Christina Carlander

Christina Carlander

Affiliated to Research
Visiting address: I73, Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset Huddinge, 14186 Stockholm
Postal address: H7 Medicin, Huddinge, H7 Infektion och Hud, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am a Senior Consultant of Infectious Diseases, sub-specialized in HIV care, at the Department of Infectious Diseases, Karolinska University Hospital.  

  • I am an Assocate professor (docent in Swedish) and Team leader of Team HIV comorbidity at the Department of Medicine Huddinge, Unit of Infectious Diseases and Dermatology at KI. I am also affiliated to the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at KI, Solna. 

  • Since 2021 I am the Director of the National Quality Register of HIV (InfCareHIV).


  • My research is focused on epidemiological register-based studies, mainly on comorbidity in people living with HIV. Through linking of the Swedish National HIV Register 

  • InfCareHIV with other nationwide demographic and health registers Team HIV Comorbidity collect population-based data on an individual level to study time-trends, prediction-models, mortality rates and risk factors of comorbidity in people living with and without HIV.


  • At KI I collaborate with among others

  • Professor Peter Bergman and Dr Sara Arroyo-Mühr at the Department of Laboratory Medicine, Professor Karin Ekström Smedby and Ass professor Pontus Naucler at the Department of Medicine Solna, and Professor Pär Sparén at the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at KI Solna. Outside of KI I have collaborations with among others Professor Magnus Gisslén and Ass Professor Aylin Yilmaz at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Professor Magnus Boman at KTH, and Dr Philippe Wagner and Olof Elvstam at Lund University.


  • I am  

  • also involved in three international multi-cohort studies
  • CASCADE, EuroSIDA and RESPOND of which she is the Swedish PI of CASCADE and EuroSIDA.


  • Current projects on comorbidity are:

    1. Cancer screening and cancer prevention: machine-learning based prediction modeling.
    2. HPV-related cancer in men by HIV-status
    3. biomarkers and prediction modeling
    4. COVID-19 &
    5. HIV: Incidence, severity, mortality, and secondary effects of COVID-19 in Sweden by HIV- status
    6. Immunological non-responders: Epidemiology, comorbidity, and mortality in people with HIV, with particular focus on immunological non-responders
    7. Lymphoma &
    8. HIV: Nation-wide study of the incidence, risk, and survival of lymphoma-diagnosis by HIV-status



    1. Teacher at the Medical Education Program, Infectious Disease Course, KI
    2. Teacher at resident course of Tuberculosis (SK kurs)
    3. Teacher at resident course of Tropical Medicine




  • 2022. Supervisor of Best Medical Student Exam project, Sofia Dinh, KI


  • 2022 &
  • 2021. Pedagogical prize, voted by the students at the Course of Infectious Diseases at the Medical Education Programme, KI



    • 2022–2023. SPUR-inspector. Assessment and inspection of infectious diseases specialist training programmes (Specialistutbildningsrådet)
    • 2019-2022 Teacher at the Master program of Global Health, KI
    • 2016-2021 Director of studies of residents of Infectious Diseases (ST-läkare), Dep of Infectious Diseases Västerås, Västmanland County Hospital
    • 2018–2021 Director of studies of resident course in Scientific Methods (SK kurs i Vetenskapsmetodik), Centre for Clinical Research Västerås,
      Uppsala University


  • Main supervisor of Medical Student Exam Projects (30 hp)

    • 2023 Christian Boytchev "HIV &
    • post-COVID-19 condition"
    • 2023 Åsa Adler, "Prevalence and odds of treatment failure in people living with HIV in Sweden with particular focus on migrants"
    • 2023 Annika Eriksson, "AIDS in the Swedish HIV cohort: register based study with follow-up since 1983"
    • 2022. Sofia Dinh, “Incidence and risk of Kaposi sarcoma in Sweden by HIV status”
    • 2022. Sophie Ericsson, “Incidence and risk of lung cancer in Sweden by HIV status”
    • 2021. Isabela Möller, “Severe COVID-19 in people living with and without HIV”


  • Main supervisor of other Master projects

    • 2023 Josefin Nilsson, New York University


All other publications



  • Affiliated to Research, Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, 2024-2026
  • Affiliated to Research, Department of Medicine, Huddinge, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-2025

Degrees and Education

  • Associate professor, Infectious Diseases, Medicine Huddinge, Karolinska Institute, 2024
  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Medicine, Huddinge, Karolinska Institutet, 2019

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