Maria LodefalkTitle: Affiliated Researcher School/office: School of Medical Sciences
Phone: +46 19 303000
Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Centre
About Maria Lodefalk
Maria Lodefalk is a paediatrician, working as a consultant at the Paediatric Department, Örebro University Hospital, and an affiliated researcher at the Faculty of Medicine and Health, Örebro University. She defended her thesis on food habits and gastrointestinal function in adolescents with type 1 diabetes at the Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, in 2009. Her present research focuses on both paediatric endocrinology and molecular biological changes in human placenta in relation to maternal, foetal and neonatal characteristics. Lodefalk is responsible for a large sample collection of placenta and cord blood samples, which has given rise to one thesis, so far.
Maria Lodefalk is involved in the Medical Programme and the Specialist Nurse Programme at Örebro University, is a member of a national working group on growth disorders in children and co-supervisor to several Ph.D. students.