Mathilde Sengoelge

Mathilde Sengoelge

Affiliated to Research | Affiliated to Teaching/Tutoring
Visiting address: Widerströmska huset Tomtebodavägen 18 A, plan 3, 17165 Solna
Postal address: K9 Global folkhälsa, K9 GPH Laflamme, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am French-American and have worked in injury prevention research and
    policy, first in the United States at the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury
    Research and Policy, and then in Austria with the Austrian Road Safety Board.
    This entailed the creation and implementation of European Commission project
    grants, including budgeting and reports, as well as coordination of the
    internal team and communication with partners throughout Europe.
    In addition to research projects, I was the conference manager for the 1st
    European Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion held in Vienna,
    Austria in June 2006 and the conference manager for the World Injury
    Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference, June 2004.
    Truman scholar, financial support for graduate school
    I hold a Ph.D. from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, a Master of Public
    Health from the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the U.S.
    and a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy.


  • My research is on improving the health and well-being of vulnerable
    populations. This includes children, victims of violence and refugee/asylum
    seekers. Children are particularly vulnerable to injuries and need special
    consideration to safeguard their right to health and to a safe environment,
    free from injury. As childhood is a crucial life stage, exposure to
    disadvantages has lasting effects on health and well-being in adult life.
    Inequalities also has a major role to play in health and well-being,
    therefore I am a member of the ISAC group which studies the consequences of


  • I have taught the Practice part of the Science course to Master of Public
    Health students in the spring semester. The course is on how to structure,
    write and orally present the Master Thesis. I also teach this as a workshop
    for the Master of Global Health.


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  • Affiliated to Teaching/Tutoring, Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics, Karolinska Institutet, 2023-2026
  • Affiliated to Research, Department of Global Public Health, Karolinska Institutet, 2023-2025

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