Louise Emilsson, Docent MEB

Louise Emilsson

Affiliated to research

Associate professor HELSAM, University of Oslo, Norway
Docent of Epidemiology, MEB, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Research description

Academic interests

  • Bowel cancer
  • Epidemiology - methods
  • Celiac disease
  • Screening
  • Registry and big data research
  • Causal inference
  • Statistical analysis
  • Clinical research

My research interests spans a broad range of topics within medicine, reflecting my clinical background as a specialist in general practice. I am particularly interested in epidemiological methodology, causal inference and spent my postdoc time with the causal inference group at Harvard School of Public health. I have extensive experience from big data analyses such as Swedish quality register, national health care registers and the American SEER-Medicare registers.

Teaching portfolio

I teach in the MD program module 8 and I am also responsible for a 2-week elective class (MED3051) at University of Oslo. Further, I also teach EBM and research methodology at the MD programme at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. Recently I published a postgraduate tutorial methodology paper on how to emulate a randomized trial using observational data in SAGE research methods cases https://methods.sagepub.com/case/impact-statin-survive-cancer-patients-inference-emulate-target-trial

Academic honours, awards and prizes

Awarded Best citation award at the 22nd WONCA meeting in Seoul https://cdn1.sph.harvard.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/61/2019/04/HEPI-Newsletter-2019_final-pdf.pdf for the article «Examining Bias in Studies of Statin Treatment and Survival in Patients With Cancer», published in Jama Oncology.