Daniela Di Giuseppe


About me


I am a statistician with a doctoral degree in epidemiology from Karolinska Institutet. As part of Johan Askling's research group on chronic inflammatory disease epidemiology, my research focuses on safety and effectiveness of treatments for chronic inflammatory diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis(RA), psoriatic arthritis(PsA) and spondyloarthritis(SpA). Morevoer, I have a deep interest in the role of environmental risk factor, and in particular diet, on risk and prognosis of rheumatoid arthritis.

Research description


I am involved in several national and international collaborations with the aim of investigate different aspect of rheumatic disease and its treatment:

  • ARTIS (Anti-Rheumatic Treatment in Sweden): a national surveillance program for investigation of safety and effectiveness of new anti-rheumatic drugs
  • Nordforsk collaboration: using data from the 5 Nordic rheumatology quality register linked to the national register on health, we can analyze safety and effectiveness of treatments in RA, PsA and SpA
  • EuroSpA collaboration: data from 17 national rheumatogy register are collected to analyze several aspect of treatment for PsA and SpA. I am part of the EuroSpA scientific committee
  • EIRA: using data from the largest case-control study on RA, I have analyzed the effect of diet on risk and prognosis of RA


Teaching portfolio

Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses (PhD Course nr. 2790), organizer and lecturer

Advanced course in SAS programming for Health Care Data, teaching assistant


2014, PhD in Medical Science, Karolinska Institutet

2008, MSc in Statistics, University of Milano–Bicocca, Italy

2006, BSc in Statistics, University of Milano–Bicocca, Italy