Torkel Falkenberg, BSc, PhD

Torkel Falkenberg, MD, BSc, PhD


  • Consultant to World Bank and World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Director of "I C – The Integrative Care Science Center"
  • Associate Professor and Deputy Head for the Karolinska Institutet Center for Social Sustainability

Torkel Falkenberg, BSc in Biology, PhD (Faculty of Medicine) in Pharmacology/Neuroscience, is an Associate Professor in Health Care Research at the Karolinska Institutet. He is the research constellation leader for the Integrative Care research group constellation, Division of Nursing, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society at Karolinska Institutet. His research collaborations, in low and middle income countries as well as in Sweden have resulted in several PhD theses, contributions to international guidelines, and efforts to inform the EU of strategic CAM research financing (Cambrella).

Torkel Falkenberg has been engaged as a consultant to health care planners and decision makers nationally and internationally, including the World Bank and the World Health Organization (WHO) which has resulted in several global WHO TM/CAM strategy reports. He has been a board of directors of the International Society for Complementary Medicine Research (ISCMR) and is a member of the editorial board of several scientific journals and the section editor for BMC CAM.

Torkel is director for the charitable research foundation I C – The Integrative Care Science Center which is a unique Swedish forum focusing on complementary, alternative (CAM) and integrative care research, training and communication activities. Torkel is also the deputy head for the Karolinska Institutet Center for Social Sustainability.