Hanna Karim

Hanna Karim

Phd Student
Visiting address: Nobels väg 12a, 17165 Solna
Postal address: C8 Medicinsk epidemiologi och biostatistik, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • * PhD-student, Department for Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics,
    Karolinska Institutet
    * Resident in pediatrics, Astrid Lindgren Children's Hospital, Solna
    * 2016 - Medical degree, Karolinska Institutet
    * 2018 - Medical licence, Karolinska University Hospital, Solna


  • With my PhD-project I will 1) study to connection between maternal stress
    during pregnancy and asthma and food allergy development in the children in
    two separate studies
  • 2) estimate food allergy and psychiatric comorbidity in
    children and 3) evaluate treatment of asthma in children.
    I will perform a population-based study including all children born in Sweden
    1973-2021 (Appeasing the wheezing | Karolinska Institutet (ki.se)
    [1]). Unambiguous linkage between registers held by the Swedish National
    Board of Health and Welfare and Statistics Sweden through the Personal
    Identity Number. From The Swedish Twin Registry I will get information about
    food allergies, and we link to The Swedish National Airway Register. Within
    the study MAESTRO-CHILD (MAESTRO - Maternal Asthma Events, STRess and
    Offspring | Karolinska Institutet (ki.se) [2]) I will collect questionnaires,
    saliva- and blood samples.
    The aim of the project is to fill the knowledge gaps in causes to and
    treatment of food allergy and asthma, two common and chronic diseases in
    children. Maternal stress during pregnancy and stress in the families with
    food allergy is common, but it is unknown if the relation can be explained by
    shared genes or environment, or how it affects the health of child in the
    long term. Results will be of great clinical importance and have the
    potential to identify factors which may affect not only outcomes, but also
    compliance and consumption of all levels of health care.
    [1] https://ki.se/en/meb/appeasing-the-wheezing
    [2] https://ki.se/meb/maestro-maternal-asthma-events-stress-and-offspring


  • - Clinical supervisor to medical students during the pediatric course,
    semester 10, Karolinska Institutet


  • Phd Student, Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, 2021-2024

Degrees and Education

  • Degree Of Master Of Science In Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 2016

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