Daniel Berglind

Daniel Berglind

Postdoctoral studies

Research description

Research description

Research focus on interventions at the societal level to increase physical activity and health in children and adults. Great interest in preschool/school physical activity and health related policies. 

Main supervisor for 3 doctoral students. 

Ongoing projects

  • A randomized controlled trial, in collaboration with the City of Stockholm, investigating the effects of implementing physical activity policies in 124 preschools on >3.000 preschoolers' physical activity levels
  • An intervention, in collaboration with the City of Stockholm, investigating the effects of schoolyard reconstructions on approximately 3.000 school children's physical activity levels and wellbeing
  • An intervention investigating the effects of a 10-week exercise program on asylum seekers' physical fitness and wellbeing
  • Observational registry-based studies on early life determinants (e.g., cardiorespiratory fitness) of future health outcomes

Teaching portfolio

Medical program, Karolinska Institutet semester 1 and 11

>700 hours of education 2012-2019

Course leader for a PhD course at Karolinska Institutet (obesity in man), 2017-2018

Education

Degree of Doctor, Medical Sciences

Thesis defense 2014-12-11, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet

Thesis title: “Maternal obesity surgery: Effects in women, spouses and offspring”

2004 - 2005: English, Stockholm University, Sweden

2005 - 2010: Master degree in Biomedicine, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

2009: Master thesis ”Assessing anticancer drug effects in multicellular spheroids and in vivo; combination treatment, problems with penetration and re-growth of tumor cells”

Peer-reviewed articles in PubMed

Academic honours, awards and prizes

 

GRANTS (MAIN APPLICANT)

  • 2013 Fernströms Stiftelse Karolinska Institutet, 45.000 SEK. For epigenetic analyses comparing differences in the methylome between siblings born before and after maternal bariatric surgery.
  • 2015 Fernströms Stiftelse Karolinska Institutet, 60.000 SEK. For analysis of raw accelerometer data on physical activity and sedentary behavior.
  • 2015 NFV (Research School of Caring Sciences) Karolinska Institutet. Funding for a PhD student 2016-2020. 1.128 000 SEK.
  • 2015 VR (Scientific Council). Has a dissonance-based psychosocial intervention effects on obese women’s quality of life, eating behavior, physical activity and sedentary behavior of obese women after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery? Qualitative and quantitative studies. 2.100 000 SEK. 
  • 2016 ALF (Stockholm County Council) Has a dissonance-based psychosocial intervention effects on obese women’s quality of life, eating behavior, physical activity and sedentary behavior of obese women after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery? 400.000 SEK.
  • 2017. Centrum för Idrottsforskning (CIF). Physical activity throughout the school day: a pilot randomized controlled trial. 165.000 SEK.  
  • 2018. ALF (Stockholm County Council). Effects on quality of life and physical activity: a randomized post-surgery dissonance-based intervention for obese women treated by Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. 600.000 SEK
  • 2018. Centrum för Idrottsforskning (CIF). Physical activity throughout the school day and its effect on academic performance: a pilot study. 150.000 SEK

SUPERVISION

PhD-Supervision  3 students as main supervisor and 2 students who have defended their thesis