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Centre for Demographic and Aging Research at Umeå University (CEDAR)


Anna Baranowska-Rataj, research fellow

My research investigates processes linking labour market inequalities, family life and wellbeing using methods for causal inference.

Anna Sundström, associate professor
Anna Sofia Lundgren, professor

Professor in ethnology. Research areas include rural studies, ageing identities and e-health. 

Ari Laitinen, IT systems administrator
Barbara Schumann, research fellow

Research focus on weather and climate change impacts on human health in Sweden and in low- and middle-income countries.

Emma Lundholm, associate professor

Associate Professor and lecturer in Human Geography, doing reserach on interregional migration in Sweden. Teaching Population Geography on bachelor and advanced level.

Erik Brändström, financial administrator
Erik Lindahl, system developer (absent)
Erika Sandow, associate professor

Researching the area of population mobility, such as commuting and migration, and teaches courses in spatial planning, GIS and quantitative methods.

Erling Häggström Lundevaller, associate professor

I'm a statistician at Umeå university at the Centre for Demographic and Ageing Research, CEDAR, and the statistical department.

Fredinah Namatovu, postdoctoral position

I am a researcher at CEDAR and my research interests include; studying gender-based violence, disability, choodhood health, celiac disease, using a mixed method approach.

Fredrik Wikdahl, other position, assistant
Glenn Sandström, research fellow

Glenn Sandström is a Docent/Associate Professor researching family dynamics in historical and contemporary perspective.

Jenny Olofsson, research fellow

Researcher at CEDAR. Working with SHARE on ageing populations. Research focus: living conditions, life strategies and experiences of ageing among older migrants in Sweden 


Johan Junkka, assistant professor

Assistant professor who studies the relationship between demographic processes and social networks such as voluntary associations in Sweden.

Lena Karlsson, associate professor

I work as an Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the Department of Sociology

Lotta Vikström, professor

Enjoying an ERC Consolidator Grant (2016-21) I lead a cross-disciplinary team researching how disabilities affect people's participation in society, past and present.

Maria Josefsson, research fellow

Researcher in statistics who develop longitudinal methods for studying cognitive aging and risk factors for dementia.

Maria Larsson, analyst

Works as assistant director and research analyst at CEDAR and have worked a lot with linkage methodology.  

Maria Wisselgren, analyst

Works as a research analyst at CEDAR and are involved in two different research projects as a guest researcher.

Works as a research analyst at CEDAR, which includes helping researchers who want data retrievals from our databases, quality assurance and data processing.

Mojgan Padyab, research fellow

Mojgan Padyab is Associate Professor in social work

Osvaldo Fonseca, postdoctoral position

I do research on weather and climate change impacts on human health


Roger Eriksson, IT systems administrator
Roger Lund, system developer
Wossenseged Birhane Jemberie, doctoral student

research interest: Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Among Older People

Methods: Register based study; Latent variables; Longitudinal analysis