PhD student at the Department of Public Health Sciences at Karolinska Institutet and part of the Global and Sexual Health (GloSH) research group.
I have been involved in establishing a Migrant Communities and Health Network at KI for researchers working with migrants, ethnic and minorities in Sweden. I am also part of the Internationella RFSU working group and organising activities and events related to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).
My research is focused on SRHR and Migrant Health in Sweden. Specifically, I work on infectious diseases, including HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) that may affect migrant men and women living in Stockholm. Part of my work is on health policies tailored to migrant communities in Sweden, and involving various organisations, health care providers, and key stakeholders.
In addition, I am involved in a collaborative research project on SRHR and Zika virus infection in Colombia since the 2015 Zika virus-outbreak. This research is in collaboration with the ICMT- CES University in Medellín, Colombia and funded by The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education and HRP/TDR/PAHO at the World Health Organization.
Södertörn Högskola, Sweden
Master of Science in Environmental Sciences, Infectious Disease Control, 2016
Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Master of Science in Medical Science, Public Health Sciences, 2014
University of Florida, USA
Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, 2008
I have complimented my research interests by becoming involved in several courses and presentations at Karolinska Institutet:
- Course assistant and lecturer on Migrant Health in Sweden for HIV kurs - med individen i fokus ur ett globalt perspektiv
- Course lecturer on Zika virus at KI for Masters Programme in Global Health - Infectous Diseases
- Course lecturer on Migrant Health in Sweden for DIS on Public Health and Migration
- MOOC course at KI: Introduction to Global Health