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Oscar Javier Pico Espinosa

Affiliated to research

About me

I am an MD with background in Public Health and Epidemiology. My main interest is clinical primary care and research in epidemiology and healthcare services.

I received my medical education in Colombia. I have worked in public health research and in community medicine.

I defended my doctoral thesis on the effectiveness, harms and cost-effectiveness of treatments for Chronic Neck Pain, at Karolinska institutet and now I'm back to the clinical work.

Research description

My PhD project was based on “STONE” (Stockholm Neck Trial) which consisted of an assessment of manual therapies for chronic neck pain, namely effects, risk of adverse events and cost-effectiveness, as well as studying the course of the disease. I applied different methods in my research, including generalized estimating equations, latent class mixed models and cost-effectiveness analysis.

A list of my publications can be found here:…

Teaching portfolio

Public Health rotation for Medical students at Universidad Industrial de Santander (2014) Research methodology I at The Scandinavian College of Naprapathic Manual Medicine (2016) Supervision of bachelor thesis at The Scandinavian College of Naprapathic Manual Medicine (2017-2018)


Medical Doctor. Universidad Industrial Santander. Colombia 2012.

Master's in Public Health Epidemiology. Karolinska Institutet. Sweden 2016.

PhD in Epidemiology. Karolinska institutet. Sweden 2020.

Academic honours, awards and prizes

Swedish Institute Study Scholarship for master studies (2014-2016)

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