Organisational unit: Research group

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

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


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



Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of disease in a population. Our research group investigates how the external environment, lifestyle factors and concomitant comorbidities affect human health. Specific focus areas are environmental pollutants (e.g. PFAS), tattoos and pain. The research combines extensive data collection in the field and national questionnaire surveys with information from population registers and biobanks. We are currently building two large research infrastructures: the Ronneby Mother-Child Cohort and the Swedish Tattoo Cohort.

Recent research outputs

Qing Shen, Yuanjun Ma, Anna Jöud, Maria E C Schelin, Katja Fall, Ove Andrén & Fang Fang, 2021 Feb, In: JNCI Cancer Spectrum. 5, 1, p. pkaa108

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ying Li, Yiyi Xu, Tony Fletcher, Kristin Scott, Christel Nielsen, Daniela Pineda, Christian H Lindh, Daniel S Olsson, Eva M Andersson & Kristina Jakobsson, 2021, In: Environmental Research. 194, 110647.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Elisabeth Bondesson, 2021, Lund: Lund University, Faculty of Medicine. 95 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis (compilation)

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