Katharina Schmidt-Mende

Postdoctoral studies

To understand and improve the quality of care of older patients with multiple long-term conditions in the context of primary care.

About me

I am general practitioner and specialist in internal medicine. Since 2022, I am post doc at the Academic primary health care centre, region Stockholm, with affiliation to the Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Division of family Medicine and Primary Care. 

Since September 2018, I have been acting as executive group leader of an interdisciplinary research group (Hampus group, 12 members). The group aims to understand and improve the quality of care of older patients with multiple long-term conditions, in particular in the context of primary care. Hampus group currently consists of both senior and junior researchers and has expertise in primary care, emergency care, nursing, qualitative methodology, clinical pharmacology, teaching, pedagogical research and digital decision support. The group has obtained funding for 3 PhD students. Group members are affiliated to Academic Primary health care center, the Divisions of Family Medicine and Primary Care and Nursing at the Department of Neurobiology, Care sciences and Society, and the Division of Clinical Pharmacology at Department of Laboratory Medicine and Healthcare Services Board at either Region Stockholm or Karolinska Institutet.

We have established national and international collaboration with

1. Associate professor Karin Modig at Institute of Environmental Medicine

2. Prof of General Practice Bruce Guthrie, Usher Institute, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

3. Associate professor Christoffel Kuenen, Umeå Institute of Design, Umeå university

Teaching portfolio

"Inappropriate drug use in older primary care patients - the clinical perspective"

"Working in home health care - clinical perspective"

"How to perform medication reviews"

"How to write a systematic literature review"


Academic honours, awards and prizes

Forte in collaboration with Associate Prof Karin Modig

Region Stockholm (ALF, NSV)

Region Stockholm Block grants (clinical post doc, two PhD students ("forskar-ST allmänmedicin")

Kung Gustaf V och Drottning Victorias Frimurarstiftelse för åldersforskning

Research Fund for Rehabilitation and Medical Research