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lisa.berg@chess.su.se

Lisa Berg is a researcher at CHESS with a background in epidemiology, public health and sociology. Lisa manages the project “Traumatic stress in refugee parents – how does it influence mental health and educational achievement in their offspring” (postdoc project financed by the Board of Human Science at Stockholm University, 2017-2018). Lisa is also involved in the CHESS research programme “Social determinants of health among individuals with foreign background” (financed by FORTE 2017-2022); and in the Nordic research project ‘Coming of Age in Exile’ , which examines health and socioeconomic inequities in young refugees in the Nordic welfare societies (financed by the Nordic Research Council).

Lisa’s research interests include:

  • Children, migration and integration
  • Health and socioeconomic inequities in young refugees
  • The importance of childhood conditions for health, education and social adjustment across the life course
  • Consequences of childhood bereavement
  • Children of addicts & Alcohol’s harm to others
  • Evictions of children
  • Risk factors for and complications from diabetes, with a particular focus on socioeconomic factors

Publications

Articles in peer reviewed journals

Rostila M, Berg L, Saarela J, Kawachi I, Hjern, A. (forthcoming) Experience of sibling death in childhood and risk of adult mortality: a national cohort study from Sweden. American Journal of Epidemiology.

Berg L, Bäck K, Vinnerljung B, Hjern A. (2016) Parental alcohol-related disorders and school performance in 16 year olds -a national cohort study. Addiction 111 (10):1795-1803. DOI: 10.1111/add.13454

Berg L, Rostila M, Hjern A. (2016) Parental death during childhood and depression in young adults – a national cohort study. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 57 (9): 1092-1098. DOI: 10.1111/jcpp.12560 

Rostila M, Berg L, Arat A, Vinnerljung B, Hjern A. (2016) Parental death in childhood and self-inflicted injuries in young adults - a national cohort study from Sweden. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 25 (10): 1103-1111. DOI: 10.1007/s00787-016-0833-6

Berg L, Rostila, M, Saarela, J, Hjern, A (2014). Parental death during childhood and subsequent school performance. Pediatrics 133(4):682-689

Olsson L, Grill V, Ahlbom A, Andersson T, Midthjell K, Carlsson S. (2013) Mortality in autoimmune diabetes in adults is associated with poor glycaemic control. Results from the HUNT Study. Diabetes Care 36:3971-3978

Rasouli B, Andersson T, Grill V, Midthjell K, Olsson L, Carlsson S. (2013) Adult-Onset Autoimmune Diabetes is Largely due to Modifiable Risk Factors: Results from the Norwegian HUNT Study. Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism, 4:9

Rasouli B, Ahlbom A, Andersson T, Grill V, Midthjell K, Olsson L, Carlsson S. (2013) Alcohol consumption is associated with reduced risk of type 2 diabetes and autoimmune diabetes in adults: Results from the Nord-Trøndelag Health Study. Diabetic Medicine 30:56-64

Olsson L, Ahlbom A, Grill V, Midthjell K, Carlsson S. (2012) Sleep disturbances and low psychological well-being increase the risk of autoimmune diabetes in adults and type 2 diabetes. Results from the Nord-Trøndelag Health Study. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice 98:302-311

Olsson L, Pettersen E, Ahlbom A, Grill V, Midthjell K, Carlsson S. (2011) No effect by the common gene variant rs10830963 of the melatonin receptor 1B on the association between sleep disturbances and type 2 diabetes. Results from the Nord-Trøndelag Health Study. Diabetologia 54:1375-1378

Olsson L, Ahlbom A, Grill V, Midthjell K, Carlsson S. (2011) High levels of education are associated with an increased risk of latent autoimmune diabetes in adults. Results from the Nord-Trøndelag Health Study. Diabetes Care 34:102-107

Reports

Berg L & Hjern A (2016).  Barn till separerade föräldrar – Hälsa, utbildning och sociala levnadsförhållanden i ett livsloppsperspektiv. Centre for Health Equity Studies. 

Berg L & Hjern A (2016).  Barn till föräldrar med cancer – hur många berörs och vilka är konsekvenserna i ett livsloppsperspektiv?  Nka Barn som Anhöriga 2016:1, Centre for Health Equity Studies and Nka. 

Hjern A, Arat A, Rostila M, Berg L, Vinnerljung B (2014) "Hälsa och sociala livsvillkor hos unga vuxna som förlorat en förälder i dödsfall under barndomen", NKA Barn som Anhöriga 2014:3, Centre for Health Equity Studies and Nka.

Hjern, A, Berg, L, Rostila, M, and Vinnerljung, B. (2013) "Barn som anhöriga: hur går det i skolan?", Nka Barn som anhöriga 2013:3, Centre for Health Equity Studies and Nka.

Doctoral thesis

Olsson, L. (2012). Autoimmune diabetes in adults – Epidemiological studies of risk factors and mortality. Stockholm: Karolinska Institutet. 

Academic positions

2013-          Researcher at Centre for Health Equity Studies (CHESS)

2016           Guest researcher, Swedish Institute for Social Research, Stockholm University (April-Dec)

2007-2012   PhD-student at Karolinska Institutet, Institute of Environmental Medicine

2006-2007   Research assistant at Karolinska Institutet, Institute of Environmental Medicine

Education
2012               PhD in epidemiology, Karolinska Institutet
2006               MSc in sociology, Göteborgs Universitet

Teaching and supervising

Course manager “Methodology II – quantitative methods in public health sciences”, advanced level 7.5 hp, CHESS Master’s programme 2016-2018

Course assistant “A social perspective on child public health”, advanced level 7.5 hp, CHESS Master’s programme 2016-2018

Completed course in University Pedagogy - Professional Development Course on Teaching and Learning 1 (7.5 hp), 2016

Supervision of advanced-level and undergraduate-level students.  

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