Chatarina Löfqvist


““Doctor Löfqvist received her Ph.D. in 2001; performed her post-doc as a Fulbright Fellow at Harvard Medical School in 2003, held a Vinnmer/Marie Curie position between 2009 to 2013 and became an Associate Professor in experimental ophthalmology in 2011. Since 2017 she is a Senior Lecturer of Quantitative methods within the Institute of Health Care Sciences at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg. Dr. Löfqvist was the recipient of the award from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation for “promising female researcher” in 2002.
In 2006 Dr. Löfqvist worked together with ophthalmologist and statisticians on the development of a computerized program (WINROP) to predict proliferative disease by monitoring weekly biomarkers, reducing stressful screening examinations in 25-50% of the preterm infants (Löfqvist et al Archives of Ophthalmology 2006). This article rendered an editorial “Screening for Retinopathy of Prematurity- The Promise of New Approaches. The algorithm has been further developed (simplified and web-based free of charge) and has been validated in studies worldwide. This earlier completely new concept of using weight gain for prediction of risk of retinopathy of prematurity is now used in clinical practice worldwide.
In her educational role, Dr. Löfqvist is a part of the Institute of Health Care Sciences which has a strong profile for Person-centred Care with the center GPCC. In her research role, she is a part of the Sahlgrenska Center for Pediatric Ophthalmology Research grupp at the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology at the University of Gothenburg, which is a strategic research center focused on vascular and neural development research.”

DigiROP – a mobile-health platform for reducing visual impairment and blindness in preterm infants