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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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5B, Målpunkt P, Försörjningsvägen 7 B, Norrlands universitetssjukhus Epidemiologi och global hälsa, Umeå Universitet, 90185 Umeå

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Affiliated as research fellow at Department of Epidemiology and Global Health
Affiliation
Research fellow at Department of Epidemiology and Global Health

I am Associate Professor with research about climate change and health. My main interest is climate adaptation, climate communication and policy development. Another research area is tobacco prevention, with a focus on evaluation of preventive programs.

I have leadership roles in several externally funded projects, for ex: "Household Preferences on Lifestyles Transformation for Emission Reduction in Low Carbon Societies" (WP-leader) with partners in Germany, France and Norway. In another project I lead "Dengue risk communication in a local Indonesian community – understanding knowledge, attitudes and practice to improve action" we study how an Early Warning System for Dengue fever can be developed in close cooperation with the local community (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 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) aiming at tracking health impacts and the world's response to climate change.

My other 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". Currently I lead a research project collaborating with researchers at our unit and 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.

I am a SIGHT fellow, awarded a fellowship with an individual leadership program in Global health. SIGHT (Swedish Institute for Global Health Transformation) is part of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (sight.nu). Since 2014 I am one of the editors of the open access journal Global Health Action (tandfonline.com/toc/zgha20/current).

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

2020
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, MDPI 2020, Vol. 17, (4)
Herrmann, Alina; Sauerborn, Rainer; Nilsson, Maria
2020
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Sulistyawati, Sulistyawati; Nilsson, Maria; Ekasari, Marlita Putri; et al.
2019
Energy Research & Social Science, Elsevier 2019, Vol. 52 : 144-158
Dubouis, Ghislain; Sovacool, Benjamin; Aall, Carlo; et al.
2019
Substance Use & Misuse, Taylor & Francis Group 2019, Vol. 54, (3) : 514-524
Ramji, Rathi; Nilsson, Maria; Arnetz, Bengt; et al.
2019
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, MDPI 2019, Vol. 16, (6)
Sulistyawati, Sulistyawati; Dwi Astuti, Fardhiasih; Rahmah Umniyati, Sitti; et al.
2019
The Lancet, Elsevier 2019, Vol. 394, (10211) : 1836-1878
Watts, Nick; Amann, Markus; Arnell, Nigel; et al.
2018
Socialmedicinsk Tidskrift, Socialmedicinsk tidskrift 2018, Vol. 95, (4) : 421-433
Boij, A; Nilsson, Maria; Tillgren, P
2018
Socialmedicinsk Tidskrift, Vol. 95, (2) : 199-205
Friberg, P; Alfvén, T; Helldén, D; et al.
2018
Population and environment, Springer 2018, Vol. 40, (1) : 67-91
Furberg, Maria; Hondula, David; Saha, Michael; et al.
2018
European Journal of Public Health, Oxford University Press 2018, Vol. 28 : 170-170
Herrmann, A.; Amelung, D.; Fischer, H.; et al.
2018
Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, Sage Publications 2018, Vol. 46, (8) : 867-876
Ramji, Rathi; Arnetz, Bengt; Nilsson, Maria; et al.
2018
Sustainability, MDPI 2018, Vol. 10, (11)
Sköld, Bore; Baltruszewicz, Marta; Aall, Carlo; et al.
2018
The Lancet, Elsevier 2018, Vol. 392, (10163) : 2479-2514
Watts, Nick; Amann, Markus; Arnell, Nigel; et al.
2018
The Lancet, Elsevier 2018, Vol. 391, (10120) : 581-630
Watts, Nick; Amann, Markus; Ayeb-Karlsson, Sonja; et al.
2017
PLoS ONE, Public Library Science 2017, Vol. 12, (6)
Schröders, Julia; Wall, Stig; Hakimi, Mohammad; et al.
2017
The Lancet, Vol. 389, (10074) : 1151-1164
Watts, Nick; Adger, W Neil; Ayeb-Karlsson, Sonja; et al.
2016
PLoS ONE, Vol. 11, (5)
Trang, Phan Minh; Rocklöv, Joacim; Giang, Kim Bao; et al.
2016
Global Health Action, Vol. 9
Trang, Phan Minh; Rocklöv, Joacim; Giang, Kim Bao; et al.
2015
Journal of Advanced Nursing, John Wiley & Sons 2015, Vol. 71, (8) : 1883-1891
Anåker, Anna; Nilsson, Maria; Holmner, Åsa; et al.
2015
American Journal of Industrial Medicine, John Wiley & Sons 2015, Vol. 58, (5) : 541-548
Crowe, Jennifer; Nilsson, Maria; Kjellström, Tord; et al.
2015
Annals of Psychiatry and Mental Health, JSciMed Central 2015, Vol. 3, (1)
Trang, Phan Minh; Rocklöv, Joacim; Giang, Kim Bao; et al.
2015
The Lancet, Vol. 386, (10006) : 1861-1914
Watts, Nick; Adger, W Neil; Agnolucci, Paolo; et al.
2014
PLoS ONE, Public library science 2014, Vol. 9, (9)
Holmner, Åsa; Ebi, Kristie L; Lazuardi, Lutfan; et al.
2014
Global Health Action, Co-Action publishing 2014, Vol. 7
Minh An, Dao Thi; Nguyen, Ngoc Thi Bich; Nilsson, Maria
2014
Global Health Action, Co-Action publishing 2014, Vol. 7
Rocklöv, Joacim; Bao Giang, Kim; Van Minh, Hoang; et al.
2014
Global Health Action, Co-Action publishing 2014, Vol. 7
Van Minh, Hoang; Tuan Anh, Tran; Rocklöv, Joacim; et al.
2013
American Journal of Industrial Medicine, John Wiley & Sons 2013, Vol. 56, (10) : 1157-1164
Crowe, Jennifer; Wesseling, Catharina; Solano, Bryan Román; et al.
2013
International Journal of Circumpolar Health, CoAction Publishing 2013, Vol. 72, (Supplement 1) : 520-520
Furberg, Maria; Evengård, Birgitta; Nilsson, Maria
2013
International Journal of Circumpolar Health, CoAction Publishing 2013, Vol. 72, (Supplement 1) : 520-521
Hondula, D.; Furberg, Maria; Saha, M.; et al.
2013
Midwifery, Elsevier 2013, Vol. 29, (7) : 751-758
Petersen, Zainonisa; Nilsson, Maria; Steyn, Krisela; et al.
2013
Global Health Action, CoAction Publishing 2013, Vol. 6
Stordalen, Gunhild A.; Rocklöv, Joacim; Nilsson, Maria; et al.
2012
Global Health Action, Vol. 5 : 1-9
Holmner, Åsa; Rocklöv, Joacim; Ng, Nawi; et al.
2012
PLoS Medicine, San Francisco: Public Library of Science 2012, Vol. 9, (6) : e1001227-
Nilsson, Maria; Evengård, Birgitta; Sauerborn, Rainer; et al.
2011
Global Health Action, Häggeby: Co-Action publishing 2011, Vol. 4, (8417) : 11-
Furberg, Maria; Evengård, Birgitta; Nilsson, Maria
2011
Global Health Action, Vol. 4 : 5613-
Norberg, Margareta; Lundqvist, Gunnar; Nilsson, Maria; et al.
2010
Statens folkhälsoinstitut, 20
Nilsson, Maria
2010
BMC Public Health, Vol. 10 : 776-
Nilsson, Maria; Emmelin, Maria
2010
Global Health Action, CoAction Publishing 2010, Vol. 3
Nilsson, Maria; Kjellström, Tord
2010
Global Health Action, Vol. 3 : 5720-
Preet, Raman; Nilsson, Maria; Schumann, Barbara; et al.
2009
Umeå University medical dissertations, 1263
Nilsson, Maria
2009
The Lancet, Vol. 374, (9706) : 1955-1956
Nilsson, Maria; Beaglehole, Robert; Sauerborn, Rainer
2009
Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, John Wiley & Sons 2009, Vol. 50, (4) : 341-345
Nilsson, Maria; Stenlund, Hans; Weinehall, Lars; et al.
2009
BMC Public Health, BioMed Central 2009, Vol. 9, (74)
Nilsson, Maria; Weinehall, Lars; Bergström, Erik; et al.
2009
Midwifery, Vol. 25, (4) : 382-391
Petersen, Zainonisa; Nilsson, Maria; Everett, Katherine; et al.
2009
Global Health Action, Vol. 2
Sauerborn, Rainer; Kjellström, Tord; Nilsson, Maria
2007
Journal of Adolescent Health, Vol. 41, (2) : 214-215
Nilsson, Maria; Stenlund, Hans; Bergström, Erik; et al.
2006
Journal of Adolescent Health, Vol. 39, (6) : 880-886
Nilsson, Maria; Stenlund, Hans; Bergström, Erik; et al.