About

Gustaf Edgren is currently associate professor of epidemiology and research group leader at the department of medical epidemiology and biostatistics at Karolinska Institutet and a physician at the department of hematology at Karolinska University Hospital. His research focuses on short- and long-term health effects of blood donations and transfusions, trauma, and cancer epidemiology. He defended his PhD thesis at Karolinska Institutet in 2007 and subsequently did a post doctoral fellowship at the department of epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health. His doctoral thesis was awarded with Dmitris N Chorafa’s prize in 2008. He holds several research grants from the Swedish research council, the Swedish heart lung foundation and the US National Institutes of Health.

Gustaf Edgren is the Swedish PI  of the Scandinavian Donations and Transfusions (SCANDAT) database, which holds data on blood donations and transfusions in Sweden and Denmark between 1968 and 2012.

In addition to his research and clinical work, Gustaf Edgren is a frequent teacher both in post graduate courses in epidemiologic methods as well as in the undergraduate medical program at Karolinska Institutet. He has also taught courses in SAS programming and has developed several freely available SAS macros.

For more information, see CV:s below, or contact him at gustaf.edgren@ki.se.

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