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Albin Stjernbrandt

Senior consultant physician and PhD, engaged in occupational and environmental research focused on cold climate, vibration and ergonomics.

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Affiliation
Affiliated as other position at Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine Units: Section of Sustainable Health
Location
6B, 3tr, Norrlands universitetssjukhus Umeå universitet, by1a, B41, NUS, 901 85 Umeå

My research interest mainly concerns two different fields: health effects from exposure to cold and hand-arm vibration.

In an epidemiological research project titled Cold and Health In Northern Sweden (CHINS), we investigate how the working population in northern Sweden is exposed to cold, and what the consequences are. Studied outcomes include circulatory and neurosensory injuries affecting the hands, musculoskeletal disorders, and respiratory symptoms. Other effects such as reduced work ability, sick leave and job change are also evaluated. In addition, we conduct laboratory studies focused on the microcirculation of the hands.

In a FORTE-funded research project, we investigate how to prevent injuries in people who work with vibrating tools. The purpose of the project is to evaluate how well the questionnaires used in periodical medical examinations of vibration-exposed workers detect peripheral nerve injuries. We also investigate differences between the current and coming technical measurement standard, used to quantify hand-arm vibration exposure.

My hope is that this research will lead to preventive measures, and in the long run contribute to reducing the occurrence of cold and vibration injuries in Sweden.

Umeå University medical dissertations, 2106
Stjernbrandt, Albin
International Journal of Circumpolar Health, Taylor & Francis Group 2021, Vol. 80, (1)
Stjernbrandt, Albin; Abu Mdaighem, Mahmoud; Pettersson, Hans
Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume, Sage Publications 2021, Vol. 46, (7) : 731-737
Stjernbrandt, Albin; Liljelind, Ingrid; Nilsson, Tohr; et al.
International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, Springer 2021, Vol. 94, (8) : 1945-1952
Stjernbrandt, Albin; Stenfors, Nikolai; Liljelind, Ingrid
International Journal of Circumpolar Health, Taylor & Francis 2020, Vol. 79, (1)
Stjernbrandt, Albin; Björ, Bodil; Pettersson, Hans; et al.
Rheumatology International, Springer 2019, Vol. 39, (2) : 265-275
Stjernbrandt, Albin; Pettersson, Hans; Liljelind, Ingrid; et al.
International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, Springer-Verlag New York 2018, Vol. 91, (7) : 785-797
Stjernbrandt, Albin; Carlsson, Daniel; Pettersson, Hans; et al.
International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, Vol. 90, (7) : 587-595
Stjernbrandt, Albin; Björ, Bodil; Andersson, Martin; et al.
Yrkes- och miljömedicin i Umeå rapporterar, 2/2015
Stjernbrandt, Albin; Björ, Bodil; Andersson, Martin; et al.
Traffic Injury Prevention, Taylor & Francis 2008, Vol. 9, (6) : 539-543
Stjernbrandt, Albin; Öström, Mats; Eriksson, Anders; et al.