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Markus Saarijärvi

Doctoral Student

Care in Long-term
Visiting address
Arvid wallgrens backe hus 1 och 2
41346 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 457
40530 Göteborg

About Markus Saarijärvi


Markus Saarijärvi is a doctoral student and registered nurse with a specialist degree in critical care nursing. His PhD thesis is within the STEPSTONES project (Swedish Transition Effects Project Supporting Teenagers with chrONic mEdical conditionS) focusing on process evaluation and health economic analysis of a person-centered transition program for adolescents with chronic conditions. His PhD fellowship is designed as a double degree between Sahlgrenska Academy and KU Leuven, Belgium which entitles a double PhD degree.

Research group

Markus is part of the research group “Health Care Transition Research Group”.


Lecturer in the bachelors and masters program in Nursing. Supervisor for bachelors and masters theses.

Key words

Adolescents, long-term illnesses, congenital heart defects, transition of care, health economics, implementation science