Scientists

Key Researchers
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Arna Hauksdóttir

Arna Hauksdóttir, Professor

PhD, Epidemiology

Research focus: Trauma, natural disasters and health consequences

arnah@hi.is

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Edda Björk

Edda Björk Þórðardóttir, Assistant Professor

PhD Public Health Sciences

Research focus: Trauma and health consequences

eddat@hi.is

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Gunnar Tómasson,

Gunnar Tómasson, Assistant professor

MD, PhD Epidemiology

Research focus: Stress-related illnesses

gunnart@hi.is

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Helga Zoega

Helga Zoega, Professor

PhD, Epidemiology

Research focus: Pharmaco- and perinatal epidemiology

helgaz@hi.is

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Jóhanna Jakobsdóttir

Jóhanna Jakobsdóttir, Assistant Professor

PhD, Biostatistics

Research focus: Statistical genetics, genetic epidemiology, population genetics

johannaj@hi.is

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Kristjana Ásbjörnsdóttir

Kristjana Ásbjörnsdóttir, Assistant Professor

MPH, PhD, Epidemiology

Research focus:Global health, infectious diseases and perinatal epidemiology

kha@hi.is

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Kristjana Einarsdóttir

Kristjana Einarsdóttir, Professor

PhD, Epidemiology

Research focus: Perinatal epidemiology

ke@hi.is

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Thor Aspelund, Professor

PhD, Biostatistics

Research focus: Clinical prediction models, ROC analysis, survival analysis

thor@hi.is

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Unnur Anna Valdimarsdóttir

Unnur Valdimarsdóttir, Professor

PhD, Epidemiology

Research focus: Trauma and disease development, genetic epidemiology

unnurav@hi.is

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Joint and Affiliated Researchers
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Huan Song

Huan Song, Senior Researcher Sichuan University

MD, PhD Epidemiology

Research focus: Trauma and disease development, genetic epidemiology

huan.song@ki.is

publications

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Jóhanna E Torfadóttir

Jóhanna E Torfadóttir, Icelandic Cancer Society

PhD, Public Health Science

Research focus: Nutrition, lifestyle and cancer

jet@hi.is

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Donghao Lu

Donghao Lu

MD, PhD Epidemiology

Research focus: Women´s health

donghao.lu@ki.is

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Post-doctoral fellows
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Fenfen Ge

Fenfen Ge

PhD Psychiatry

Research focus: Trauma-related mental disorder and genetic epidemiology

fenfenge@hi.is

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Harpa Lind Jónsdóttir

Harpa Lind Jónsdóttir

Cand.psych.

Research focus: Role of ADHD in trauma, cognitive functioning

harpalj@hi.is

publications

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Jóhanna Gunnarsdóttir

Jóhanna Gunnarsdóttir

MD, PhD

Research focus: Obstetrics, perinatal epidemiology 

johagunn@hi.is

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Qing Shen

Qing Shen

PhD Epidemiology

Research focus: Psychological stress and health consequences

qing.shen@ki.se

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Valentin Walker

Valentin Yves Walker

PhD Epidemiology

Research focus: Psychological stress, cancer and cardiovascular disease

vwalker@hi.is

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Students & Research Assistants
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Anna Bára Unnarsdóttir

Anna Bára Unnarsdóttir

MPH in Public Health Sciences

RA in the project "Natural Disasters and Health"

abu2@hi.is

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Hilda Daníelsdóttir

Hilda Björk Daníelsdóttir

PhD Student in Epidemiology

PhD thesis: "The Aetiology of Resilience in the Context of Trauma"

hbd@hi.is

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Hildur Ýr Hilmarsdóttir

Hildur Ýr Hilmarsdóttir

Cand.psych student

RA in the project "StressGene"

hildurhi@hi.is

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Hrefna Harðardóttir

Hrefna Harðardóttir

MPH in Public Health Sciences

RA in the project "Natural Disasters and Health"

hrefnah@hi.is

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Hrönn Harðardóttir, MD

PhD Student in Public Health Sciences

PhD thesis: "Stress Response to a Lung Cancer Diagnosis"

hronnh@hi.is

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Ingibjörg Magnúsdóttir

Ingibjörg Magnúsdóttir

MS student in Biostatistics

RA in the project "StressGene"

inm10@hi.is

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Jamie Lynn

Jamie Lynn Ontiveros

PhD Student in Epidemiology

PhD thesis: “Diabetes in pregnancy and adverse perinatal outcomes”.

jamie@hi.is

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Rebekka Björg Guðmundsdóttir

Rebekka Björg Guðmundsdóttir

MPH in Public Health Science

RA in the project "Natural Disasters and Health"

rebekkabg@hi.is

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Rebekka Sigrún

Rebekka Lynch

PhD Student in Public Health Sciences

PhD thesis: "Violence Against Women: Pscyho-physiologic Sequele and Genetic Vulnerability to PTSD"

rsd1@hi.is

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Sigurbjörg Anna

Sigurbjörg Anna Guðnadóttir

PhD Student in Biostatistics

PhD thesis: "Reproductive mood disorders in women, etiology and impact"

siganna@hi.is

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Svala Sigurðardóttir, MD

PhD Student in Public Health Sciences

PhD thesis: Mindfulness based cognitive therapy for primary care patients with symptoms of mild to moderate depression or anxiety. A randomized clinical trial."

svs54@hi.is

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Svava Dögg Jónsdóttir

Svava Dögg Jónsdóttir

PhD Student in Epidemiology

PhD thesis: "Sexual Violence Against Women in the Work Environment: SAGA Cohort Study"

svavaj@hi.is

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Vigdís Gunnarsdóttir

Vigdís Gunnarsdóttir

BS student in Mathematics

RA in the project "StressGene"

vig35@hi.is

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Qian Yang

Qian Yang

Visiting PhD Student in Epidemiology, Karolinska Institutet

PhD thesis: “Premenstrual disorders: risk factors, comorbidities and health consequences”

qian.yang.1@ki.se

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 Yue Wang

Yue Wang

PhD Student in Epidemiology

PhD thesis: "Mental health symptomology and mental health service utilization among children and young adults before, during and after the COVID-19 epidemic in Iceland"

yuw3@hi.is