Helga Westerlind, PhD, Docent, Karolinska Institutet

Helga Westerlind

Senior research specialist

About me

Docent in Epidemiology. Computational epidemologist working with personalized medicine in rheumatoid arthritis.

Research description

My research focuses on finding risk factors for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and progression of the disease. This is done by data mining of different data sources such as questionnaire data, genetic data, quality registers and nation wide population registers. I use "traditional" epidemiological methods, as well as machine learning and more computationally intense methods. 

Teaching portfolio

Mathematical statistics, biostatistics, genetic epidemiology, epidemiology


PhD, Karolinska Institutet, 2014

MSc in Computer Science and Engineering from Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), 2009

Academic honours, awards and prizes

Docent in Epidemiology (2022)