2023 – present Adjunct Associate Research Scientist, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Columbia University, New York, USA
2021 – present Lecturer and faculty member Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Division of Psychology, Research Group Enebrink, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
2021 Exposure-based cognitive behavioral therapy for atrial fibrillation: A novel treatment paradigm; Karolinska Institutet
COURSES AND DEGREES
2015-2021 PhD program Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
2015-2018 Research school in epidemiology/psychiatry KI/SLL
2011 Licensed psychologist, National Board of Health and Welfare, Stockholm, Sweden
2010 Master of Science in Psychology, Stockholm University
My research focuses on three main areas within cardiac psychology. Firstly, I have developed a cognitive behavioral therapy treatment protocol for cardiac anxiety following myocardial infarction (heart attack) and I am principal investigator (PI) for an ongoing RCT where we are also assessing changes in cardiovascular biomarkers and pain sensitivity. A larger RCT is planned for 2024. Secondly, I am PI for a research project focusing on cardiac-induced posttraumatic stress disorder in patients following acute coronary syndrome. With support from the NIH, I am leading this study in collaboration with Columbia University to develop and test an early online intervention for these patients. The third research focus pertains to psychological factors following open heart surgery, I together with colleagues have developed a novel CBT intervention to reduce anxiety and depression and minimize cardiovascular risk factors in patients undergoing open heart surgery. These studies aims to explore key mechanisms and processes in cardiac psychology interventions. I strive to build an interdisciplinary knowledge base that addresses the treatment gap for psychological care in a wide range of cardiac diseases and acute medical conditions.
In hold a current position as clinical lecturer at the psychologist program, KI. I am currently the examinator and course director of “Clinical methods within psychology” (6 credits), psychologist program, KI, semester 8, I am also the course coordinator for “Internet psychology” (4,5 credits), psychologist program, KI, semester 7 and course director of an Independent course, KI (7,5 credits) an independent web-based course (7,5 credits) for healthcare practitioners on psychological treatment within primary care.