Louise Emilsson

Associate Professor - Departement of General Practice
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Visiting address Kirkeveien 166 Fredrik Holsts hus 0450 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1130 Blindern 0318 OSLO

Academic interests

  • Bowel cancer
  • Epidemiology - methods
  • Celiac disease
  • Screening
  • Registry and big data research
  • Causal inference
  • Statistical analysis
  • Clinical research

My research interests spans a broad range of topics within medicine, reflecting my clinical background as a specialist in general practice. I am particularly interested in epidemiological methodology, causal inference and spent my postdoc time with the causal inference group at Harvard School of Public health. I have extensive experience from big data analyses such as Swedish quality register, national health care registers and the American SEER-Medicare registers.

Courses taught

I teach in the MD program module 8 and I am also responsible for a 2-week elective class (MED3051) at University of Oslo. Further, I also teach EBM and research methodology at the MD programme at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. Recently I published a postgraduate tutorial methodology paper on how to emulate a randomized trial using observational data in SAGE research methods cases https://methods.sagepub.com/case/impact-statin-survive-cancer-patients-inference-emulate-target-trial

Work experience

  • 2020->: Associate professor, Universitetet i Oslo
  • 2019->: Specialist in general practice, Årjängs vårdcentral
  • 2015-2019: Postdoc, University of Oslo.
  • 2016-2018 Postdoc, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA
  • 2011 -2019: Specialization in General practice, Vårdcentralen Värmlands Nysäter, Sverige
  • 2009-2011: Internship, Arvika, Sverige

Education

  • 2017-2018: Certificate in Applied Biostatistics (84 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM), Harvard University, The Harvard Catalyst Education Program
  • 2013 Oktober: Ph.D, Örebro University, Sverige
  • 2003-2008: M.D., Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sverige
  • 2001-2002: Music teacher programme, first year, violin, Ingesund School of Music
  • 2000-2002: 1 full academic year mathematics (60hp) and one semester chemistry (30hp), Karlstad University

Awards

Awarded Best citation award at the 22nd WONCA meeting in Seoul https://cdn1.sph.harvard.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/61/2019/04/HEPI-Newsletter-2019_final-pdf.pdf for the article «Examining Bias in Studies of Statin Treatment and Survival in Patients With Cancer», published in Jama Oncology.

Projects

EPoS - European Polyp Surveillance

NordICC - The Nordic-European Initiative on Colorectal Cancer

SAR - Surveillance after Adenoma Removal

I-SCAN - Risk of colorectal cancer in inflammatory bowel disease

Partners

Klinisk effektforskning https://www.med.uio.no/helsam/forskning/grupper/klinisk-effektforskning/

Jonas Ludvigsson https://staff.ki.se/people/joludv?_ga=2.266040971.565540786.1590478965-266275766.1553104945

Mingyang Song https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/mingyang-song/

Carol Semrad https://biologicalsciences.uchicago.edu/faculty/carol-semrad-md

Eric Wan https://www.fmpc.hku.hk/staff/profile/ericwan.php

Publications

  • Bleijenberg, Arne; Klotz, Dagmar; Løberg, Magnus; Dekker, Evelien; Adami, Hans Olov; Kuipers, Ernst J.; Holme, Øyvind; Kalager, Mette; Emilsson, Louise; Kleist, Britta; Løvdal, Leif; Régula, Jarosław; Løberg, Else Marit; Ijspeert, Joep & Bretthauer, Michael (2019). Implications of different guidelines for surveillance after serrated polyp resection in United States of America and Europe. Endoscopy.  ISSN 0013-726X.  51(8), s 750- 758 . doi: 10.1055/a-0916-8598
  • Bozorg, Soran R.; Song, Mingyang; Emilsson, Louise & Ludvigsson, Jonas F. (2019). Validation of serrated polyps (SPs) in Swedish pathology registers. BMC Gastroenterology.  ISSN 1471-230X.  20:3(1), s 1- 10 . doi: 10.1186/s12876-019-1134-6
  • Jodal, Henriette C.; Helsingen, Lise M.; Anderson, Joseph C.; Lytvyn, Lyubov; Vandvik, Per Olav & Emilsson, Louise (2019). Colorectal cancer screening with faecal testing, sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy: a systematic review and network meta-analysis. BMJ Open.  ISSN 2044-6055.  9(10), s 1- 18 . doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-032773
  • Bretthauer, Michael; Goderstad, Jeanne Mette; Løberg, Magnus; Emilsson, Louise; Ye, Weimin; Adami, Hans Olov & Kalager, Mette (2018). Uterine morcellation and survival in uterine sarcomas. European Journal of Cancer.  ISSN 0959-8049.  101, s 62- 68 . doi: 10.1016/j.ejca.2018.06.007
  • Emilsson, Louise; García-Albéniz, Xabier; Logan, Roger W.; Caniglia, E.C.; Kalager, Mette & Hernan, Miguel A. (2018). Examining Bias in Studies of Statin Treatment and Survival in Patients With Cancer.. JAMA Oncology.  ISSN 2374-2437.  4(1), s 63- 70 . doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2017.2752
  • Emilsson, Louise; Lebwohl, Benjamin; Green, Peter H R; Murray, Joseph A; Mårild, Karl Staffan & Ludvigsson, Jonas F (2018). Mucosal healing and the risk of serious infections in patients with celiac disease. United European Gastroenterology journal.  ISSN 2050-6406.  6(1), s 55- 62 . doi: 10.1177/2050640617707868
  • Jodal, Henriette Cecilie; Løberg, Magnus; Holme, Øyvind; Adami, Hans Olov; Bretthauer, Michael; Emilsson, Louise; Ransohoff, David F.; Hoff, Geir & Kalager, Mette (2018). Mortality from post-screening (interval) colorectal cancers is comparable to that from cancer in unscreened patients-a randomized sigmoidoscopy trial. Gastroenterology.  ISSN 0016-5085.  155(6), s 1787- 1794 . doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2018.08.035
  • Ludvigsson, Jonas F.; Choung, Rok Seon; Marietta, Eric V; Murray, Joseph A. & Emilsson, Louise (2018). Increased risk of herpes zoster in patients with coeliac disease – nationwide cohort study. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health.  ISSN 1403-4948.  46(8), s 859- 866 . doi: 10.1177/1403494817714713
  • Ludvigsson, Jonas F.; Lebwohl, Benjamin; Chen, Qi; Bröms, Gabriella; Wolf, Randi L; Green, Peter H.R. & Emilsson, Louise (2018). Anxiety after coeliac disease diagnosis predicts mucosal healing: a population-based study. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics.  ISSN 0269-2813.  48(10), s 1091- 1098 . doi: 10.1111/apt.14991
  • Plate, Susann; Emilsson, Louise; Soderberg, Martin; Brandberg, Yvonne & Wärnberg, Fredrik (2018). High experienced continuity in breast cancer care is associated with high health related quality of life. BMC Health Services Research.  ISSN 1472-6963.  18(127) . doi: 10.1186/s12913-018-2925-0
  • Adami, Hans Olov; Csermely, Peter; Veres, DV; Emilsson, Louise; Løberg, Magnus; Bretthauer, Michael & Kalager, Mette (2017). Are rapidly growing cancers more lethal?. European Journal of Cancer.  ISSN 0959-8049.  72, s 210- 214 . doi: 10.1016/j.ejca.2016.11.011
  • Emilsson, Louise; Holme, Øyvind; Bretthauer, Michael; Cook, Nancy R.; Buring, Julie E.; Løberg, Magnus; Adami, Hans Olov; Sesso, Howard D.; Gaziano, Mike & Kalager, Mette (2017). Systematic review with meta-analysis: the comparative effectiveness of aspirin vs. screening for colorectal cancer prevention. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics.  ISSN 0269-2813.  45(2), s 193- 204 . doi: 10.1111/apt.13857
  • Emilsson, Louise; Løberg, Magnus; Bretthauer, Michael; Holme, Øyvind; Fall, Katja; Jodal, Henriette Cecilie; Adami, Hans Olov & Kalager, Mette (2017). Colorectal cancer death after adenoma removal in Scandinavia. Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology.  ISSN 0036-5521.  52(12), s 1377- 1384 . doi: 10.1080/00365521.2017.1377763
  • Kuja-Halkola, Ralf; Lebwohl, Benjamin; Halfvarson, Jonas; Emilsson, Louise; Magnusson, Patrik K. & Ludvigsson, Jonas F. (2017). Birth weight, sex, and celiac disease: A nationwide twin study. Clinical Epidemiology.  ISSN 1179-1349.  9, s 567- 577 . doi: 10.2147/CLEP.S149181
  • Ludvigsson, JF; Roy, A; Lebwohl, Benjamin; Green, PH & Emilsson, Louise (2017). Anxiety and depression in caregivers of individuals with celiac disease - A population-based study.. Digestive and Liver Disease.  ISSN 1590-8658.  49(3), s 273- 279 . doi: 10.1016/j.dld.2016.11.006
  • Øines, Mari Nanna; Helsingen, Lise M.; Bretthauer, Michael & Emilsson, Louise (2017). Epidemiology and risk factors of colorectal polyps. Baillière's Best Practice & Research : Clinical Gastroenterology.  ISSN 1521-6918.  31(4), s 419- 424 . doi: 10.1016/j.bpg.2017.06.004
  • Adami, Hans Olov; Bretthauer, Michael; Emilsson, Louise; Hernan, Miguel A.; Kalager, Mette; Ludvigsson, Jonas F. & Ekbom, Anders (2016). The continuing uncertainty about cancer risk in inflammatory bowel disease. Gut.  ISSN 0017-5749.  65(6), s 889- 893 . doi: 10.1136/gutjnl-2015-311003
  • Emilsson, Louise; Abdul Sultan, Alyshah & Ludvigsson, Jonas F. (2016). No increased mortality in 109,000 first-degree relatives of celiac individuals. Digestive and Liver Disease.  ISSN 1590-8658.  48(4), s 376- 380 . doi: 10.1016/j.dld.2015.11.016
  • Emilsson, Louise; Murray, Joseph; Leffler, Daniel A. & Ludvigsson, Jonas F. (2016). Cancer in first-degree relatives of people with celiac disease. Medicine.  ISSN 0025-7974.  95(32) . doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000004588
  • Jover, Rodrigo; Bretthauer, Michael; Dekker, Evelien; Holme, Øyvind; Kaminski, Michal Filip; Løberg, Magnus; Zauber, AG; Hernan, Miguel A.; Lansdorp-Vogelaar, I; Sunde, Annike; McFadden, Elenaor; Castells, A; Regula, Jaroslaw; Quintero, Enrique; Pellise, Maria; Senore, Carlo; Kalager, Mette; Dinis-Ribeiro, Mario; Emilsson, Louise; Ransohoff, David F.; Hoff, Geir & Adami, Hans Olov (2016). Rationale and design of the European Polyp Surveillance (EPoS) trials. Endoscopy.  ISSN 0013-726X.  48(6), s 571- 578 . doi: 10.1055/s-0042-104116
  • Ludvigsson, JF; Jarrick, S; Murray, JA & Emilsson, Louise (2016). Celiac Disease and Risk of Henoch-Schonlein Purpura: Population-based Cohort Study.. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology.  ISSN 0192-0790.  52(2), s 141- 145 . doi: 10.1097/MCG.0000000000000750
  • Emilsson, Louise; Lebwohl, Benjamin; Sundström, Johan & Ludvigsson, Jonas F. (2015). Cardiovascular disease in patients with coeliac disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Digestive and Liver Disease.  ISSN 1590-8658.  47(10), s 847- 852 . doi: 10.1016/j.dld.2015.06.004
  • Emilsson, Louise; Lindahl, B; Köster, M.; Lambe, M & Ludvigsson, Jonas F. (2015). Review of 103 Swedish Healthcare Quality Registries. Journal of Internal Medicine.  ISSN 0954-6820.  277(1), s 94- 136 . doi: 10.1111/joim.12303
  • Emilsson, Louise; Magnus, Maria Christine & Størdal, Ketil (2015). Perinatal risk factors for development of celiac disease in children, based on the prospective Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.  ISSN 1542-3565.  13(5), s 921- 927 . doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2014.10.012 Show summary
  • Emilsson, Louise; Wijmenga, Cisca; Murray, Joseph A. & Ludvigsson, Jonas F. (2015). Autoimmune disease in first-degree relatives and spouses of individuals with celiac disease. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.  ISSN 1542-3565.  13(7), s 1271- 1277 . doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2015.01.026

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  • Emilsson, Louise & Ludvigsson, Jonas F. (2019). Letter: anxiety after coeliac disease diagnosis predicts mucosal healing?a population-based study. Authors? reply. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics.  ISSN 0269-2813.  49(5), s 620 . doi: 10.1111/apt.15130
  • Emilsson, Louise; García-Albéniz, Xabier & Hernan, MA (2018). Association of Statin Use With Overall and Cancer Survival-Reply. JAMA Oncology.  ISSN 2374-2437.  4(7), s 1016- 1017 . doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2018.0736
  • Emilsson, Louise; Roy, Abhik; Lebwohl, Benjamin; Green, Peter H.R. & Ludvigsson, Jonas F. (2018). Depression and anxiety in caregivers of patients with celiac disease. Author's reply. Digestive and Liver Disease.  ISSN 1590-8658.  50(3), s 320- 321 . doi: 10.1016/j.dld.2017.12.024
  • Jodal, Henriette Cecilie; Løberg, Magnus; Emilsson, Louise; Adami, Hans Olov; Bretthauer, Michael & Kalager, Mette (2018). Surveillance after Adenoma Removal (SAR): en case-kohort studie.
  • Bretthauer, Michael; Kamiński, Michał Filip; Emilsson, Louise & Adami, Hans-Olov (2017). Uppföljning efter polypektomi: riktlinjer, tro och evidens. Läkartidningen.  ISSN 0023-7205.  6, s 114
  • Emilsson, Louise & Semrad, Carol E. (2017). Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome, and Cardiac Risk Factors: Going Gluten-Free, for Better or Worse?. Digestive Diseases and Sciences.  ISSN 0163-2116.  62(9), s 2215- 2216 . doi: 10.1007/s10620-017-4649-0
  • Løberg, Magnus; Emilsson, Louise; Jodal, Henriette Cecilie; Bretthauer, Michael; Holme, Øyvind; Adami, Hans Olov & Kalager, Mette (2016). Surveillance After Adenoma Removal: Does It Make a Difference?.

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