Louise Emilsson

Associate Professor - Department 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


  • 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


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.


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


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://fmpc.hku.hk/en/Our-Team/Academic-Academic-related-and-Medical-Staff/Dr-Eric-Wan/Dr-Eric-Wan

Published Mar. 17, 2015 2:39 PM - Last modified Dec. 3, 2020 10:40 AM