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Erik Ingelsson: CV

Current Position

2016 and on: Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine

Previous Positions

2013-2016: Professor of Molecular Epidemiology, Department of Medical Sciences, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

2012-2015: Visiting Professor of Cardiovascular Epidemiology, University of Oxford

2010-2012: Professor of Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Dept. of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm

2008-2010: Forskarassistent financed from the Swedish Research Council (full-time research position), Dept. of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm and Swedish Research Council

2007-2008: Postdoctoral fellow and Lecturer, Dept. of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Uppsala University

2006-2007: Postdoctoral Fellow, Framingham Heart Study, Boston University School of Medicine, Framingham, USA

2003-2006: Residency (ST) in family medicine, Primary Health Care, Uppsala County

2002-2003: Locum Family Doctor, Raytec AB, Enköping

2000-2002: Internship (AT) at Gävle County Hospital, Gävle


2005: PhD, Medicine, Uppsala University. Main supervisor: Lars Lind. Title: “Insulin Resistance and Inflammation as Risk Factors for Congestive Heart Failure”

2000: Medical Degree, Uppsala University


2008: Epidemiology, Uppsala University

Clinical qualification

2011: Qualification as General Practitioner

2002: Licensed physician

Prizes and Awards

Finalist in the Jeremiah and Rose Stamler Research Award for New Investigators, American Heart Association, USA (2005)

Award winner of the Linnéus Foundation for Medical Research (2007)

Recipient of Postdoctoral Stipend Award from the Swedish Society for Medical Research (2007)

Winner of Young Investigator Award, EuroPRevent 2008, European Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, Paris, France (2008)

Recipient of Research Program Award from the Swedish Society of Medicine (2008)

Winner of Trudy Bush Fellowship for Cardiovascular Research in Women’s Health, American Heart Association, USA (2009)

Winner of Ingvar Carlsson Award, Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (2009)

Fellow of the American Heart Association, FAHA (2010)

Ranked #14 among “Sweden's 101 Super Talents 2010" by Veckans Affärer (largest weekly Swedish business journal; 2011)

Finalist in Novo Nordisk Foundation Excellence project award (2011)

Young Scientist at the Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2011, World Economic Forum, Dalian, China (2011)

Recipient of ERC Starting Grant 2013, European Research Council (2013)

Wallenberg Academy Fellow, Knut och Alice Wallenberg Foundation (2013)

Winner of the Göran Gustafsson Prize in Medicine (2015)

Commissions of trust

Member of the ICTUS (research committee) of the ULSAM study (2005-)

Member of the Core Group in Lifegene (2008-2010)

Member of the Early Career Committee of the American Heart Association Council on Epidemiology and Prevention (2008-2010)

Secretary in the Swedish Epidemiological Society (2008-2009)

Member of the Spring Program Committee and Chair of the Connection Corner activity for American Heart Association's 49th and 50th Annual Conferences on Cardiovascular Disease, Epidemiology, and Prevention (2008-2010)

Proinspektor at Södermanlands-Nerikes Student Nation, Uppsala (2009-2016)

Member of Sweden’s Young Academy (2011-2016)

Member of the Leadership Committee of the EPI council in American Heart Association (2011-2013)

Council leader of the International Mentoring Program of American Heart Association (2011-2013)

Member of the program committee for European Association for Studies of Diabetes conference 2012 (2011-2012)

Member of the Global Young Academy (2011-2015)

Member of the planning committee for HandsOnBiobanks conference 2012 (2011-2012)

Advisory board member of MIMOmics, an EU FP7 project (2012-2017)

Member of the EpiHealth (https://www.epihealth.se) steering committee (2013-2015)

Member of the ANDiU (http://www.andiu.se/english/) steering committee (2013-2015)

Faculty at Science for Life Laboratory (http://scilifelab.uu.se; 2013-)

Advisory board member of MIMOmics, an EU FP7 project (2012-2015)

Member of the Molecular Determinants of Cardiovascular Health Joint Committee of the FGTB and EPI councils, American Heart Association (2014-)

Member of the Department Board at Department of Medical Sciences, Uppsala University (2014-2015)

Member of the Faculty Board of Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Uppsala University (2014-2015)

Member of the Board for Equal Opportunities, Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Uppsala University (2014-2015)

National Director of EATRIS.se (Swedish node of the European Infrastructure for Translational Medicine; 2015-2016)

Member of The Royal Society of Arts and Sciences (2015 and on)

Research evaluations

Research evaluated as ”Outstanding” (highest grade) in the External Research Assessment (ERA) 2010 at Karolinska Institutet

PhD student supervision

Presently main advisor for Abhiram Rao, Stanford University.

Presently co-supervisor for Prasad Kamble, Christoph Nowak, Markus Stenemo, Mwenya Mubanga, Manoj Bandaru, and Benedikt von der Heyde, Uppsala University.

Previous principal supervisor for Katherine Kasiman, Karolinska Institutet (graduated October 2012), Stefan Gustafsson, Karolinska Institutet (graduated January 2013), Ci Song, Karolinska Institutet (graduated May 2014), Andrea Ganna, Karolinska Institutet (graduated January 2015). Swedish principal supervisor for Gao He (graduated September 2013).

Previous co-supervisor for Edit Nagy, Karolinska Institutet (graduated June 2012), Iffat Rahman, Karolinska Institutet (graduated April 2013), Elisabeth Nerpin, Uppsala University (graduated December 2013) and Elisabet Jobs, Uppsala University (graduated December 2014).

Post-doc supervision

Presently main advisor for Sylwia Figarska, Daniel Lindholm, Maurizio Morri, Emmi Tikkanen and Daniela Zanetti, Stanford University; and Naomi Cook and Susanne Trombley, Uppsala University.

Previous main advisor for Ivy Shiue (2011), Karolinska Institutet; Tove Fall (2010-2014), Sara Hägg (2010-2014), Marcel den Hoed (2012-2014), Jitender Kumar (2012-2015), Karolinska Institutet and Uppsala University; Samira Salihovic (2013-2015), and Åsa Hedman (2013-2016), Uppsala University.