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I'm a statistician at Umeå university at the Centre for Demographic and Ageing Research, CEDAR, and the statistical department.
I am a statistician working at the Demographic and Aging Research Unit (CEDAR) and the Statistics Department and also affiliated with Stockholm University's demographic unit, SUDA.
My research interests mainly relate to different demographic issues. One of these is the impact of climate on mortality, with special attention being paid to differences between different groups, for example between Sami and the rest of the population.
Another research focus is what effect disability has had on individuals' life trajectories both in historical and modern times and how other factors such as gender and social group affect the effect.
Another focus is the influence of genetics on demographic processes where I studied the effects of the blood group Rh and inbred.
As a statistical tool, I use methods that enable analysis from a system perspective such as micro simulation and sequence analysis. These methods can often highlight problems in a more real-life way.
In my research I use both historical data from church books and modern data from registers that illustrate living conditions and health. Sweden's unique historical data can provide an insight into what life was like in the past. I also use DNA tests to study demographic trends and the distribution of human populations.