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Staff

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.

Employees

Alexander Wahba, other position, adjunct professor
Alva Hansson, research student, doctoral student
Anders Blomberg, professor, senior consultant (attending) physician
Anders Bucht, adjunct professor
Anders Själander, professor, senior consultant (attending) physician
Andreas Tornevi, senior research assistant

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

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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, adjunct lecturer
Anna Myleus, assistant professor, resident physician

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

Anna Nyfelt, adjunct lecturer
Anna Oudin, research fellow

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, doctoral 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, visiting professor
Anne Lindberg, associate professor, senior consultant (attending) physician
Annelie Behndig, associate professor, senior consultant (attending) 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, adjunct professor
Bengt Järvholm, professor

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, professor emeritus, professor

Senior professor with renal medicine focus.

Bertil Forsberg, professor, combined with clinical employment

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, associate professor
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.

Elisabet Nylander, professor, senior consultant (attending) 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, adjunct professor

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

Eva Samuelsson, professor, senior consultant (attending) physician
Frida Bergman, senior research assistant

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

Gregory Dominique Rankin, senior research engineer (absent)
Göran Umefjord, associate professor
Hans Orru, senior research engineer
Hans Pettersson, research fellow

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, doctoral 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 Forsblad-D'elia, professor, senior consultant (attending) physician
Helena Karlsson, administrative manager
Henrik Holmberg, research fellow, adjunct associate professor
Henrik Sjödin, senior research engineer
Ida Knutsson, project coordinator

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, research student, adjunct lecturer

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, adjunct associate professor

My research and teaching is on occupational and environmental medicine.

Ingvar Bergdahl, 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
Jannike Hurenkamp, human resources coordinator
Jens Wahlström, adjunct associate professor
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, associate professor, senior consultant (attending) physician
Jonas Westlin, project assistant

Works as a sports physiologist, mainly in various projects. Among other things, I create theoretical and practical course material for course and test leaders.

Knut Meidell, adjunct lecturer
Kristina Lindblom, administrator

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.

Lan Do Thanh, postdoctoral position, postdoctoral fellow (absent)
Lars Johansson, adjunct associate professor
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, adjunct lecturer
Malin Olsson, senior research assistant
Mante Hedman, adjunct lecturer
Manuela Lehmann, postdoctoral fellow (absent)
Maquines Odhiambo Sewe, senior research engineer
Marcus Schmitt-Egenolf, professor, senior consultant (attending) physician

• Real world evidence, Preventive medicine, Ethics, Psoriasis, Melanoma, Genodermatoses

• Coordinater, educationally awarded teachers network

• Head of the Swedish psoriasis register PsoReg

Maria Brännholm Syrjälä, doctoral student, adjunct lecturer
Maria Friberg, senior research engineer
Maria Nordendahl, associate professor, consultant (attending) physician
Maria Wennberg, senior research assistant

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

Mats Eliasson, adjunct professor

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, senior consultant (attending) 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, adjunct associate professor
Mikkel Quam, senior research assistant
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

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

Nikolai Stenfors, associate professor, senior consultant (attending) physician

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

Ole Suhr, professor
Olov Rolandsson, professor, senior consultant (attending) 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, associate professor, consultant (attending) physician

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

Per Dahlqvist, associate professor, senior consultant (attending) physician
Per Lindqvist, associate professor
Per Wester, professor, senior consultant (attending) physician
Pontus Karling, associate professor, senior consultant (attending) physician
Rachel Nicoll, senior research assistant
Stefan Söderberg, professor, senior consultant (attending) 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, senior consultant (attending) physician
Thomas Sandström, professor, senior consultant (attending) physician
Thorbjörn Lundberg, associate professor, consultant (attending) physician
Tobias Näslund, financial coordinator
Tohr Nilsson, associate professor
Tommy Olsson, professor

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

Towe Wadensten, doctoral 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 Tät.nu (econtinence.se) project.

Ulf Näslund, professor, senior consultant (attending) 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, research assistant

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

Wasif Raza, doctoral 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.