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Catarina Almqvist Malmros

Professor/senior physician

Department and organisational affiliation:

About me

Current position and commissions of trust

  • Professor in Clinical Epidemiology, KI
  • Consultant Pediatrician, Astrid Lindgren Children's Hospital
  • Member of Executive committee MEB, KI

Research description

The major theme of my research has been in assessing early risks and consequences for asthma and other diseases in childhood and adolescence, as well as co-morbidity between disease groups. It also includes the effects of growth such as fetal programming and pubertal changes on asthma. The research is focused towards combining register-based information with experimental and clinical data, using advanced family and twin design.

Research projects

Five selected publications

Antibiotics in fetal and early life and subsequent childhood asthma: nationwide population based study with sibling analysis. Örtqvist AK, Lundholm C, Kieler H, Ludvigsson JF, Fall T, Ye W, et al BMJ 2014 Nov;349():g6979

Early Exposure to Dogs and Farm Animals and the Risk of Childhood Asthma. Fall T, Lundholm C, Örtqvist AK, Fall K, Fang F, Hedhammar Å, et al JAMA Pediatr 2015 Nov;169(11):e153219

Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes in Asthmatic Women: A Population-Based Family Design Study. Rejnö G, Lundholm C, Larsson K, Larsson H, Lichtenstein P, D'Onofrio BM, et al J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract ;6(3):916-922.e6

Shared genetic origin of asthma, hay fever and eczema elucidates allergic disease biology. Ferreira MA, Vonk JM, Baurecht H, Marenholz I, Tian C, Hoffman JD, et al Nat. Genet. 2017 Dec;49(12):1752-1757

Longitudinal depression or anxiety in mothers and offspring asthma: a Swedish population-based study. Brew BK, Lundholm C, Viktorin A, Lichtenstein P, Larsson H, Almqvist C Int J Epidemiol 2018 02;47(1):166-174

Current postdocs

Current doctoral students

Previous postdocs

Previous doctoral students


  • Swedish Research Council
  • Swedish Heart Lung Foundation
  • Swedish Asthma and Allergy Association’s Research Foundation
  • Grants provided by the Stockholm County Council (ALF projects)
  • KID and CSTP funding for doctoral students
  • H.K.H. Kronprinsessan Lovisas förening för barnsjukvård
  • Åke Wibergs stiftelse, Stiftelsen Frimurare Barnahuset Stockholm, Sällskapet Barnavård

Teaching portfolio

Supervisor of 12 exjobb students in the medical program


  • 1993 MD Karolinska Institutet; Board certified physician 1995
  • 2002 PhD Pediatrics, Karolinska Institutet
  • 2005-2007 Post-Doc Woolcock Inst of Medical Research, Sydney, Australia
  • 2008 Board certificated Specialist in Pediatrics
  • 2010 Associate Professor, Karolinska Institutet

Academic honours, awards and prizes

  • 2004 “Rookie of the year” from the Stockholm Association for Allergology
  • 2007 European Respiratory Society’s Pediatric Respiratory Epidemiology Award for Young Investigators
  • 2010 European Respiratory Society’s Romain Pauwel Young Investigator Award
  • 2010 Young Scholar Award from the Strategic Research Program in Epidemiology, KI
  • 2011 Karolinska Institutet KI fonder and Board of Research Young Investigator Award in Public Health and international health
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