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gerontologist , researcher

Lars Andersson, Swedish gerontologist, researcher.


Andersson, Lars was born on November 13, 1947 in Stockholm. Son of Erik and Edith (Johansson) Andersson.


Master of Arts in Sociology, Stockholm University, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, 1984.


Research assistant department stress research Karolinska Institute, 1973-1978, senior researcher department stress research, 1979-1997, senior researcher department geriatric medicine, 1998—2002, associate professor, since 1989. Research director Stockholm Gerontology Research Center, since 1988. Professor Linköping University, since 2003, director National Institute for the Study of Aging and Later Life, since 2005.

Expert government committee, 1996-1997, 98-99. Consultant World Health Organization, Geneva, 1990, member Expert Advisory Panel on Aging and Health, since 1997. Speaker, presenter in field.


Fellow Gerontological Society of America. Member International Sociological Association (research committee, executive officer 1991-1902, president 2002^), International Association Gerontology (council member since 2001), New York Academy of Sciences, Canada Association Gerontology, International Psychogeriatric Association, Swedish Gerontological Society (president since 1998), International College Psychosomatic Medicine, Nordic Federation of Gerontology (president since 2004).


1 child, Lina.

Erik Andersson

Edith (Johansson) Andersson

Lina Andersson