Researchers within the research group
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Pär-Daniel Sundvall, MD, PhD, works with the Research and Development Primary Health Care Region Västra Götaland, Sweden and participates in Strama (the Swedish Strategic Program against Antibiotic Resistance), both locally in Västra Götaland and nationally. He combines his research with clinical work as a general practitioner in the Region Västra Götaland. He did his PhD thesis on the diagnostic aspects of urinary tract infections among elderly nursing home residents. Urinary tract infections and respiratory tract infections have been his main research focus since then.
Pär-Daniel is the main supervisor of four PhD students at the University of Gothenburg and assistant supervisor of a PhD student at the University of Oslo. He is a member of the executive group and a coordinator of the National Research School in General Practice in Sweden. Furthermore, he is a member of the reference group for the Swedish HALT (Healthcare-Associated infections in Long-Term care facilities) at the Public Health Agency of Sweden.
Pär-Daniel is leading several studies on diagnostic aspects and treatment of infections in primary care, antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial stewardship interventions.
Rebeka is a Phd-student at the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine/Primary Health Care, Institute of Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg. Her thesis regards the aspects of vitamin D deficiency, bacteriuria and nonspecific symptoms among elderly Swedish nursing home residents. Since the autumn of 2017 she is attending the National Research School in General Practice. Her main supervisor as a PhD-student is Pär-Daniel Sundvall and assistant supervisor is Jörgen Thorn.
Rebeka also works as a specialist trainee in general practice at Närhälsan Heimdal Health Care Center and is also Director of Clinical Education in Family Medicine regarding intern physicians in Södra Älvsborg, Region Västra Götaland.
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Ronny Gunnarsson worked in Sweden as a general practitioner for 20 years. During these years he engaged in research with topics usually found within primary health care. The first area of interest was upper respiratory tract infections with focus on the sore throat. A consequence was further research about the clinical value of diagnostic tests. Example of other areas of research interest is the transition from childhood to adulthood, whiplash-associated disorders (WAD), doctor’s behavior, assessment of the consultation, low back pain and research supervision of MBBS students and PhD students. Ronny Gunnarsson took his medical degree (MD/MBSS) in Sweden 1980 and became a certified General Practitioner in Sweden in June 1991.
Primary Health Care, Public Health and Community Medicine, School of Public Health, Institute of Medicine, the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Region Västra Götaland, Research and Development Primary Health Care, Research and Development Center Södra Älvsborg, Sweden
Centre for Antibiotic Resistance Research (CARe) at University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
Karin is a PhD-student at the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine/Primary Health Care, Institute of Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg. Her thesis focuses on diagnostics and treatment for respiratory tract infections in primary health care and investigates possibilities to reduce antibiotic treatment while maintaining patient safety. Since 2016 she is attending the National Research School in General Practice. Her main supervisor is Pär-Daniel Sundvall and assistant supervisors are Katarina Hedin and Ronny Gunnarsson.
Karin also works as a specialist trainee in general practice at Närhälsan Södra Ryd primary health care center in Skövde, Sweden.