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Marie Löf

Senior researcher

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About me

I am a senior researcher and associate professor at the Department of Biosciences and Nutrition and leader of the IMPACT research group. I got my PhD degree at the University of Linköping 2004 with a thesis on energy metabolism, physical activity and body composition in pregnant women. Thereafter I was recruited as a post doc to the Department of medical epidemiology and biostatistics, Karolinska Institute. In 2007-2010, I was a research associate at the University of Linköping, and in 2011, I came back to Karolinska Institute. 

Research description

My research focuses on two main areas:

  • Early-life factors that may be important for the establishment of childhood obesity. I am especially interested in interactions between physical activity and body fatness during the first years of life.
  • Mobile phone technology to measure diet and physical activity as well as  a mode for delivery of interventions to promote a healthy lifestyle and prevent obesity, with special emphasis of pregnant women and children 

Teaching portfolio

During 1997-2017 I have gained extensive experience in teaching at bachelor and master programmes in nutrition, medicine, physiotherapy, and nursing at the University of Linköping, University of Uppsala and Karolinska Institute. I am currently course leader for two courses at the bachelor program in nutrition (Clinical nutrition: Nutritional status, 5 hp as well as Degree projects bachelor level in nutrition (examensarbete), 15 hp). I am also involved the The Master’s Programme in Nutrition Science at Karolinska Institute that will be initiated in the autumn of 2018. 

Education

PhD in nutritional physiology, Linköping University 2004

Master degree in nutrition, Stockholm University, 1997

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