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Department of Epidemiology and Global Health


Albert Brunet Johansson

Project assistant conducting research on the access to sexual and reproductive health of young migrants. Sociologist. 

André Sjöberg

PhD student specializing in health economics and outcome research, engaging in research and teaching related to complex interventions, health technology assessments, and economic evaluations.

Anette Edin-Liljegren
Angelica Johansson

Education administrator for the Programmes in Public Health. Secretary for the Programme council PRPH. Administration in Selma, student support & course administration.

Anna Månsdotter
Anna Westerlund
Anna-Karin Hurtig

Head of the Dept. of Epidemiology and Global Health. Areas of interest: international health policy and systems research, community based health systems and primary health care, and migrant health.

Anne Gotfredsen

Research interests includes youth mental health and leisure. Currently conducting research on Sweden's youth clinics, and initiatives for youth that are neither in employment, education or training.

Anneli Ivarsson

Professor in Epidemiology and Public Health Sciences. MD with specialist training in Paediatrics and a PhD in Paediatrics.

Anni-Maria Pulkki-Brännström

I research and teach in health economics and global health.

Arian Rostami

Doctoral student at the Department of Epi­demiology and Global Health.

Camilla Andersson

Doctoral student at Dep Epidemiology and Global health, with a background as a journalist.

Carina Luther
Carl Lundberg

PhD-candidate with a background in health economics & public health. Currently researching how society can better support young people not in employment, education or training (NEETs).

Catherine Jo

Program Coordinator, Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program – Humanity and Society

Catrine Odhiambo
Curt Löfgren

Senior lecturer in Economics. PhD in Public Health, particularly issues on health financing in low and middle income countries, e.g. how to pro­tect households from cata­strophic health expenditure.

Dean Carson

I am interested in who lives in, who works in, and who visits small rural areas, and what this means for 'good lives' in sparsely populated areas.

Ella-Karin Blind
Eva Selin

Education administrator and program councelor for the Master`s programme in public health. Student support and course administration.

My main research and teaching interests include Migrant Health, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Mixed Methods, Health Services Research among others.

Fethi Mohammed Yusuf
Fredinah Namatovu

Senior Lecturer in Public Health. Main area of interest: public health, gender-based violence, reproductive health, disability, and population ageing in Sweden and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Fredrik Norström

Docent in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Associate Professor in Health Economics. Teacher in biostatistics and health economics. Leading projects focusing on work and health economics.

Frida Jonsson

At the heart of my public health research and teaching lies a practice-oriented and collaborative focus, aimed at contributing knowledge that reach those that might need and make use of it.


Gabriella Hök
Göran Lönnberg

Statistician, Data Scientist and IT responsible at the Department

Hanna Blåhed
Hanna Bäckström
Helene Johansson

Teaching in health promotion, health promoting health services and qualitative methodology. Research areas are health promotion, prevention, implementation and collaboration/integration.

Henrik Holmberg
Huzeifa Aweesha
Håkan Jonsson

Statistician, associate professor and docent in cancer epidemiology.

Ida Linander

I do research on LGBTQ people's experiences of health and healthcare and also on broader questions about gender, sexual health and healthcare systems.

Inna Feldman
Isabel Goicolea

My research interests are in gender relations, men’s violence against women, young people’s health and sexual and reproductive rights. 

Jennie Brandén

PhD in Political Science. My research focuses on the governing of social and political problems such as safety, gender equality and gendered violence, from feminist & (post)colonial perspectives. 

Johan Dahlstrand
Julia Schröders

Postdoc in Sociology with background in Medical Anthropology, Epidemiology & Global Health. Interested in social network research and the construction of vulnerabilities across the adult life course.

Karin Johansson

I am the administrative coordinator at the department.

My duties consist of staff issues and overall administration at the department. I also participate in the management team's work.

Karl-Erik Renhorn

I support and develop the process of applying for external research funding, and review draft applications. I also teach writing research funding applications.

Kaspar Meili

Health economist, working on developing the CALY-SWE measuring capability-related quality of life. Further expertise in the statistical software R, systematic reviews, and open science.

Klara Johansson

PhD, researcher in epidemiology and public health.

Klas-Göran Sahlen

Research mainly in health economics and health-related preventive actions.

Kristina Lindvall

Researcher. PhD in Public Health at Umeå University in 2013. Lecture in Qualitative Methodology and Nutrition. Research on Weight maintenance, Risk communication and Interventions.

Lars Lindholm

Professor in Health eco­nomics. Studies on equity in health economic evaluation and the use of epidemiological data in the distribu­tion of health care resources.

Lars Weinehall

Senior Professor in Epidemi­ology and Family Medicine.

Lena Maria Nilsson

At the Arctic Centre, I work on research strategic matters, and I am part of the research group Lávvuo – research and education for Sámi health at the Department of Epidemiology and Global Health

Magnus Zingmark
Maria Emmelin
Maria Lindström
Maria Nilsson

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


Marie Lindkvist

Director of Studies. Associate professor in epidemiology and biostatistics. Appointed as “Distinguished" UmU teacher. Research mainly in conditions for childrens health.

Masoud Vaezghasemi

I am a researcher in Global Health and my qualifications are BSc Food Science & Industry, MSc Public Health, MSc Food & Nutrition, and PhD in Epidemiology and Public Health.

Mazen Baroudi

M.D, MSc, PhD in Public Health

Professor in public health. Main areas of interest: teaching, supervision and research on socioeconomic inequalities of health and health systems strengthening

Monica Nyström

Research about implementation, development and learning processes in organisations

Moses Tetui
Nawi Ng

Visiting Professor of Epidemiology and Global Health with a research interest in ageing and disability, chronic non-communicable diseases, behavioural change and implementation research. 

Osvaldo Fonseca

I do research on:

1. Quantifying the risk of complications in COVID-19 patients

2. Assessing the effect of weather types on health outcomes


Paola Mosquera Mendez

Researcher and lecturer in epidemiology and social epidemiology.

Per Gustafsson

Deputy Head of Department. Researcher in social epidemiology, with a burning interest for all forms of social inequities in health and health care.

Petter Stoor

Licensed psychologist and researcher focusing on Indigenous peoples' health and mens' health, espescially mental health and suicide in Sápmi and the Arctic.


Raman Preet

A global public health professional, scientific research manager, and coordinator. Expert in coordinating European Union funded health research projects.


Sara Forsberg

Financial coordinator, works with budgeting, economic planning and accounting

Solveig Petersen

Associate Professor in Epidemiology and Public Health.

Sun Sun

Researcher in Health Economics and outcomes researcher (HEOR). As a EuroQol and EORTC member, she is comitted to research in patient-reported outcomes on an international scale. 

Susanne Walther

Financial administrator, responsible for supplier and customer invoices, payments, project reporting and follow-up.

Ulrika Harju

PhD research education administrator.

Wolfgang Lohr

Medical data manager