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Information for students, faculty and staff regarding COVID-19. (Updated: 27 November 2020)


Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine


Alexander Shayesteh Afshar, assistant professor, combined with clinical employment
Alexander Wahba, other position, adjunct professor
Alva Hansson, research student, doctoral student
Anders Blomberg, professor, senior consultant (attending) physician

Professor and specialist in internal and respiratory medicine. Head of the Section of Medicine.

Anders Själander, professor, senior consultant (attending) physician
Andreas Hult, research fellow

Researcher in Sports Medicine and Public Health with a special focus on how our lifestyle and more specifically our level of physical activity predicts our future health and risk of illness.

Andreas Tornevi, senior research assistant

Andreas Tornevi - background in mathematical statistics, PhD in environmental medicine and works mainly with epidemiological studies. 

Angelica Gustafsson, study administrator (absent)


My name is Anita and I'm a lecturer at the Department of Psychology. I research and teach about working life and health from a psychological perspective.

Anna Bengtsson, adjunct lecturer
Anna Myleus, assistant professor, resident physician

Resident physician in Family Medicine with research about celiac disease. Teacher in family medicine and epidemiology.

Anna Nyfelt, adjunct lecturer
Anna Oudin, research fellow

Anna Oudin is an epidemiologist and statistician. Her research is about how air pollution and other environmental factors may affect the brain, eg dementia and mental health.

Anna Södergren, associate professor, consultant (attending) physician

Specialist physicians in rheumatology and research on the inflammatory process underlying the development of atherosclerosis in patients with inflammatory rheumatological disease.

Anna Söderholm, doctoral student

I am a doctoral student and my project deals with examining various aspects of health and disability in people with chemical intolerance.

Anna Winkvist, visiting professor
Anne Lindberg, associate professor, senior consultant (attending) physician
Annelie Behndig, associate professor, senior consultant (attending) physician
Bengt Järvholm, professor

I am senior professor of occupational and environmental medicine. I have previously been a senior physician at Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the university hospital.

Bernd Stegmayr, professor emeritus, professor

Senior professor with renal medicine focus.

Bertil Forsberg, professor, combined with clinical employment

Professor of Environmental Medicine focusing on air pollution and health, health effects of extreme weather and climate change, methods for health impact assessment and respiratory health.

Bo Carlberg, associate professor
Christofer Åström, research fellow

I'm working with research on how high temperatures and air pollution can affect our health and who are most vulnerable. I'm also looking at how this could change as the climate is changing.

David Olsson, senior research assistant

My main research topic is on associations between vehicle exhaust and early life health effects, for example if the risk of preterm delivery is affected by ambient air pollution during pregnancy.

Elisabet Nylander, professor, professor, senior consultant (attending) physician

Sexually transmitted infections (STI) from different points of view

Erosive Lichen Planus a generalized disease and not just a skin- and mucosal disease?

Emma Janson, project assistant
Eva Samuelsson, professor, senior consultant (attending) physician
Gregory Dominique Rankin, senior research engineer (absent)
Hans Orru, senior research engineer
Hans Pettersson, research fellow

The aim of my research is to investigate and improve the working environment. How cold, noise and vibrations from machines affect the health of workers and how to reduce the risk of ill health.

Hedi Katre Kriit, doctoral student

I am doctoral student and my thesis is going to focus on developing the methods and providing knowledge how to assess health consequences related to different transport solutions in modern cities.

Helena Karlsson, administrative manager
Henrik Holmberg, research fellow, adjunct associate professor
Henrik Sjödin, senior research engineer

Researches on public health, global health and infectious epidemiology. Looking at the spreading dynamics of emerging infectious diseases using mathematical modeling.

Ida Knutsson, project coordinator

Works part-time as project coordinator within the project "Socio-economic analyzes of the impact of heat waves on health as a basis for effective policy-making in the public health area".

Ina Asklund, adjunct lecturer

General Practitioner and PhD student in family medicine. Research on urinary incontinence and e-health within the eContinence project. Teacher in family medicine.  

Ingrid Liljelind, adjunct associate professor

My research and teaching is on occupational and environmental medicine.

Ingvar Bergdahl, associate professor

Point of contact for biobank samples from e.g. the Västerbotten Intervention Project or the Northern Sweden MONICA studies. My own research is e.g. on environmental toxins in humans.

Jamshid Pourazar, senior research engineer
Jannike Hurenkamp, human resources coordinator
Jens Wahlström, adjunct associate professor
Joacim Rocklöv, professor

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.

Johan Asplund, other position
Jonas Wallvik, associate professor, senior consultant (attending) physician
Kristina Lindblom, administrator

I'm an institutional administrator with section responsibility for Sustainable Health. I also work as project administrator for UTRI, Umeå transformation research initiative.

Lan Do Thanh, postdoctoral fellow (absent)
Lars Johansson, physician, adjunct associate professor
Lennart Jonsson, research engineer

Working as a research engineer at the Department of Sustainable Health. I work with GIS (geographical information systems), software licenses and DiVA (Digital scientific archive).

Lisbeth Slunga Järvholm, professor, senior consultant (attending) physician
Lisbeth Ärlestig, senior research engineer
Lotta Harnevik, adjunct lecturer
Lucy Francesca Fisher, doctoral student
Malin Olsson, senior research assistant
Mante Hedman, adjunct lecturer
Manuela Lehmann, postdoctoral fellow
Maquines Odhiambo Sewe, senior research engineer
Marcus Schmitt-Egenolf, professor, senior consultant (attending) physician

• Real world evidence, Preventive medicine, Ethics, Psoriasis, Melanoma, Genodermatoses

• Coordinator, educationally awarded teachers network

• Head of the Swedish psoriasis register PsoReg

Maria Brännholm Syrjälä, doctoral student, adjunct lecturer
Maria Friberg, senior research engineer
Maria Nordendahl, associate professor, consultant (attending) physician
Maria Wennberg, senior research assistant

Senior research assistent. Leg. dietitian, PhD in Environmental medicine.

Mats Eliasson, adjunct professor

Works with cardiovascular risk factors, diabetes as a risk factor for myocardial infarction and stroke, and quality of life and its relationship to lifestyle and socio-economics.

Michael Henein, professor, senior consultant (attending) physician

Professor of Cardiology at Heart Centre. He is a PhD supervisor and researcher in the field of coronary calcification, and Doppler echocardiography in heart failure and valvular heart disease.

Michael Ott, adjunct associate professor
Mikael Lilja, adjunct associate professor
Mikkel Quam, senior research assistant
Nawi Ng, other position

I am a Professor of Epidemiology and Global Health with the main research interest in the ageing population, disability, chronic non-communicable diseases, and surveillance of risk factors. I utilise Swedish register data - the Linnaues Database - which is hosted at Umeå University, as well as global data on ageing and adult health. 

Nicklas Jonsson, system developer

Helps develop systems focused on E-health. Also assists with research support related to Machine Learning.

Nikolai Stenfors, associate professor, senior consultant (attending) physician

Senior lecturer and associate professor. Consultant respiratory physician at Östersund Hospital, Östersund.

Ole Suhr, professor
Olov Rolandsson, professor, senior consultant (attending) physician

I am Head of Unit, Teacher, Researcher, General Practitioner, and Chair of the Hiring and Docent Board at the Faculty of Medicine, Umeå University. My research focuses on diabetes.

Patrik Wennberg, associate professor, consultant (attending) physician

Associate professor, MD, PhD. Research focused on physical activity and sedentary behaviour. Teaching in family medicine.

Per Dahlqvist, associate professor, senior consultant (attending) physician
Per Lindqvist, associate professor
Per Wester, professor, senior consultant (attending) physician
Pontus Karling, associate professor, senior consultant (attending) physician

Chief Physician in Medical Gastroenterology. Conducts patient-close research in the area of ​​functional bowel disease and inflammatory bowel disease where biobank studies are also conducted.

Rachel Nicoll, senior research assistant
Rebecka Renklint, doctoral student, doctoral student (absent)
Stefan Söderberg, professor, senior consultant (attending) physician

Professor in internal medicine and senior consultant in cardiology. Research area is cardiovascular epidemiology nationally and internationally. Principal investigator for the MONICA study.

Thomas Sandström, professor, senior consultant (attending) physician
Thorbjörn Lundberg, associate professor, consultant (attending) physician
Tohr Nilsson, associate professor
Tommy Olsson, professor

Professor in endocrinology. Main research area is studies on prevention and treatment of overweight and type 2 diabetes.

Towe Wadensten, doctoral student

I am a PhD student in General Medicine and my research revolves around e-health and the treatment of urinary incontinence in connection to the Tä ( project.

Ulf Näslund, professor, senior consultant (attending) physician

Head of Department at the Institution of Public Health and Clinical Medicine and Professor of Cardiology at Umeå University.

Urban Hellman, senior research engineer

My research interest is the metabolism of hyaluronan in inflammation and tissue growth.

Valerie de Marinis, visiting professor, professor
Viktoria Wahlström, postdoctoral fellow

I am a postdoc and interested in physical activity at work, and how working life can be designed to promote health.

Wasif Raza, doctoral student

I am PhD student at the department of sustainable health. The primary concern of my research is to examine the combined effect of air pollution and physical activity on cardiovascular diseases.

Åsa Svedmark, other position