Hedvig Glans

Hedvig Glans

Affiliated to Research
Visiting address: Alfred Nobels allé 8, plan 7, 14152 Huddinge
Postal address: H7 Medicin, Huddinge, H7 CIM Gredmark Russ, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am affiliated to research at the Department of Medicine, Huddinge at KI. Moreover, I also have an assignment as expert coordinator in outbreak preparedness and response at the Centre for Health Crises.

    Outside my work at KI, I work as a specialist doctor in infectious diseases and I am the Head of the Division for inpatient care at Karolinska University Hospital Huddinge, which includes both infectious disease wards and consultation.

    Previously I have worked, among other things, as a medical expert in infectious diseases at the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare, and as an infectious disease medical doctor and investigator at the Public Health Agency of Sweden.


  • My research interest lies in the field of infectious diseases, both in terms of handling and treatment of highly infectious diseases and outbreaks, as well as vector-borne infections. My PhD thesis was on the parasitic disease cutan leishmaniasis, called: Cutaneous leishmaniasis – treatment and genetic mechanisms affecting outcome.

    I conduct my post doc in Sara Gredmark Russ' research group, where the focus in on acute viral diseases, with a particular interest in tick borne encephalitis (TBE-virus). Insights on acute viral diseases underlying reasons could be used in studies on other viral diseases and in potential future outbreaks of new viral diseases.


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  • Expert coordinator outbreak preparedness and response, Centre for Health Crises, Karolinska Institute, 2023-
  • Affiliated to Research, Department of Medicine, Huddinge, Karolinska Institutet, 2023-2024
  • Affiliated to Research, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 2023-2023

Degrees and Education

  • Junior Career Program, Department of Medicine Huddinge, Department of Medicine Huddinge, Karolinska Institute, 2023
  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Medicine, Solna, Karolinska Institutet, 2022

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