Anna Thorson

Anna Thorson

Professor/Specialist Physician | Docent
Telephone: +46852482830
Visiting address: Solnavägen 1 E, 11365 Stockholm
Postal address: K9 Global folkhälsa, K9 GPH, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Professor of Global Infectious Disease Epidemiology, affiliated with the Global and Sexual Health (GLOSH) research group at Karolinska Institutet.

    I have a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Health from Université Paris VII, a Master in Public Health and a PhD in International Health, from Karolinska Institutet. I was awarded an Associate Professorship in International Health in 2009 and became full Professor of Global Infectious Disease Epidemiology, specifically HIV, in 2013.

    I finalised my university medical degree (MD) with Lund University in 1995, and got my license to practice medicine in 1997. I became a clinical specialist in Infectious Disease Medicine at the Karolinska University Hospital in 2011.

    Academic honours, awards and prizes
    - Honorary Professor, Hanoi Medical University in 2011
    - Technical Expert Reference Group (TERG) of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria 2015-2018.


  • Course leader (post-graduate or doctoral course, unless otherwise specified)
    - Epidemiology and Biostatistics
    - Gender and Health
    - Gender and Infectious diseases
    - Gender and Tuberculosis
    - Global Health (undergraduate and post-graduate levels)
    - Infectious disease epidemiology


All other publications


  • Professor/Specialist Physician, Department of Global Public Health, Karolinska Institutet, 2013-

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2009
  • Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Global Public Health, Karolinska Institutet, 2003
  • Master Of Medical Science, Karolinska Institutet, 2002

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