Josefin Wångdahl

Title: Assistant Professor

Sector: Social Gerontology

Research group: Carin Lennartsson

Josefin Wångdahl, PhD, works as an Associate Senior Lecturer at the Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society (NVS), Karolinska institutet, and is affiliated to the Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Uppsala University, Sweden.

Josefin is also doing research in Carin Lennartsson’s research group within the Social Gerontology unit at the Aging Research Center (ARC), Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm University on health literacy among older adults and migrants.

She is teaching at the Division of Nursing, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden and supervises students, works with a course in interprofessional learning as well as in the Erasmus project Skills4 Health Literacy . The project aims to meet the needs of Higher Education Institutions to reduce skills gaps of health and social professionals to promote health literacy capacity-building when supporting persons at risk of dementia with the aim to deliver personalized and relevant interventions.

Josefin is Sweden’s research representative in the Action Network on Measuring Population and Organizational Health Literacy of WHO Europe (M-POHL), she is a member of the Research Standards Committee of the International Health Literacy Association (IHLA), and co-founder of the Swedish webpage on Health Literacy. She often has external assignments regarding health literacy as an expert, trainer and lecturer outside KI.

She has an MSc in Public Health Sciences and a PhD in medical science, and her research mainly focuses on health literacy, health promotion and migration health. She has project lead and evaluated several EU-funded research projects that focuse on health-promoting activities for migrants with refugee backgrounds, i.e. MILSA educational platform for civic- and health communicators and MILSA psychosocial health project.

For more information, please visit Josefin Wångdahl’s profile page at Karolinska Institutet.