Emilie Agardh.

Emilie Agardh

Principal researcher

Research description

My main research focus is: 1) burden of disease studies, e.g., investigating and comparing risk factors of mortality and morbidity and changing disease patterns, in Sweden and elsewhere, and 2) longitudinal studies on the effect of substance use and socioeconomic factors on health. The burden of disease studies are done in close collaboration with researchers at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), University of Washington, in Seattle, USA.

Teaching portfolio

Currently I lecture and supervise on enquiry. Previously I have been a course leader, lecturer, supervisor and examiner at several masters and bachelor courses in Public Health Sciences at Karolinska Institutet, and at Shandong University in Jinan, China.


  • Associate Professor in Epidemiology 2017, Karolinska Institutet
  • PhD in Medical Sciences 2005, Karolinska Institutet
  • Master in Public Health Sciences 2001, Karolinska Institutet
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing 1997, Lund University