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Mozhu Ding

Postdoctoral researcher

About me

I am a postdoctoral researcher working in Karin Modig's research group - Aging and Health - at the Institute of Environmental Medicine (IMM). My main research interest concerns atrial fribrillation (AF), its risk factors and prognosis, using large population-based cohorts and serum biomarker datasets. My past and current projects have extensively focused on modifiable risk factors for AF, for instance how midlife metabolic and inflammatory levels (e.g., serum lipids and uric acid) are associated with later life risk of AF, to inform a better prevention already in middle ages. My studies also aim for the improvement in short and long term prognosis of AF, investigating whether risk of major clinical outcomes of AF have changed over time, the role of co-morbidities, and the influence of different treatment. 


Teaching portfolio

Teacher (lecturing, group work, and examination) in Master level courses at KI: 

Methods for studying the distribution of health

Epidemiological methods for studying the determinants of health

Applied Epidemiology 2 - Determinants of Health


2012-2014: Master's Degree in Public Health Sciences (Epidemiology), Karolinska Institutet

2016-2020: PhD in Geriatric Epidemiology, Aging Research Center, NVS, Karolinksa Institutet. Thesis: "The role of atrial fibrillation in cognitive aging: a population-based study"

2020-present: Postdoctoral fellow, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet