Published: 2020-09-17 08:25 | Updated: 2020-09-17 10:43

Research within COVID-19 at GPH

The virus SARS-CoV-2 that causes the disease COVID-19

Current research projects, grants and other activities related to COVID-19 at our department.

Current project, grant or other activity not included?

This article is intended for staff at GPH, but we are also compiling a webpage for the department’s external web site, to communicate some of the current activities at GPH related to COVID-19.

Do you have a project, grant, publication at GPH not included in this list, you think we should include on the external webpage? Or do you to wish to add more information regarding something included? Please contact 

EPiCSS group

EU grant, approx. EUR 10 million (of which 7% to KI), for the project Pan-European Response to the ImpactS of COVID-19 and future Pandemics and Epidemics (PERISCOPE).

The project includes 32 partners from 15 countries. Leading the research at KI is Walter Osika at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience. Contact at GPH: Maria Niemi and Christina Dalman.

EPHIR group

Studies connecting to COVID-19 is currently conducted for Region Stockholm.

Equity and Health Policy group

  • Grant from The Swedish Research Council for the project: ”Organization and response to covid-19 of municipal health and social care services for older people – impact on mortality and health care utilization in Region Stockholm”. Contact: Bo Burström.
  • Bo Burström is part of the project: “C-MOR International comparative study on the direct and indirect mortality burden of COVID-19 since the start of the epidemic”, led from Cyprus.

Global and Sexual Health group

Health Systems and Policy group

  • Tim Baker and Carl Otto Schell was awarded £500,000 (SEK 5.7 million) by Wellcome Trust, UK for the project: “Provision of Essential Treatment In Critical Illness (POETIC)”.
  • The Centre for Research on Healthcare in Disasters are conducting a survey study about difficult situations and difficult choices among health care professionals during their work in the COVID-19 pandemic. (A study of experiences of moral stress and its consequences after moral challenges during the pandemic). Collaboration with LIME and the National Centre for Disaster Psychiatry at Uppsala University. Contact: Johan von Schreeb and Martina Gustavsson.
  • The project ”Covid-19 hos barn och unga i Stockholm” in collaboration with Sachsska and ALB. Contact: Helena Hildenwall and Tobias Alfvén.
  • Tobias Alfvén is member and part of one of the working groups for: COVID-19 Clinical Research Coalition”

PRIME Health group

  • Currently working with a project at CES regarding COVID-19 in Stockholm. 

SIM group

  • “The Åland Islands’ SARS-CoV-2 longitudinal cohort: seroepidemiology, perceptions and behaviours” is coordinated by Knut Lönnroth. Other partners include: Ålands landskapsregering, Ålands Hälso- och Sjukvård, Bimelix lab Åland, Högskolan på Åland och Institutet för Hälsa och Välfärd, Finland (THL)
  • TB-Sequel project, a cohort study of TB patients in four African countries: COVID-19 testing as well as questions about impact of COVID-19 and related restrictions have been included in the questionnaire about socioeconomic consequences. Contact: Knut Lönnroth.
  • For the SPARKS network conference in December 2020 the group are planning a review of social protection and COVID-19.
  • “The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Tuberculosis Service Delivery in Nepal” is a mixed-methods project in Nepal that will start mid-November. Contact: Kristi Sydney Annerstedt.
  • Salla Atkins is part of the reporting team of the COVID-19 Health Systems Response Monitor for Finland and co-writer of the blog: Finland’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • South African study with funding from the MRC, with the title: “Exploring the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic and response on the health capabilities of a vulnerable population in South Africa: a qualitative study with TB patients”. Contact: Salla Atkins.
  • Olivia Biermann is collaborating with Vetenskap & Allmänhet (VA) on a scientific publication concerning media reporting and trust in relation to COVID-19 in Sweden. This shall be submitted to a journal during autumn.

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