Toomas Timpka

Linköping University, Sweden

Toomas Timpka in 1983 received an M.D. degree from Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm; in 1988, he became a board-certified physician; in 1989, he obtained a Ph.D. degree in medical informatics from Linköping University; in 1993, he became a specialist physician in social medicine. In 1998, he was appointed a Professor of Social Medicine at Linköping University; in 1994, he was appointed as a Senior Consultant Physician at Linköping University Hospital; in 1992, he was appointed an Associate Professor of medical informatics at Linköping University; in 1997-1998, he was appointed as a Professor of informatics at LiTH. His expertise/interests include health informatics, information system development methods, public health, health systems development, information systems in crisis management, sports safety, and safety promotion. He authored one book and more than 180 articles in scientific journals; with an h-index of 17. He received one of the American Medical Informatics Association’s awards for young scientists in 1986 and the corresponding Swedish awards 1986 and 1989; the “Bud Lawson Award” for international research achievements from the Technical Faculty of Linkoping University in 1992; the Gold Medal for best scientific article at the eighth World Conference on Medical Informatics 1998 in Seoul; an award for best oral presentation at the ninth World Conference on Injury Prevention “Safety 2008” in Merida, Mexico, March 2008. He has been listed as researcher in the library edition of Who‘s Who in the World from 1999. His commissions of trust include a Primary Investigator from 2005 to present in CriSim (, an interdisciplinary research program into crisis management distributed to Swedish and US universities; a Coordinator for “Safe Sports International” ( associated to the WHO Safe Community program from 2004 to present; a Member of the scientific advisory board of the Swedish Child Safety Council from 2007; a Member of the board of the Swedish Institute for Disability Research from 2010.

Biography Updated on 31 January 2012

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