Ana Paula Finatto Canabarro

Ana Paula Finatto Canabarro

Phd Student
Visiting address: Widerströmska huset Tomtebodavägen 18 A, plan 3, 17165 Solna
Postal address: K9 Global folkhälsa, K9 GPH Ekström, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Doctoral student (Licentiate candidate) in the Global Sexual Health research group at the Global Public Health Department, Karolinska Institutet. Scientific expert (interim) at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

    Previous experiences include quantitative and qualitative methods in public health, statistical analysis, systematic reviews, regulatory affairs (including clinical trials) and laboratory medicine (immunocytology and genetics).

    Fields and methods of interest: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Infectious diseases, Vaccinology, Survey analysis, Mixed-methods research, Meta-analysis.

    Master of Medical Science, Major: Public Health/Epidemiology - Karolinska Institutet, Sweden (2021)
    Specialization in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine - Brazilian College of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, São Judas Tadeu University, Brazil (2016)
    Bachelor's degree in Biomedicine, Major: Health Informatics, Pharmacology and Toxicology - Federal Health Sciences University of Porto Alegre, Brazil (2012)

    Work Experience:
    Trainee (Viral hepatitis) - European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Sweden (2023-2024)
    Research Assistant (Qualitative Methods in Public Health, Environmental epidemiology) - Karolinska Institutet, Sweden (2020-2021)
    Research Assistant (Fear of crime &
  • Built environment) - Department of Urban Planning and Environment, Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan, Sweden (2019)
    Health Inspector - Regional Biomedical Council 1st Region, Brazil (2013-2018)
    Intern in Clinical Research - Moinhos de Vento Hospital, Brazil (2012)
    Researcher (Telemedicine, Micro-g Physiology) - Centre for Microgravity Research, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (2011-2012)


  • Thesis project: CTEST: Improving young Swedish men health services utilization for Chlamydia trachomatis infection detection and treatment. How can we do it?

    The project aims to understand why young men living in Stockholm have lower prevalence of testing for sexually transmitted infections when compared to other gender and age groups. A cross-sectional population-based study was conducted to test the potential association of social factors (masculinities and social capital levels) with the self-perceived STI risk and STI testing patterns in this population.


  • Health Indicators seminar facilitator - Global Health course (2020 - 2022)
    Thematic Analysis and Meta-Ethnography lecturer - Qualitative Methods course (2021 - 2022)
    Health Policy teaching assistant - Advanced course in Health Systems and Policy course (2022)

    Other activities:
    Reviewer for the Social Science &
  • Medicine journal (2022) and Global Health Action journal (2022)
    Member of the Karolinska Chapter of Decolonizing Global Health (2020 – 2022)
    Social Manager at the Public Health Section, Medicinska Föreningen (2020 – 2021)


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