Nada Hanna

Nada Hanna

Affiliated to Research
Visiting address: Widerströmska huset Tomtebodavägen 18 A, plan 3, 17165 Solna
Postal address: K9 Global folkhälsa, K9 GPH Stålsby Lundborg, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Nada Hanna is a distinguished expert in environmental pharmaceutical, antimicrobial resistance (AMR), health systems and policy, with a robust foundation in pharmacy and pharmaceutical chemistry. Her professional journey spans academia, national government, private sector, and the United Nations system.

    Nada is a postdoctoral researcher in Health System and Policy at the Department of Global Public Health, Karolinska Institutet. Her PhD thesis, titled "Integrated Assessment of Environmental and Human Health Risks of Antibiotic Residues and Resistance for Environmental and Health Policy, " has significantly contributed to prioritizing antibiotics for remediation and developing environmental and health policies in the WHO's Western Pacific and South-East Asia regions, especially regarding China and India ( [1].

    In the realm of Environmental Medicine and Global Public Health, Nada has made her mark through her involvement in significant research projects, both nationally and internationally. Her expertise contributed to a pivotal WHO project examining "Antibiotic Residues in the Aquatic Environment of the South-East Asia Region of the WHO: A Risk Factor for Antibiotic Resistance." Furthermore, she contributed to IMPACT, the One Health Sino-Swedish integrated multi-sectoral partnership for combating antibiotic resistance. 

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    PhD in environmental antibiotic resistance at the Department of Global Public
    Health, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Master’s degree in Environmental and Public Health at Cyprus International
    Institute for the Environment and Public Health and Harvard School of Public
    Master’s degree in Biomedicine at University of Skövde, Sweden
    Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Chemistry at University of
    Pharmacy, Aleppo, Syria


  • She teaches in doctoral and master programmes on antibiotic residues and
    resistance in the environment, One Health antibiotic resistance, rational
    use of antibiotics, and pharmaceutical waste management.



  • Affiliated to Research, Department of Global Public Health, Karolinska Institutet, 2024-2025

Degrees and Education

  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Global Public Health, Karolinska Institutet, 2021

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