About me

 My main research interest is diabetes with special focus on the form called LADA (LADA-latent autoimmune diabetes in adults).

Research description

My work aims to expand knowledge of incidence, risk factors and complications related to autoimmune diabetes. An important cornerstone of this work is the ESTRID study (epidemiological study of risk factors for LADA-latent autoimmune diabetes in adults and type 2 diabetes), an ongoing multicenter study conducted at IMM. ESTRID is the largest and most detailed study of LADA to date and will provide unique opportunities to study the influence of both environmental and genetic factors on the disease onset and prognosis. The overall aim of my research is to identify environmental factors that can be used to prevent autoimmune diabetes, to identify factors contributing to poor prognosis and to spread awareness about diabetes.


  • Swedish Research Council
  • AFA Försäkring
  • Swedish Diabetes Association
  • Novo Nordisk

Members of the research group:

  • Bahareh Rasouli, MSc Nutrition, Post doc
  • Josefin Edwall Löfvenborg, MSc Nutrition, Post doc
  • Rebecka Hjort, MSc Public Health, Post doc
  • Katharina Herzog, Msc, Post doc
  • Jessica Edstorp, MSc Public Health, PhD student
  • Anna Maria Lampousi, MSc Nutrition, PhD student
  • Janna Grina, MSc, research assistant
  • Tomas Andersson, Bsc, Senior statistician


  • Lund University Diabetes center
  • Uppsala University
  • Norweigan University of Science and Techonology
  • Helsingfors University
  • Umeå University
  • Cambridge


Teaching portfolio

Course leader, "Methods for studying the distribution of health", 5-week course within the Master Programme in Public Health


BSc, Stockholm University 1996

PhD, Karolinska Institutet 2003

Associate professor, Karolinska Institutet 2008

Senior lecturer, Karolinska Institutet 2015