Staff and Partners
Karolinska Institutet is the coordinating institution for the project. The project is led by the Principal Investigator, Meena Daivadanam, from the Health Systems and Policy research group at the Department of Public Health Sciences. As the coordinating organization, KI is responsible for the management of the research consortium. KI is also responsible for creating continuous policy dialogue with stakeholders, from beginning to end, to facilitate policy dialogues and improve access to and use of research evidence.
|Meena Daivadanam||Principal Investigator|
|Stefan Swartling Peterson||Co-Investigator|
|Carl Johan Sundberg||Investigator|
|Janet Jeppsson||Finance Officer|
|Dell Saulnier||Research Assistant|
|Juliet Aweko||PhD student|
The School of Public Health and Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda is a partner in the project, led by Professor David Guwatudde. The Makerere team is responsible for the assessment of the added benefit of the facility + community strategy, and contributing to the implementation of the intervention protocol.
|Francis Xavier Kasujja||Project coordinator|
|Gloria Naggayi||Field supervisor|
|Elizabeth Nambi||Finance management support|
|Max Walusimbi||Administrative support|
University of the Western Cape
The School of Public Health at the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town, South Africa is the fourth partner, led by Professor Thandi Puoane. The South African partners are responsible for the realist synthesis of evidence and the formative studies on health and well-being that will create the setting for the intervention design.
|Peter Delobelle||Project manager|
|Mark Spires||Project coordinator|
Collaborative Care Systems Finland
Collaborative Care Systems Finland is led by Pilvikki Absetz, and is responsible for leading the design of the intervention program.
Prins Leopold Institute of Tropical Medicine
Led by Professor Wim van Damme at the Department of Public Health, Prins Leopold Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium, ITM will contribute to the project by developing lessons learnt across diseases and contexts that are relevant to the management of T2DM.
|Wim van Damme||Co-PI|
|Josefien van Olmen||Investigator|
Uppsala University is the sixth partner, led by Meena Daivadanam, and will be responsible for the implementation of the experimental design.
|Karin Törnblom||Finance management support|
Stockholm County Council (Sweden)
A number of organizations that are affiliated with the Stockholm County Council in Sweden will be working on the Swedish arm of the study. They are listed below.
The 4D Project is an ongoing project run by the Stockholm County Council and Karolinska Institutet, that aims to better translate research into good health, and focuses on four diagnoses - arthritis, breast cancer, type 2 diabetes and congestive heart failure.
The work of the diabetes arm of the project (led by Claes-Göran Östenson), whose aim is to create a screening process for diabetes and pre-diabetes as well as a generic, standard process for diabetes care, has set the groundwork for the screening process of the SMART2D project.
The Centre for Transcultural Medicine works with the Stockholm County Council to increase healthcare providers' knowledge of transcultural questions and to promote health and prevent illness among migrant groups in Sweden. They will be ensure that the context and meaning of the Swedish immigrant setting is appropriately captured.
Academic Health Centers
The Academic Health Centers (AHCs) are a network of eight primary care centers within Stockholm County Council focusing on primary care training, development and patient-oriented research. By working so far with the Jakobsberg, Huddinge-Flemingsberg, Rinkeby, Tensta, and Hässelby/Akalla AHCs, led by Erik Lucht, the SMART2D project can connect with the vulernable immigrant groups that the centers serve.
Other relevant links
Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases
The SMART2D project is a member of the GACD, and will contribute to the Alliance through the development of the community management strategies for the low-, middle-, and high-income settings, as well as taking part in their annual meetings, keeping our website up-to-date with our experiences, and contributing to the GACD Twitter feeds.