About Karl Mårild
Epidemiology and clinical manifestations of celiac disease and inflammatory bowel diseases
I am a pediatric gastroenterologist at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital and associate professor of Pediatrics at the Institute of Clinical Sciences. I currently hold a 4-year half-time research position funded by the Swedish government under the ALF-agreement.
My research has foremost taken advantage of registers and large-scale cohorts of Nordic countries to examine early life risk factors for immune-mediated diseases (IMDs), initially for celiac disease and type 1 diabetes, and more recently inflammatory bowel diseases; these conditions share etiological and epidemiological traits, including a rising prevalence in past decades. I have also successfully studied the clinical consequences of celiac disease and inflammatory bowel diseases.
After my dissertation at Örebro University, I moved my research to Karolinska Institutet in 2012. Through international fellowships (2014-2017), I have since teamed with experienced epidemiologists from Nordic and U.S. research centers, some of who are partners in the projects described below.
Current work – International and national collaboration
My research includes LOGIC, a multipronged approach aimed at providing population-based, longitudinal data on growth before and after screening- respectively symptom-detected celiac disease.
SICK – Serological Identification of Celiac disease in Kids – is a feasibility study of celiac screening in general pediatric outpatient clinics in the Gothenburg metropolitan area.
I am also involved in several research projects using questionnaire and biological data from the Norwegian birth cohort "MoBa", its Danish sister cohort "DNBC" and the Swedish birth cohort "ABIS".
Finally, I am part of a large international collaboration (involving chiefly researchers from Karolinska Institutet, Columbia University and Harvard University) studying inflammatory bowel diseases and celiac disease epidemiology within the Swedish register- and histopathology-based ESPRESSO cohort.
Funding: ALF Västra Götaland, Bengt Ihres fond, FoU Västra Götaland, Svenska Läkaresällskapet
Maternal Microchimerism in Cord Blood and Risk of Celiac Disease in
G. Tapia, G. Mortimer, J. Ye, Karl Mårild, S. Chipper-Keating, B. T. Gillard, M. K. Viken, B. A. Lie, L. C. Stene, K. M. Gillespie, K. Stordal
Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition - 2020-01-01
Growth and Pubertal Timing in Boys With Adult-diagnosed Celiac Disease: A Population-based Longitudinal Cohort
Maternal and child gluten intake and association with type 1 diabetes: The Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort
N. A. Lund-Blix, G. Tapia, Karl Mårild, A. L. Brantsaeter, P. R. Njølstad, G. Joner, T. Skrivarhaug, K. Størdal, L. C. Stene
PLoS medicine - 2020-01-01
Enterovirus as trigger of coeliac disease: nested case-control study within prospective birth
C. R. Kahrs, K. Chuda, G. Tapia, L. C. Stene, Karl Mårild, T. Rasmussen, K. S. Ronningen, K. E. A. Lundin, L. Kramna, O. Cinek, K. Stordal
Bmj-British Medical Journal - 2019-01-01
Gluten Intake and Risk of Islet Autoimmunity and Progression to Type 1 Diabetes in Children at Increased Risk of the Disease: The Diabetes Autoimmunity Study in the Young
N. A. Lund-Blix, F. Dong, Karl Mårild, J. Seifert, A. E. Baron, K. C. Waugh, G. Joner, K. Stordal, G. Tapia, L. C. Stene, R. K. Johnson, M. J. Rewers, J. M. Norris
Diabetes Care - 2019-01-01
Smoking in pregnancy, cord blood cotinine and risk of celiac disease diagnosis in
Karl Mårild, G. Tapia, O. Midttun, P. M. Ueland, M. C. Magnus, M. Rewers, L. C. Stene, K. Stordal
European Journal of Epidemiology - 2019-01-01
Gluten Intake in Early Childhood and Risk of Celiac Disease in Childhood: A Nationwide Cohort
Nicolai A Lund-Blix, Karl Mårild, German Tapia, Jill M Norris, Lars C Stene, Ketil Størdal
The American journal of gastroenterology - 2019-01-01
Turner Syndrome and Celiac Disease: A Case-Control