Kristina Johnell


Professor, Medicine
+46 8 690 5867

kristina.johnell@ki.se
KI Profile page: http://ki.se/en/people/krijoh

Photo - Stefan Zimmerman
Photo: Stefan Zimmerman

Kristina Johnell is the Division Head of the Aging Research Center (ARC) and the Deputy Head of Department of neurobiology, care sciences and society (NVS), Karolinska Institutet. She is Professor in geriatric pharmacoepidemiology and a licensed pharmacist.

She has scientific, pedagogical and leadership qualifications:

  • Kristina’s scientific production has led to over 70 articles in peer-reviewed journals, 2 book chapters and several reports and popular science presentations.
  • Under her supervision, 5 PhD students have completed their studies. She is currently the main supervisor of 1 PhD student and co-supervisor of 5 students.
  • Kristina has received grants from The Swedish Research Council, The Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research (Forte) and from several other funding sources
  • She teaches in geriatric pharmacology at first, second and third level university studies as well as to health care professionals and non-academic organisations, such as senior citizens’ associations.
  • Kristina is the Division Head of ARC (about 90 co-workers), where she is also one of the research team leaders.
  • She is also Deputy Head of Department of neurobiology, care sciences and society (about 520 co-workers).
  • Her current and past memberships in Steering groups and committees include the Executive board for the Strategic Research Program in Epidemiology, the Center for Alzheimer Research, the Academic Center for Geriatric Dentistry and the Ethical Review Board

Education

2010 Associate Professor (Docent), Karolinska Institutet (KI)
2005 PhD in general medicine, KI
2004 Licentiate in public health sciences; family medicine, KI
2002 MSc Pharm (licensed pharmacist), Uppsala University
1999 Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE), Malta

Research description

Kristina’s major research field is geriatric pharmacoepidemiology and specific areas of research include:

  • Inappropriate drug use in older people
  • Adverse drug reactions in elderly persons
  • Drug therapy in people with dementia
  • Drug treatment at end-of-life
  • Inequalities in older people’s drug therapy
  • Decision support for drug treatment of elderly patients
  • Register-based geriatric pharmacoepidemiology

Academic awards and commissions

2016- Professor in geriatric pharmacoepidemiology

2013- Editorial board for Drugs and Aging

2012 Strategic Research Program in Epidemiology Young Scholar Award

2012 Young researcher award, Karolinska Institutet

2012- Peer-reviewer for international and national funding agencies, including the Swedish Research Council

2008-2012 The Swedish Research Council – 4-year position as Assistant Professor

2005- Invited lecturer and chair to several national and international conferences

2005- Peer-reviewer for 29 international journals, including the Lancet

Ten selected publications

Johnell K. The polypharmacy mouse model: novel findings and new opportunities. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2016;71:569-70.

Johnell K, Jonasdottir Bergman G, Fastbom J, Danielsson B, Borg N, Salmi P. Psychotropic drugs and the risk of fall injuries, hospitalisations and mortality among older adults. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry (in press).

Wimmer BC, Bell JS, Fastbom J, Wiese MD, Johnell K. Medication regimen complexity and number of medications as factors associated with unplanned hospitalizations in older people: a population-based cohort study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2016;71:831-7.

Wastesson JW, Canudas-Romo V, Lindahl-Jacobsen R, Johnell K. Remaining Life Expectancy With and Without Polypharmacy: A Register-Based Study of Swedes Aged 65 Years and Older. J Am Med Dir Assoc 2016;17:31-5.

Cermakova P, Johnell K, Fastbom J, Garcia-Ptacek S, Lund LH, Winblad B, Eriksdotter M, Religa D. Cardiovascular diseases in ~ 30 000 patients in the Swedish Dementia Registry. J Alzheimers Dis 2015;48:949-58.

Fastbom J, Johnell K. National indicators for quality of drug therapy in older persons: the Swedish experience from the first 10 years. Drugs Aging 2015;32:189-99.

Sköldunger A, Fastbom J, Wimo A, Fratiglioni L, Johnell K. Impact of Inappropriate Drug Use on Hospitalizations, Mortality, and Costs in Older Persons and Persons with Dementia: Findings from the SNAC Study. Drugs Aging 2015;32:671-8.

Koponen M, Tolppanen AM, Taipale H, Tanskanen A, Tiihonen J, Johnell K, Fastbom J, Ahonen R, Hartikainen S. Incidence of antipsychotic use in relation to diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease among community-dwelling persons. Br J Psychiatry 2015;207:444-9.

Morin L, Fastbom J, Laroche ML, Johnell K. Potentially inappropriate drug use in older people: a nationwide comparison of different explicit criteria for population-based estimates. Br J Clin Pharmacol 2015;80:315-24.

Cermakova P, Lund LH, Fereshtehnejad SM, Johnell K, Winblad B, Dahlstrom U, Eriksdotter M, Religa D. Heart failure and dementia: survival in relation to types of heart failure and different dementia disorders. Eur J Heart Fail 2015;17:612-9.

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