Kristina Sundquist

Professor, General Practitioner

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems
  • Family Medicine


  • neighbourhood, lifestyle, diabetes, psychiatric disorders


My research has a strong focus on the influence of social and familial environments on chronic disorders. I have used large databases to provide insights into pathogenic mechanisms in cancer, as well as CVD, chronic psychiatric disorders, type 2 diabetes, and autoimmune disorders. In addition, I was the first researcher to study the concordant (same-subtype) and discordant (different-subtype) associations between ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke.

I am PI for two large projects financed by National Institutes of Health at Lund University (Neighborhoods and Coronary Disease: Exploring Mechanisms and Improving Methods and the project Social, Developmental and Genetic Epidemiology of Alcohol Use Disorders. I am also PI a clinical project focused on atrial fibrilliation including 25 primary health care centres.

Recent research outputs

Kari Hemminki, Hemminki, O., Asta Försti, Jan Sundquist, Kristina Sundquist & Li, X. 2018 Dec 1 In : Scientific Reports. 8, 1, 3083

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Chen, T., Brenner, H., Mahdi Fallah, Jansen, L., Castro, F. A., Geiss, K., Holleczek, B., Katalinic, A., Luttmann, S., Kristina Sundquist, Ressing, M., Xu, L. & Kari Hemminki 2018 Mar 15 In : International Journal of Cancer. 142, 6, p. 1286-1287

Research output: Contribution to journalDebate/Note/Editorial

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