About me

Current positions

  • Professor, Department of Clinical Science and Education, Södersjukhuset
  • Specialist nurse, Sachs´Childrens Hospital
  • Clinical Reseach Leader, Sachs´Childrens Hospital
  • Co-PI of the BAMSE study



Research description

The overall focus of my research is to identify factors of importance for improved care of children and young people with allergic disease, with a special focus on the transition from childhood to adulthood. A strength of the research is the possibility to combine quantitative methods, based on advanced statistical analyses, with qualitative methods, such as focus group interviews. The research is performed in a multidisciplinary environment, with a mix of researchers, doctoral and post-doctoral students, and clinically active health care professionals from various research fields.


Reseach group - Health care science and allergic disease

Maria Ödling (RN, Senior lecture)

Sandra Ekström (Post doc)

Marina Jonsson, (PhD)

Elin Dahlén, (Post doc)

Ida Mogensen (MD, Post doc)

Niklas Andersson (Statistician)                                                        

Susanne Lundin (RN, PhD)

Charlotta Flodström (MD, PhD Student)

Helena Agenäs (RN, PhD student)



The Swedish Research Council

The Swedish Heart-Lung Foundation

The Swedish Asthma and Allergy research foundation

Hesselman Foundation for Scientific Research




Teaching portfolio

Course coordinator and examiner of the following courses:


Nursing in Asthma, Allergy and COPD, part 1, 15 credits

Omvårdnad vid astma, allergi och KOL, del 1 | Karolinska Institutet Utbildning (ki.se)


Nursing in Asthma, Allergy and COPD, part 2, 15 credits

Omvårdnad vid astma, allergi och KOL, del 2 | Karolinska Institutet Utbildning (ki.se)


Nursing with Focus on General Paediatrics and Family Centred Care (7,5hp)

SSK36 SJ036 Omvårdnad med fokus på allmän pediatrik och familjecentrerad omvårdnad



2019               Professor in Health Care Science, Karolinska Institutet

2013               Associate Professor in Epidemiology, Karolinska Institutet

2005               Ph.D. in Epidemiology, Karolinska Institute

1998               Pedagogy in nursing Care (40 p)

1991               Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Public Health nursing 

1985               Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Pediatric nursing 

1979               Bachelor of Science (BSc) in nursing