

Adjunct senior lecturer

About me

  • Associate professor in pediatric allergology
  • Pediatric nurse, director of research and development in healthcare at Astrid Lindgren Children's Hospital, Karolinska University Hospital 
  • Research group leader, division of Clinical Pediatrics, KI
  • Group leader for Unit of Children's and Adolescent's Health, Karolinska Institutet

Research description

Allergy prevention and exploring early origins, triggers and expressions of allergic diseases, in order to identify resilient and developmental factors for health and disease in children, as well as design, develop and validate the benefit of using novel digital health models for asthma and other respiratory diseases.

Ongoing projects: 

  • PreventADALL - preventing allergy and atopic dermatitis in children. A randomised controlled birtj cohort study
  • Asthmatuner – a self-management system for asthma
  • Asthmatuner Diagnosis – digital tool for diagnosing asthma
  • Inhalation flow app – digital measurement and feedback of inhalation technique
  • U-Biopred – identifying novel markers of severe asthma
  • PULMM – evaluation of lung function and bronchial hyperresponsiveness in prematurely born children with bronchopulmonary dysplasia
  • STOPPA – twin studies of prevention and prediction of asthma
  • Blood sampling errors and patient security in pediatric tertiary care

Teaching portfolio

  • Clinical Immunology and Allergic Diseases. Medical program at KI
  • Asthma and Allergy Prevention. Course: Allergy and other hypersensitivity, KI


  • Nursing Diploma, Stockholm University College of Health Sciences, year 1994
  • Postgraduated in Paediatric Nursing, Malmö University College of Health Sciences, year 1998
  • PhD in Medical Science, Severe asthma and asthma control in children, Karolinska Institutet department of Women’s and Children’s Health, year 2013
  • Post doc position, department of medical epidemiology and biostatistics, KI, year 2017
  • Associate Professor, year 2020

Academic honours, awards and prizes

  • Asthmatuner - The city of Stockholm innovation scholarship in life science 
  • Athena Prize winner 2020 - Acknowledge for innovations that are developed in cooperation between academy, healthcare, society and medtech industry.