Peter Ueda

Assistant professor

About me


Min bok "Man går sin egen väg" handlar om manlig sexlöshet, dess relaterade subkulturer (bl.a. fiktisexualitet, pick-up artist, incels och manlig självförbättring) och forskningen om dessa ämnen. 


Current positions

Assistant professor, Karolinska Institutet

Resident physician (ST-läkare), Center for Diabetes, Stockholm

Affiliated researcher, University of Tokyo


Education and previous positions

Docent in epidemiology, Karolinska Institutet, 2020

Intern physician (AT-läkare), Södersjukhuset & postdoc, Karolinska Institutet, 2017-2020

Post-doctoral researcher, Harvard University, 2014-2016

PhD, Karolinska Institutet, 2014

BSc, Stockholm School of Economics (Handelshögskolan), 2012

MD, Karolinska Institutet, 2012 

Research description

We address research questions in public health and clinical decision making. Main research areas and key publications include:

Emerging issues in sexual health and fertility 

Studies on the epidemiology of sexual activity and novel topics in sexual health research using data from national probability surveys. Research program in collaboration with the University of Tokyo. Some comments are presented here

Ueda P, Mercer CH, Ghaznavi C, Herbenick. Trends in Frequency of Sexual Activity and Number of Sexual Partners Among Adults Aged 18 to 44 Years in the US, 2000-2018JAMA Network Open 2020

Coverage in CNN and Newsweek

Ghaznavi C, Sakamoto H, Yoneoka D, Nomura S, Shibuya K, Ueda PTrends in heterosexual inexperience among young adults in Japan: analysis of national surveys, 1987–2015BMC Public Health 2019

Coverage in The Guardian


Epidemiological studies on glucose-lowering drugs and prevention of cardiovascular disease

Björn Pasternak Group. Using nationwide register data we assess research questions related to treatment for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular prevention. 

Pasternak B, Wintzell V, Melbye M, Eliasson B, Svensson AM, Franzen S, Gubjörnsdottir S, Hveem K, Jonasson C, Svanström H, Ueda P. Use of sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitors and risk of serious renal events: Scandinavian cohort studyBMJ 2020

Allahyari A, Jernberg T, Hagström E, Leosdottir M, Lundman P, Ueda P. Application of the 2019 ESC/EAS dyslipidaemia guidelines to nationwide data of patients with a recent myocardial infarction: a simulation study Eur Heart J 2020

Pasternak B, Ueda P, Eliasson B, Svensson AM, Franzen S, Gubjörnsdottir S, Hveem K, Jonasson C, Wintzell V, Melbye M, Svanström H. Use of sodium glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors and risk of major cardiovascular events and heart failure: Scandinavian register based cohort study. BMJ 2019

Ueda P, Svanström H, Melbye M, Eliasson B, Svensson AM, Franzen S, Gubjörnsdottir S, Hveem K, Jonasson C, Pasternak B. Sodium glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors and risk of serious adverse events: nationwide register based cohort study. BMJ 2018

Ueda P, Jernberg T, James S, Alfredsson J, Erlinge D, Omerovic E, Persson J, Ravn-Fischer A, Tornvall P, Svennblad B, Varenhorst C. External validation of the DAPT score in a nationwide populationJ Am Coll Cardiol 2018


Other key publications

Google Scholar profile

Ueda P, Pasternak B, Lim CE, Neovius M, Kader M, Forssblad M, Ludvigsson JF, Svanström H. Neurodegenerative disease among male elite football (soccer) players in Sweden: a cohort studyLancet Public Health 2023

Coverage in The Guardian

Ueda P, Pasternak B, Svanström H, Lim CE, Neovius M, Forssblad M, Ludvigsson JF, Kader M. Alcohol related disorders among elite male football players in Sweden: nationwide cohort studyBMJ 2022

Sakamoto H, Ishikane M, Ueda P. Seasonal Influenza Activity during the SARS-CoV-2 Outbreak in JapanJAMA 2020. 

Ueda P, Jernberg T, Varenhorst C. Reply: The DAPT score in Sweden. Successful validation, flawed interpretation. J Am Coll Cardiol 2019 

Svanström H, Ueda P, Melbye M, Eliasson B, Svensson AM, Franzen S, Gubjörnsdottir S, Hveem K, Jonasson C, Pasternak B. Use of liraglutide and risk of major cardiovascular events: a register-based cohort study in Denmark and Sweden. Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology 2018

Howe BK*, Suharlim C*, Ueda P* (*Co-first authors), Howe D, Kawachi I, Rimm E. Gotta catch’em all! Pokémon GO and physical activity among young adults: difference in differences studyBMJ 2016  

Coverage in The Guardian and Forbes

Ueda P, Woodward M, Lu Y, Hajifathalian K, et al. Laboratory-based and office-based risk scores and charts to predict 10-year risk of cardiovascular disease in 182 countries: a pooled analysis of prospective cohorts and health surveysLancet Diabetes & Endocrinology 2017

Ueda P, Lung T, Clarke P, Danaei, G. Application of the 2014 NICE cholesterol guidelines in the English population: a cross-sectional analysis. British Journal of General Practice 2017

Coverage in The Guardian

Lu Y, Hajifathalian K, Ezzati M, Rimm E, Ueda P, Danaei G. Sick Population and Sick Subpopulations: Racial Disparities in Coronary Heart Disease Risk in the United StatesCirculation 2016

Hajifathalian K*, Ueda P* (*Co-first authors), Lu Y, Woodward M, et al. Globorisk: A novel risk score for predicting cardiovascular disease risk in national populations: a pooled analysis of prospective cohorts and health examination surveys. Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology 2015

Ueda P, Rafatnia F, Bäärnhielm M, Fröbom R, Korzunowicz G, Lönnebro R, Eyles D, Olsson T, Alfredsson L. Neonatal vitamin D and risk of multiple sclerosis. Annals of Neurology 2014

Hult M*, Tornhammar P*, Ueda P* (*Co-first authors), Chima C, Edstedt-Bonamy A-K, Ozumba B, Norman M. Hypertension, Diabetes and Overweight: Looming Legacies of the Biafran FaminePLoS ONE 2010

Coverage in The New York Times



Main supervisor for:

Arvid Engström, MD

Kinda Malki, MD

Carl-Emil Lim


Co-supervisor for:

Ali Yari, MD

Moa Simonsson, MD


Research students

Cyrus Ghaznavi, resident physician in internal medicine


Our research is and has been funded by:

Swedish Heart-Lung Foundation

Swedish Diabetes Foundation

Swedish Society for Medical Research

Karolinska Institutet Foundations and Funds

Faculty-funded career position, Karolinska Institutet