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Lennart Levi, MD, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Psychosocial Medicine. Became Sweden's first Professor of Psychosocial Medicine at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1978. In 1959 he founded and chaired the Karolinska's Department of Stress Research, which in 1973 was designated the first World Health Organization Centre in this field. In 1980, he also founded and directed the National Swedish Institute for Psychosocial Factors and Health (IPM). During 1982-2005 he has been Chair of the Section on Occupational Psychiatry of the World Psychiatric Association and, since 2001, President of the International Stress Management Association. Before and after his retirement in 1995, he has been an advisor to WHO, ILO and the European Commission in his field.

During the period 2006-2010, Lennart Levi was Member of the Swedish Parliament and Spokesman for Public and Occupational Health issues of the Center Party.

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As from October 1, 2007, the research of IPM is part of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Stockholm University. At www.stressforskning.su.se, read about today´s activities, research and publications of IPM and the Stress Research Institute.