Erika Saliba Gustafsson

Erika Saliba Gustafsson

Affiliated to Research
Visiting address: Norra Stationsgatan 69, plan 7, 11364 Stockholm
Postal address: K8 Klinisk neurovetenskap, K8 CPF Lundgren Salomonsson, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I graduated nursing from the University of Malta with first class honours in
    2011. Following this I studied a Master's degree in Global Health at
    Karolinska Institutet for one year. I spent two years working as a research
    assistant in the research group 'Medicines in the Health System - focussing
    on antibiotics' where I was involved in projects on surgical site infections
    and other related healthcare-associated infections in India, as well as the
    development of a course on the 'Development, Implementation and Evaluation of
    Antibiotic Use Campaigns' in collaboration with the European Centre for
    Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), among others.
    As a doctoral student at the Department of Global Public Health, under the
    supervision of Professor Cecilia Stålsby Lundborg, and co-supervisors, Dr
    Senia Rosales-Klintz, Prof Michael A. Borg and Dr Anna Nyberg, I designed,
    implemented and evaluated a social marketing intervention aimed at improving
    general practitioners' antibiotic prescribing for respiratory tract
    complaints in Malta. The project entitled the Maltese Antibiotic Stewardship
    Programme in the Community (MASPIC), was conducted between 2014 and 2018.
    I currently work as a project manager and qualitative researcher at the
    Evaluation Sciences Unit at Stanford University's Department of Medicine. I
    support the implementation and evaluation of quality improvement projects
    conducted within Stanford Health Care.
    * Awardee of the Strategic Education Pathways Scholarship (STEPS)
  • 2011
    * Judge’s runner up award and the People’s choice award at the 2019
    Hackathon in Stockholm. In the Joint Programming Initiative on
    Antimicrobial Resistance Hackathon: Using the digital world to fight
    antimicrobial resistance, I was part of a team that developed a prototype
    for “The waiting room game”, an educational role-playing game that
    helps people learn about the simple actions they can take in their daily
    lives to help combat antibiotic resistance together with facts about
    antibiotics and antibiotic resistance.
    * Bachelor's degree in nursing studies (BSc (Hons) Nursing) from the
    University of Malta, Malta
  • 2011
    * Master's degree in global health (MMSc (Global Health)) from Karolinska
    Institutet, Sweden
  • 2012
    * Doctoral degree from Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
  • 2020


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  • Affiliated to Research, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, 2023-2024

Degrees and Education

  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Global Public Health, Karolinska Institutet, 2020
  • Degree Of Master Of Medical Science 60 Credits, Karolinska Institutet, 2013

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