Lucie Laflamme

Lucie Laflamme


Professor of injury epidemiology and prevention at KI, honorary professor at the University of South Africa (UNISA), and research fellow at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS).

About me

Current position: Professor of injury epidemiology and prevention

Current assignment: Deputy Chairperson of the recruitment committee at Karolinska Institutet


Current affiliation: Honorary Professor at the University of South Africa (UNISA), in South Africa

Research fellow at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies (STIAS)

Research group: Head of the research group on Injuries' Social Aetiology and Consequences (ISAC)


Supervision of doctoral students - main supervisor

I have supervised 17 doctoral students who have defended their doctoral theses and I have three additional ones registered.


Appointment as external examiner for doctoral theses in other universities

8 occasions - in Australia, Canada, France, Norway, Spain, and Sweden


Examples of scientific assignments

  • Member of the Scientific Board of the French Institute for Science and Technology for Transport, Development and Networks (IFSTTAR)
  • Temporary advisor to the WHO at several occasions, among others for the World report on child and adolescent injuries (WHO and UNICEF; reviewer of the full report; January 2008), as a lead author of a policy briefing on the reduction of social inequality in injuries (2010), and as a lead author for reviews on social inequalities in injuries in Europe (2008 and 2019).
  • 2004-2013 Regular member of the Regional Ethics Review Board in Stockholm

Research description

My current research projects deal with:

  • mHealth consultation among clinicians and emergency care of burn injury in resource-poor settings ( South Africa)
  • medication and injuries among older people (Sweden)


Current research grants (as PI)


Deep learning for image-based diagnostics of burn injuries: Accuracy and potential for scale of a computer assisted diagnosis

From: The Swedish Scientific Council (3,0 million sek)


Mozambique Capacity Building Programme in Public Health Research

From: Sida (Capacity building project; 20,5 million sek)

Teaching portfolio

Teaching areas

Course development and course responsibility on the following topics

  • Ethics in public and global health research
  • Injury control and safety promotion


(1988-90) Postdoctoral studies

Sweden’s National Institute of Occupational Health, Division of Social Psychology (IPS), Solna, Sweden

(1984-87) Ph.D. in Industrial Relations

Laval University, Department of Industrial Relations, Quebec, Canada

(1980-83) Master Degree in Industrial Relations (MSc)

University of Montreal, School of Industrial Relations, Montreal, Canada