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Department staff


Albert Brunet Johansson

Project assistant conducting research on the access to sexual and reproductive health of young migrants. Sociologist. 

André Sjöberg
Anette Edin-Liljegren
Angelica Johansson

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

Anna Månsdotter
Anna-Karin Hurtig

Head of the Dept. of Epidemiology and Global Health. Areas of interest: international health policy and systems research, community based health systems and primary health care, and migrant health.

Anne Gotfredsen

Research interests includes youth mental health and leisure. Currently conducting research on Sweden's youth clinics, and initiatives for youth that are neither in employment, education or training.

Anneli Ivarsson

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

Anni-Maria Pulkki-Brännström

I research and teach in health economics and global health.

Arian Rostami

Doctoral student at the Department of Epi­demiology and Global Health.

Camilla Andersson

Licentiate-student at Dep Epidemiology and Global health, with a background as a journalist.

Catrine Odhiambo
Curt Löfgren

Senior lecturer in Economics. PhD in Public Health, particularly issues on health financing in low and middle income countries, e.g. how to pro­tect households from cata­strophic health expenditure.

Dean Carson

I am interested in who lives in, who works in, and who visits small rural areas, and what this means for 'good lives' in sparsely populated areas.

Elisabet Höög

- 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

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

Faustine Kyungu Nkulu Kalengayi

My main research and teaching interests include Migrant Health, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Mixed Methods, Health Services Research among others.

Fredinah Namatovu

Senior Lecturer in Public Health. Main area of interest: public health, gender-based violence, reproductive health, disability, and population ageing in Sweden and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Fredrik Norström

Docent in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Associate Professor in Health Economics. Teacher in biostatistics and health economics. Leading projects focusing on work and health economics.

Frida Jonsson

At the heart of my public health research and teaching lies a practice-oriented and collaborative focus, aimed at contributing knowledge that reach those that might need and make use of it.


Göran Lönnberg

Statistician, Data Scientist and IT responsible at the Department

Hanna Blåhed
Hanna Bäckström
Helene Johansson

Teaching in health promotion, health promoting health services and qualitative methodology. Research areas are health promotion, prevention, implementation and collaboration/integration.

Henrik Holmberg
Håkan Jonsson

Statistician, associate professor and docent in cancer epidemiology.

Ida Linander

I do research on LGBTQ people's experiences of health and healthcare and also on broader questions about gender, sexual health and healthcare systems.

Inna Feldman
Isabel Goicolea

My research interests are in gender relations, men’s violence against women, young people’s health and sexual and reproductive rights. 

Jennie Brandén

Political scientist and researcher focusing on the politics of safety, gender equality and violence against Sámi women, from feminist and postcolonial perspectives. 

Julia Schröders

Postdoc in Sociology with background in Medical Anthropology, Epidemiology & Global Health. Interested in social network research and the construction of vulnerabilities across the adult life course.

Karin Johansson

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

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

Kaspar Meili
Klara Johansson

PhD, researcher in epidemiology and public health.

Klas-Göran Sahlen

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

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

Lars Lindholm

Professor in Health eco­nomics. Studies on equity in health economic evaluation and the use of epidemiological data in the distribu­tion of health care resources.

Lars Weinehall

Senior Professor in Epidemi­ology and Family Medicine.

Lena Maria Nilsson

Since 2013 I work at Arctic Centre. My main research interest is temporal changes in Arctic/ Sami lifestyle factors from a food security perspective, and as a determinant of health.

Linda Richter Sundberg

My research concerns policy- and implementation processes in health systems. I have particular interest for questions in the cross-section between psychology, governance and public health.

Malin Öhrling
Maria Emmelin
Maria Lindström
Maria Nilsson

My research is in the field of climate change and health. My main interest is climate adaptation, climate communication and policy development.


Marie Lindkvist

Associate professor in epidemiology and biostatistics. Appointed as “Distinguished" UmU teacher. Contributes with methodological support within several public health science projects.

Masoud Vaezghasemi

I am a researcher in Global Health and my qualifications are BSc Food Science & Industry, MSc Public Health, MSc Food & Nutrition, and PhD in Epidemiology and Public Health.

Mazen Baroudi

M.D, MSc, PhD in Public Health

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

Monica Nyström

Research about implementation, development and learning processes in organisations

Moses Tetui
Nawi Ng

Visiting Professor of Epidemiology and Global Health with a research interest in ageing and disability, chronic non-communicable diseases, behavioural change and implementation research. 

Osvaldo Fonseca

I do research on:

1. Quantifying the risk of complications in COVID-19 patients

2. Assessing the effect of weather types on health outcomes


Paola Mosquera Mendez

Researcher and lecturer in epidemiology and social epidemiology.

Per Gustafsson

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

Petter Stoor

Licensed psychologist and researcher focusing on Indigenous peoples' health and mens' health, espescially mental health and suicide in Sápmi and the Arctic.


Raman Preet

A global public health professional, scientific research manager, and coordinator. Expert in coordinating European Union funded health research projects.


Sara Forsberg

Financial coordinator, works with budgeting, economic planning and accounting

Solveig Petersen

Associate Professor in Epidemiology and Public Health.

Sun Sun

Health Outcomes Researcher & Health Economist & Real-World Evidence

Susanne Vesterlund
Susanne Walther

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

Ulrika Harju

PhD research education administrator.

Ulrika Järvholm

I work with web and communication, research courses, Phd administration,  project administration, and publication database DiVA.

Wolfgang Lohr

Medical data manager

Latest update: 2022-10-28