Oscar Javier Pico Espinosa MD, MSc, PhD(s)

I am a PhD student in Epidemiology and Healthcare science. My PhD project is based on “STONE” (Stockholm Neck Trial) and consists of an assessment of manual therapies for chronic neck pain, namely effects, risk of adverse events and cost-effectiveness, as well as studying the course of the disease. I am applying different methods in my research, including generalized estimating equations, latent class mixed models and cost-effectiveness analysis.


Karolinska Institutet

Principal Faculty:

Institute of Environmental Medicine

Principal Department/Program:

Epidemiology and Healthcare Sciences

Key Publications:

Skillgate E, Pico-Espinosa OJ, Hallqvist J, Bohman T, Holm LW. Healthy lifestyle behavior and risk of long duration troublesome neck pain or low back pain among men and women: results from the Stockholm Public Health Cohort. Clin Epidemiol. 2017 Oct 11;9:491-500. (doi: 10.2147/CLEP.S145264. eCollection 2017) Pico-Espinosa OJ, Skillgate E, Tettamanti G, Lager A, Holm LW. Diabetes mellitus and hyperlipidaemia as risk factors for frequent pain in the back, neck and/or shoulders/arms among adults in Stockholm 2006 to 2010 – Results from the Stockholm Public Health Cohort. Scand J Pain. 2017 Apr; 15:1-7. (doi: 10.1016/j.sjpain.2016.11.005. Epub 2016 Dec 4)