MD Karolinska Institutet
PhD Karolinska Institutet 2006: Managing childhood malaria in rural Tanzania - focusing on drug use and resistance
My research focuses on different aspects of rational use of medicines, in particular management of infectious diseases in low-and middle-income countries (LMIC). Within this field my interest spans broadly from molecular aspects of pharmacology to impact on societal changes. Although my main focus is on LMIC, it also includes e.g. evaluations of adherence to treatment guidelines in Sweden. I aim to develop models for improving use of medicines that can be applied in both low- and high-resource settings. The major part of my work has a health systems approach although the pharmacological part of my work also includes pharmacokinetics and pharmacogenetics and how these influence treatment outcome and practices.
I am also affiliated to the Department of Public Health Sciences and the Health Systems Research group where I co-coordinate the Sida funded KI-Makerere collaborative project "Innovations in the health system: interventions for improved treatment of infectious diseases in children in rural Uganda" (http://ki.se/en/phs/improving-use-of-medicines).
I am involved in teaching at both graduate and postgraduate levels. My current teaching activites include being responsible for the course in clinical pharmacology for medical students at KI.