Birgitta Jönsson RDH, MSc, PhD., has a Master of Science and PhD from The Faculty of medicine at Uppsala University, Sweden. Dr Jönsson is currently employed as Associate Professor of Oral Health at the Department of Periodontology, Institute of Odontology at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and as a researcher at the Oral Health Centre of Expertise in Northern Norway, Tormsø, Norway.
Dr. Jönssons research interests are focused on clinical experimental intervention studies and factors associated with oral health behavioural changes, oral epidemiology, genetics, epigenetics, and oral health-related quality of life.
Dr. Jönsson is an experienced lecturer both at national and international conferences. She is Associate Editor for the International Journal of Dental Hygiene and was a member of the Swedish Dental Hygienist Association board of directors (2014-2020). She has represented Sweden in the House of Delegates for the International Federation of Dental Hygienists (IFDH).