Epidemiologist and a modeller focusing on studying the impacts of climate change on health and how climate information can be used for public health prevention.
Professor Rocklöv is engaged in research in the nexus of global health, environmental epidemiology and infectious disease ecology. His lab is focusing on understanding disease etiology, developing predictive models for the purpose of early warning and response systems, and estimating future health impacts in relation to climate and environmental change guiding climate action. Joacim Rocklöv was awarded the Institute Pasteur and Prince Albert II of Monaco prize for his research on arboviruses and global environmental change in 2019. He has been contributing to IPCC and WHO assessments, and he is co-leading the second working group of the Lancet countdown. He is engaged in several international research projects and leads several Swedish funded research projects in this area. Professor Rocklöv has been a collaborating partner to the WHO TDR early warning project for a number of years and his lab is maintaining the current early warning web-dashboard solution for the EWARS community. Professor Rocklöv is a recurrent consulted expert for WHO and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). He is an associate editor for the International Journal of Epidemiology and Frontiers in Public Health, section for planetary health.