Professor of Epidemiology and Family Medicine. Head of Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umeå University, Sweden. Family physician with many years of clinical experience in primary care and family medicine. Has during nearly 25 years been coordinating the development and county wide implementation of one of the world's largest ongoing population-based intervention program for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and diabetes, the Västerbotten Intervention Program (VIP).
Since 1994 affiliated to Epidemiology and Global Health. Has largely devoted his research to the analysis of the role of primary care in population-oriented prevention. Has supervised a number of PhD students, highlighting CVD prevention, both from Sweden, the United States, as well as from Indonesia and Vietnam. Weinehall is involved in health policy and health system development research. Nationally member of the Parliamentary Commission 1996-2000, presenting Sweden’s first national public health policy, where “a more health promoting health service” was decided to be one 11 national goals. Since 2003-2013 member of Scientific Boards within the National Public Health Institute. Was 2008-2011 chairing the development of the Swedish National Guidelines for Evidence Based Lifestyle Interventions in Clinical Practice.