Linnea Sjöberg

Title: Scientific communicator

Sector: Medicine

Research group: Debora Rizzuto

Linnea Sjöberg. Photo: Maria Yohuang.
Photo: Maria Yohuang

Linnea Sjöberg has a Master in Medical Science with a major in Public Health Science with Health Economics from the University of Gothenburg, and holds a PhD in Medical Science from Karolinska Institutet. She currently works as a researcher in the medical sector at the Aging Research Center (ARC), and as a Scientific Communicator for the National E-Infrastructure for Aging Research (NEAR), which coordinates existing databases from the major population-based longitudinal studies on aging and health in Sweden. The aims of NEAR are to promote and facilitate aging research in Sweden, to increase national as well as international exchange and collaboration, and to enhance research quality and generalizability of research findings. For more information, please see:

Linnea’s primary research interests include psychiatric- and geriatric epidemiology, and she defended her thesis with the title: “Using a life-course approach to better understand depression in older age” in 2018. She is or has been involved in research projects related to depression prevalence, risk factors, consequences, and treatment of depression, as well as sleep and risk of cognitive decline or dementia, cross-national differences in loneliness and social isolation, suicidal thoughts, and injurious falls in older adults.

Selected publications

Zuidersma M, Sjöberg L, Pantzar A, Fratiglioni L, Wang HX. A bi-factor model of the Montgomery Åsberg depression rating scale and future cognitive impairments in older adults: A 6-year follow-up study. Journal of psychiatric research, 2019 Feb;109:1-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2018.11.010. Epub 2018 Nov 10.

Ek S, Rizzuto D, Fratiglioni L, Calderón-Larrañaga A, Johnell K, Sjöberg L, et al. (2019) Risk Factors for Injurious Falls in Older Adults: The Role of Sex and Length of Follow-Up. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 2019 Feb;67(2):246-253. doi: 10.1111/jgs.15657. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

Sindi S, Kåreholt I, Johansson L, Skoog J, Sjöberg L, Wang HX, Johansson B, Fratiglioni L, Soininen H, Solomon A, Skoog I, Kivipelto M. Sleep disturbances and dementia risk: a multi-centre study. Alzheimers Dement, 2018;14 (10): 1235-1242

Sindi S, Johansson L, Skoog J, Darin-Mattsson A, Sjöberg L, Wang HX, Fratiglioni L, Kulmala J, Soininen H, Solomon A, Johansson B, Skoog I, Kivipelto M, Kåreholt I. Sleep disturbances and. and later cognitive status: A multi-centre study. Sleep Medicine, 2018;52():26-33.

Tuvesson H, Hellström A, Sjöberg L, Sjölund BM, Nordell E, Fagerström C. Life weariness and suicidal thoughts in late life: a national study in Sweden. Aging Ment Health, 2017:1-7.

Sjöberg L, Karlsson B, Atti A-R, Skoog I, Fratiglioni L, Wang H-X. Prevalence of depression: Comparisons of different depression definitions in population-based samples of older adults. J Affect Disorder. 2017; 221:123–31.

Karlsson B, Johnell K, Sigström R, Sjöberg L, Fratiglioni L. Depression and Depression Treatment in a Population-Based Study of Individuals Over 60 Years Old Without Dementia. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2016; 24(8):615-23.

Sjöberg L, Östling S, Falk H, Sundh V, Waern M, Skoog I. Secular changes in the relation between social factors and depression. A study of two birth cohorts of Swedish septuagenarians followed for 5 years. J Affect Disorder. 2013; 150(2):245-52.