Career Insights - Public Health
Together with the public health student section, Career Service and KI Alumni&Friends are happy to invite you to a career storytelling event with global master's alumni from the public health tracks and global health.
Take the opportunity and listen to inspiring stories and advice from global master’s alumni. Students and alumni from different backgrounds that all share an interest in careers in public health are welcome. Network and mingle! Refreshments will be served. Welcome!
Alumni presenting at the event:
- Maike Winters (Public Health Epidemiology 2016), Research Analyst at Quantify Research
- Jonatan Lundberg (Public Health Health Economics Policy and Management 2013), Health Economist at QuintilesIMS
- Olivia Biermann (Global Health 2012), consultant at WHO (on Skype link)
- Charisse Johnson (Global Health 2011), PhD student at PHS (background from NGOs)
Maike did a Bachelor of Psychology in Holland, a Master in Global Communications in Melbourne and worked a few years as a journalist in Holland, Nairobi and Berlin. Wanting to learn more research skills, and create other career options, she applied for the KI Public Health Masters and got into the Epidemiology track.
After graduating in June last year she is now working as a Research Analyst at Quantify Research, a health economics and outcomes research consultancy firm in Stockholm.
Jonatan works as a health economist at QuitilesIMS. Jonatan has previous experience from working as a health economist/research assistant at Karolinska Institutet (MMC, LIME), health economics manager at Janssen and quality controller at SLSO.
Jonatan also has a background as an assistant nurse. Jonatan has a master in public health (MPH) with a minor in health economics, management and policy from Karolinska Institutet and a Bsc in economics with a minor in mathematics and statistical mathematics from Stockholm University.
Charisse Johnson is a Doctoral Candidate at the Karolinska Institute. Within the Epidemiology and Public Health Intervention Research Group, her work focuses on immigrant mental health as it relates to social capital and ethnic segregation in Sweden. Prior to this post, Charisse worked with 5 NGO's in 4 countries. Activities ranged from designing, facilitating and coordinating HIV/Reproductive Health education in Guyana to writing an impact evaluation tool-kit and developing metrics for empowerment programs in rural China.
Charisse has an MMSc in Global Health from the Karolinska Institute and a BS in Public Health with a minor in Microbiology from the University of Washington. In addition, she studied non-profit financing and role in LMIC's as part of the Discovering Civil Society via Case Studies program at Carleton University. Charisse has also participated in a number of programs focused on social action offered by the Institute for Studies in Global Prosperity.
After graduating in Global Health from KI and working as a research assistant at PHS and LIME, Olivia joined the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe in Copenhagen in 2014 as a consultant in knowledge translation and evidence-informed policy-making. She supports WHO’s Evidence-informed Policy Network (EVIPNet) and its activities in Central/Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Recently, EVIPNet’s activities in Estonia led to a tax on sugary drinks that will be introduced in 2018 to tackle obesity.
Olivia has published scientific articles and a book chapter related to her work at KI, as well as technical guidance documents at the WHO.Contact person: Emma Hägg