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Maria Nilsson

My research is in the field of climate change and health. My main interest is climate adaptation, climate communication and policy development.

 

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Professor at Department of Epidemiology and Global Health
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5B, Målpunkt P, Försörjningsvägen 7 B, Norrlands universitetssjukhus Epidemiologi och global hälsa, Umeå Universitet, 90185 Umeå

I am a professor in public health science with a focus on climate change and health. My main interests are climate adaptation, public health interventions, health communication and knowledge translation.

I lead projects in low-, middle- and high-income countries. A couple of examples of my externally funded projects are “Household Preferences on Lifestyles Transformation for Emission Reduction in Low Carbon Societies” (WP-leader) and “Dengue risk communication in a local Indonesian community – understanding knowledge, attitudes and practice to improve action” (PI). I was integrating editor for health in the Lancet Commission “Health and climate change: policy responses to protect public health” published in 2015. I co-lead the working group on adaptation, planning and resilience for health in “The Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change”. It is an international, multi-disciplinary research collaboration running until 2030 following on from the 2015 Lancet Commission (lancetcountdown.org).

Another research interest is tobacco control and prevention targeting young people, with more than 20 years of experience. In my PhD-thesis in Epidemiology and Public Health Sciences I studied how tobacco use can be prevented amongst young people. I was a member of an advisory board for the Swedish Government for drug and tobacco policy in 2008 - 2017. Together with researchers from Uppsala/Wayne State University I studied waterpipe use in Young people “An evidence-based intervention study to prevent water pipe use in school going adolescents". I am currently leading a research project with researchers at our unit and in collaboration with researchers at KI evaluating a method to prevent youth smoking funded by the Swedish Public Health Agency, with an RCT combined with an observation study and a health economic evaluation.

At the end of 2017, I was awarded a fellowship with an individual leadership program in global health by SIGHT (Swedish Institute for Global Health Transformation) under the auspices of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (sight.nu).

Read more about my research in the article "Rising temperatures heighten ill-health" (from the magazine Think, no. 1, 2019)

The Lancet Planetary Health, Elsevier 2021, Vol. 5, (3) : e164-e175
Helldén, Daniel; Andersson, Camilla; Nilsson, Maria; et al.
Socialmedicinsk Tidskrift, Socialmedicinsk tidskrift 2021, Vol. 98, (2) : 267-275
Nilsson, Maria
BMJ. British Medical Journal, BMJ Publishing Group Ltd 2021, Vol. 372
Nilsson, Maria; Ebi, Kristie L; Campbell-Lendrum, Diarmid; et al.
Climatic Change, Switzerland: Springer 2021, Vol. 165
Richardsen Moberg, Karen; Sovacool, Benjamin K.; Goritz, Alexandra; et al.
The Lancet, Elsevier 2021, Vol. 397, (10269) : 129-170
Watts, Nick; Amann, Markus; Arnell, Nigel; et al.
Göteborg: Göteborgs universitet 2020
Fagerberg, Björn; Forsberg, Bertil; Hammarstrand, Sofia; et al.
JMIR Research Protocols, Vol. 9, (10)
Galanti, Maria Rosaria; Pulkki-Brännström, Anni-Maria; Nilsson, Maria
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, MDPI 2020, Vol. 17, (4)
Herrmann, Alina; Sauerborn, Rainer; Nilsson, Maria
International Journal for Equity in Health, BioMed Central 2020, Vol. 19, (1)
Schröders, Julia; Dewi, Fatwa Sari Tetra; Nilsson, Maria; et al.
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2020, Vol. 103, (1) : 120-131
Sulistyawati, Sulistyawati; Nilsson, Maria; Ekasari, Marlita Putri; et al.
Energy Research & Social Science, Elsevier 2019, Vol. 52 : 144-158
Dubouis, Ghislain; Sovacool, Benjamin; Aall, Carlo; et al.
Substance Use & Misuse, Taylor & Francis Group 2019, Vol. 54, (3) : 514-524
Ramji, Rathi; Nilsson, Maria; Arnetz, Bengt; et al.
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, MDPI 2019, Vol. 16, (6)
Sulistyawati, Sulistyawati; Dwi Astuti, Fardhiasih; Rahmah Umniyati, Sitti; et al.
The Lancet, Elsevier 2019, Vol. 394, (10211) : 1836-1878
Watts, Nick; Amann, Markus; Arnell, Nigel; et al.
Socialmedicinsk Tidskrift, Socialmedicinsk tidskrift 2018, Vol. 95, (4) : 421-433
Boij, A; Nilsson, Maria; Tillgren, P
Socialmedicinsk Tidskrift, Vol. 95, (2) : 199-205
Friberg, P; Alfvén, T; Helldén, D; et al.
Population and environment, Springer 2018, Vol. 40, (1) : 67-91
Furberg, Maria; Hondula, David; Saha, Michael; et al.
European Journal of Public Health, Oxford University Press 2018, Vol. 28 : 170-170
Herrmann, A.; Amelung, D.; Fischer, H.; et al.
Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, Sage Publications 2018, Vol. 46, (8) : 867-876
Ramji, Rathi; Arnetz, Bengt; Nilsson, Maria; et al.
Sustainability, MDPI 2018, Vol. 10, (11)
Sköld, Bore; Baltruszewicz, Marta; Aall, Carlo; et al.
The Lancet, Elsevier 2018, Vol. 392, (10163) : 2479-2514
Watts, Nick; Amann, Markus; Arnell, Nigel; et al.
The Lancet, Elsevier 2018, Vol. 391, (10120) : 581-630
Watts, Nick; Amann, Markus; Ayeb-Karlsson, Sonja; et al.
PLoS ONE, Public Library Science 2017, Vol. 12, (6)
Schröders, Julia; Wall, Stig; Hakimi, Mohammad; et al.
The Lancet, Vol. 389, (10074) : 1151-1164
Watts, Nick; Adger, W Neil; Ayeb-Karlsson, Sonja; et al.
PLoS ONE, Vol. 11, (5)
Trang, Phan Minh; Rocklöv, Joacim; Giang, Kim Bao; et al.
Global Health Action, Vol. 9
Trang, Phan Minh; Rocklöv, Joacim; Giang, Kim Bao; et al.
Journal of Advanced Nursing, John Wiley & Sons 2015, Vol. 71, (8) : 1883-1891
Anåker, Anna; Nilsson, Maria; Holmner, Åsa; et al.
American Journal of Industrial Medicine, John Wiley & Sons 2015, Vol. 58, (5) : 541-548
Crowe, Jennifer; Nilsson, Maria; Kjellström, Tord; et al.
BMC Research Notes, BioMed Central 2015, Vol. 8
Ramji, Rathi; Arnetz, Judy; Nilsson, Maria; et al.
Annals of Psychiatry and Mental Health, JSciMed Central 2015, Vol. 3, (1)
Trang, Phan Minh; Rocklöv, Joacim; Giang, Kim Bao; et al.
The Lancet, Vol. 386, (10006) : 1861-1914
Watts, Nick; Adger, W Neil; Agnolucci, Paolo; et al.
PLoS ONE, Public library science 2014, Vol. 9, (9)
Holmner, Åsa; Ebi, Kristie L; Lazuardi, Lutfan; et al.
Global Health Action, Co-Action publishing 2014, Vol. 7
Minh An, Dao Thi; Nguyen, Ngoc Thi Bich; Nilsson, Maria
Global Health Action, Co-Action publishing 2014, Vol. 7
Rocklöv, Joacim; Bao Giang, Kim; Van Minh, Hoang; et al.
Global Health Action, Co-Action publishing 2014, Vol. 7
Van Minh, Hoang; Tuan Anh, Tran; Rocklöv, Joacim; et al.
American Journal of Industrial Medicine, John Wiley & Sons 2013, Vol. 56, (10) : 1157-1164
Crowe, Jennifer; Wesseling, Catharina; Solano, Bryan Román; et al.
International Journal of Circumpolar Health, CoAction Publishing 2013, Vol. 72, (Supplement 1) : 520-520
Furberg, Maria; Evengård, Birgitta; Nilsson, Maria
International Journal of Circumpolar Health, CoAction Publishing 2013, Vol. 72, (Supplement 1) : 520-521
Hondula, D.; Furberg, Maria; Saha, M.; et al.
Midwifery, Elsevier 2013, Vol. 29, (7) : 751-758
Petersen, Zainonisa; Nilsson, Maria; Steyn, Krisela; et al.
Global Health Action, CoAction Publishing 2013, Vol. 6
Stordalen, Gunhild A.; Rocklöv, Joacim; Nilsson, Maria; et al.
Global Health Action, Vol. 5 : 1-9
Holmner, Åsa; Rocklöv, Joacim; Ng, Nawi; et al.
PLoS Medicine, San Francisco: Public Library of Science 2012, Vol. 9, (6) : e1001227-
Nilsson, Maria; Evengård, Birgitta; Sauerborn, Rainer; et al.
Global Health Action, Häggeby: Co-Action publishing 2011, Vol. 4, (8417) : 11-
Furberg, Maria; Evengård, Birgitta; Nilsson, Maria
Global Health Action, Vol. 4 : 5613-
Norberg, Margareta; Lundqvist, Gunnar; Nilsson, Maria; et al.
Statens folkhälsoinstitut, 20
Nilsson, Maria
BMC Public Health, Vol. 10 : 776-
Nilsson, Maria; Emmelin, Maria
Global Health Action, CoAction Publishing 2010, Vol. 3
Nilsson, Maria; Kjellström, Tord
Global Health Action, Vol. 3 : 5720-
Preet, Raman; Nilsson, Maria; Schumann, Barbara; et al.