Karolinska Institutet (KI)


Karolinska Institutet (KI) is one of the world´s leading medical universities. KI accounts for over 40 per cent of the medical academic research conducted in Sweden and offers the country’s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences. Research at Karolinska Institutet spans the entire medical field, from basic experimental research to patient-oriented and nursing research. KI is the largest recipient of EU grants of all Swedish institutions, and one of the largest in Europe in the field of health.

Ilona Koupil (F) will oversee the project. Ilona is a paediatrician and epidemiologist with current and recent research activities in the field of social determinants of health, developmental origins of health and disease, and examining health and wellbeing across the lifecourse. She has been principal investigator of The Uppsala Birth Cohort Multigeneration Study (UBCoS) for almost a decade, over which time she has supervised or collaborated in dozens of international collaborations using this dataset. Among the most recent of these collaborations are studies which explicitly seek to model social trajectories across the life course and relate these to trajectories of health and wellbeing in older age.

Anna Goodman (F) will help lead the data management and analysis of UBCoS data. Anna has a PhD in social epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (2009), and has worked part-time with the UBCoS team since 2010. She has extensive familiarity with the UBCoS dataset, which has been her principle research focus in Sweden. She also has considerable experience in the use of life course methods, and in the examination of social and health inequalities.

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Department of Public Health Sciences

Karolinska Institutet

Tomtebodavagen 18a, SE 17177 Stockholm, Sweden