Within my doctoral studies, I focus on prenatal exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals and neurobehavior (autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders among others) in the offspring. All my four projects are based on the SELMA cohort and will explore different pathways to how neurobehavior can be affected during neurodevelopment.
My projects will not only focus on associations but rather aim to determine the total effect of the exposure on the outcome, using the causal framework.
My favourite paper of all time is "The C-Word: Scientific Euphemisms Do Not Improve Causal Inference From Observational Data" by Miguel Hernan (DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2018.304337 ).
Mubanga M, Lundholm C, D’Onofrio BM, Stratmann M, Hedman A, Almqvist C. Association of Early Life Exposure to Antibiotics With Risk of Atopic Dermatitis in Sweden. JAMA Netw Open. 2021;4(4):e215245. doi:10.1001
Stratmann, M., Forsell, Y., Möller, J. et al. Informal care and the impact on depression and anxiety among Swedish adults: a population-based cohort study. BMC Public Health 21, 1263 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-021-11246-1
Stratmann, M., Björkenstam, E., Dorner, T. E., Chen, L., Helgesson, M., Cullen, A. E., & Mittendorfer-Rutz, E. (2022). Differences in all-cause and cause-specific mortality due to external causes and suicide between young adult refugees, non-refugee immigrants and Swedish-born young adults: The role of education and migration-related factors. PloS one, 17(12), e0279096. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0279096
Özel, F., Stratmann, M., Lindh, C., Gennings, C., Bornehag, C. G., & Rüegg, J. (2023). Prenatal exposure to phthalates and gender-specific play behavior at seven years of age in the SELMA study. Environment international, 178, 108029. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2023.108029