Eric ''Olof'' "Olle" Hagnell (July 29, 1924 - April 1, 2011) was a Swedish
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Hagnell was born in
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on July 29, 1924 to Eric Hagnell, an editor-in-chief, and Ruth Hagnell. During his doctoral studies, he worked as an assistant physician in
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and as a research assistant at the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at
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in New York
. In 1966, he received a doctoral degree in
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, motto = Ad utrumque paratus, Ad utrumque
, mottoeng = Prepared for both
, established =
, type = public university, Public research university
, budget = Swedish krona, SEK 8.5 billion
. After completing his doctoral program, Hagnell became a
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and worked as a
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. In 1974, he was promoted to
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in forensic psychiatry
and social psychiatry
at Lund University.
During his career at Lund University, Hagnell was recognized as a leader in research into psychiatric epidemiology, the study of the root causes of mental disorders in a population-wide sense. During his research career, he worked as a research director for the Lundby Study, a longitudinal survey of the mental health in a total Swedish population between 1947 and 1997. International reviewers have stated that "the Lundby Study has produced prevalence, incidence and outcome data on depression and anxiety over many years, and is one of the few studies capable of producing reliable data on changes in incidence".
Olle Hagnell was awarded the Rema Lapouse Award in 1978 for his scientific work with the Lundby Study and his contributions in the area of psychiatric epidemiology.
Olle Hagnell was married to Gertrud Hagnell and they adopted a daughter from South Korea. He is cousin to governor Hans Hagnell.
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20th-century Swedish physicians
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