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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 Shayesteh Afshar
Alexander Wahba
Anders Blomberg

Professor and specialist in internal and respiratory medicine. Head of the Section of Medicine.

Anders Själander
Andreas Hult

Researcher in Sports Medicine and 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

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

Andree Wennstig

General practitioner at Ånge Health Center and involved in medical education in the subject General Medicine. Researches lifestyle habits and how healthcare can help patients to a healthier lifestyle.


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
Anna Myleus

Assistant Professor and resident physician, MD, PhD. Director of the National Research School in General Practice. Research focuses on celiac disease. Teaching in family medicine and epidemiology.

Anna Nordström
Anna Nyfelt
Anna Oudin

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 Södergren

Specialist physicians in rheumatology and research on the inflammatory process underlying the development of atherosclerosis in patients with inflammatory rheumatological disease.

Anna Wikner
Anna Winkvist
Anne Lindberg
Annelie Behndig
Bengt Järvholm

I am senior professor of occupational and environmental medicine. I have previously been a senior physician at Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the university hospital.

Bernd Stegmayr

Senior professor with renal medicine focus.

Bertil Forsberg

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
Carola Sundholm
Christofer Åström

I'm working with research on how high temperatures and air pollution can affect our health and who are most vulnerable. I'm also looking at how this could change as the climate is changing.

David Olsson

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 Chorell
Elin Lindahl
Elisabet Nylander

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

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

Frida Bergman

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

Hans Orru
Hans Pettersson

The aim of my research is to investigate and improve the working environment. How cold, noise and vibrations from machines affect the health of workers and how to reduce the risk of ill health.

Hedi Katre Kriit

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 sustainable transport solutions in modern cities.

Helena Karlsson
Helena Norberg

My research focuses on medication adherence, clinical pharmacists role in health care and how new therapies can be introduced more systematically. I teach within the pharmacy programs.

Henrik Holmberg
Henrik Sjödin

Researches on public health, global health and infectious epidemiology. Looking at the spreading dynamics of emerging infectious diseases using mathematical modeling.

Ida Knutsson

Works part-time as project coordinator within the project "Socio-economic analyzes of the impact of heat waves on health as a basis for effective policy-making in the public health area".

Ina Asklund

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

My research and teaching is on occupational and environmental medicine.

Ingvar Bergdahl

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
Jannike Hurenkamp
Jens Wahlström

My research focus on ergonomics, cold exposure, vibrations and associations with health. Much of the research is based on the cohorts Bygghälsan and CHINS (Cold and Health in Northern Sweden).

Joacim Rocklöv

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

Johan Nilsson Sommar

Associate professor in occupational and environmental medical research at Sustainable Health and conducts research in air pollution, physical activity and health.

Jonas Wallvik
Julia Otten

Endocrinologist with research focus type 2 diabetes

Junwen Guo

Researches on climate change impacts on infectious disease epidemiology. Coordinates research activities in relation to, for example, the Lancet Countdown 2030 and the ENBEL project.

Kristina Eriksson
Kristina Lindblom

I'm an institutional administrator with section responsibility for Sustainable Health. I also work as project administrator for UTRI, Umeå Transformation Research Initiative.

Lars Johansson
Lennart Jonsson

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).

Linnea Hedman
Lisbeth Slunga Järvholm

My research is about how we create sustainable workplaces with good work environment and enable work up to old age. I am also involved in research on the health effects of natural environments.

Lisbeth Ärlestig
Lotta Harnevik
Lucy Francesca Fisher
Malin Olsson
Malin Sjöström
Mante Hedman
Manuela Lehmann
Maquines Odhiambo Sewe
Marcus Schmitt-Egenolf

• Real-world evidence, Societal impact of medicine, Lifestyle medicine, Ethics, Psoriasis & Melanoma

Maria Brännholm Syrjälä
Maria Friberg
Maria Nordendahl
Maria Wennberg

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

Maria Öström
Martin Andersson

Senior consultant physician, PhD. Main research area is occupational and environmental lung disease.

Melony Fortuin-De Smidt

My research focuses on the relationship between health outcomes and physical activity and sedentary behaviour. 

Michael Henein

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.

Michael Ott
Mikael Lilja
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. 

Nicklas Jonsson

Helps develop systems focused on E-health. Also assists with research support related to Machine Learning.

Nikolai Stenfors

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

Olov Rolandsson

I am Head of Unit, Teacher, and Researcher, at Umeå University. My research focuses on diabetes; causes and consequences.

Patrik Wennberg

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

Per Dahlqvist
Per Lindqvist
Per Wester
Pontus Karling

Chief Physician in Medical Gastroenterology. Conducts patient-close research in the area of ​​functional bowel disease and inflammatory bowel disease where biobank studies are also conducted.

Rebecka Renklint
Sabine Björk
Stefan Söderberg

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
Thomas Sandström
Thorbjörn Lundberg

Senior lecturer and general practitioner. Research focused on ear disease and new diagnostic methods using digital technique and artificial intelligence. Developing gamification as teaching aid.

Tohr Nilsson
Tommy Olsson

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

Towe Wadensten

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

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

Urban Hellman

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

Viktoria Wahlström

I am a postdoc and interested in physical activity at work, and how working life can be designed to promote health.

Åsa Svedmark