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Anna Mia Ekström

Professor/specialist physician

Visiting address : Tomtebodavägen 18a, Widerströmska Huset 171 77 Stockholm, Sweden
Delivery address : Tomtebodavägen 18a, Widerströmska Huset 171 77 Stockholm, Sweden

About me

Clinical professor in infectious disease epidemiology focusing on HIV and group leader for research group Global Health, HIV and SRHR, at the Department of Public Health Sciences

Research description

Over the last 14 years she has lead a number of large research projects mainly in sub-Saharan Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Burkina Faso, South Africa), aiming at more effective program implementation of HIV prevention and treatment in resource-poor health systems and high-risk contexts and subpopulations (young people, HIV discordant couples, slum residents, migrants, men who have sex with men and injecting drug users).

She is also involved in risk behavioral monitoring and evaluation among injecting drug users in Sweden and is the PI for a national survey on quality of life among people living with HIV in Sweden today. Areas of expertise include Epidemiology, Clinical Infectious Disease Medicine, Public health, Global Health, Health Systems and Maternal health, key research areas include the prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT), HIV/AIDS care and program implementation.

Anna Mia has a combined clinical professorship position at the Karolinska Institutet (KI) and the Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden and works part-time as a clinical specialist in Infectious Diseases and HIV. She holds a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in quantitative methods from Harvard School of Public Health (1995) and a PhD in medical epidemiology from KI (2000).  Anna Mia is a course coordinator of undergraduate and graduate courses in in global health, HIV and infectious diseases and a frequent lecturer. She has published more than 85 peer-reviewed articles and supervised 12 PhD students to graduation.