About me

Consultant in Hepatology at the Karolinska University Hospital. I am associate professor and group leader for the Hagström group at Karolinska Institutet. Co-director for Center for Bioinformatics and Biostatistics (CBB) at KI South (www.ki.se/cbb)

Research description

My main focus is liver-related epidemiology, with a specific interest in fatty liver disease. Key questions that my group focuses on include long-term outcomes of fatty liver disease, now the most common chronic liver disease with a global prevalence of more than 25%. We aim to identify risk factors for disease progression. I have been instrumental in developing one of the globally largest cohorts of patients with fatty liver disease.

We use a combination of well-phenotyped patient cohorts with large-scale epidemiology, and have several collaborations with basic scientists and international colleagues. Some current initiatives includes the Fatty Liver In Sweden multi-center cohort of longitudinally examined patients, and the screening initiative SCANDIA where 1000 patients with type 2 diabetes will be screened for presence and severity of fatty liver disease.

Teaching portfolio

I am currently the main supervisor of five PhD-students and five postdocs, and co-supervisor of two PhD-students. Regular bedside teaching of medical students. Frequent (>15) supervisor of master thesis in research for medical students.

Academic honours, awards and prizes

2016 the Bengt Ihre scholarship

2018 AASLD Early Career Investigator Award