I am working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Unit of Epidemiology. My background is in nutrition with degrees both from Karolinska and the Shahid Beheshti University in Tehran. In March of 2016, I defended my thesis on environmental risk factors for LADA-latent autoimmune diabetes in adults at Karolinska. Since then, I have continued my work on adult onset autoimmune diabetes, focusing on gene*lifestyle interaction. Much of my work is based on Norwegian cohort HUNT study with 22-year follow-up, and the ongoing Swedish population-based case-control ESTRID study, which has a strong focus on environmental risk factors for LADA and type 2 diabetes and gene*lifestyle interaction. In my future research I want to focus on primary prevention of diabetes with a global perspective.
2012-2016 Ph.D. Medical Science, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
• Specialized in Diabetes Epidemiology
2011-2012 Pre Ph.D., Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
2009-2011 M.Sc. Public Health Nutrition, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
• Qualitative/Quantitative Methods, Public Health Interventions
1999-2003 B.Sc. Nutrition, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran
• Clinical & Community Nutrition, Medical Nutrition Therapy
Title of PhD Thesis: Alcohol, tobacco and the risk of LADA-latent autoimmune diabetes in adults
I have been involved for several years in teaching epidemiological methods within the master program of Public Health at Karolinska Institutet (2013-date).
Academic honors, awards and prizes
Young Investigators Award, Scandinavian Society for the Study of Diabetes (SSSD), 2013