New expertise in the field of extreme weather, climate, and health effects at the Centre for Health Crises
Petter Ljungman, cardiologist, and Associate Professor at the Institute of Environmental Medicine is the new expert coordinator at the Centre for Health Crises in the field of extreme weather, climate, and health effects. Thereby the centre continues to expand its expertise in various health crises subject areas.
The Centre for Health Crises continues to develop its operations and in November they welcome two new expert coordinators: Petter Ljungman on extreme weather, climate, and health effects, and Märit Halmin on critical care with limited resources. Mattias Öberg already works with the centre on chemistry and disaster toxicology.
Petter works as a cardiologist at Danderyd hospital and conducts research at the Institute of Environmental Medicine. His current research primarily focuses on the cardiovascular impact of environmental factors. When the Centre for Health Crises hosted the first KI Contributes seminar Petter gave a much appreciated opening presentation on extreme heat and its health effects, and then also participated as a panellist during the rest of the seminar.
In his role at the Centre for Health Crises Petter will assist with expertise in, and monitoring of, the topic of health effects of climate change and extreme weather. He will identify and develop expert knowledge, educational activities, and stakeholder engagement. The role of expert coordinator further involves acting as a node for researchers and operations both within KI and externally, to collaborate on the subject and expand on already ongoing operations.
- I look forward to connecting the knowledge that already exist in this field, both at KI and externally with our partners and others. Through coordinated collaborations we can reach out more effectively and make sure that our research and expertise really becomes useful in a health crisis, says Petter.