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Helena Backman

Researcher and project leader within the Obstructive Lung Disease in Northern Sweden (OLIN)  Studies, an epidemiological research program ongoing since 1985.

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Affiliation
Affiliated as research fellow at Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine Units: Section of Sustainable Health
Location
Robertsviksgatan 9, 971 89 Luleå, Region Norrbotten Umeå universitet, by1a, B41, NUS, 901 85 Umeå

I'm a PhD, researcher and project leader within the Obstructive Lung Disease in Northern Sweden (OLIN)  Studies, an epidemiological research program ongoing since 1985. The research is primarily focused on classical respiratory epidemiology including studies on asthma, COPD and lung function. More recently, specific focus has been set on combining clinical epidemiology with data from national registers to evaluate prognosis for asthma and COPD, including specific phenotypes of obstructive lung disease. With clinical data since more than 35 years, the OLIN studies provide unique opportunities for studies of long-term prognosis.

My projects are mainly funded by:

  • the Swedish Heart-Lung Foundation 
  • ALF
  • Norrbotten County Council
  • NordForsk
  • the Swedish Research Council (VR)

Further, I hold the following positions:

  • Member of the OLIN steering committee
  • Co-project manager of the Nordic EpiLung Study
  • Partner of the ERS CRC CADSET
  • Member of the Nordic Severe Asthma Network (NSAN)
  • Associate Editor of Respiratory Medicine Journal
European Clinical Respiratory Journal, Taylor & Francis 2021, Vol. 8, (1)
Andersen, Heidi; Ilmarinen, Pinja; Honkamaki, Jasmin; et al.
Journal of Asthma and Allergy, Dove Press 2021, Vol. 14 : 1081-1091
Andersén, Heidi; Ilmarinen, Pinja; Honkamäki, Jasmin; et al.
Preventive Medicine Reports, Elsevier 2021, Vol. 22
Andersén, Heidi; Kankaanranta, Hannu; Tuomisto, Leena E.; et al.
BMJ Open Respiratory Research, BMJ Publishing Group Ltd 2021, Vol. 8, (1)
Bermúdez Barón, Nicolás; Lindberg, Anne; Stridsman, Caroline; et al.
Journal of Asthma
Ilmarinen, Pinja; Stridsman, Caroline; Bashir, Muwada; et al.
Respiratory Medicine
Jalasto, Juuso; Lassmann-Klee, Paul; Schyllert, Christian; et al.
Respiratory Medicine, Elsevier 2021, Vol. 186
Lindberg, Anne; Lindberg, Lina; Sawalha, Sami; et al.
Respiratory Medicine, Elsevier 2021, Vol. 176
Pullerits, Teet; Rönmark, Erik P.; Ekerljung, Linda; et al.
Journal of Asthma and Allergy, Dove Medical Press 2021, Vol. 14 : 1106-1115
Rönnebjerg, Lina; Axelsson, Malin; Kankaanranta, Hannu; et al.
Respiratory Medicine, Elsevier 2021, Vol. 186
Schyllert, Christian; Andersson, Martin; Backman, Helena; et al.
Journal of Asthma, Taylor & Francis 2021, Vol. 58, (5) : 586-595
Stridsman, Caroline; Axelsson, Malin; Warm, Katja; et al.
European Respiratory Journal, European Respiratory Society (ERS) 2020, Vol. 56, (suppl 64)
Allinson, James; Afzal, Shoaib; Colak, Yunus; et al.
European Respiratory Journal, European Respiratory Society 2020, Vol. 56
Almqvist, Linnéa; Backman, Helena; Stridsman, Caroline; et al.
ERJ Open Research, European Respiratory Society 2020, Vol. 6, (4)
Almqvist, Linnéa; Rönmark, Eva; Stridsman, Caroline; et al.
European Respiratory Journal, European Respiratory Society 2020, Vol. 56
Andersén, Heidi; Kankaanranta, Hannu; Tuomisto, Leena E.; et al.
European Respiratory Journal, European Respiratory Society 2020, Vol. 56
Axelsson, Malin; Backman, Helena; Vanfleteren, Lowie; et al.
European Respiratory Journal, European Respiratory Society 2020, Vol. 56, (Suppl. 64)
Backman, Helena; Bhatta, Laxmi; Hedman, Linnea; et al.
The World Allergy Organization journal, Elsevier 2020, Vol. 13, (3)
Backman, Helena; Lindberg, Anne; Hedman, Linnea; et al.
European Respiratory Journal, European Respiratory Society 2020, Vol. 56
Backman, Helena; Stridsman, Caroline; Jansson, Sven-Arne; et al.
Respiratory Research, BioMed Central 2020, Vol. 21, (1)
Backman, Helena; Vanfleteren, Lowie; Lindberg, Anne; et al.
European Respiratory Journal, European Respiratory Society 2020, Vol. 55, (4)
Geale, Kirk; Darabi, Hatef; Lindh, Maria; et al.
European Respiratory Journal, European Respiratory Society 2020, Vol. 56
Hedman, Linnea; Backman, Helena; Andersson, Martin; et al.
BMJ Open, BMJ Publishing Group Ltd 2020, Vol. 10, (12)
Hedman, Linnea; Backman, Helena; Stridsman, Caroline; et al.
European Respiratory Journal, ERS Publications 2020, Vol. 56, (Suppl 64)
Honkamaki, Jasmin; Piirila, Paivi; Hisinger-Molkanen, Hanna; et al.
Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice
Honkamäki, Jasmin; Piirilä, Päivi; Hisinger-Mölkänen, Hanna; et al.
Respiratory Medicine, Elsevier 2020, Vol. 162
Jansson, Sven-Arne; Backman, Helena; Andersson, Maria; et al.
European Respiratory Journal, European Respiratory Society 2020, Vol. 56
Jansson, Sven-Arne; Hedman, Linnea; Stridsman, Caroline; et al.
European Respiratory Journal, Vol. 56
Lagrange, Eva; Nilsson, Ulf; Stridsman, Caroline; et al.
Respiratory Medicine, Elsevier 2020, Vol. 173
Lassmann-Klee, Paul G.; Piirillä, Päivi L.; Brumpton, Ben; et al.
European Respiratory Journal, European Respiratory Society 2020, Vol. 56
Lindberg, Lina; Sawalha, Sami; Backman, Helena; et al.
European Respiratory Journal, ERS Publications 2020, Vol. 56, (Suppl 64)
Melen, Erik; Hallberg, Jenny; Backman, Helena; et al.
European Respiratory Journal, European Respiratory Society 2020, Vol. 56
Nilsson, Ulf; Mills, Nicholas; Backman, Helena; et al.
Respiratory Research, BioMed Central 2020, Vol. 21, (1)
Nilsson, Ulf; Mills, Nicholas L.; McAllister, David A.; et al.
European Respiratory Journal, European Respiratory Society 2020, Vol. 56
Nilsson, Ulf; Pleiborn, Viktoria; Linder, Robert; et al.
BMC Pulmonary Medicine, BioMed Central 2020, Vol. 20, (1)
Pakkasela, Johanna; Ilmarinen, Pinja; Honkamäki, Jasmin; et al.
Allergy. European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Wiley-Blackwell 2020, Vol. 75 : 496-496
Pullerits, T.; Ekerljung, L.; M, Radinger; et al.
European Respiratory Journal, European Respiratory Society 2020, Vol. 56
Pullerits, Teet; Römark, Erik P.; Ekerljung, Linda; et al.
European Respiratory Journal, European Respiratory Society 2020, Vol. 56
Räisänen, Petri; Backman, Helena; Hedman, Linnea; et al.
Respiratory Medicine, Elsevier 2020, Vol. 173
Räisänen, Petri; Hedman, Linnea; Andersson, Martin; et al.
ERJ Open Research, European Respiratory Society (ERS) 2020, Vol. 6, (3)
Schyllert, Christian; Lindberg, Anne; Hedman, Linnea; et al.
European Respiratory Journal, European Respiratory Society 2020, Vol. 56
Schyllert, Christian; Lindberg, Anne; Hedman, Linnea; et al.
Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, Taylor & Francis 2020, Vol. 36, (3) : 408-416
Strandkvist, Viktor; Andersson, Mikael; Backman, Helena; et al.
European Respiratory Journal, European Respiratory Society 2020, Vol. 56
Stridsman, Caroline; Ilmarinen, Pinja; Bashir, Muwada Bashir Awad; et al.
European Respiratory Journal, European Respiratory Society 2020, Vol. 56
Winsa Lindmark, Sofia; Sandström, Ludwig; Selberg, Johanna; et al.
European Respiratory Journal, Sheffield: European Respiratory Society Journals 2019, Vol. 54
Andersen, Heidi; Ilmarinen, Pinja; Tuomisto, Leena; et al.
Clinical and Experimental Allergy, John Wiley & Sons 2019, Vol. 49, (6) : 819-828
Backman, Helena; Jansson, Sven-Arne; Stridsman, Caroline; et al.
European Respiratory Journal, Sheffield: European Respiratory Society Journals 2019, Vol. 54
Backman, Helena; Stridsman, Caroline; Hedman, Linnea; et al.
Allergy. European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, John Wiley & Sons 2019, Vol. 74 : 291-291
Bjerg, A.; Winberg, Anna; Johansson, R.; et al.
European Respiratory Journal, Sheffield: European Respiratory Society Journals 2019, Vol. 54
Eriksson, Berne; Stridsman, Caroline; Nilsson, Ulf; et al.

I'm currently main supervisor for one PhD student:

  • Nicolas Bermudez

I am also currently co-supervisor for two PhD students:

  • Linnea Almqvist
  • Petri Räisänen

Previous PhD students (year of dissertation):

  • Sami Sawalha (2019) - co-supervisor

I'm also a Lecturer at Luleå University of Technology, Dept of Health Sciences.