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Here you will find teachers, researchers, doctoral students and administrative staff at the Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine. For a list of those affiliated with the Department, such as Emeriti, research students and part time teachers, please click the link Show affiliated staff.


Alexander Wahba, other position, professor, adjunct
Anders Blomberg, professor/chief physician
Anders Bucht, professor, adjunct
Anders Själander, professor/chief physician
Andreas Hult, researcher

Researcher in Public Health with a special focus on how our lifestyle and more specifically our level of physical activity predicts our future health and risk of illness.

Andreas Tornevi, senior research assistant

Andreas Tornevi - background in mathematical statistics, PhD in environmental medicine and works mainly with epidemiological studies. 

Andree Wennstig, university lecturer, adjunct


My name is Anita and I'm a lecturer at the Department of Psychology. I research and teach about working life and health from a psychological perspective.

Anna Bengtsson, university lecturer, adjunct
Anna Myleus, assistant professor / resident physician

Resident physician in Family Medicine with research about celiac disease. Teacher in family medicine and epidemiology.

Anna Nyfelt, university lecturer, adjunct
Anna Oudin, researcher

Anna Oudin is an epidemiologist and statistician. Her research is about how air pollution and other environmental factors may affect the brain, eg dementia and mental health.

Anna Söderholm, postgraduate student

I am a doctoral student and my project deals with examining various aspects of health and disability in people with chemical intolerance.

Anna Winkvist, professor, visiting
Anne Lindberg, senior lecturer/senior physician
Annelie Behndig, senior lecturer/senior physician
Annika Hagenbjörk, senior research engineer

I work with research in occupational and environmental medicine. Also analysis of NO2 / NOx, trichloramine and ozone.

Bengt Johansson, professor, adjunct
Bengt Järvholm, professor, senior

My research includes studies of risk of cancer and respiratory diseases and studies in insurance medicine, e.g. if disability pension is good or bad for health.

Bernd Stegmayr, professor emeritus, professor, senior

Senior professor with renal medicine focus.

Bertil Forsberg, professor, clinical

Professor of Environmental Medicine focusing on air pollution and health, health effects of extreme weather and climate change, methods for health impact assessment and respiratory health.

Bo Carlberg, senior lecturer, senior
Carola Sundholm, coordinator, project
Christofer Åström, senior research assistant

I'm working as a Postdoc doing research on how high temperatures can affect our health and who are most vulnerable. I'm also looking at how this could change as the climate is getting warmer.

Daniel Nilsson, other position, research engineer
David Olsson, senior research assistant

My main research topic is on associations between vehicle exhaust and early life health effects, for example if the risk of preterm delivery is affected by ambient air pollution during pregnancy.

Elin Lindahl, administrator, department
Elisabet Nylander, professor/chief physician

Sexually transmitted infections (STI) from different points of view

Erosive Lichen Planus a generalized disease and not just a skin- and mucosal disease?

Eva Rönmark, professor, adjunct

Adjunct professor at the unit and head of the large research program Obstructive Lung Disease in Northern Sweden studies (OLIN).

Frida Bergman, senior research assistant

My research is about physical activity, sedentary behavior and associated health effects.

Gregory Dominique Rankin, senior research engineer (absent)
Gunveig Österman, administrator, finance
Göran Umefjord, senior lecturer, senior
Hans Orru, senior research engineer
Hans Pettersson, researcher

My research focus is to study and improve the working environment. Specifically how noise, cold, and vibrations from machines affects workers' health and how to reduce the risk of illhealth.

Hedi Katre Kriit, postgraduate student

I am doctoral student and my thesis is going to focus on developing the methods and providing knowledge how to assess health consequences related to different transport solutions in modern cities.

Helena Karlsson, Administrative Director
Helena Norberg, postgraduate student
Henrik Holmberg, researcher, senior lecturer, adjunct
Henrik Sjödin, senior research engineer
Ina Asklund, research student, university lecturer, adjunct

General Practitioner and PhD student in family medicine. Research on urinary incontinence and e-health within the eContinence project. Teacher in family medicine.  

Ingrid Liljelind, other position, senior lecturer, adjunct

My research and teaching is on occupational and environmental medicine.

Ingvar Bergdahl, senior lecturer (associate professor)

Point of contact for biobank samples from e.g. the Västerbotten Intervention Project or the Northern Sweden MONICA studies. My own research is e.g. on environmental toxins in humans.

Jamshid Pourazar, senior research engineer
Jens Wahlström, senior lecturer, adjunct
Joacim Rocklöv, professor

Epidemiologist and a modeller focusing on studying the impacts of climate change on health and how climate information can be used for public health prevention.

Jonas Wallvik, senior lecturer/senior physician
Jonas Westlin, project assistant
Knut Meidell, university lecturer, adjunct
Kristina Lindblom, administrator, department

I'm an administrator at the Section of Sustainable Health. In addition, I work within the communication area and with our intranet and our external website.

Kurt Boman, professor, professor, senior
Lan Do Thanh, postdoctoral position, postdoctor
Lars Johansson, senior lecturer, adjunct
Lena Maria Nilsson, other position

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

Lennart Jonsson, research engineer

Working as a research engineer at the Department of Sustainable Health. I work with GIS (geographical information systems), software licenses and DiVA (Digital scientific archive).

Lisbeth Ärlestig, senior research engineer
Lotta Harnevik, university lecturer, adjunct
Malin Olsson, senior research assistant
Mante Hedman, university lecturer, adjunct
Manuela Lehmann, postdoctor (absent)
Maquines Odhiambo Sewe, senior research engineer
Marcus Schmitt-Egenolf, professor/chief physician

• Preventive medicine, genodermatoses, melanoma, psoriasis

• Coordinater, educationally awarded teachers network @ Umeå univ.

• Head of the Swedish psoriasis register PsoReg

Maria Brännholm Syrjälä, postgraduate student, university lecturer, adjunct
Maria Nordendahl, senior lecturer/spec physician comb w o employm
Maria Sehlstedt, senior research engineer
Maria Wennberg, senior research assistant

Senior research assistent. Leg. dietitian, PhD in Environmental medicine.

Mats Eliasson, professor, adjunct

Works with cardiovascular risk factors, diabetes as a risk factor for myocardial infarction and stroke, and quality of life and its relationship to lifestyle and socio-economics.

Michael Henein, professor/chief physician

Professor of Cardiology at Heart Centre. He is a PhD supervisor and researcher in the field of coronary calcification, and Doppler echocardiography in heart failure and valvular heart disease.

Mikael Lilja, senior lecturer, adjunct
Mona Olofsson, biomedical technician, senior consultant
Nawi Ng, other position

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. 

Nicklas Jonsson, system developer
Nikolai Stenfors, senior lecturer/senior physician

Senior lecturer and associate professor. Consultant respiratory physician at Östersund Hospital, Östersund.

Ole Suhr, professor, senior
Olov Rolandsson, professor/chief physician

I am Head of Unit, Teacher, Researcher, General Practitioner, and Chair of the Hiring and Docent Board at the Faculty of Medicine, Umeå University. My research focuses on diabetes.

Patrik Wennberg, senior lecturer/spec physician comb w o employm

Associate professor, MD, PhD. Research focused on physical activity and sedentary behaviour. Teaching in family medicine.

Per Dahlqvist, senior lecturer/senior physician
Per Lindqvist, senior lecturer (associate professor)
Per Wester, professor/chief physician
Pontus Karling, senior lecturer/senior physician
Rachel Nicoll, senior research assistant
Rebecka Renklint, postgraduate student
Stefan Söderberg, professor/chief physician

Professor in internal medicine and senior consultant in cardiology. Research area is cardiovascular epidemiology nationally and internationally. Principal investigator for the MONICA study.

Thomas Mooe, professor/chief physician
Thomas Sandström, professor/chief physician
Thorbjörn Lundberg, senior lecturer/spec physician comb w o employm
Tobias Näslund, coordinator, finance
Tohr Nilsson, other position, senior lecturer, senior
Tommy Olsson, professor/chief physician

Professor in endocrinology. Main research area is studies on prevention and treatment of overweight and type 2 diabetes.

Towe Wadensten, postgraduate student

I am a PhD student in General Medicine and my research revolves around e-health and the treatment of urinary incontinence in connection to the Tä ( project.

Ulf Näslund, professor/chief physician

Head of Department at the Institution of Public Health and Clinical Medicine and Professor of Cardiology at Umeå University.

Urban Hellman, senior research engineer

My research interest is the metabolism of hyaluronan in inflammation and tissue growth.

Viktoria Wahlström, postgraduate student

I am a doctoral student and my project is about sedentary and physical activity in the office environment.

Wasif Raza, postgraduate student

I am PhD student at the department of sustainable health. The primary concern of my research is to examine the combined effect of air pollution and physical activity on cardiovascular diseases.