Anna-Karin Welmer


Associate Professor, Medicine
+46 8 690 6866

anna-karin.welmer@ki.se

Anna-Karin Welmer_Associate ProfessorAnna-Karin Welmer, PhD, is associate professor at KI and a physical therapist at Karolinska University Hospital. She is co-principal investigator of the Swedish National study on Aging and care in Kungsholmen (SNAC-K) population-study. In 2015 she received the Karolina Prize (Karolinapriset; the Karolinska Hospital research prize). She is member of the steering committee for the European MPI-age project. Her research has been supported by various foundations, including Stockholm County Council and the Swedish Research Council (VR). She is currently principal supervisor for one PhD student, and co-supervisor of one PhD student.

Anna-Karin’s primary area of research interest is the epidemiology of physical function, disability and falls in older persons. Currently she is working with the following research lines:

  1. Exploring the complex interactions between biological, demographic, and social factors; chronic diseases; and lifestyle that may explain the development of disability in old age.
  2. The European MPI (Multidimensional Prognostic Indices) project, which aims to use the MPI to predict survival in older individuals.
  3. The body-mind connection.
  4. The VR-financed project: “Thinking, moving, and falling: Early detection of fall-prone phenotypes as targets for primary interventions—a translational study”. The goal of this project is to enable early detection of fall risk in older adults who can be targets for primary interventions.

Selected publications

Welmer AK, Rizzuto D, Laukka EJ, Johnell, K, Fratiglioni L. Cognitive and Physical Function in Relation to the Risk of Injurious Falls in Older Adults: A Population-Based Study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2016 Jul 22. pii: glw141. [Epub ahead of print]

Liang Y, Welmer A-K, Wang R, Song A, Fratiglioni L, Qiu C. Trends in incidence of disability in activities of daily living among Chinese older adults, 1993-2006. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 Sep 29. doi: 10.1111/jgs.14468. [Epub ahead of print]

Welmer AK, Rizzuto D, Parker MG, Xu WL. Impact of tooth loss on walking speed decline over time in older adults: a population-based cohort study. Aging Clin Exp Res. 2016 Sep 28. [Epub ahead of print]

Heiland E, Welmer AK, Wang R, Santoni G, Angleman S, Fratiglioni L, Qiu C. Association of Mobility Limitations with Incident Disability among Older Adults: A Population-Based Study. Age Ageing. 2016 Apr 28. pii: afw076. [Epub ahead of print]

Angleman SB, Santoni G, Pilotto A, Fratiglioni L, Welmer AK, on behalf of the MPI_AGE Investigators. Multidimensional Prognostic Index in Association with Future Mortality and Hospitalization in a Population-based Sample of Older Adults: Results of the EU Funded MPI_AGE Project. PLoS One. 2015 Jul 29;10(7):e0133789. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0133789

Welmer AK, Rizzuto D, Qiu C, Caracciolo B, Laukka EJ. Walking speed, processing speed, and dementia: a population-based longitudinal study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2014 Dec;69(12):1503-10

Welmer AK, Liang Y, Angleman S, Santoni G, Yan Z, Cai C, Qiu C. Vascular risk factor burden, atherosclerosis, and functional dependence in old age: a population-based study. Int J Behav Med. 2014 Aug;21(4):597-604

Welmer AK, Kåreholt I, Rydwik E, Angleman S, Wang HX. Education-related differences in physical performance after age 60: a cross-sectional study assessing variation by age, gender and occupation. BMC Public Health 2013, 13:641

Welmer A-K, Angleman S, Rydwik E, Fratiglioni L, Qiu C. Association of Cardiovascular Burden with Mobility Limitation among Elderly People: A Population-Based Study. PLoS ONE 2013, 8(5): e65815

Welmer AK, Kåreholt I, Angleman S, Rydwik E, Fratiglioni L. Can chronic multimorbidity explain the age-related differences in strength, speed and balance in older adults? Aging Clin Exp Res 2012 24(5):480-489

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