Junior Investigator Award for projects at Karolinska Institutet aimed at achieving the UN sustainable development goals (2022-2024)

Extreme temperatures, adverse health effects and future scenarios.

This project aims to uncover how societal processes influence adaptation to non-optimal and extreme temperatures leveraging historical data and building future scenarios. This will support practitioners and stakeholders in developing recommendations and adaptation strategies. This award will contribute to data acquisition and will be carried out in collaboration with the Center for Natural Hazards and Disaster Science (CNDS) and Uppsala University.

Novel risk factors for cardiovascular disease during pregnancy in whole populations of the UK

This project aims to unravel novel risk factors for cardiovascular disease during pregnancy leveraging the unique opportunity provided by population-based data from the UK such as the recently established CVD-COVID-UK / COVID-IMPACT. In particular, the project focuses on the effect of COVID-19 infection and air temperatures on adverse pregnancy outcomes looking at past trends and future scenarios in collaboration with partners in the UK.

Swedish Research Council for Health, Working life and Welfare (2023-2024)

Swedish Research Council for Sustainable Development

Adapting to temperature extremes in a changing climate: Past trends and future scenarios

Taking Sweden as a case-in-point, this project aims to address the following questions, of key relevance for ensuring a socially just adaptation to future temperatures: (1) which groups are most vulnerable to non-optimal and extreme temperatures? (2) what is the interplay between environmental drivers, societal processes, adaptation strategies and the resulting health impacts? and (3) how can adaptation strategies mitigate the health impacts of plausible future temperatures?

Centre of Excellence on Impacts of Climate Extremes under global change

The Center aims  to integrate diverse fields of study—including public health, social sciences, and natural and climate sciences—to explore the impacts of extreme extremes. One of the key objectives is to develop an automated system for gathering data on impacts of climate extremes. This will significantly enhance community adaptation and resilience to climate change.

Swedish Research Council  (2024-2028) – co-applicant

Swedish Research Council for Sustainable Development

Dynamic Adaptation to Temporally compound hydroclimate Extremes: supporting a sustainable transformation under global changes

This project aims to enhance understanding of temporally compound hydroclimate extremes and identify adaptation actions that promote sustainable transformation. Specific aims include: 1) developing a multi-sectoral impact database of such extremes in Europe ; 2) analyzing (un)sustainable transformation following extreme events through two case studies; 3) proposing a novel system dynamics modelling framework for a system view, and 4) developing scenarios to evaluate public health and societal impacts of future extremes.

Assessing the impact of SARS-CoV-2 infection during pregnancy on women and infant health: from mechanisms to scenarios of a future respiratory virus-related epidemic and preventive strategies

Taking Sweden and England as a case-in-point, this project aims to address the following questions: 1) What are the adverse health outcomes after the delivery associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection during pregnancy? 2) What are the adverse health outcomes associated with intrauterine exposure to SARS-CoV-2 infection in infants? 3) How can preventive strategies mitigate the impacts on women and infant health of a potential future respiratory virus-related pandemic?

Swedish Research Council  (2024-2026) 

2021: CNDS interdisciplinary grant. Total amount (SEK): 69,000

2020: Erik and Edith Fernström Foundation. Total amount (SEK): 70,000

2019 – 2020: KI travel grants. Total amount (SEK): 32,000

2019: Robert Lundberg Memorial Foundation. Total amount (SEK): 25,000

2017: Italian National Council. Total amount (EURO): 12,000