Jonas Ranstam

Medical statistician


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This CV was latest updated on 26 June 2017 and can be downloaded here.

Current occupation

  • Independent consultant, 2015-present


  • Professor of medical statistics, Lund University, Sweden 2012-2015
  • Medical statistician, Skane University Hospital, Lund, Sweden 2004-2015
  • Medical statistician, Novo Nordisk A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark 2001-2004
  • Senior lecturer in epidemiology, Malmo University, Sweden 1999-2001
  • Medical statistician, NEPI pharmacoepidemiology, Sweden 1996-1999
  • Senior lecturer in medical statistics, Lund University, Malmo, Sweden 1986-1996
  • Medical statistician, Lund and Malmo university hospitals, Sweden 1981-1986
  • First actuary, National Central Bureau of Statistics, Stockholm, Sweden 1980-1981
  • PhD scholarship and lecturer in statistics, Lund University, Sweden 1978-1980

Publication history

  • Author and co-author of more than 275 scientific publications (publications list)
  • Published in over 100 scientific journals, incl. NEJM, Lancet, JAMA, BMJ, and AIM
  • Over 10 000 citations, h-index > 50, (Google Scholar), and over 10 000 Publons
  • Impactstory: Global Reach and Greatest Hits among the top 1% of researchers


  • Winner, Statistical Consultant of the Year 2016, Acquisition International, UK, 2016
  • Overall Winner, Sentinels of Science Award, Publons, UK, 2016
  • Winner, Medicine, Sentinels of Science Award, Publons, UK, 2016
  • Top Reviewer, Publons, New Zealand, 2015
  • Outstanding contribution in reviewing, Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, USA, 2015
  • CSci, Science Council, London, UK, 2009
  • Best medical article, Läkartidningen, Sweden, 2000
  • CStat, Royal Statistical Society, London, UK, 1993

Key roles and appointments

Universities and university hospitals

  • Special adviser, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Karlskrona, Sweden, 2016
  • Statistical adviser, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, 2016-present
  • Statistical adviser, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, 2015-present
  • Statistical adviser, Martina Hansens Hospital, Gjettum, Norway, 2015-present
  • Special adviser, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, 2015
  • Special adviser, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, 2014
  • Statistical adviser, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark, 2014-present
  • Special adviser, Bergen University, Bergen, Norway, 2011
  • Director, National Musculoskeletal Competence Centre, Lund, Sweden, 2004-2012
  • Director, Lund University Biostatistics Unit, Malmö, Sweden, 1993-1996

Research agencies

  • Expert, Van Rens Foundation, The Netherlands, 2017
  • Expert, Swedish Research Council, Sweden, 2014-2016
  • Expert, European Commission Research Executive Agency, Belgium, 2014
  • Expert, Arthritis Research Programme, UK, 2011

Scientific journals

  • Statistical consultant, Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery, 2017-present
  • Editorial advisory board member, World Journal of Orthopedics, 2015-2018
  • Statistical editor, British Journal of Surgery, 2014-present
  • Statistical consultant, Endoscopy, 2014-present
  • Statistical consultant, Endoscopy International Open, 2014-present
  • Statistical reviewer, The Lancet, 2013-present
  • Statistical reviewer, The Lancet Global Health, 2013-present
  • Statistical reviewer, The Lancet Public Health, 2013-present
  • Statistical reviewer, The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, 2013-present
  • Statistical reviewer, The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, 2013-present
  • Statistical reviewer, The Lancet, Infectious Diseases, 2013-present
  • Statistical reviewer, The Lancet Neurology, London, 2013-present
  • Statistical reviewer, The Lancet The Lancet Gastroenterology \& Hepatology, 2013-present
  • Deputy editor, Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 2008-present
  • Statistical consultant, Acta Orthopaedica, 1993-present
  • Editorial advisory board, Statistical Methods in Medical Research, 2000-2005

International and national organisations and companies

  • Consultant, Medtronic Inc., Maastricht, The Netherlands 2015-2017
  • Consultant, A1M Pharma, Lund, Sweden 2015-present
  • Consultant, Orthocell Ltd., Murdoch, Australia 2015
  • Consultant, Bonesupport, Lund, Sweden 2015-present
  • Consultant, Össur, Reykjavik, Iceland 2015-present
  • Consultant, Enzymatica, Lund, Sweden 2015-present
  • Statistical consultant, Swedish patient insurance, Sweden, 2014-present
  • Adviser, Swedish Agency for Health and Care Services Analysis, Stockholm, Sweden, 2013
  • Steering group member, Swedish Knee Arthroplasty Register, Lund, Sweden, 2012-present
  • Consultant, WHO, Washington, USA, 2008
  • Member of the Medtronic FREE publication committee, Brussels, Belgium, 2006-2012

Subcommittees and working groups

  • External expert, PARENT European Union Joint Action, Brussels, Belgium, 2013-2015
  • Chair, Statistical Issues Group, OARSI RCT Guidelines revisions, 2013-2015
  • Member, EFSPI-SFdS-PSI Medical Devices Working Group, 2012-2015
  • Member, Novo Nordisk Protocol Review Committee, Bagsvaerd, Denmark, 2002-2004
  • Member, ISCB Subcommittee on Fraud, 1998-2000
  • Treasurer, Association for Medical Statistics, Lund, Sweden, 1996-1999
  • Member, Mediterranean Osteoporosis Study Core Group, 1992-1999


  • Acta Orthopaedica
  • Acta Radiologica
  • Annals of Orthopedics and Rheumatology
  • Arthritis & Rheumatism
  • BioMed Research International
  • BMC Endocrine Disorders
  • BMC Health Services Research
  • BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • BMJ Open
  • British Journal of Cancer
  • British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research
  • British Journal of Surgery
  • Clinical & Experimental Pharmacology
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy International Open
  • Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
  • International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
  • Journal of Biomedical Informatics
  • Journal of Biosciences and Medicines
  • Journal of Community Health
  • Journal of Injury
  • Journal of Osteoporosis
  • Lancet
  • Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology
  • Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology
  • Lancet Global Health
  • Lancet Infectious Diseases
  • Lancet Neurology
  • Lancet Respiratory Medicine
  • Lancet Psychiatry
  • Lancet Public Health
  • Medicine
  • Onco Targets and Therapy
  • Open Orthopaedics Journal
  • Oral Diseases
  • Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Rehabilitation Research and Practice
  • Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports
  • Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
  • Scandinavian Journal of Vascular Diseases
  • Sensors
  • Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
  • Trauma Case Reports
  • World Journal of Cardiology
  • World Journal of Methodology
  • World Journal of Orthopedics


  • Statistical mentor to 60+ successful medical PhD students
  • Coordinator and teacher for numerous courses in medical statistics and statistical epidemiology
  • Programme convenor, Public Health Science, Malmo University, Sweden 1999-2001
  • Research coordinator, School of Health and Society, Malmo University, Sweden 1999-2001
  • External examiner, Gothenburg University, Sweden 2001

Academic degrees

  • PhD (epidemiology) Lund University, Sweden, 1992
  • BSc (statistics) Lund University, Sweden, 1978
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