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Anders Johansson

Professor in Infectious diseases at Umeå University and Senior Consultant in Infectious diseases and in Infection prevention and control at Region Västerbotten in Sweden.

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Professor, senior consultant (attending) physician at Department of Clinical Microbiology Section: Infectious Diseases, Clinical Bacteriology, Section of Infection and Immunology Role: Deputy head of department, Assistant head of department
By 6B, Universitetssjukhuset, Infektion och Vårdhygien Umeå universitet, 901 85 Umeå

We are researching the transmission routes of infection in society and in healthcare, we predict the risk of infection outbreaks and risk for individuals, and we aim at mitigation of threats from microbes that are resistant to antimicrobial drugs. 

In our research, we combine clinical data with analyses of disease-causing microbes using molecular microbiology methods, genome sequencing, phylogenetics, spatiotemporal analysis, and epidemiology methods. We use artificial intelligence methods for big data analyses using healthcare data to predict infection risks of individuals, to more rapidly detect infections, and for automated surveillance of manifest infections. Because we recognize that the behavior of humans to a very large extent determines the risk of most infections, we perform behavioral intervention studies promoting better antimicrobial drug use and reducing the risk of healthcare-associated infections. Starting during the COVID-19 pandemic, we established a cohort study at >100 nursing homes in Sweden. We have enrolled more than 3000 nursing home residents to study immune responses to vaccinations and infections. By repeated blood sampling and analyses of register data, we estimate the infection burden and analyze risk factors of common infections at nursing homes including COVID-19 and influenza. 

Anders is interested in professional affairs and science outreach. He chairs the Society for infection control physicians in Sweden within the Swedish medical association. He is appointed to services within EUCIC, which is the infection control entity within the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) and he is the General Secretary of the board of the Nordic Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (NSCMID).


The Lancet - Infectious diseases, Elsevier 2023, Vol. 23, (10) : e393-e394
Blom, Kim; Fjällström, Peter; Molnár, Christian; et al.
JAMA Network Open, American Medical Association (AMA) 2023, Vol. 6, (11)
Dave, Nishi; Sjöholm, Daniel; Hedberg, Pontus; et al.
Scientific Reports, Springer Nature 2023, Vol. 13, (1)
Valik, John Karlsson; Ward, Logan; Tanushi, Hideyuki; et al.
The Lancet Regional Health: Europe, Elsevier 2023, Vol. 30
Vikström, Linnea; Fjällström, Peter; Gwon, Yong-Dae; et al.
Eurosurveillance, European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC) 2023, Vol. 28, (13)
Wigren, Julia; Vikström, Linnea; Rosendal, Ebba; et al.
Clinical Microbiology and Infection, Elsevier 2022, Vol. 28, (5) : 672-680
Carrara, Elena; Ong, David S.Y.; Hussein, Khetam; et al.
Journal of Hospital Infection, Elsevier 2022, Vol. 122 : 35-43
Verberk, J.D.M.; Aghdassi, S.J.S.; Abbas, M.; et al.
PLOS ONE, Public Library of Science (PLoS) 2022, Vol. 17, (10)
Wagner, David M.; Birdsell, Dawn N.; McDonough, Ryelan F.; et al.
European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Springer 2022, Vol. 41 : 87-97
Widerström, Micael; Stegger, Marc; Johansson, Anders; et al.
Frontiers in Endocrinology, Frontiers Media S.A. 2021, Vol. 12
Brundin, Peik M.; Landgren, Britt-Marie; Fjällström, Peter; et al.
BMC Infectious Diseases, Vol. 21, (1)
Esmaeili, Saber; Rohani, Mahdi; Ghasemi, Ahmad; et al.
Clinical Microbiology and Infection, Elsevier 2021, Vol. 27, (Supplement 1) : S3-S19
van Mourik, Maaike S.M.; van Rooden, Stephanie M.; Abbas, Mohamed; et al.
Clinical Microbiology and Infection, Elsevier 2021, Vol. 27, (Supplement 1) : S20-S28
van Rooden, Stephanie M.; Aspevall, Olov; Carrara, Elena; et al.
Microorganisms, MDPI 2021, Vol. 9, (1)
Öhrman, Caroline; Sahl, Jason W.; Sjödin, Andreas; et al.
Heliyon, Elsevier 2020, Vol. 6, (11)
Brundin, Peik M.A.; Landgren, Britt-Marie; Fjällström, Peter; et al.
Forensic Science International: Genetics, Elsevier 2020, Vol. 45
Dwibedi, Chinmay Kumar; Larsson, Pär; Ahlinder, Jon; et al.
Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, Mary Ann Liebert 2020, Vol. 20, (8) : 630-632
Ecke, Frauke; Johansson, Anders; Forsman, Mats; et al.
BMJ Quality and Safety, BMJ Publishing Group Ltd 2020, Vol. 29, (9) : 735-745
Karlsson Valik, John; Ward, Logan; Tanushi, Hideyuki; et al.
Microorganisms, MDPI 2020, Vol. 8, (11)
Myrtennas, Kerstin; Escudero, Raquel; Zaballos, Angel; et al.
Infection control and hospital epidemiology, Cambridge University Press 2020, Vol. 41 : S39-S39
Naucler, Pontus; van der Werff, Suzanne D.; Valik, John; et al.
International Journal of Epidemiology, Oxford University Press 2020, Vol. 49, (5) : 1443-1453
Sjödin, Henrik; Johansson, Anders F.; Brännström, Åke; et al.
Frontiers in Microbiology, Vol. 10
Hosseinzadeh, Ava; Stylianou, Marios; Lopes, Jose Pedro; et al.
Forensic Science International, Elsevier 2019, Vol. 302
Lindgren, Petter; Myrtennäs, Kerstin; Forsman, Mats; et al.
PLOS ONE, Public Library of Science 2019, Vol. 14, (5)
Müller, Daniel C.; Kauppi, Anna; Edin, Alicia; et al.
BMC Infectious Diseases, BMC 2018, Vol. 18
Birdsell, D. N.; Özsürekci, Y.; Rawat, A.; et al.
Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology, Frontiers Media S.A. 2018, Vol. 8
Mostafavi, Ehsan; Ghasemi, Ahmad; Rohani, Mahdi; et al.
PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, Vol. 12, (1)
Näsström, Elin; Jonsson, Pär; Johansson, Anders; et al.
BMC Microbiology, Vol. 17
Forsell, Joakim; Bengtsson-Palme, Johan; Angelin, Martin; et al.
Infection Ecology & Epidemiology, Taylor & Francis 2017, Vol. 7, (1)
Myrtennäs, Kerstin; Marinov, Krustyu; Johansson, Anders; et al.
eLIFE, eLife Sciences Publications 2017, Vol. 6
Näsström, Elin; Parry, Christopher M.; Thieu, Nga Tran Vu; et al.
Microbial Genomics, Microbiology Society 2016, Vol. 2, (12)
Dwibedi, Chinmay Kumar; Birdsell, Dawn; Larkeryd, Adrian; et al.
International Journal of Circumpolar Health, Vol. 75
Furberg, Maria; Johansson, Anders
Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Vol. 60, (3) : 1801-1818
Karah, Nabil; Dwibedi, Chinmay Kumar; Sjöström, Karin; et al.
Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, Vol. 71, (10) : 2815-2823
Karlsson, Edvin; Golovliov, Igor; Lärkeryd, Adrian; et al.
PLOS ONE, Vol. 11, (1)
Kauppi, Anna M.; Edin, Alicia; Ziegler, Ingrid; et al.
Eurosurveillance, Vol. 20, (19) : 9-14
Afset, J. E.; Larssen, K. W.; Bergh, K.; et al.
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, Vol. 13, (3) : 223-229
Angelin, Martin; Forsell, Joakim; Granlund, Margareta; et al.
Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Vol. 59, (10) : 6551-6560
Bengtsson-Palme, Johan; Angelin, Martin; Huss, Mikael; et al.
Clinical Microbiology and Infection, Vol. 21, (12) : 1067-1071
Birgand, G.; Johansson, Anders; Szilagyi, E.; et al.
International Journal of Epidemiology, Vol. 44 : 58-58
Desvars, Amélie; Furberg, Maria; Hjertqvist, Marika; et al.
Emerging Infectious Diseases, Vol. 21, (1) : 32-39
Desvars, Amélie; Furberg, Maria; Hjertqvist, Marika; et al.
Journal of Molecular Diagnostics, Vol. 17, (3) : 315-324
Edin, Alicia; Granholm, Susanne; Koskiniemi, Satu; et al.
BMC Microbiology, BioMed Central 2015, Vol. 15
Johnning, Anna; Kristiansson, Erik; Angelin, Martin; et al.
Emerging Infectious Diseases, Vol. 20, (5) : 754-761
Ariza-Miguel, Jaime; Johansson, Anders; Fernández-Natal, María Isabel; et al.
Emerging Infectious Diseases, Vol. 20, (5) : 861-865
Birdsell, Dawn N; Johansson, Anders; Öhrman, Caroline; et al.
Clinical Infectious Diseases, Vol. 59, (11) : 1546-53
Johansson, Anders; Lärkeryd, Adrian; Widerström, Micael; et al.
Bioinformatics, Oxford University Press 2014, Vol. 30, (12) : 1762-1764
Lärkeryd, Adrian; Myrtennäs, Kerstin; Karlsson, Edvin; et al.
eLIFE, Vol. 3
Näsström, Elin; Thieu, Nga Tran Vu; Dongol, Sabina; et al.

Research groups

Head of research
Anders Johansson Lab
Group member