Jaran Eriksen

Jaran Eriksen

Affiliated to Research | Assistant Professor | Docent
Visiting address: Institutionen för klinisk forskning och utbildning, Södersjukhuset, 11883 Stockholm
Postal address: S1 Klinisk forskning och utbildning, Södersjukhuset, S1 KI SÖS Forskning Infektion venhälsan, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am an Associate Professor and group leader of the research group "Infektion Venhälsan" at the Department of Clinical Science and Education (KISÖS), and also affiliated to the Department of Global Public Health (GPH) where I am member of the Health Systems and Policy Research group/Improving Use of Medicines team.
    I am currently also academic coordinator for GlobeLife, a collaborations in global health research and training between Karolinska Institutet and Uppsala University.

    2021: Docent (Associate professor) in Global Health
    2006: PhD Karolinska Institutet: Managing childhood malaria in rural Tanzania
    - focusing on drug use and resistance
    2001: MD Karolinska Institutet

    Clinical specialist certification
    2022 specialist physician in infectious diseases.
    2016 specialist physician in clinical pharmacology.

    Current position
    Specialist physician in infectious diseases, Unit of Infectious
    diseases/Venhälsan, Södersjukhuset, Stockholm, 40% research time


  • My research focuses on different aspects of rational use of medicines, in
    particular regarding management of infectious diseases in low-and
    middle-income countries (LMIC). Within this field my interest spans broadly
    from behavioural change and policy to pharmacokinetics and resistance
    mutations. Although my main focus is on LMIC, it also includes work in
    high-income settings, such as Sweden. I aim to develop models for improving
    treatment of infectious diseases that can be applied in both low- and
    high-resource settings. The major part of my work has a health systems
    approach but also includes clinical trials with pharmacokinetic and
    pharmacogenetic aspects and how these influence treatment outcome and


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  • Affiliated to Research, Department of Clinical Science and Education, Södersjukhuset, Karolinska Institutet, 2024-2027
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Science and Education, Södersjukhuset, Karolinska Institutet, 2024-2026
  • Affiliated to Research, Department of Global Public Health, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-2024

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2021
  • Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 2006
  • University Medical Degree, Karolinska Institutet, 2001

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