I’m clinical microbiologist with a doctoral degree in Medical Sciences from Karolinska Institutet (KI). Currently, I’m a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Public Health Sciences.
PhD in Medical Sciences, Karolinska Institutet
Microbiology with Clinical Analysis Major degree. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras
My research interests include validation and implementation of low-cost diagnostics for detection of drug-resistant tuberculosis as well as the implementation of practical and cost-effective solutions to minimize the spread of antibiotic resistance as a whole. I’m involved in on-going collaborative projects in Malta, India, Honduras and Uganda.
In addition to my research activities, I’m also involved in several postgraduate education programmes at KI (master and doctoral level), as lecturer and course coordinator. Furthermore, I’ve developed and delivered professional education courses for visiting health professionals from different countries, such as India, Kazakhstan and China as well as several European countries. I have also participated as tutor in blended-learning courses organized by an international multicentre collaboration.
Improving drug use, doctoral-level Course (Co-Course leader,2013-2014)
Global Health course, Master Programme in Global Health (Lecturer,2012-2013)
Infectious Diseases course,Master Programme in Global Health (Lecturer,2013)
Health policy and management, doctoral-level course (Faculty 2014)
Health Systems and policy (basic and advanced courses), Master Programme in Public Health; track Health Economics, Policy and Management (Course Leader 2014)
Academic honors, awards and prizes
NeTropica Post-Doctoral fellowship Awarded by the Network for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases in Central America (NeTropica) 2011-2012
Swedish Institute scholarship for Doctoral training at Karolinska Institutet and Swedish Institute for Communicable Disease Control 2006-2011
Evaluation of the nitrate reductase assay for rapid detection of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF TUBERCULOSIS AND LUNG DISEASE 2009;13(12):1542-9
Clinical evaluation of the microscopic observation drug susceptibility assay for detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis resistance to isoniazid or rifampin
JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY 2007;45(10):3387-9
Clinical evaluation of the microscopic-observation drug-susceptibility assay for detection of tuberculosis
CLINICAL INFECTIOUS DISEASES 2007;44(5):674-80