At the Department of Public Health Sciences, we conduct research, teaching and applied work based on public health science and epidemiology. The department has 9 research groups, about 80 doctoral students and 150 employees.
Some of the researchers working at PHS describes their research, what inspires them and how it is to work at the Department of Public Health Sciences.
That men who have sex with men run a greater risk of HIV than others has been known since the virus was discovered. However a thesis from Karolinska Institutet now shows that it is a small sub-group of these men who account for the greater part of the risk increase. The results are important to preventive efforts against HIV in Sweden. The author of the thesis is Kristina Ingemarsdotter-Persson, doctoral student with the Department of Public Health Sciences.