About me

My research is about health and labor economics. I defended my doctoral thesis in 2017 at Karolinska Institutet. Since then, I have been a postdoctoral researcher at Karolinska Institutet, Solna, and at the University of Gävle, Gävle.

Research description

I am involved in the H-work project funded by EU Horizon 2020 to explore how to promote good mental health in working life. Together with 14 partners from nine different countries, we will develop and test measures, measuring instruments, tools, and models that can be used at various levels (IGLO) in SMEs and public workplaces - to implement and evaluate health promotion and preventive measures that are implemented.

The research project '' Mental Health in the Workplace: Multilevel Interventions to Promote Mental Health in SMEs and Public Workplaces '', and is called H-WORK for short and is led by the University of Bologna. The project has a duration of 42 months.

Johanson, U. och Aboagye, E. (2020) Bättre arbetsplatshälsa på arbetsplatsen. Om arbetsmiljöekonomi, produktivitet, och arbetsmiljöstyrning. Liber

Johanson, U. and Aboagye, E. (2020) Financial gains, possibilities, and limitations of improving occupational health at the company level. Chapter 23--1 in Handbook of Socioeconomic Determinants of Occupational Health - From Macro-level to Micro-level Evidence, ed. Töres Theorell. Springer.

Teaching portfolio

Master course in Evaluation and Intervention, Karolinska Institutet (KI)

Master course in Work Environment Economics, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)


B.A. Hons. Social Science, 2007, University of Cape Coast.

MSc. Health Economics, Policy & Management, 2012, University of Oslo.                                                                           

Ph.D. in Medical Sciences, 2017, Unit of Intervention and implementation research for Worker health.

Thesis: ‘From health outcomes to value assessments: preference-based evaluation of interventions & valuation of productivity costs among working adults’, Karolinska Institutet.