Background and activities


PhD in Medicine. Linköping University, Sweden (2003)

Medical degree. Capital Medical University, China (1992)

Professional experience

Aug. 2013 – Dept. of Public Health and General Practice, Faculty of Medicine, NTNU. Professor

2010 – July 2013 Dept. of Public Health and General Practice, Faculty of Medicine, NTNU. Research scientist

2008 – 2009 SINTEF Health Research, Norway. Research scientist

2007 McLaughlin Centre for Population Health Risk Assessment, University of Ottawa, Canada. Respiratory epidemiologist

2005 – 2007 University of Manitoba, Canada. Post-doctoral fellow

2004 – 2005 Linköping University and Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. Post-doctoral fellow

1997 – 1999 Division of Pediatrics, IMK, Linköping University, Sweden. Visiting scholar

1992 – 1997 Beijing Pediatric Institute, Beijing Children’s Hospital, Beijing, China. Resident physician


- Epidemiology and research methods (BEV2007, BEV3024, BEV1012)

- Physical activity and health (BEV3023, BEV1013)

- Course coordinator (BEV2007 - Observational Studies and BEV3901 - Master's thesis in Movement Science)

Research interests

- Vitamin D, obesity and physical activity in relation to chronic diseases, with ongoing research on asthma, lung function, metabolic disorders and lung cancer

- Risk factors for asthma and allergy in children and adults

- Physical activity and bone health




Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications