Emeritus Professor, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Staffan Lindblad MD, PhD Active emeritus professor of the Karolinska Institutet
Staffan starting his research in rheumatology publishing on joint tissue arthroscopically obtained under direct vision to explain the immunology in arthritis.
With the advent of new therapeutic strategies and particularly the biologic disease modifying drugs he initiated the Swedish Rheumatology Quality register (SRQ) to enable drug follow up based on patient reported and clinical outcomes forming a real time system for shared decision support between patients and their providers. The data gathered in SRQ has been extensively used for research, benchmarking of care quality and purchaser governance, support for national and international authorities (e.g. EMA, FDA) and for market follow up at life science companies. His research turned to clinical epidemiology and further to medical management and innovation sciences.
Today professor Lindblad works as a senior advisor in Sweden and internationally continuing his interest in learning health systems and scientifically based personal health optimization.