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Stina Ek PhD

Stina Ek

Postdoctoral researcher

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About me

I am a postdoctoral fellow in Karin Modig's research group focusing on the aging population of the Epidemiological Unit, Institute of Environmental Medicine. I am a licensed physiotherapist, have a master's in public health and am a doctor of geriatric epidemiology. 

Research description

My research focus lies within an healthy aging and especially in what factors that impact the prognosis after a hip fracture in older adults. 



Predicting First-Time Injurious Falls in Older Men and Women Living in the Community: Development of the First Injurious Fall Screening Tool. Ek S, Rizzuto D, Calderón-Larrañaga A, Franzén E, Xu W, Welmer AK. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2019 Apr 3. pii: S1525-8610(19)30249-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2019.02.023. [Epub ahead of print]

Nutritional Status, Body Mass Index, and the Risk of Falls in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Trevisan C, Crippa A, Ek S, Welmer AK, Sergi G, Maggi S, Manzato E, Bea JW, Cauley JA, Decullier E, Hirani V, LaMonte MJ, Lewis CE, Schott AM, Orsini N, Rizzuto D. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2019 May;20(5):569-582.e7. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2018.10.027. Epub 2018 Dec 13. Review.

Risk Factors for Injurious Falls in Older Adults: The Role of Sex and Length of Follow-Up. Ek S, Rizzuto D, Fratiglioni L, Calderón-Larrañaga A, Johnell K, Sjöberg L, Xu W, Welmer AK. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2018 Nov 29. doi: 10.1111/jgs.15657. [Epub ahead of print]

Risk Profiles for Injurious Falls in People Over 60: A Population-Based Cohort Study. Ek S, Rizzuto D, Fratiglioni L, Johnell K, Xu W, Welmer AK. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2018 Jan 16;73(2):233-239. doi: 10.1093/gerona/glx115.

Temporal trends in impairments of physical function among older adults during 2001-16 in Sweden: towards a healthier ageing. Santoni G, Angleman SB, Ek S, Heiland EG, Lagergren M, Fratiglioni L, Welmer AK. Age Ageing. 2018 Sep 1;47(5):698-704. doi: 10.1093/ageing/afy085.


  • Bachelor in Physiotherapy, Uppsala University (2005)
  • Master in Public Health and Applied Nutrition, Karolinska Institutet (2012)
  • PhD in Geriatric Epidemiology, Karolinska Institutet (2019)
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