Mariano Salazar

Mariano Salazar

Principal Researcher | Docent
Telephone: +46852483364
Visiting address: Widerströmska huset Tomtebodavägen 18 A, plan 3, 17165 Solna
Postal address: K9 Global folkhälsa, K9 GPH Ekström, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am a mixed-methods social epidemiologist with a sound methodological and
    theoretical background on gender and health. I am also a medical
    doctor (Nicaraguan National Autonomous University Managua, 2002) , with a
    master in science with mention in epidemiology (Nicaraguan National
    Autonomous University León, 2008) and a Ph.D. in public health (Umeå
    University Sweden, 2011).
    As a part of multidisciplinary research teams, I have been conducting
    quantitative and qualitative research for the last 15 years in low-, middle-
    and high-income settings (Nicaragua, Ecuador, India and Sweden). I also
    collaborate with the International Journal for Equity in Health as an
    associate editor. Currently, I am part of the Global and Sexual Health
    research group at GPH, KI
    ( [1]).
    *Scholarships received*
    1. SIDA scholarship for master training in epidemiology at the Center for
    Demography and Health Research, Nicaraguan National Autonomous University,
    León Nicaragua.
    2. SIDA scholarship for Ph.D training at Umeå University, Sweden.
    *Doctoral degree (2011)*
    Ph.D in Public Health. Umeå University, Sweden. Dissertation Title:
    Salazar M (2011). Intimate Partner Violence in Nicaragua. Studies on ending
    abuse, child growth, and contraception. Umeå University Medical
    Dissertation New Series No. 1411 ISSN: 0346-6612 ISBN: 978-91-7459-169-9.
    Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Epidemiology and Global
    Health, Umeå University. Available at:
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    *Master degree (2008)*
    Master in Science with Mention in Epidemiology. Nicaraguan National
    Autonomous University, León, Nicaragua.
    *Medical degree (2002)*
    Doctor in Medicine and Surgery. Nicaraguan National Autonomous University,
    Managua, Nicaragua.


  • The initial focus of my research has been studies on the relationship between
    gender, violence against women and women´s and their children´s health. As
    my career progressed, I collaborated with other researchers to study emergent
    social issues such as early teenage pregnancies, children´s resilience, and
    gendered constructions of stigma and discrimination to people living with
    HIV, Ebola related health seeking behavior among others.
    Currently, my research focuses on the intersection between masculinities,
    femininities, violence against women (VAW) and sexually transmitted
    infections (STI) among young people and migrant populations.
    To this end, I am currently the PI of three research projects:
    1.CTEST: Improving young Swedish men health service utilization for Chlamydia
    Trachomatis infection, detection and treatment. How can we do it? Project
    awarded by FORTE, Sweden.
    2.How do we improve the sexual and mental health of young men? An
    implementation project among young male migrants in Stockholm County. Project
    awarded by Stockholm County Council.
    3.PositivMas. Masculinities and violence against women among young people:
    Identifying discourses and developing strategies for change using a mixed
    method approach. Project awarded by Vetenskatpsrådet , Sweden in
    collaboration with Gender-Net EU. ( [1])


  • As part of my duties, I coordinate the Biology of Infection and Global
    Health doctoral program at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
    In addition, I supervise master and Ph.D students and lead courses at the
    master and Ph.D. level.
    *Courses led*
    1. Ph.D. course: Practical approaches to qualitative research ­ based on
    blended learning (2674). 7.5 credits. Department of Public Health Science,
    Karolisnka Institutet, Sweden. (
    2.Ph.D. course: Mixed methods: integration of qualitative and quantitative
    data within applied health research (3032). 3 credits. Department of Public
    Health Science, Karolisnka Institutet, Sweden.
    ( [3])
    3. Master course: Health policy, management and economics (3GBO14). Master
    programme in Global Health, Karolisnka Institutet,
    Sweden. ( [4])


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  • Principal Researcher, Department of Global Public Health, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-

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  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2021

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