Daniel Falkstedt, KI 2022

Daniel Falkstedt

Principal researcher

About me

I am a senior researcher and associate professor of public health science and conduct epidemiological research as related to occupations, working conditions, socio-economic factors, lifestyle, etc. The focus has been on cardiovascular diseases, mental illness including suicide, and exclusion from the labor market due to ill-health. I teach on theory and epidemiological methods in public health science. Currently, I am also responsible for an advanced-level course on work organization and health. I have examined doctoral students in public health science and, since several years, I am also involved in the Doctoral programme in Public Health Science at Karolinska Institutet.

Research description

Principal investigator:

A Sustainable Working Life for All - Challenges and Future Opportunities (SWOP), a research program during 2022-2027 funded by Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (Forte)

The occurrence of mental disorders across occupations and work environments in Swedish males and females: A longitudinal perspective (funded by Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare [Forte])

Collaborating researcher:

Social inequalities in health and labor market attachment among older workers – the importance of childhood circumstances and physical and psychosocial work environments over the entire working life (funded by the Swedish Research Council [Vetenskapsådet])

Teaching portfolio

Current course leadership: 

Arbetsorganisation (Work organization), 7.5 hp (Magisterprogrammet i arbete och hälsa)

Previous course leadership:

Theory of Science, 2.5 hp (Master's program in public health science)


Associate professor (docent), Public Health Science

PhD (Public Health Science/Occupational Medicine), Karolinska Institutet

MSc (with a Major in Psychology), Stockholm University