Short CV/Education and training

  • 2011
    Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Karolinska Institutet, Solna, Sweden

  • 2007
    Postdoc researcher, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland

  • 2006
    PhD in Epidemiology, Karolinska Institutet

  • 2002
    MSc in Nutrition, Stockholm University/Karolinska Institutet

Selected publications

  • Larsson SC, Mason AM, Bäck M, Klarin D, Damrauer SM, Million Veteran Program, Michaëlsson K, Burgess S. Genetic predisposition to smoking in relation to 14 cardiovascular diseases. Eur Heart J 2020;41:3304-3310.

  • Larsson SC, Gill D, Mason AM, Jiang T, Bäck M, Butterworth AS, Burgess S. Lipoprotein(a) in Alzheimer’s, atherosclerotic, cerebrovascular, thrombotic, and valvular disease: Mendelian randomization investigation. Circulation 2020;141:1826-1828.

  • Larsson SC, Bäck M, Rees JMB, Mason AM, Burgess S. Body mass index and body composition in relation to 14 cardiovascular conditions in UK Biobank: A Mendelian randomization study. Eur Heart J 2019;27:1589-1598

  • Larsson SC, Markus HS. Genetic liability to insomnia and cardiovascular disease risk. Circulation 2019;140:796-798.

  • Yuan S, Jiang X, Michaëlsson K, Larsson SC. Genetic prediction of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D, calcium, and parathyroid hormone levels in relation to development of type 2 diabetes mellitus: a Mendelian randomization study. Diabetes Care 2019; 42:2197-2203.

  • Larsson SC, Burgess S, Michaëlsson K. Association of genetic variants related to serum calcium levels with coronary artery disease and myocardial infarction. JAMA 2017; 25;318:371-380.

  • Larsson SC, Traylor M, Malik R, Dichgans M, Burgess S, Markus HS. Modifiable pathways in Alzheimer’s disease: Mendelian randomisation analysis. BMJ 2017;359: j5375.

  • Larsson SC, Wolk A, Håkansson N, Bäck M. Overall and abdominal obesity and incident aortic valve stenosis: two prospective cohort studies. Eur Heart J 2017;38: 2192-2197.

  • Larsson SC, Drca N, Wolk A. Alcohol consumption and risk of atrial fibrillation a prospective study and dose-response meta-analysis. J Am Coll Cardiol 2014;64:282-289.

  • Larsson SC, Orsini N, Wolk A. Vitamin B6 and risk of colorectal cancer: a meta-analysis of prospective studies. JAMA 2010;303:1077-83.



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Media coverage

  • Susanna C. Larsson is engaged in dissemination of research findings. According to Karolinska Institute's quantitative analysis of media, she was the most quoted researcher at Karolinska Institutet in 2012.

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