Forum for Health Policy cooperates closely with a number of researchers in various disciplines in order to stimulate science-based knowledge formation and dialogue in health policy. The network is a cornerstone in Forum’s mission to strengthen the interaction between decision makers and researchers.

Following researchers are part of the network:


anders-anellAnders Anell, Management/Organisation, Lunds Universitet

Economist and professor of health care organization and financial management at Lund University. Anell has previously served as Head of the Department of Health Sciences in Lund, IHE, and has been chairman of the Board of Health and Care Services. Anders has published books, articles and reports that deal with different topics related to healthcare organization and governance such as incentive structures, resource allocation, alternative payment methods, performance measurement, cost effectiveness criteria, etc.


2afec93Isis Amer-Wåhlin, Reimbursement systems / Innovation / Women’s Health, Karolinska Institutet

Gynecologist and dispensed in childbirth care. Amer-Wåhlin is part of the Clinical Management Research Group at the Medical Management Center (LIME), Karolinska Institutet. Her main research area is women’s health, patient safety, health care organization, governance and remuneration models in health care.


brommels_matsMats Brommels, Medical Administration, Karolinska Institutet

Professor of Health Administration and specialist in Internal Medicine. In 2001, Brommels established the Medical Management Center (MMC) at Karolinska Institutet and has been the chair of the Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics (LIME) at MMC. Mats has served at a number of organizations and institutions at national, Nordic and international level, for example on behalf of the Finnish government.


jon-enstromJon Engström, Service design/Patient involvement, Linköpings Universitet/SVID

Engströms research aims at a more person-centered and innovative healthcare. He has published a number of articles on the topic of user involvement and service innovation, primarily in medical care. Today, he works as a researcher at the Swedish Industrial Design Foundation and as Associate Professor at Linköping University. Engström is also the editor of the Swedish Design Research Journal.


birger-forsbergBirger Forsberg, International Health/ Public Health / Social Medicine,
Karolinska Institutet / Stockholms Läns Landsting

Specialist in Social Medicine and Associate Professor in International Health. Forsberg is head of the Health Development Unit at the Health Administration in Stockholm. The unit is responsible for the county council’s public health strategic work and international work, including relations with the European Commission. Forsberg has worked with international health through SIDA, WHO and the World Bank. His research concerns system aspects of control of infectious diseases and interaction between the private and public sectors.  


yngvegustavsonYngve Gustafson, Elderly Care, Umeå Universitet

Senior Lecturer and Professor of Geriatrics at the Department of Social Medicine at Umeå University. Gustafson has over thirty years of experience in elderly care in general and dementia in particular, and his research investigates how we can raise quality and lower the costs in the care of elderly people. Gustafson is a member of the Swedish Medical Association’s committee and employed as a scientific expert by the National Board of Health. Internationally, he is active in the Academic Board of EUGMS (European Union Geriatric Medicine).


2014-12-03 Maria Hägglund - Forskare (Fler funktioner finns) Institutionen för lärande, informatik, management och etik (LIME), C7Carina Hjelm et al, Health Care Science,  Linköpings Universitet

Hjelm represents four researchers who are part of the Center for Health Research at the Cardiovascular Center (HMC) at Linköping University Hospital. The purpose of the network is to implement research results on HMC, and the network members assist clinics and healthcare departments with research competence. The network also organizes development days.


2014-12-03 Maria Hägglund - Forskare (Fler funktioner finns) Institutionen för lärande, informatik, management och etik (LIME), C7Maria Hägglund, Health Informatics, Karolinska Institutet

Associate professor at the Health Informatics Centre at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden. Hägglunds research focuses on user centered development of patient centered information and communication systems to support collaboration within health- and social care as well as patient empowerment. A special research interest is focusing on transparency and collaboration when providing patients with online access to their electronic health records through e.g. patient portals. Hägglund is also the programme director for the Joint Global Masters Programme in Health Informatics at Karolinska Institutet/Stockholm University.


henrikjordahl1Henrik Jordahl, Public and private production of tax-financed services, Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)

Associate Professor of Economics and Director of the research program The Economics of the Service Sector at IFN.  Jordahl´s main areas of research are markets, management and productivity in tax-financed services. He is affiliated with Uppsala Center for Fiscal Studies at Uppsala University and with the international research networks CESifo and IZA.


clasrehnbergClas Rehnberg, Health Economics, Karolinska Institutet

Professor in health economics at the Medical Management Centre, Karolinska Institutet. His research includes analysis of health care reforms and comparative studies of healthcare systems in the Nordic region and in Europe. He has had several expert assignments for ministries, government and county councils and has participated in several international missions for the World Bank, WHO and SIDA. He was active as guest researcher at the University of Cape Town in 2000-2003. In recent years, his research has focused on the welfare reforms in Sweden.


richardsaltmanRichard B. Saltman, Health Policy och management, Emory University, Atlanta, USA

Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, USA. In his research Saltman looks at structures in the European healthcare systems, with particular focus on the Nordic countries. He has published 14 books and over 100 articles in a variety of health policy issues. Saltman was in charge of the Forum for Health Policy together with Johan Calltorp and Thorbjörn Larsson between 2011-2015.


richardsaltmanLars Sörqvist, quality improvement, Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan

Sörqvist is Vice President of IAQ (International Academy of Quality) and Associate Professor at the Royal Institute of Technology, where he is responsible for course activities and research in quality and business development. He is also the CEO and partner of Sandholm Associates AB that conducts training within the quality field. Sörqvist has written several articles and books and works as an adviser and educator in a number of European countries, as well as in the US and China. Sörqvist is a member of the Judging Committee for the Quality Award Better School and for the Lennart Sandholm Team Award.


vivianvimarlundVivian Vimarlund, Ehealth/Informatics, Linköpings Universitet

Professor of Computer Science at Jönköping University and Head of CenITIS Center for Information and Information Systems at Jönköping International Business School. Vimarlund has since 1989 researched in the field of informatics with special focus on issues related to methods and models to evaluate the impact of implementation and use of IT-based innovations in health care.


vivianvimarlundCarol Tishelman, Innovativ Care / Health Care Science, Karolinska Institutet

Professor and group leader for the division of Innovative care at the Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics (LIME) at Karolinska Institutet. Tishelman has an endowed chair as professor of Innovative Care – a joint position with clinical employment as University nurse, with special responsibility for strategic health care innovation at the Department of Development and Innovation, Karolinska University Hospital. Carol has an interest in the overall organisational structure of health care and has led several national and international projects, such as the DöBra research program.


ulrikawinbladUlrika Winblad et al, Social Medicine, Uppsala Universitet

Associate Professor in Social Research and Head of Research Group in Health Care Research at the Institute for Public Health and Health Sciences. Winblad´s research focuses on issues related to the management and organization of healthcare and elderly care, with particular focus on the market reforms introduced in Sweden during the last two decades. In several of the research projects, the effects of privatization and choice reforms are investigated, for example in terms of quality and patient status. Two of the research projects in Winblad´s research group are conducted in collaboration with the Forum for Health Policy.


monica_wingeMonica Winge, Ehealth/Informatics, Stockholms Universitet

Affiliated researcher at the Department of Computer Science and Systems Science (DSV) at Stockholm University, where she disputed the dissertation “Collaboration and Coordination Challenges in Patient-Centered Care”. Winge is a nurse with 20 years of experience from surgery, primary care, elderly care and palliative care. She has been working with IT strategy at Karolinska University hospital and within the Stockholm County Council. Winge has conducted research projects in eHealth and national projects such as the National Information Structure (NI) and has also served as an expert in ministerial delegations with assignments in Sweden, EU (ECDC), USA (USAID), China, India and Africa.

Selected publications by the researchers:

Saltman B. Richard (2018) The impact of slow economic growth on health sector reform: a cross-national perspective, Cambridge University Press

Hägglund Maria, Scandurra Isabella (2017) A Socio-Technical Analysis of Patient Accessible Electronic Health Records

Angelis, Jannis, Anna Häger Glenngård and Henrik Jordahl (2017). “Management practices and the quality of primary care“. IFN Working Paper 1174.

Winge M., Johannesson P., Perjons E., Wangler B. (2015) The coordination hub: Toward patient-centered and collaborative care processes. Health Informatics J. 2015 Dec;21(4):284-305.