Our group aims to advance healthcare and improve the prognosis for people with psychiatric diagnoses, through increased knowledge about the etiology and the consequences of the diagnoses in terms of physical and mental health.
We use a broad range of state-of-the-art research methods, from qualitative methods and traditional statistical analyses to machine learning in our effort to answer different research questions. Data collection is, also, broad and includes interviews, self-reported questionnaire data, register data, biological material and digital phenotyping through mobile app applications.
We are currently focusing on studies about gender dysphoria and peripartum depression.
We have an ongoing collaboration with other departments within Uppsala University (Women’s and Children’s Health, Department for Surgical Sciences, Department for Information Technology, Department for Organismal Biology, Centre for Gender Studies) and we are a part of the WOMHER (Women’s Mental Health during the Reproductive Lifespan) (https://www.uu.se/forskning/womher/) research network at Uppsala University.
We also have ongoing collaborations with researchers at the Karolinska Institute, Gothenburg University, Karlstad University, Dalarna University and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai as well as collaborations with stakeholder organizations.