Barbara Schumann

Barbara Schumann

Senior lecturer
Department of Health and Caring Sciences Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
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Senior lecturer / associate professor at Linnaeus University since 2021.

Background in epidemiology, public health and psychology.
PhD in 2009 (Martin-Luther University, Halle, Germany) in health science / epidemiology. Thesis on socio-economic determinants of cardiovascular risk factors in Germany. Associate professor in 2017 (Umeå University).

Working since 2010 in Sweden with a research focus on climate and health in Sweden and in low- and middle-income countries.


  • Multi- and transdisciplinarity in health sciences
  • Quantitative research methods
  • Climate and health
  • Global health
  • Degree project supervision


Current project: Drylands Transform about sustainable livelihoods among pastoralists in East Africa (co-applicant). Collaboration between universities and other organisations in Sweden, Kenya and Uganda.


Article in journal (Refereed)