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About me

Current positions

  • Associate 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

Factors of importance for improved care of allergic disease- with focus on severe disease, gender differences, and the transition from childhood to adulthood.

 

My research aims to identify factors of importance for improved care of allergic disease, with a special focus on severe disease, gender differences, and the transition from childhood to adulthood. A strength of my research is the possibility to combine quantitative methods, based on advanced statistical analyses, with qualitative methods, such as focus group interviews. The projects are primarily based on a prospective birth cohort (BAMSE), for which I am one of the PIs. The BAMSE cohort includes 4,089 children followed from birth to young adulthood with questionnaires and clinical follow-up. A follow-up of participants at age 24 years is ongoing and will be completed by June 2019. So far, almost 3,000 participants have answered the web-based questionnaire and 2,300 have completed the clinical follow-up including blood sampling, assessment of lung function, and measurement of blood pressure, height, weight, and body composition.

 

Transition from paediatric to adult health care is an area of interest in my research and several studies are planned. For example, we aim to estimate health care consumption during the transition from paediatric to adult care for different phenotypes of asthma. Moreover, we aim to assess consequences of having asthma as a young adult.

The research is performed in a multidisciplinary environment, with a mix of researchers, pre- and post-doctoral students from various research fields, and clinically active health care professionals.

Research group

Specialist nurse Maria Ödling (PhD student)

Dr Charlotta Flodström (PhD student)

Specialist nurse Susanne Lundin (PhD student)

Associate Professor Gunnar Lilja

Specialist nurse, PhD Marina Jonsson (associated 50%)

Niklas Andersson (statistician 20%)

 

 

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