Dr. Louise Stjernberg, Associate Professor

Public Health Science

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Titles

RN, PhD, Associate Professor, Dean

Position

Dean, Senior Lecturer 

Department

Department of Health

Address

Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department of Health
SE-371 79 Karlskrona
Phone: 0046 455 385452
Cellphone: 0046 733 727170
Fax: 0046 455 385452
E-mail: louise.stjernberg@bth.se

Year of dissertation

2004

Thesis

Epidemiological aspects on tick borne diseases with focus on risk and prevention. Doctoral Dissertation from Faculty of Medicine, Lund University, Sweden. ISBN 91-628-6062-3

Current position

Dean Faculty of Health Sciences, Senior Lecturer

Current Research Field

Research into tick-borne diseases, research into outdoor recreation and physical activities, projects into public health schools. 

Title project/research area

1) A public health perspective on live events and other factors influencing the performance of outdoor recreation and physical activity. The research is performed within Blekinge Health Arena, with the aim is to develop the areas of health, sport, tourism and experiences in the Blekinge.

Title project/research area

2) Prevention and epidemiological aspects on tick-borne diseases.

Title project/research area

3) Ethical aspects and Values in Schools of Public Health, in collaboration with ASPHER

4) Undergraduate program in Schools of Public Health, in collaboration with ASPHER

Co-workers, post-doc level and above

1) Associate professor Margareta Troein Töllborn and Dr. Eva Ekvall-Hansson, Lund university, Dr. Katarina Sjögren, MPH Emelie Karlsson

2) Professor Johan Berglund.

3) and 4)  Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER) working group on ethics and Values in Schools of Public Health.

Peer Reviewed Publications

Sjögren Forss K, Stjernberg L, Troein M, Ekvall Hansson E. Physical activity among individuals with osteoarthritis. In manuscript.

Karlsson E, Sjögren Forss K, Stjernberg L. Factors influencing active commuting. In manuscript.

Sjögren Forss K, Ekvall Hansson E, Troein Töllborn M, Stjernberg L. Patterns of physical activity among women and men before and during pregnancy. Submitted.

Shröder-Bäck P, Stjernberg L, M Borg A. Values and ethics admist the economic crisis. EJPH. 2013;23(5): 723-24.

Aceijas C., Brall C., Schröder-Bäck P., Otok R., Maeckelberghe E., Stjernberg L., Strech D., Tulchinsky T.(2012) Teaching Ethics in Schools of Public Health in the European Region: Findings from a Screening Survey. Public Health Reviews, Vol. 34, No 1.

Sjögren K, Ekvall Hansson E, Troein Töllborn M, Stjernberg L. Does pregnancy affect the performance of outdoor recreational physical activity among women and men? In manuscript.

Sjögren K, Ekvall Hansson E, Stjernberg L. Parenthood and factors that influence outdoor recreational physical activity from a gender perspective. BMC Public Health 2011, 11:93

Sjögren K, Stjernberg L. A gender perspective on factors that influence outdoor recreational physical activity among the elderly. BMC Geriatrics 2010;10:34

Stjernberg L, Holmkvist K, Berglund J. A newly detected tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) focus in southeastern Sweden: a follow-up study of TBE virus (TBEV) seroprevalence. Scand J Infect Dis 2008;40 (1):4-11.

Stjernberg L, Holmkvist K, Berglund J. A newly detected TBE focus in the south-eastern part of Sweden: a follow-up study of TBEV seroprevalence, 1991 and 2002. Eur J Public Health 2007;17:38-39 Suppl 2.

Bennet L, Stjernberg L, Berglund J. Effect of gender on clinical and epidemiological features of Lyme borreliosis. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 2007; 7: 34-41.

Bennet L, Fraenkel C-J, Stjernberg L, Garpmo U, Ingman M, Ornstein K, Berglund J. Clinical appearance of erythema migrans caused by Borrelia afzelii and Borrelia garinii – effect of the patient´s sex. Wien Klin Wochenschr 2006;118:531-537.

Stjernberg L, Berglund J, Halling A. Age and gender effect on the use of herbal medicine products and food supplements by the elderly. Scand J Prim Health Care 2006;24:50-55.

Stjernberg L, Berglund J. Tick prevention among a population living in a highly endemic area. Scand J Public Health 2005;33:432-438.

Stjernberg L, Berglund J. Detecting ticks on light versus dark clothing. Scand J Infect Dis 2005;37:361-64.

Berglund J, Stjernberg L, Ornstein K, Tykesson/Joelsson K, Walter H. A 5-year follow up study of patients with neuroborreliosis. Scand J Infect Dis 2002;34:421-425.

Stjernberg L, Berglund J. Risk of acquiring tick-bites in south-eastern Sweden. Scand J Infect Dis 2002;34:840-4.

Stjernberg L, Berglund J. Garlic as a tick repellent. JAMA 2001;285(1):41-2.

Stjernberg L, Berglund J. Garlic as an Insect Repellent. JAMA 2000;284(7):831

Books & Book-chapters, Film and Video

Movie: Borrelia en fästingburen infektion (in Swedish). Hässleholms hospital in collaboration with Blekinge

School of Technology (Ornstein K, Stjernberg L). Published on the internet. Available from: http://www.skane.se/templates/page.aspx?id=103064 (cited August 2007).

Movie/web-television. Forskning om fästingar (in Swedish). Blekinge School of Technology a production for web-television, Vetenskapslandet and forskning.se. Published on the internet. Available from: http://www.forskning.se/servlet/GetDoc?meta_id=87356 (cited August 2007).

Abstracts & Conference presentations

2012 5th  European Public Health Conference: All inclusive public health.
Poster: Differences in physical activity patterns among women and men with and without children (Sjögren K, Stjernberg L). 

2010 3rd European Public Health Conference: Integrated Public Health, 10 to 13 Nov
Poster: Outdoor recreational physical activity and parenthood in a gender perspective- a study from the south eastern part of Sweden. (Sjögren K, Ekvall Hansson E, Stjernberg L).

2010 IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics, Las Vegas, USA
Paper: Audio Processing Solution for an "Aerobics over Video Conference" Application. (Berggren M, Stjernberg L, Lindström F, Claesson I).

2009 12th World Congress on Public Health, April 27 - May 1, 2009 Istanbul, Turkey
Poster: Socioeconomic and individual factors and probability of outdoor recreation physical activity among the elderly - a study from the south eastern part of Sweden. (Sjögren K, Stjernberg L).

2008 Conference on outdoor recreation research, Karlstad, Sweden.
Poster: Parenthood, outdoor recreaton and physicial activity- a study on expectant mothers and partners habits on physical activity (Sjögren K. Stjernberg L).

2008 Forskningens dag, Vämö Center Karlskrona, Sweden.
Poster: Parenthood, outdoor recreaton and physicial activity- a study on expectant mothers and partners habits on physical activity (Sjögren K. Stjernberg L).

2007 15th European conference on public health: the future of public health and in the unified Europe. Helsinki, Finland.
Oral presentation: A newly detected TBE focus in the south-eastern part of Sweden: a follow-up study of TBEV seroprevalence, 1991 and 2002. (Stjernberg L, Berglund J).

2005 X International conference on Lyme borreliosis and other emerging tick-borne diseases. Vienna, Austria.
Poster: 1. Tick prevention in a population living in a highly endemic area. (Stjernberg L, Berglund J).
Poster 2. Clinical aspects of erythema migrans in southern Sweden. (Bennet L, Fraenkel C-J, Stjernberg L, Garpmo U, Ingman M, Ornstein K, Berglund J).

2003 VII International Postdam Symposium on Tick-Borne Diseases. Berlin (Germany), 13-14 March.
Poster: The colour of tick attachment. (Stjernberg L, Berglund J).

2002 X International conference on Lyme borreliosis and other tick-borne diseases. New York, USA.
Poster: 1. A 5-years follow-up of patients with neuroborreliosis. (Berglund J, Stjernberg L, Ornstein K, Tykesson K, Hallstein W).
Poster 2. The risk of acqiuring tick-bites in south-eastern Sweden. (Stjernberg L, Berglund J).

2001 Current research in Tick-Borne Infections, Kalmar, Sweden.
Poster: A 5-years follow up study of patients with neuroborreliosis. (Berglund J, Stjernberg L, Ornstein K, Tykesson K, Hallstein W).

1999 VIII International conference on Lyme borreliosis and other emerging tick-borne diseases, Munich, Germany.
Poster: Tick-exposure during conscription in a high endemic area. A study of intervention. (Stjernberg L, Berglund J).

Research awards and major stipendiary support for personal research

2010 Universitetsfonden County council Blekinge, spring (200 000 SKR, tick-borne research)

2010 Universitetsfonden County council Blekinge, spring (150 000 SKR, coapplicant,physical activity and outdoor recreation)

2008 Universitetsfonden County council Blekinge (100 000 SKR, coapplicant, physical activity and outdoor recreation)

2008 Blekinge School of Technology, Faculty Board (129 000 SKR, coapplicant, planning resarch in Botswana)

2007 Involved in a joint  KKS-project, 2.8 millions over 3 years in collaboration with School of engineering at Blekinge Institute of Technology  (100 kkr/year for LS)

2006 County Council of Blekinge (tick-borne research) (40 000 SKR)

2005 County Council of Blekinge (tick-borne research) (40 000 SKR)

2000 Council for Medical Health Care Research in South Sweden (tick-borne research) (60 000 SKR)

2000 County Council of Blekinge (tick-borne research) (30 000 SKR)

1998 County Council of Blekinge (tick-borne research) (40 000 SKR)

 

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