Dr. Manzur Kader

Manzur Kader

Postdoctoral researcher

Postdoctoral Researcher in Cancer & Cardiovascular Epidemiology,
PhD (Medical science), Lund University,
MPH (Public health nutrition), Karolinska Institutet,
MSc (Global health), Uppsala University.

About me

Dr. Manzur is currently working as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Cancer & Cardiovascular epidemiology. He is involved in teaching and supervision in professional master's programs. He has a PhD in Medical science being affiliated with Swedish National Graduate School on Ageing and Health (SWEAH). He previously earned an MPH in Public health nutrition, an MSc in Global health from Sweden, and also a licensed Physiotherapist in Sweden. 

His current research aims to investigate the impact of shift/night work, and long working hours on the risk of cancer, cardiovascular diseases, cerebrovascular diseases, and pregnancy outcomes among Swedish health care employees. He has diverse research experience in the field of Public health/Epidemiology, Shift work/working hours, Non-communicable diseases, Parkinson's disease, Nutrition, Overweight/obesity, Children's health, Women's health and Rights, Spinal cord injury, and Physiotherapy.


Research description

Project: "Working hours and health among health care employees (ATOHS)"

Aim: To investigate the impact of shift/night work and long working hours on the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes (e.g., preterm birth, low birth weight), cancer (e.g., breast cancer, prostate cancer), cerebrovascular diseases (e.g., stroke), cardiovascular diseases (e.g., ischemic heart disease, hypertension), metabolic disorders (e.g., diabetes) and other diseases among Swedish health care employees (e.g., Nurses, Physicians).

Methods: It is a large-scale prospective cohort study based on detailed and objectively collected data on working hours of around 70000 Swedish health care employees between 2008-2017 in the Stockholm region. Information on outcomes and confounding factors are obtained from national registers, for example, the cancer registry, medical birth registry, in-and outpatient register (e.g. cardiovascular diseases, diabetes), and pharmacology drug register.

The risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and pregnancy outcomes are estimated among those working various types of shifts/nights or long working hours, using daytime workers or standard hours as a control group, while adjusting for potential confounders.

Funding: The project is funded by the Swedish research council (FORTE) with two Principal investigators- Senior physician  & Professor Per Gustavsson (Cancer & Pregnancy outcome study), and Senior physician Carolina Birgert (Cardiovascular disease study).

Teaching portfolio

Dr. Manzur is a teacher, examiner, and supervisor in professional master's programs, such as "Public Health Epidemiology" and "Occupation and Health" at Karolinska Institutet. He also teaches and supervises students in Epidemiology, Occupation and Health, and Global Health in other universities in Sweden and abroad. He has been invited as a teacher/speaker at various national and international events, for example,

invited teacher in a course of Epidemiology arranged by COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology), held in Sonderborg, Denmark, where the participants were from 14 different nationalities. 


PhD- Medical science (with specialization Physiotherapy), Lund university, Sweden, 2018.

MPH- Public Health Nutrition,  Karolinska institute, Sweden, 2012.

MSc- Global health, Uppsala university, Sweden, 2010.

Academic honours, awards and prizes

Manzur has won several grants, scholarships, and awards for his work, some examples are:

FORTE Research Grant, Sweden- 3.8 million SEK, October 2021. To study “Night work, working hours and common mental disorders" (co-recipient, the main recipient: Theo Bodin). The Faculty of Medicine Research Grant, Lund University, Sweden, total 11500 USD (90300 SEK). November 2017. For academic excellence in the doctoral work. Neuro Foundation Research Grant, Sweden- 7600 USD (62500 SEK), September 2017. To study “Perceived walking difficulties and need for mobility devices among people with Parkinson's disease" (co-recipient, the main recipient: Maria H Nilsson). MultiPark Conference Grant, Multidisciplinary Research in Parkinson's disease (MultiPark), Lund University, 1700 USD (15000 SEK), April 2017. To attend “the 21st International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders”, Vancouver BC, Canada. SWEAH Conference Grant,  Swedish National Graduate School on Ageing and Health (SWEAH), 2000 USD (18000 SEK), April 2016. To attend "the 4th World Parkinson Congress", Portland, Oregon, USA. Norrbacka-Eugenia Foundation Research Grant, Stockholm, 8900 USD (75000 SEK), September 2015. To study “Accessibility problems, fall-related activity avoidance and the need for mobility devices among people with Parkinson's disease" (co-recipient, the main recipient: Maria H Nilsson). Conference Grant,  Dept. of Health Sciences, Lund University, Sweden, 442 USD (4000 SEK),  April 2015. To attend “Nordic Conference on Advances in Health Care Sciences”, Stockholm. Travel Grants, MultiPark, and the Faculty of Medicine, Lund University, Sweden, 7000 SEK, and 1500 SEK, January 2015. To attend a course at Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University, Sweden.
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