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About me

Clinical professor in infectious disease epidemiology focusing on HIV and group leader for research group Global and Sexual Health (GloSH) at the Department of Public Health Sciences


  • 2016: Senior consultant (överläkare) in Infectious diseases, Karolinska University Hospital 
  • 2013: Clinical professorship in Infectious Disease Epidemiology, focusing on HIV, KI & Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm
  • 2011: Clinical specialist in Infectious Diseases, Karolinska University Hospital
  • 2008: Associate professor of International Health, Dept of Public Health, IHCAR, KI  
  • 2001: Diploma course “Health care in low-income countries, Uppsala University
  • 2000: Licensed to practice medicine, National Board of Health and Welfare
  • 1998: Medical Doctor (MD), Medical Faculty, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • 1995: Master of Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA

Research description

Over the last 17 years I have lead a number of large research projects mainly in sub-Saharan Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Burkina Faso, South Africa), aiming at more effective program implementation of HIV prevention and treatment in resource-poor health systems and high-risk contexts and subpopulations (young people, HIV discordant couples, slum residents, migrants, men who have sex with men and injecting drug users).

I have a combined clinical professorship position at the Karolinska Institutet (KI) and the Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden and work part-time as a senior clinical specialist in Infectious Diseases and HIV. 

Areas of expertise include: 

  • Global Health
  • Clinical Infectious Disease Medicine
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)
  • HIV prevention
  • Epidemiology
  • Public health
  • Migrant SRHR
  • Adolescents and SRHR
  • Health Systems
  • Risk behaviours in key populations
  • Quality of Life
  • Behavioural economics

Key research areas include sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), HIV, the prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT), migrant SRHR, behavioral economics, and implementation evaluation and cost-effectiveness of HIV prevention and treatment program in resource-poor health systems. Published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles.

Teaching portfolio

Course coordinator of undergraduate and graduate courses in in global health, HIV and infectious diseases and a frequent lecturer and supervised 15 PhD students to graduation.