Research groups within Medical Epidemiology

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Research in the area of Medical Epidemiology focuses on health, health changes, and health determinants in the older population.

We aim to increase our understanding of the aging process, to detect risk and protective factors of the major age-related chronic diseases as well as multimorbidity and disability, and to identify strategies for longer and healthier lives. To that end, we take advantage of the unique population-based database from the longitudinal SNAC-K project that we have been carrying out since 2000 with regular assessment by nurses, psychologists, and physicians. Our group is also coordinating the National E-Infrastructure on Aging Research (NEAR).

The research groups within this area consist of senior and junior researchers from multiple disciplines such as epidemiology, neurology, geriatrics, pharmacy, biostatistics, and physiotherapy. Researchers supervise several postgraduate and doctoral students, and also host visiting researchers from Europe and outside.

There are four research groups within the research area Medical Epidemiology:

Chengxuan Qiu’s research group

  • Chengxuan Qiu, research group leader
  • Serhiy Dekhtyar, Assistant Professor
  • Lisa Harber-Aschan, Postdoc
  • Yume Imahori, Postdoc
  • Federico Triolo, PhD student
  • Yuanjing Li, PhD student

Amaia Calderón-Larrañaga’s research group

  • Amaia Calderón-Larrañaga, research group leader
  • Davide Liborio Vetrano, Assistant Professor
  • Lu Dai, Postdoc
  • Giorgi Beridze, Research assistant
  • Mariam Kirvalidze, Research assistant
  • Marguerita Saade, PhD student
  • Clare Tazzeo, PhD student
  • Xin Xia, PhD student

Debora Rizzuto’s research group

  • Debora Rizzuto, research group leader
  • Laura Fratiglioni, Professor
  • Giulia Grande, Postdoc
  • Justinas Narbutas, Postdoc
  • Therese Rydberg Sterner, Postdoc
  • Jing Wu, PhD student
  • Lena Ragert Blomgren, Database coordinator
  • Xiaonan Hu, Database coordinator
  • Alexander Darin Mattsson, Database coordinator
  • Alberto Zucchelli, Research coordinator
  • Linnea Sjöberg, Scientific communicator
  • Maria Wahlberg, Statistician
  • Javeed Ashir,

Weili Xu’s research group

  • Weili Xu, research group leader
  • Johan Fastbom, Professor
  • Abigail Dove, PhD student
  • Jie Guo, PhD student

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