Bo Lundback¨ Bo Lundba ¨ck is Professor of Respiratory Epidemiology at the Institute of Medicine/Krefting Research Centre at the University of Gothenburg (Gothenburg, Sweden). He is affiliated with the Dept of Respiratory Medicine and Allergy at the Institute of Public Health and Clinical Medicine University of Umeå (Umeå, Sweden), and the Dept of Research and Development at the County Council of Norrbotten (Luleå, Sweden). Bo Lundba ¨ck is currently the Head of the Occupation and Epidemiology Assembly of the European Respiratory Society (ERS) and a member of the Society’s Executive Committee, Science Council, Environment and Health Committee, and Tobacco Control Committee. He is Associate Editor of Respiratory Medicine and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and the European Clinical Respiratory Journal. He was one of the editors of the The European Lung White Book, second edition. Bo Lundba ¨ck’s research mainly focuses on clinical respiratory epidemiology and he has been the scientific leader of several large-scale epidemiological and clinical studies, as well as health economics studies. The main studies in which he has been involved include: the Obstructive Lung Disease in Northern Sweden (OLIN) Studies, which have been in progress since 1985 with more than 50 000 participants and the FinEsS Studies, which compare the epidemiology of asthma, allergy, COPD and respiratory symptoms in Finland, Estonia and Sweden. He is co-chair of the West Sweden Asthma Study, which covers epidemiology, clinical research, and research on cellular mechan- isms, including proteomics and genetics. He has supervised more than 20 PhD students from several countries, including Sweden, Finland, the USA, Estonia and Vietnam, and has collaborated closely with several universities and hospitals in Europe and worldwide, from the University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA, USA) in the west to Hanoi Medical University (Hanoi, Vietnam) in the east. He has more than 170 publications on PubMed. xiii
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