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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.


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. 

Anita Pettersson-Strömbäck, senior 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 (absence)

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.

Anne Lindberg, 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 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.

Christofer Åström, postdoctor

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
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 Fhärm, senior lecturer/spec physician comb w o employm

Director of Studies for the subject General Medicine on the Medical Program. Course coordinator for the postgraduate course "Basic research methodology for doctors in the regions of the north

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, research assistant

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

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.

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.

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
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).

Lotta Harnevik, senior lecturer, adjunct, university lecturer, adjunct
Marcus Schmitt-Egenolf, professor/chief physician

• Research: melanoma, genodermatoses, 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, adjunct, senior lecturer/spec physician comb w o employm
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.

Mona Olofsson, biomedical technician, senior research assistant
Nikolai Stenfors, senior lecturer/senior physician

Cold Air, Physical Activity, and the Airways Research Program

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.

Oskari Uski, senior research assistant
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 Lindqvist, senior lecturer (associate professor)
Pontus Karling, senior lecturer/senior physician
Rachel Nicoll, senior research assistant
Stefan Söderberg, professor/chief physician
Thomas Mooe, professor/chief physician
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
Viktoria Wahlström, postgraduate student

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