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    Medicon Village 402A, Scheelevägen 2

    223 63 Lund


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    MV 402A, Box 117

    221 00 Lund


Unit profile


Christel Nielsen is Research Group Leader for this research group


Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of disease in a population. Our research group investigates how exposure to factors in the external environment, new lifestyle factors and long-term disease affects human health using national population registers in combination with data from large-scale questionnaire surveys, extensive data collection in the field and biobanks.

Our research covers four main focus areas:

  • Health effects of exposure to high levels of the environmental contaminant PFAS
  • Health effects of exposure to tattoos and other body modifications
  • Risk factors for and consequences of chronic pain
  • Pandemic management - modelling of health care need and other societal effects

UKÄ subject classification

  • Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
  • Environmental Health and Occupational Health

Free keywords

  • PFAS
  • tattoo
  • pain
  • biobank
  • epidemiology
  • public health
  • environmental health

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation

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