Ana Requena Mendez

Ana Requena Mendez

Research Specialist | Docent
Visiting address: BioClinicum J7:20, 17164 Solna
Postal address: K2 Medicin, Solna, K2 Infekt Färnert A, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am medical doctor specialized in Internal Medicine and Infectious
    Diseases. I completed my PhD in medicine and defended my thesis in 2016 at
    the University of Barcelona in Spain and thereafter I was working as Assitant
    research professor at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health where I lead
    the Migrant Health reserach group. In 2018, I moved to Sweden and
    I currently work as research specialist at Karolisnka Institutet and also
    affiliated to the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal).
    In addition, I have collaborated as a consultant for several international
    United Nations agencies (i.e., International Organization for Migration) to
    enhance the data collection and data analysis of health related conditions in
    migrants in North African countries and also in Europe.
    Since January 2022, I am the secretary of the executive committee of the
    Study group on infections and travellers of the European Society for Clinical
    Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID)
    * Strategic research programme in Sweden - Epidemiology, (SFO-Epidemiology).
    * Guest researcher of the KI, Swedish Research Council for Health Working
    Life and Welfare-FORTE (50, 000 €).August 2019 – February 2020.
    * Collaboration with the Catalonian Public Health Agency. Chagas disease
    screening programme in pregnant women and their children. 2015 to 2018.
    * Executive committee of the study group on infections in Travelers /
    migrants. European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infections
    (ESCMID). 2022- present .
    * PhD in Medicine, Cum laude. International mention. Facultat de
    Medicinan, University of Barcelona (Spain), 2016
    * MSc degree in Tropical Medicine and International Health, London
    School of Tropical Medicine, and Hygiene, London (UK), 2009
    * Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Royal Society of Tropical
    Medicine and Hygiene, London (UK), 2009
    * Specialist in Internal Medicine. Hospital Universitari Bellvitge,
    Barcelona (Spain) 2008
    * Degree in Medicine and Surgery. University of Granada (Spain), 2002


  • My main research interest is migrant health with a particular focus on the
    evaluation of public health interventions aimed to improve the health of
    migrants at different levels of care (Primary care, antenatal care, blood
    banks…). In the past years I gained experience in the development
    systematic reviews and evidence-based guidance on screening of infectious
    diseases in migrant populations. Among others, I have collaborated with ECDC
    in the development of European guidelines for the screening of infectious
    diseases in migrants. More recently, my research interest has also focused
    on the design of innovative tools or devices to improve migrant health


  • I am a frequent lecturer on Infectious diseases epidemiology, neglected
    tropical diseases and also on migrant health for graduate students (MSc an
    PhD students) at Karolinska Institutet and also at international level, in
    other Msc of other universities (London School of Hygiene and Tropical
    Medicine in UK, University of Barcelona and University of Granada in Spain,
    among others).
    In addition, since 2019 I am the leader of the course Applied Epidemiology 1
    - distribution of health within the Msc programme in Public Health Sciences,
    Epidemiology track.
    I have been the main supervisor of more than 10 Msc students


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  • Research Specialist, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 2021-2024

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2023

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