Jenny Selander

Jenny Selander

Principal researcher

Research description

I am an Associate Professor in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. I am a Research Group Leader and the Head of Unit of the Unit of Occupational Medicine at the Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet. I study joint effects of exposure in Occupational and Environmental settings in relation to health effects. My focus however, is on noise, air pollution, vibrations and chemicals in the work and living environment in relation to health. Outcome measures I study include reproductive outcomes, cardiovascular disease and cancer. I am also involved in risk assessment, mainly regarding noise exposure and health.

Teaching portfolio

I am the program director for the master program in work and health at Karolinska Institutet. I teach Occupational and Environmental Medicine and Epidemiology and are a course leader of the Scientific Methods course 7,5 credits within the program. I have more then 400 hours of teaching behind me and I have initiated and developed the major transformation of the master program into a full-digital program with new pedagogical approaches. 

Academic honours, awards and prizes

I have during the last couple of years received 15 million SEK in funding av a PI and 250 million SEK as a co-applicant (15 million to my group) for both international and national research studies. With these grants I have developed new job-exposure matrices, JEMs, (EU, FORTE , AFA…), assessed the relationship between environmental and occupational exposures in relation to cardiovascular disease and pregnancy related outcomes (AFA…, EU, Nordforsk, as well as on the child's health later in life (EU - Equal-Life I have also been assessing occupational exposures and cancer in the Nordic Collaboration NOCCA .