Karin Källander

Karin Källander

Affiliated to Research | Docent
Visiting address: Tomtebodavägen 18A, 17177 Stockholm
Postal address: K9 Global folkhälsa, K9 GPH Alfvén, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Karin is a public health professional with specialisation in health systems,
    child health epidemiology and control of pneumonia, malaria and other
    infectious diseases. She has 15+ years’ experience as researcher, lecturer,
    programme coordinator, and consultant in both development and emergency
    settings, including seven years living and working in a low- income country.
    She also has a deep understanding of the health sector and working with
    governments and policy makers in Africa to achieve desired outcomes. She is
    currently working as Senior Research Adviser at Malaria Consoritum, and
    international NGO with head office in London.
    * Associate Professor of International Child Health Policy and Systems,
    Karolinska Institutet, 2013.
    * Senior Lecturer, Karolinska Institutet, 2013.
    * Visiting Lecturer, Makerere University, 2009.
    * Post Doc, Makerere University, 2007.
    * PhD in Medical Science, Karolinska Insitutet, 2006.
    * Master of Science (Molecular Biology), Lund University, 2002.


  • Karin has extensive experience in operational research, design-,
    implementation-, management- and evaluation of programmes, health systems
    strengthening, health workforce development, assessment of quality of care,
    health policy development, behaviour change and community-based care.
    *Current projects include: *
    * TRAction - Universal versus conditional three-day follow-up visits for
    children with unclassified fever at community level in Ethiopia [1]
    * The Acute Repiratory Infection Diagnostic Aids (ARIDA) project [2], which
    evaluates community health workers' use of automated respiratory rate
    counting aids on children under five in Ethiopia.
    *Previous projects include:*
    * Pneumonia diagnstics [3]
    * Integrated Community Case Management of Common Childhood Diseases:
    Mozambique and Uganda - the inSCALE project [4]
    * Consequences of pneumococcal vaccination on child morbidity, serotype
    replacement and resistance pattern - comparative studies in Sweden
    and Uganda
    She has received grants from, among others, the Bill &
  • Melinda Gates
    Foundation, Sida/SAREC, KI Public International Health
    Network (KIPIH), and the Strategic Research Program in Epidemiology.
    [1] http://www.malariaconsortium.org/what-we-do/projects/50/translating-research-into-action
    [2] http://www.malariaconsortium.org/resources/publications/902/field-trials-of-acute-respiratory-infection-diagnostic-aids
    [3] http://www.malariaconsortium.org/projects/pneumonia-diagnostics
    [4] http://www.malariaconsortium.org/inscale/


All other publications


  • Affiliated to Research, Department of Global Public Health, Karolinska Institutet, 2023-2025

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2013
  • Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Global Public Health, Karolinska Institutet, 2006

News from KI

Events from KI