Lars Weinehall

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Professor/Senior physician


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Public Health and Clinical Medicine


Epidemiologi och global hälsa


Head of Department


Epidemiologi och global hälsa, Umeå universitet
SE-901 85 Umeå

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9B, ingång X5, Norrlands universitetssjukhus


+46 90 786 52 28
+46 90 785 29 31


lars.weinehall@epiph.umu.seEmail 1

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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.

Research projects

Head of research


Date sorteringsordning

Weinehall, Lars

National guidelines for Health promotion – the challenging journey from evidence to clinical praxis


Nyström, Monica

Using systematic and continuous monitoring and measurement to support learning and development of health care


Weinehall, Lars

Towards sustained organisational learning and innovation in health service: In-depth longitudinal studies of the Memeologue Improvement Approach (MIA)





Year sorteringsordning


Kien, Vu Duy
Van Minh, Hoang
Giang, Kim Bao; et al.

Horizontal inequity in public health care service utilization for non-communicable diseases in urban Vietnam
Global health action, 7: 24919-



Vaezghasemi, Masoud
Öhman, Ann
Eriksson, Malin; et al.

The effect of gender and social capital on the dual burden of malnutrition: a multilevel study in indonesia.
PloS one, 9(8): e103849-



Weinehall, Lars
Johansson, Helene
Sorensen, Julie; et al.

Counseling on lifestyle habits in the United States and Sweden: a report comparing primary care health professionals' perspectives on lifestyle counseling in terms of scope, importance and competence
BMC Family Practice, 15(1): 83-



Long, Gráinne H
Simmons, Rebecca K
Norberg, Margareta; et al.

Temporal shifts in cardiovascular risk factor distribution
American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 46(2): 112-121



Kardakis, Therese
Weinehall, Lars
Jerdén, Lars; et al.

Lifestyle interventions in primary health care: professional and organizational challenges
European Journal of Public Health, 24(1): 79-84



Nyström, Monica Elisabeth
Höög, Elisabet
Garvare, Rickard; et al.

Change and learning strategies in large scale change programs: describing the variation of strategies used in a health promotion program
Journal of Organizational Change Management, 26(6): 1020-1044



Nyholm, Maria
Lissner, Lauren
Hörnell, Agneta; et al.

Exploring dietary patterns, obesity and sources of bias: the Västerbotten Intervention Programme (VIP)
Public Health Nutrition, 16(4): 631-638



Rönnlund, Michael
Carlstedt, Berit
Blomstedt, Yulia; et al.

Secular trends in cognitive test performance: Swedish conscript data 1970-1993
Intelligence, 41(1): 19-24



Eriksson, Anders
Stenlund, Hans
Ahlm, Kristin; et al.

Accuracy of death certificates of cardiovascular disease in a community intervention in Sweden.
Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 41(8): 883-889



Nyström, Monica
Garvare, R
Ivarsson, Anneli; et al.

På väg mot uthållighet i innovationer och organisatoriskt lärande inom vården: Slutrapport från Vinnvårdsprojekt A 2007034



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