Ana Hagström

Ana Hagström

Phd Student
Visiting address: Widerströmska huset, Tomtebodavägen 18A, 17165 Solna
Postal address: C7 Lärande, Informatik, Management och Etik, C7 MMC Augustsson, 171 77 Stockholm


  • Migration and post-migration factors are known to increase the risk of mental health conditions and psychosocial distress, which in turn can aggravate the symptoms and negatively impact the integration process into society. In addition, refugees and forced migrants have higher risk of mental health problems but a lower degree of mental health care utilisation compared to the general population. My PhD-project aims to evaluate the implementation of interventions focused on improving assessment and management of newly arrived migrants' mental health in primary health care. In particular, the project will consider the implementation process and how factors related to the context might influence the extent of which the interventions are implemented according to plan in: (i). a multimodal community intervention aiming to increase mental healthcare seeking among newly arrived minors (0-17 y), part of the project "Tidiga Insatser för Nyanlända Barn" (TINA)/"Breaking barriers for care" and (ii). a screening procedure for early detection of mental health problems for asylum seekers and other newly arrived migrants (14>

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  • Transcultural Centre in Stockholm (2018-2020), teaching healthcare staff about the implications of migration on health and access to care.

    My teaching roles during my doctoral education:
    Uppsala University, I've been involved in the "Global Medicine" course since 2021, for nursing and medicine students. The course covers migration, its health consequences, and access to healthcare.
    Red Cross University, I in the Specialist Nursing Programme in Psychiatric Care, a 60-credit course focused on migration, mental health impacts, and healthcare accessibility.
    Karolinska Institutet, contact teacher in the "Leadership for Nurses" module, part of the nursing program


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  • Phd Student, Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics, Karolinska Institutet, 2024-2025

Degrees and Education

  • Degree Of Master Of Medical Science 60 Credits, Karolinska Institutet, 2014
  • Degree Of Bachelor Of Medical Science, Karolinska Institutet, 2010
  • Degree Of Bachelor Of Science In Nursing, Karolinska Institutet, 2010

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