Professor in Epidemiology at Uppsala University
The goal of my research is to identify new risk markers and causes of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. My research group applies modern molecular and epidemiological methods in large population studies to study how diabetes and heart disease are affected by variations in our DNA, circulating biomarkers such as proteins or metabolites, or appearance or function that can be estimated using imaging diagnostics such as ultrasound or magnetic camera surveys. We also explore different lifestyles. Within our field, we often benefit from the possibility of combining data from a variety of sources, ranging from data in different registries to data from different types of clinical examinations of patients. We also examine the gut flora's connection to life-threatening disease.
Asthma findings make headlines, Uppsala University Researcher profile, 2015 External link, opens in new window.
Dog ownership lowers early death risk, study finds, BBC, 2017 External link, opens in new window.
It’s Official: Dog Owners Live Longer, Healthier Lives, TIME Health, 2017 External link, opens in new window.
Klicka för högupplöst porträtt, öppnas i nytt fönster. Foto: Mikael Wallerstedt
Family: My husband Nils and our children, Ebba (born 2008) and Igor (born 2011) and our dog Vega.
Interests: Spending time outdoors with my family, sailing, good books and meeting friends.
Other: I Have been working/doing internships in Greece, Israel, USA, Bolivia and Guatemala before I reached the age of 25! Have countless anecdotes to tell from this period.
“I love my job as a scientist, but there is lots of potential for improvement in the Swedish university sector. I see the Young Academy of Sweden as a platform to work on these issues.”