About me

Associate Professor of Epidemiology 

Research description

My research is aimed at improving the understanding of the etiology of cardiovascular diseases and other major chronic diseases, using epidemiologic and genetic approaches. 

Financing 

  • Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet)
  • Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (Forte)
  • Swedish Heart-Lung Foundation (Hjärt-Lungfonden)
  • Swedish Brain Foundation (Hjärnfonden)
  • Swedish Stroke Association (STROKE-Riksförbundet)

 

Education

  • Postdoc, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, 2007
  • PhD in Epidemiology, Karolinska Institutet, 2006
  • Lic Med in Epidemiology, Karolinska Institutet, 2005
  • MSc in Nutrition, Stockholm University/Karolinska Institutet, 2002

Academic honours, awards and prizes

2017: Member of AcademiaNet-Outstanding Female Academics (nominated by the Swedish Research Council)

2015: Junior faculty award from the Institute of Environmental Medicine

2012: Junior faculty award from the Institute of Environmental Medicine

2012: Strategic young scholar award in Epidemiology, Karolinska Institutet

2011: Research award from Karolinska Institutet, senior researcher (2-year position)

2008: Research award from Karolinska Institutet, assistant professorship (4-year position)

2007: Postdoc research award from the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare

2007: Dimitris N. Chorafas Prize from D. N. Chorafas Foundation for the best PhD thesis of 2006 at Karolinska Institutet 

 

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