Fredrik SöderqvistTitle: Affiliated Researcher School/office: School of Health Sciences
Phone: +46 19 303000
About Fredrik Söderqvist
Fredrik is a trained public health scientist with a PhD in medical science. He is currently working as a research leader in public health at the University Health Care Research Center, Region Örebro County. Before that he worked as an epidemiologist at Region Västmanland with mainly public health surveillance.
A recurring reflection from his nine years of working as an epidemiologist has been the need for a more academic approach to public health practice. The new position as research leader in public health, since March 2021, therefore feels both exciting and stimulating. It is part of a coordinated effort, by Region Örebro County, that aims to accomplish just that - a more academic approach to public health practice. This effort is anchored anchored in leading regulatory documents such as the Strategy for clinical research and innovation and the Regional development strategy.
The position as research leader includes the following main tasks:
- Monitor, support and stimulate research in the field of public health
- Develop and lead collaboration between different functions in the area
- Teach and supervise
- Conduct your own research
Fredrik conducts research in several areas but with public health science perspective being the common denominator. Currently, the focus is mostly on adolescent mental health and more specifically on how to reliably monitor mental well-beiing in population studies, the study of determinants of adolescent mental wellbeing, and to develop a universal intervention program to promote adolescent mental health wellbeing in upper secondary schools. For more information about the latter, visit www.simsweden.se/en.