Ahmad Abbadi

Ahmad Abbadi

Phd Student
Visiting address: Nobels väg 12a, 17165 Solna
Postal address: C8 Medicinsk epidemiologi och biostatistik, C8 MEB Grönberg, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am a PhD student at the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (MEB). My main supervisor is Tobias Nordström, and co-supervisros are Anna Lantz, Martik Eklund, and Henrik Grönberg. My research studies prostate cancer diagnostics epidemiology. I am a medical doctor, and I have a Master's in Public Health Epidemiology from Karolinska Institutet. Before joining MEB as a PhD student, I have worked in tobacco control at World Health Organization - Jordan Country Office, as a regional coordinator at Framework Convention Alliance/Global Alliance for Tobacco Control (GATC), a public health consultant at King Hussein Cancer Center, and a project officer at Global Research, Education and Advocacy for Community Health (REACH) Project, research assistant at the Aging Research Center (ARC) at KI, and scientist at Schain Research. My master's thesis studied mortality and biochemical recurrence after curatively-treated localized prostate cancer under the supervision of Markus Aly and Alessio Crippa. My interest areas are clinical epidemiology, urological epidemiology, decolonizing global health, tobacco control and learning about advanced statistical methods.


  • Urological epidemiology, clinical epidemiology, and tobacco control


  • 1. I have delivered lecture on Decolonizing Global Health as part of an introductory PhD course in Global Public Health, and Master's in Public Health as part of the introductory course in Public Health at KI

  • 2. I taught in 2020-2022 about thematic analysis and meta-ethnography in the Qualitative Methods course for the Master's in Public Health Sciences at KI

    3. Teaching to Bachelor students as part of the REACH program: Epidemiological methods and study designs, bias in epidemiological studies, introduction to ethics, and introduction to academic writing.


All other publications


  • Phd Student, Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, 2024-2024

Distinction and awards

  • Best abstract presentation: Abstract session 32: Prostate cancer screening at its best, Best abstract presentation Abstract session 32: Prostate cancer screening at its best Sunday 7 April 2024, 15:45 - 17:15 , Green Area, eURO Auditorium 1 A0656: Can we reduce unnecessary prostate biopsies in patients with PI-RADS 3 lesions? Role of PSA density and the Stockholm 3 test Authors Abbadi A.1, Eklund M.1, Lantz A.1, Discacciati A.1, Chandra Engel J.2, Björnebo L.1, Falagario U.G.1, Grönberg H.1, Nordström T.1 Institutions 1Karolinska Institutet, Dept. of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Stockholm, Sweden, 2Danderyds Hospital, Dept. of Clinical Sciences, Solna, Sweden, European Association of Urology, https://urosource.uroweb.org/resource-centres/EAU24/best-posters, 2024

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