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Department staff


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 Westerlund

Post doc. PhD. MSc in work- and organizational psychology. Current research is focused on knowledge governance and implementation processes in healthcare and social services. 

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

Doctoral student at the Department for Epidemiology and Global Health. My research concerns young people's mental health and participation in civil society. 

Anne Ouma
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 global health and health economics.

Arian Rostami

Doctoral student at the Department of Epi­demiology and Global Health.

Barbara Schumann

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

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.

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

Researcher in Epidemiology and Public Health. Main area of interest: 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.

Håkan Jonsson

Statistician, associate professor and docent in cancer epidemiology.

Ida Linander

Ida is a postdoctoral researcher and works at both Epidemiology and Global Health and at the Umeå Center for Gender Studies.

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. 

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

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.

Kerstin Edin
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.

Laila Daerga
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

My main research interest is temporal changes in Arctic/ Sami lifestyle factors from a food security perspective, and as triggers of low-grade inflammation and common uncommunicable diseases.

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.

Ludvig Backman

Associate Professor of Physical Therapy and Functional Anatomy

Maria Emmelin
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. Lecturer in biostatistics and appointed as “Excellent teacher” in Umeå University’s pedagogical qualification model.

Masoud Vaezghasemi

PhD in Epidemiology and Public Health. My research concerns social and contextual determinants of health and health inequalities, and I teach in Epidemiology and Global Health.

Mazen Baroudi

PhD student at the Department of Epidemiology and Global Health

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

Mikael Emsing

Former police officer, now pursuing PhD-studies with focus on conflict management, mental health and personality.

Monica Nyström

Research about implementation, development and learning processes in organisations

Moses Tetui
Nadja Trygg
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. 

Oscar Sedholm

I am a project assistant at the Department for Epidemiology and Global Health where I work with the research group Lávvuo which focuses on issues on Sámi health.

Osvaldo Fonseca

I do research on weather and climate change impacts on human health


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

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


Raman Preet

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

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 Walther

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

Thomas Vogt
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