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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.

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Affiliation
Professor at Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine Units: Section of Sustainable Health
Location
6B, 3 trp, NUS Umeå universitet, by1a, B41, NUS, 901 85 Umeå

My research is on how our physical environment affects health, with a focus on factors in the work environment. As a physician, I have previously been associated with the hospital and investigated patients whose illnesses may be related to the environment. I am also interested in insurance medicine.


I am in the final phase of a project that studies how health affects work ability as you approach retirement age and how health is affected by work at these ages when you often also have chronic illnesses. I have also been interested in how to estimate work-related mortality and how it changes over time and importance of different factors.  There are also projects studying the relationship between health and chronic diseases such as cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease caused by e.g. dusts or asbestos.


I came to Umeå from Gothenburg as professor and chief physician in 1996. I have been the head and dean and since the end of 2014 I am a senior professor working part-time.

International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Forsell, Karl; Björ, Ove; Eriksson, Helena; et al.
Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, Vol. 31, (7) : 1483-1491
Jochems, Sylvia H. J.; Häggström, Christel; Stattin, Pär; et al.
European Urology
Jochems, Sylvia H.J.; Fritz, Josef; Häggström, Christel; et al.
Folkhälsa och klinisk medicin i Umeå rapporterar, 2022:1
Järvholm, Bengt; Modig, Lars; Pettersson, Hans
American Journal of Industrial Medicine, John Wiley & Sons 2021, Vol. 64, (4) : 251-257
Andersson, Martin; Blanc, Paul D.; Torén, Kjell; et al.
Clinical Epidemiology, Dove Medical Press Ltd 2021, Vol. 13 : 21-41
Ludvigsson, Jonas F.; Appelros, Peter; Askling, Johan; et al.
Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health, Vol. 47, (3) : 217-223
Söderberg, Mia; Stattin, Mikael; Robroek, Suzan JW; et al.
Cancer Medicine, John Wiley & Sons 2021, Vol. 10, (4) : 1431-1438
Teleka, Stanley; Jochems, Sylvia H. J.; Häggström, Christel; et al.
American Journal of Industrial Medicine, John Wiley & Sons 2020, Vol. 63, (8) : 685-692
Forsell, Karl; Björ, Ove; Järvholm, Bengt; et al.
International Journal of Cancer, John Wiley & Sons 2020, Vol. 147, (12) : 3328-3338
Jochems, Sylvia H. J.; Stattin, Pär; Häggström, Christel; et al.
Arbete och Hälsa, Göteborg: Förlag Göteborgs Universitet 2020, Vol. 54, (1) : 1-22
Järvholm, Bengt
International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, Springer 2020, Vol. 93, (5) : 571-575
Pettersson, Hans; Olsson, David; Järvholm, Bengt
Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health, Nordic Association of Occupational Safety and Health (NOROSH) 2020, Vol. 46, (1) : 77-84
Robroek, Suzan J.W.; Nieboer, Daan; Järvholm, Bengt; et al.
Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, Sage Publications 2020, Vol. 48, (4) : 405-411
Söderberg, Mia; Mannelqvist, Ruth; Järvholm, Bengt; et al.
Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, Sage Publications 2020, (8) : 832-838
Söderberg, Mia; Schiöler, Linus; Stattin, Mikael; et al.
Occupational and Environmental Medicine, BMJ Publishing Group Ltd 2019, Vol. 76, (5) : 326-331
Jackson, Jennie A; Olsson, David; Burdorf, Alex; et al.
Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health, Nordic Association of Occupational Safety and Health (NOROSH) 2019, Vol. 45, (1) : 63-72
Jackson, Jennie A; Olsson, David; Punnett, Laura; et al.
Occupational Medicine, Oxford University Press 2019, Vol. 69, (7) : 482-486
Jonsson, E.; Järvholm, Bengt; Andersson, Martin
Arbets- och miljömedicin: en lärobok om hälsa och miljö, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB 2019 : 397-402
Järvholm, Bengt; Mannelqvist, Ruth
International Journal of Epidemiology, Oxford University Press 2019, Vol. 48, (6) : 2018-2025
Sundström, Johan; Söderholm, Martin; Söderberg, Stefan; et al.
20th Congress International Ergonomics Association, Florence, August 26-30 , 2018
Jackson, Jennie; Olsson, David; Punnett, Laura; et al.
The spine journal, Elsevier 2018, Vol. 18, (8) : 1313-1317
Knutsson, Björn; Mukka, Sebastian; Wahlström, Jens; et al.
Respiratory Medicine, Elsevier 2018, Vol. 144 : 36-41
Torén, Kjell; Andersson, Martin; Olin, Anna-Carin; et al.
International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, Springer 2018, Vol. 91, (6) : 689-694
Wahlström, Jens; Burström, Lage; Johnson, Peter W.; et al.
Clinical and Experimental Allergy, Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell 2017, Vol. 47, (11) : 1383-1389
Ahlroth Pind, C.; Gunnbjörnsdottír, M.; Bjerg, A.; et al.
Arbetsmiljöverket: Kunskapssammanställning, 2017:3
Björnstig, Johanna; Björnstig, Ulf; Järvholm, Bengt
International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, Vol. 90, (2) : 161-168
Forsell, Karl; Eriksson, Helena; Järvholm, Bengt; et al.
Läkartidningen, Stockholm: Sveriges läkarförbund 2017, Vol. 114
Järvholm, Bengt; Albin, Maria; Mannelqvist, Ruth
Occupational and Environmental Medicine, London: BMJ Publishing Group Ltd 2017, Vol. 74, (11) : 827-829
Järvholm, Bengt; Burdorf, Alex
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, BMJ Publishing Group Ltd 2017, Vol. 74, (9) : 621-627
Robroek, Suzan J W; Järvholm, Bengt; van der Beek, Allard J; et al.
Occupational Medicine, Oxford University Press 2016, Vol. 66, (4) : 326-331
Andersson, Martin; Selin, F; Järvholm, Bengt
Arbetsmiljöverket: Kunskapssammanställning, 2016:9
Björnstig, Johanna; Björnstig, Ulf; Järvholm, Bengt
Diseases of the Colon & Rectum, Vol. 59, (2) : 110-114
Humes, David J; Ludvigsson, Jonas F; Järvholm, Bengt
Institutet för arbetsmarknads- och utbildningspolitisk utvärdering (IFAU), Rapport, 2016:6
Mannelqvist, Ruth; Karlsson, Berndt; Järvholm, Bengt
Acta Dermato-Venereologica, Vol. 96, (2) : 232-236
Meding, Birgitta; Wrangsjö, Karin; Burdorf, Alex; et al.
American Journal of Medicine, Elsevier 2015, Vol. 128, (10) : 1094-1101
Blanc, Paul D.; Järvholm, Bengt; Torén, Kjell
Gut, Vol. 64 : A164-A164
Humes, D. J.; Järvholm, Bengt; Ludvigsson, J. F.
Gut, Vol. 64 : A164-A164
Humes, D. J.; Järvholm, Bengt; Ludvigsson, J. F.
Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, Vol. 43, (8) : 875-881
Järvholm, Bengt; Burdorf, Alex
Läkartidningen, Stockholm: Sveriges läkarförbund 2015, Vol. 112, (49)
Järvholm, Bengt; Svartengren, Magnus
Spine, Vol. 40, (18) : 1451-1456
Knutsson, Björn; Sandén, Bengt; Sjödén, Göran; et al.
Journal of Environmental Health Perspectives, Vol. 123, (6) : 507-514
Pearce, Neil E; Blair, Aaron; Vineis, Paolo; et al.
Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health, Vol. 41, (3) : 280-287
Schiöler, Linus; Söderberg, Mia; Rosengren, Annika; et al.
Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health, Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health 2015, Vol. 41, (1) : 102-104
Torén, Kjell; Järvholm, Bengt
Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health, Nordic Association of Occupational Safety and Health 2014, Vol. 40, (4) : 331-333
Burdorf, Alex; Järvholm, Bengt; Harma, Mikko
Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, Vol. 42, (13 suppl) : 3-10
Järvholm, Bengt; Bohlin, Ingemar
American Journal of Industrial Medicine, Wiley-Blackwell 2014, Vol. 57, (1) : 49-55
Järvholm, Bengt; Englund, Anders
Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health, Nordic Association of Occupational Safety and Health 2014, Vol. 40, (4) : 335-342
Järvholm, Bengt; Stattin, Mikael; Robroek, Suzan JW; et al.
Läkartidningen, Läkartidningen Förlag AB 2014, (18-19) : 111CT6U-
Järvholm, Bengt; Vingård, Eva; Englyst, Vagn; et al.

Research projects

1 January 2008 until 31 December 2010
1 January 2006 until 31 December 2014