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Department staff


Angelica Johansson, administrator, study

Programme Administrator of the Public Health Programmes. Secretary for the Programme council PRPH. Administration in Selma, student support & course administration.

Anna Bengtsson, postgraduate student
Anna Stenling, postgraduate student
Anna Westerlund, postdoctor, project assistant (absent)
Anna-Karin Hurtig, professor

Main areas of interest: health policy and systems research, infectious disease policy, community based health systems and research training partnerships.

Anne Gotfredsen, postgraduate student
Anneli Ivarsson, professor/chief physician

Professor in Epidemiology and Public Health Sciences. MD with specialist training in Paediatrics and a PhD in Paediatrics.

Annelies Wilder-Smith, professor, visiting

Principal investigator on the EU H2020 research and innovation programme project, Zika Preparedness Latin American Network, ZikaPLAN.

Anni-Maria Pulkki-Brännström, senior research assistant

BA (York), MSc, PhD (Warwick). I research and teach in global health and health economics.

Annika Nordström, university lecturer, senior lecturer, adjunct
Barbara Schumann, researcher

Research focus on weather and climate change impacts on human health in Sweden and in low- and middle-income countries.

Camilla Andersson, researcher, postgraduate student
Curt Löfgren, senior lecturer, senior
Elisabet Höög, researcher

- Research focus on support structures for development and change, mainly in public organizations - Grounded in work- and organizational psychology - Also employed by KI (LIME/MMC)

Eva Selin, administrator, study

Study Administrator and Study Councelor of the Public Health Programme. Working with student support and course administration.

Research on Migrant health and access to health care services with a special focus on infectious diseases. Collaborative research with the Public Health Agency of Sweden on migrants’ sexual and reproductive and rights and access to services, Health screening targeting migrants as well as HIV and other sexually transmitted infections

Fredrik Norström, associate senior lecturer (assistant professor)

Associate Professor in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Lecturer in Biostatistics and Health Economics. Leading a project with a health economic focus.

Frida Jonsson, postdoctor

My research is about health systems access and strengthening in rural areas and I have a special interest for social inequalities in and determinants of health and health care.

Göran Lönnberg, statistician

Statistician, Data Scientist at Epidemiology and Global Health, Umea univ, Sweden

Helene Johansson, senior research assistant
Ida Linander, senior research assistant

Ida is a research fellow and also connected to Umeå Centre for Gender Research. Ida's thesis concerned experiences of trans-specific healthcare and health among trans people. 

Isabel Goicolea, senior lecturer (associate professor)

My research focuses on gender and health systems (especially sexual and reproductive health, violence against women and youth health) and innovative mixed methodologies research.

Jennifer Stewart Williams, senior consultant

Editor, Global Health Action. Facilitates the translation of research into peer-reviewed publications.

John Kinsman, researcher (absent)

Associate Professor in Global Health. Also serves as Section Editor for Global Health Action, and as Vice Chair of the INDEPTH Network's Social Science Research Working Group.

Karin Johansson, coordinator, administrative

I am the administrative coordinator at the department.

My duties consist of staff issues and overall administration at the department. I also participate in the management team's work.

Karl-Erik Renhorn, coordinator, research

I support and develop the process of application for external research funding, an review draft applications. I also teach research funding application writing.

Kaspar Meili, postgraduate student

PhD student in health economics, working on CALYs - Capability-Adjusted Life Years. CALYs are based on Sen's capability approach and are used in the same ways as QALYs.

Kjerstin Dahlblom, researcher, senior lecturer, senior
Klas-Göran Sahlen, senior lecturer (associate professor)

Deputy head of the Department and chair of the Program Council for the Master Programs in Public Health (PRPH). Research mainly in health economics and health related preventive actions.

Kristina Lindvall, senior research assistant

First research ass. PhD in Public Health at Umeå University in 2013. Lecture in Qualitative Methodology and Nutrition. Research on Weight maintenance, Risk communication and Interventions.

Lena Mustonen, administrator, department

Website responsible for the external and internal websites, staff directory co-ordinator. Also administrating the publication and research databases.

Lennarth Nyström, senior lecturer, senior
Linda Sundberg, researcher

My research focus is in the field of health systems, implementation science and mental health. 

Maria Nilsson, researcher

My research is in the field of climate change and health. My main interest is climate adaptation, climate communication and policy development. Another research area is tobacco prevention, with a focus on evaluation of preventive programs.


Marie Lindkvist, researcher

Director of studies.  Associate professor in epidemiology and biostatistics. Lecturer in biostatistics and appointed as “Excellent teacher” in Umeå University’s pedagogical qualification model. Research mainly in determinants of health.

Masoud Vaezghasemi, postdoctor

Postdoc with research within the social and contextual determinants of health and health inequalities, gender and social capital, child and adolescents' health and educational achievement.

Mazen Baroudi, postgraduate student

PhD student at the Department of Epidemiology and Global Health in the field of young migrants' health

Main areas of interest: teaching, supervision and research on socioeconomic inequalities of health and health systems strengthening

Mikael Emsing, postgraduate student

PhD-student with focus on conflict management, mental health and personality. 

Monica Nyström, senior lecturer (associate professor)

Research about implementation, development and learning processes in organisations

Nadja Trygg, postgraduate student
Nawi Ng, professor, visiting

I am a Professor of Epidemiology and Global Health with the main research interest in the ageing population, disability, chronic non-communicable diseases, and surveillance of risk factors. I utilise Swedish register data - the Linnaues Database - which is hosted at Umeå University, as well as global data on ageing and adult health. 

Osvaldo Fonseca, postdoctor

I am a post-doctoral researcher on weather and climate change impacts on human health

Paola Mosquera Mendez, researcher

Researcher and lecturer in epidemiology and social epidemiology.

Per Gustafsson, senior lecturer (associate professor)

I am a teaching and learning researcher with a special interest in all forms of social inequalities in health and health care.

Peter Byass, professor

Professor of Global Health, specialist in measuring and evaluating health in low- and middle-income countries.

Raman Preet, coordinator, research

Dental and global health researcher with expertise in coordination and management of health research projects especially European Union funded grants.

Sara Forsberg, coordinator, finance

Financial coordinator, works with budgeting, economic planning and accounting

Sun Sun, researcher

Health Outcomes Researcher & Health Economist & Real-World Evidence

Susanne Walther, administrator, finance

Financial administrator, responsible for supplier and customer invoices, payments, project reporting and follow-up.

Ulrika Harju, administrator, department
Ulrika Järvholm, administrator, department

I work with research education, research administration in various projects, and some web and communication.

Wolfgang Lohr, system developer

Medical data manager