Family medicine, psychiatric epidemiology and migration

Organisational unit: Division

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Family Medicine
  • Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems
  • Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy
  • Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
  • Psychiatry


  • Migration, epidemiology, suicide


The research group led by Professor Jan Sundquist is based within a dynamic research institute, the CPF (Center for Primary Health Care Research) that was founded on four pillars: clinical, epidemiologic, social science, and experimental research. The research performed by the group is both clinical and epidemiologic, and its main focus is to answer primary health care-related questions. Key research areas: anxiety and depression, epidemiological research on major diseases, and how migration and living conditions affect people’s health. Furthermore, to study the effect of mindfulness and compassion on psychiatric disorders common in primary health care in adults and to analyze the long-term preventive effect of mindfulness and compassion in children. The research group has excellent computing capacity, performing epidemiological studies using Swedish national data with precise methods. The group also analyze blood samples and explore molecular mechanisms in its own experimental lab.

Recent research outputs

Hongyao Yu, Hemminki, A., Kristina Sundquist & Kari Hemminki 2017 Dec 1 In : Scientific Reports. 7, 1, 5243

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Kenneth S. Kendler, Ohlsson, H., Alexis C. Edwards, Jan Sundquist & Kristina Sundquist 2017 Oct 1 In : Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 179, p. 220-228 9 p.

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