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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.

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Affiliation
Research fellow at Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine Units: Section of Sustainable Health
Location
6B, 4tr, Norrlands universitetssjukhus Umeå universitet, by1a, B41, NUS, 901 85 Umeå

My background is in Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics and I graduated in 2011. During my PhD I have investigated how high temperatures can affect our health through epidemiological analysis. I have also looked if different statistical approaches might yield different results. The main focus of my thesis however is trying to understand and quantify how future temperatures will affect out health. With a warmer climate, people will be exposed to temperatures that they are not used to and this can have negative health effects. This work resulted in the thesis "Health Effects of Heatwaves – Short and long term predictions", 2017.
During my PhD, me and my colleagues have been collaborating with the Swedish Met Office and Public Health Institute. I helped the Swedish Met Office to create the Swedish heatwave early warning system. My work was carrying out the epidemiological analysis that was the foundation of the system. Later I worked together with the Swedish Public Health Institute. Me and my colleagues wrote a literature review to describe what negative health impacts high temperature might result in.

BMJ. British Medical Journal, BMJ Publishing Group Ltd 2021, Vol. 372
Meng, Xia; Liu, Cong; Chen, Renjie; et al.
Health Affairs, Project HOPE 2020, Vol. 39, (12) : 2168-2174
Ebi, Kristie L.; Åström, Christofer; Boyer, Christopher J.; et al.
Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, Sage Publications 2020, Vol. 48, (4) : 428-435
Oudin Åström, Daniel; Åström, Christofer; Forsberg, Bertil; et al.
International Journal of Epidemiology, Oxford University Press 2020, Vol. 49, (5) : 1443-1453
Sjödin, Henrik; Johansson, Anders F.; Brännström, Åke; et al.
BMJ. British Medical Journal, BMJ Publishing Group Ltd 2020, Vol. 368
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New England Journal of Medicine, Waltham: Massachusetts Medical Society 2019, Vol. 381, (8) : 705-715
Liu, Cong; Chen, Renjie; Sera, Francesco; et al.
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, MDPI 2019, Vol. 16, (6)
Olstrup, Henrik; Johansson, Christer; Forsberg, Bertil; et al.
Environmental Research Letters, Vol. 14, (7)
Orru, Hans; Åström, Christofer; Andersson, Camilla; et al.
International Journal of Epidemiology, Oxford University Press 2019, Vol. 48, (4) : 1101-1112
Sera, Francesco; Armstrong, Ben; Tobias, Aurelio; et al.
Läkartidningen, Stockholm: Läkartidningen Förlag AB 2019, Vol. 116
Åström, Christofer; Bjelkmar, Pär; Forsberg, Bertil
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, MDPI 2018, Vol. 15, (9) : 1-11
Analitis, Antonis; De' Donato, Francesca; Scortichini, Matteo; et al.
Environmental health, BioMed Central 2018, Vol. 17, (1)
Scortichini, Matteo; de'Donato, Francesca; De Sario, Manuela; et al.
Umeå University medical dissertations, 1890
Åström, Christofer
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, MDPI AG 2017, Vol. 14, (7)
Åström, Christofer; Åström, Daniel Oudin; Andersson, Camilla; et al.
PLoS ONE, Vol. 11, (5)
Oudin Åström, Daniel; Åström, Christofer; Rekker, Kaidi; et al.
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, MDPI AG 2015, Vol. 12, (12) : 15567-15583
de' Donato, Francesca K.; Leone, Michela; Scortichini, Matteo; et al.
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Vol. 12, (1) : 254-267
Åström, Christofer; Ebi, Kristie L; Langner, Joakim; et al.
European Respiratory Journal, Vol. 41, (2) : 285-294
Orru, Hans; Andersson, Camilla; Ebi, Kristie L; et al.
BMJ Open, group.bmj.open 2013, Vol. 3, (1) : e001842-
Åström, Christofer; Orru, Hans; Rocklöv, Joacim; et al.
Yrkes- och miljömedicin i Umeå rapporterar, 2012:4
Andersson, Louise; Forsberg, Bertil; Oudin Åström, Daniel; et al.
Environmental Research, Vol. 118 : 149-151
Barnett, A. G.; Åström, Christofer
EcoHealth, Vol. 9, (4) : 448-454
Åstrom, Christofer; Rocklöv, Joacim; Hales, Simon; et al.
Global Environmental Change, Elsevier 2011, Vol. 21, (4) : 1209-1214
Béguin, Andreas; Hales, Simon; Rocklöv, Joacim; et al.
Åström, Christofer; Oudin Åström, Daniel; Andersson, Camilla; et al.
Åström, Christofer; Oudin Åström, Daniel; Andersson, Camilla; et al.