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Staff photo Jing Helmersson

Jing Helmersson

Mathematical modeling of climate change, dengue & mosquitoes. System dynamic modelling of happiness & life satisfaction. PhDs in physics 1989 (USA) and in public health 2018 (Sweden).


Works at

Postdoctoral fellow at Várdduo-Centre för Sámi Research
YA, Norra Beteendevetarhuset, 4 tr Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå
Affiliated as postdoctoral position at Department of Epidemiology and Global Health
5B, Målpunkt P, Försörjningsvägen 7 B, Norrlands universitetssjukhus Epidemiologi och global hälsa, Umeå Universitet, 90185 Umeå

Jing Helmersson (PhDs) has recently just finished her 2nd PhD at Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umeå University, Sweden, on Mathematical Modeling of Climate Change, Dengue Fever and Mosquitos. She was formerly a professor in Physics from California State University Long Beach and has published 74 scientific articles in both physics and public health (11). Her 24 years of physics research consists of quantum optics, atomic physics and soft condensed matter physics.
Her research interests include mathematical modeling of infectious diseases and epidemiology, system dynamics modelling of complex health issues, indigenous population wellbeing, arctic research and successful living. Specifically, her current and future plan in research include
1) modelling climate change and infectious disease such as Zika and mosquito vectors,

2) wellbeing of Indigenous people in Arctic regions,

3) promote successful living through enhancing capacity and reaching potentials based on Salutogenesis and seeing with a holistic view of human being having body, mind and spirit.

Journal of Travel Medicine, Cary: Oxford University Press 2019, Vol. 26, (5)
Lillepold, Kate; Rocklöv, Joacim; Liu-Helmersson, Jing; et al.
Frontiers In Public Health, Frontiers Media S.A. 2019, Vol. 7
Liu-Helmersson, Jing; Brännström, Åke; Sewe, Maquins; et al.
Environmental Research, Elsevier 2019, Vol. 172 : 693-699
Liu-Helmersson, Jing; Rocklöv, Joacim; Sewe, Maquins; et al.
PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, Public Library of Science 2019, Vol. 13, (7)
Sang, Shaowei; Liu-Helmersson, Jing; Quam, Mikkel B. M.; et al.
Umeå University medical dissertations, 1931
Liu-Helmersson, Jing
Scientific Reports, Vol. 8, (1)
Massad, Eduardo; Amaku, Marcos; Coutinho, Francisco Antonio Bezerra; et al.
Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Elsevier 2018, Vol. 106, (4) : 1038-1046
Zhang, Xiangwei; Wang, Yang; Qu, Pengfei; et al.
EBioMedicine, Elsevier 2016, Vol. 7 : 267-277
Liu-Helmersson, Jing; Quam, Mikkel; Wilder-Smith, Annelies; et al.
EBioMedicine, Elsevier 2016, Vol. 9 : 250-256
Rocklöv, Joacim; Quam, Mikkel Brandon; Sudre, Bertrand; et al.
Tropical medicine & international health, Wiley-Blackwell 2015, Vol. 20, (Suppl. 1) : 113-113
Liu-Helmersson, Jing; Quam, Mikkel; Stenlund, Hans; et al.
Tropical medicine & international health, Wiley-Blackwell 2015, Vol. 20, (Suppl. 1) : 408-409
Quam, Mikkel B; Liu-Helmersson, Jing; Massad, E; et al.
Tropical medicine & international health, Wiley-Blackwell 2015, Vol. 20, (Suppl. 1) : 408-408
Quam, Mikkel; Sessions, O; Liu-Helmersson, Jing; et al.
PLoS ONE, San Francisco: Public Library of Science 2014, Vol. 9, (3)
Liu-Helmersson, Jing; Stenlund, Hans; Wilder-Smith, Annelies; et al.
Eurosurveillance, Vol. 19, (8) : 20718-
Wilder-Smith, Annelies; Quam, Mikkel; Sessions, O.; et al.