Ulrik Kihlbom

Ulrik Kihlbom

Associate Professor of Medical Ethics
Senior Lecturer in Medical Ethics

Ulrik Kihlbom is associate professor and senior lecturer in medical ethics at the Centre for Research Ethics & Bioethics. He is currently involved in a five-year project looking at how and when to include patient preferences in the life cycle of medical products (PREFER). He is also responsible for the Medical ethics & law program at the Medical school as well as for an advanced level course on public health ethics. In recent years, he has worked with bioethical issues related to reproduction, ethical particularism, family ethics and autonomy.

E-mail: Ulrik.Kihlbom@crb.uu.se
Phone: +46 18 471 6233


PhD supervision

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Recent publications

  • Veldwijk, Jorien; Groothuis-Oudshoorn, Catharina G. M.; Kihlbom, Ulrik; Langenskiöld, Sophie et al.

    How psychological distance of a study sample in discrete choice experiments affects preference measurement: a colorectal cancer screening case study

    Part of Patient Preference and Adherence, p. 273-282, 2019.

    Open access
  • Schölin Bywall, Karin; Veldwijk, Jorien; Hansson, Mats G.; Kihlbom, Ulrik

    Patient Perspectives on the Value of Patient Preference Information in Regulatory Decision Making: A Qualitative Study in Swedish Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Part of Patient, p. 297-305, 2019.

    Open access
  • Russo, Selena; Jongerius, Chiara; Faccio, Flavia; Pizzoli, Silvia F.M. et al.

    Understanding Patients' Preferences: A Systematic Review of Psychological Instruments Used in Patients' Preference and Decision Studies

    Part of Value in Health, p. 491-501, 2019.

    Open access
  • Whichello, Chiara; Soekhai, Vikas; Levitan, Bennett; Veldwijk, Jorien et al.

    Compendium of methods for measuring patient preferences in medical treatment

    Part of Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, p. 517-518, 2018.

    Open access
  • Renzi, Chiara; Provencal, Nadine; Bassil, Katherine C; Evers, Kathinka et al.

    From Epigenetic Associations to Biological and Psychosocial Explanations in Mental Health.

    Part of Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science, p. 299-323, 2018.

  • Kihlbom, Ulrik

    Genetic risk and value

    Part of Journal of Risk Research, p. 222-235, 2018.

  • de Bekker-Grob, Esther W.; Juhaeri, Juhaeri; Kihlbom, Ulrik; Levitan, Bennett

    Giving patients' preferences a voice in the medical product lifecycle: why, when and how?: The public-private PREFER project: Work package 2

    Part of ISPOR Value & Outcomes Spotlight, p. 19 19-21 21, 2018.

    Open access
  • Kihlbom, Ulrik; Russo, Selena; Monzani, Dario; Stichele, Geert Vander et al.

    Patient-centered benefit-risk decision-making and the role of educational tools and psychological instruments in preference elicitation-Year 1 of IMI prefer

    Part of Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, p. 512-512, 2018.

  • Soekhai, V; Whichello, C.; Levitan, B.; Veldwijk, Jorien et al.

    Compendium Of Methods For Measuring Patient Preferences In Medical Treatment

    Part of Value in Health, p. A684-A685, 2017.

  • Godskesen, Tove; Kihlbom, Ulrik

    "I have a lot of pills in my bag, you know": Institutional Norms in the Provision of Hope in Phase 1 Clinical Cancer Trials

    Part of Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice, p. 679-682, 2017.

Medical ethics, decision-making and patient preferences

Health care and drug development raises several philosophical questions that require practical solutions: How can patients become informed enough to answer questions in a way that is meaningful? How do we make genetic risk information understandable and meaningful? Here, Ulrik Kihlbom reflects on what happens at the intersection of philosophy and empirical work.

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Ulrik Kihlbom