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Maria Hagstromer

Maria Hagstromer, PT, MPH, PhD is a visiting scholar from the Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. At the Karolinska Institutet she is a lecturer in Physiotherapy and Health Promotion. She has a Post-doc at the Centre for Family Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, where she currently is conducting research on physical activity among immigrants and also on physical activity and the built environment. Her PhD thesis centered on assessment of health-enhancing physical activity at the population level, with a special focus on objective measures such as accelerometers. She has also been involved in the development of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ).

As a visiting scholar with the Applied Research Program, Maria will continue the work to analyze the Swedish population-based accelerometer data with respect to seasonal variation, and together with Dr. David Berrigan she will compare the Swedish and US NHANES accelerometer data.

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17 Oct 2008
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