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I conduct epidemiological research specifically using already collected register data and the opportunity it offers to study health outcomes in various areas of public health and disease.

Above all, I focus on chronic pain, lifestyle factors (tattoos and lasers), environmental toxins (PFAS), seasonal flu and covid-19.

I combine my research with work as an epidemiologist and Acting Head of Unit at HTA South, Region Skåne and the Southern Healthcare Region. In my regional work, I use the region's health care data to carry out epidemiological follow-ups and analyzes of various diseases and care processes. During the covid-19 pandemic, I worked in the Regional Medical Crisis Management Group's group for analysis and forecasting to continuously produce decision material through forecasts for expected care needs linked to covid-19. Since the vaccinations were started, I have also worked in the analysis group for follow-up of vaccinations with a focus on groups we have difficulty reaching.

The Swedish national and regional health data registers are a good basis for high-quality epidemiological register studies. The research requires high competence in the content of data, structural and societal factors that affect the content and thus the usability of data as well as legal and ethical aspects of the same and thus collaboration between different professions and sciences.

Most of my research projects are therefore carried out in well-structured interdisciplinary collaborations with international and national partners within and outside Lund University. During the covid-19 pandemic, new networks have been initiated with great success and we have together published both for a larger readership in Läkartidningen and Nyteknik as well as scientifically in Nature.


If you are curious about my research, you are welcome to contact me!



My research is funded with the support of ALF project, FORTE project, the Kockska Stiftelserna, the Swedish Rheumatism Association and the Fredrik and Ingrid Thuring Foundation.

Expertise related to 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. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

UKÄ subject classification

  • Medical and Health Sciences
  • Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
  • Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy
  • Environmental Health and Occupational Health

Free keywords

  • Epidemiology
  • Register based research
  • Pain research
  • Forecasting modelling
  • Environmental pollutants
  • Tattoos and health
  • COVID-19


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