Also the Programme Director for Masters in Global Health and the Erasmus Mundus Master Course in Public Health in Disasters.
- MD degree from Somali National University, Mogadishu, Somalia.
- Masters of Medical Sciences (Mr. Med. Sc) in Immunology of Infectious Diseases from Karolinska Institutet.
- PhD in Immunology from Stockholm University.
Current area of research includes
- HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis,
- Behaviour aspects of vaccine trials in low -income countries,
- Migration and Health.
Has experience of working in different parts of Africa including Somalia, Kenya, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda.
I am a senior lecturer that has extensive experience in Global Health education and played key role in developing global health courses offered at IHCAR to full programmes both at master level (Master in Global health) and PhD level (World Health Programme). Have been part of the team that established one of the first research schools with focus on global health for PhD students, The Research School for Global Health a unique collaboration between Umeå University and Karolinska Institutet.
Motivations and concerns about adolescent tuberculosis vaccine trial participation in rural Uganda: a qualitative study
The Pan African medical journal 2015;22():76-
Factors that influence the willingness of young adults in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, to participate in phase I/II HIV vaccine trials
Global health action 2014;7():22853-
Factors that Influence the Willingness of Young Adults to Participate in Early Vaccine Trials and Contraceptive Practices in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
AIDS RESEARCH AND HUMAN RETROVIRUSES 2014;:A247-A247
A qualitative study of perceived risk for HIV transmission among police officers in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
BMC PUBLIC HEALTH 2013;:785-
Health system capacity: maternal health policy implementation in the state of Gujarat, India
Global health action 2013;6():1-8
A qualitative evaluation of volunteers' experiences in a phase I/II HIV vaccine trial in Tanzania
BMC infectious diseases 2011;11():283-
Community perceptions of tuberculosis: A qualitative exploration from a gender perspective
PUBLIC HEALTH 2011;125(2):84-9
Maternal and fetal angiotensin-converting enzyme gene insertion/deletion polymorphism not associated with pregnancy-induced hypertension in Chinese women
JOURNAL OF MATERNAL-FETAL & NEONATAL MEDICINE 2011;24(9):1119-23
Tuberculosis knowledge, attitudes and health-seeking behaviour in rural Uganda
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF TUBERCULOSIS AND LUNG DISEASE 2011;15(7):938-42
Balancing collective responsibility, individual opportunities and risks: a qualitative study on how police officers reason around volunteering in an HIV vaccine trial in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
BMC PUBLIC HEALTH 2010;:292-
"It is more than the issue of taking tablets": The interplay between migration policies and TB control in Sweden
HEALTH POLICY 2010;97(1):26-31
"Not a boy, not a child": A qualitative study on young people's views on childbearing in Uganda
African journal of reproductive health 2010;14(1):71-81
[Tuberculosis in Somalia with consequences in Sweden]
Knowledge and attitude on maternal health care among rural-to-urban migrant women in Shanghai, China
BMC women's health 2009;9():5-
The dilemma of safe sex and having children: challenges facing HIV sero-discordant couples in Uganda
AFRICAN HEALTH SCIENCES 2009;9(1):2-12
Trends and determinants of under-five mortality in Uganda
East African journal of public health 2009;6(2):136-40
Willingness to volunteer in a Phase I/II HIV vaccine trial: a study among police officers in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Global health action 2009;2():-
Human immune responses to the highly repetitive Plasmodium falciparum antigen Pf332
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE 1999;61(1):141-8
T- and B-cell responses of malaria immune individuals to synthetic peptides corresponding to non-repeat sequences in the N-terminal region of the Plasmodium falciparum antigen Pf155/RESA
ACTA TROPICA 1997;68(1):37-51