Eva von Strauss

Professor, Medicine, associated to ARC

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Eva von Strauss
Photo: Maria Yohuang

Eva von Strauss is a professor in Public Health Science and Dean of Research at The Swedish Red Cross University College and affiliated to ARC.

Eva von Strauss has worked at Karolinska Institutet (KI) and Stockholm Gerontology Research Center (Äldrecentrum) since 1990, and she has had the role as project coordinator and later as vice Principle Investigator in two large population based projects on aging; The Kungsholmen Project and the national study SNAC (Swedish National Study on Aging and Care).

Eva von Strauss has during her time at KI also helped to build up two new centers, such as one of KI’s Centers of Excellence, the Aging Research Center (ARC), a collaboration between KI and Stockholm University, and the Swedish Dementia Centre, in collaboration with Äldrecentrum and Stiftelsen Silviahemmet. Parallel to this Eva has developed an academic autonomy in both administration and her own research. During 2004-2009 she was appointed deputy head and scientific coordinator at ARC.

In 2009 she became pro Vice-chancellor of the Swedish Red Cross University College and in 2011 the director of the Red Cross Hospital and Elderly Care in Sweden.

Academic awards and commissions

2014-    Professor in Public Health Science

2012-    Honorary Professor of Jining First People’s University Hospital, Jining, China

2013-    Member of the Board of The Branch for Health and Social Care (Bransch Vård och Omsorg) at The Employers Alliance (Arbetsgivaralliansen)

2012-    Member of the Board of Famna (The Swedish Association for Non-Profit Health and Social Services)

2011-    Member of the Development Council (Utvecklingsrådet) at the District Council of Kungsholmen in Stockholm (Kungsholmens stadsdelsnämnd)

2009-    Member of the Editorial Board of the Swedish journal Äldre i Centrum (Elderly in Focus)

2000-    Member of the Board of The Solstickan Foundation


2007   Associate professor (Docent), Karolinska Institutet (KI), Stockholm
2000   PhD in Epidemiologic Aging Research, KI, Stockholm

1995   Master in Science of Nursing, University of Wales, Cardiff, Wales

1987   Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Registered Nurse, The Swedish Red Cross University College of Nursing, Stockholm

Research description

Eva von Strauss major research area is epidemiology of aging, with special focus on dementia occurrence, gender differences in functional status and morbidity in the elderly, and health economic aspects of dementia care. She has authored more than 50 original research articles in peer reviewed journals, several reviews and book chapters, as well as public health reports and articles in popular science media. Lately she has also conducted research in the area of global and humanitarian nursing.

Selected publications

Craftman AG, Johnell K, Fastbom J, Westerbotn M, von Strauss E. Time trends in 20 years of medication use in older adults: Findings from three elderly cohorts in Stockholm, Sweden. Arch Gerontol Geriatr 2016;63:28-35.

Wimo A, Sjölund BM, Sköldunger A, Qiu C, Klarin I, Nordberg G, von Strauss E. Cohort effects in the prevalence and survival of people with dementia in a rural area in northern Sweden. J Alzheimers Dis 2015;50(2):387-396.

Sjölund BM, Wimo A, Engström M, von Strauss E. Incidence of ADL disability in older persons, physical activities as a protective factor and the need for informal and formal care–results from the SNAC-N Project. PLoS One 2015;10(9):e0138901.

Angleman SB, Santoni G, von Strauss E, Fratiglioni L. Temporal trends of functional dependence and survival among older adults from 1991 to 2010 in Sweden: toward a healthier aging. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2015;70(6):746-752.

Sjölund BM, Wimo A, Qiu C, Engström M, von Strauss E. Time trends in prevalence of activities of daily living (ADL) disability and survival: comparing two populations (aged 78+ years) living in a rural area in Sweden. Arch Gerontol Geriatr 2014;58(3):370-375.

Qiu C, von Strauss E, Bäckman L, Winblad B, Fratiglioni L. Twenty-year changes in dementia occurrence suggest decreasing incidence in central Stockholm, Sweden. Neurology 2013;80(20):1888-1894.

Craftman AG, von Strauss E, Rudberg SL, Westerbotn M. District nurses’ perceptions of the concept of delegating administration of medication to home care aides working in the municipality: a discrepancy between legal regulations and practice. J Clin Nurs 2013;22(3-4):569-578.

Wimo A, Sjölund BM, Sköldunger A, Johansson L, Nordberg G, von Strauss E. Incremental patterns in the amount of informal and formal care among non-demented and demented elderly persons: results from a 3-year follow-up population-based study. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 2011;26(1):56-64.

Sjölund BM, Nordberg G, Wimo A, von Strauss E. Morbidity and physical functioning in old age: differences according to living area. J Am Geriatr Soc 2010;58(10):1855-1862.

Qiu C, Kivipelto M, von Strauss E. Epidemiology of Alzheimer’s disease: occurrence, determinants, and strategies toward intervention. Dialogues Clin Neurosci 2009;11(2):111-128.

Aguero-Torres H, Kivipelto M, von Strauss E. Rethinking the dementia diagnoses in a population-based study: what is Alzheimer’s disease and what is vascular dementia?. A study from the Kungsholmen Project. Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 2006;22(3):244-249.

von Strauss E, Agüero-Torres H, Kareholt I, Winblad B, Fratiglioni L. Women are more disabled in basic activities of daily living than men only in very advanced ages: a study on disability, morbidity, and mortality from the Kungsholmen Project. J Clin Epidemiol 2003;56(7):669-677.

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