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Pontus Henriksson

Senior Associate Professor

My research examine how health behaviors influence our health and how we can promote health behaviors throughout the life span.

Importance of health behaviors 

I am a senior lecturer and an associate professor in nutritional physiology. My research investigates the influence of health behaviors and factors such as dietary habits, physical activity and fitness, body weight and body composition on health outcomes. I also study how we can promote health behaviors in different ways, for example whether digital interventions can be effective to improve health behaviors in different groups and ages.

 I teach nutrition and scientific approach at different educational programs at the Faculty of Medicine. I appreciate the opportunity to combine my interests in nutrition, science and teaching.

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About me

CV

  • 2006 Registered dietician, Umeå University
  • 2010 Master's degree, Umeå University
  • 2015 PhD in Medical Sciences, Linköping University
  • 2020 Associate Professor in Nutritional Physiology, Linköping University

Fields of Teaching

  • Course coordinator and examinator for the PhD course SCAIR (Scientific Communication And Information Retrieval)
  • Member of the scientific approach (VF) group on the medical programme
  • Responsible for teaching scientific approach (VF) in the fifth semester of the medical program
  • Teaching nutrition at the medical program, physiotherapy program and program in "experimental and industrial biomedicine"
  • Small group tutor at different semesters of the medical program
  • Supervisor of degree projects (30 credits) at the medical programme

Publications

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Pontus Henriksson, Hanna Henriksson, Per Tynelius, Daniel Berglind, Marie Löf, I-Min Lee, Eric J. Shiroma, Francisco B. Ortega (2019)

Annals of Internal Medicine , Vol.170 , s.230-+ Continue to DOI

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Pontus Henriksson, Johanna Sandborg, Emmie Söderström, Marja H. Leppanen, Victoria Snekkenes, Marie Blomberg, Francisco B. Ortega, Marie Löf (2021)

Nutrition & Diabetes , Vol.11 Continue to DOI

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Pontus Henriksson, Eric J. Shiroma, Hanna Henriksson, Per Tynelius, Daniel Berglind, Marie Löf, I-Min Lee, Francisco B. Ortega (2021)

British Journal of Sports Medicine , Vol.55 , s.128-129 Continue to DOI

2024

Ángel Herraiz-Adillo, Viktor H. Ahlqvist, Sara Higueras-Fresnillo, Kristofer Hedman, Emil Hagstrom, Melony Fortuin- de Smidt, Bledar Daka, Cecilia Lenander, Daniel Berglind, Carl Johan Östgren, Karin Rådholm, Francisco B. Ortega, Pontus Henriksson (2024) Physical fitness in male adolescents and atherosclerosis in middle age: a population-based cohort study British Journal of Sports Medicine Continue to DOI
Ángel Herraiz-Adillo, Viktor H. Ahlqvist, Bledar Daka, Josefin Wångdahl, Patrik Wennberg, Jakob Carlsson, Sara Higueras-Fresnillo, Cecilia Lenander, Carl Johan Östgren, Daniel Berglind, Karin Rådholm, Pontus Henriksson (2024) Life's Essential 8 in relation to self-rated health and health-related quality of life in a large population-based sample: the SCAPIS project Quality of Life Research Continue to DOI
Ángel Herraiz-Adillo, Sara Higueras-Fresnillo, Viktor H. Ahlqvist, Daniel Berglind, Maria B. Syrjälä, Bledar Daka, Cecilia Lenander, Johan Sundström, Francisco B. Ortega, Carl Johan Östgren, Karin Rådholm, Pontus Henriksson (2024) Life's Essential 8 and Life's Simple 7 in Relation to Coronary Atherosclerosis: Results From the Population-Based SCAPIS Project Mayo Clinic proceedings, Vol. 99, p. 69-80 Continue to DOI

2023

Marta Flor-Alemany, Pedro Acosta-Manzano, Jairo H. Migueles, Pontus Henriksson, Marie Loef, Virginia A. Aparicio (2023) Impact of Exercise Intervention Combined with Optimal Mediterranean Diet Adherence during Pregnancy on Postpartum Body Composition: A Quasi-Experimental Study-The GESTAFIT Project Nutrients, Vol. 15, Article 4413 Continue to DOI
Marcel Ballin, Martin Neovius, Francisco B. Ortega, Pontus Henriksson, Anna Nordstroem, Daniel Berglind, Peter Nordstroem, Viktor H. Ahlqvist (2023) Genetic and Environmental Factors and Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Adolescents JAMA Network Open, Vol. 6, Article e2343947 Continue to DOI

Research

Research projects as principal investigator

  • The PRIMI project (Promoting Reproductive health In MIgrant women)
  • Ideal cardiovascular health in SCAPIS: prevalence, determinants and health effects of ideal cardiovascular health in a Swedish population-based study
  • Associations of migration and socioeconomic status with body weight, gestational weight gain and self-rated health before, during and after pregnancy.

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