Claudia Hanson

Claudia Hanson

Universitetslektor | Docent
Besöksadress: Tomtebodavägen 18A, 17177 Stockholm
Postadress: K9 Global folkhälsa, K9 GPH Hanson, 171 77 Stockholm

Om mig

  • I am a senior lecturer / Docent at KI and a Professor of Implementation Science and Perinatal Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), London, UK (

    I am also a visiting researcher at the Aga Khan University in Nairobi to support the Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health

    I am trained as a medical doctor, have a specialization in Gynecology and Obstetrics, as well as a MSc and PhD in epidemiology from LSHTM. Further, I have a MSc in International Health from Charité, Germany (TropEd).

    My career is based on a tripod of knowledge and skills: i) clinician with specialist training in gynecology & obstetrics, ii) implementation and health systems knowledge, iii) epidemiologist and implementation scientists with major experiences in conducting trials. I have a broader interest in health and determinants of health including risks and long-term consequences with a particular focus on low- and middle-income countries. I draw from much lived experience on work in the field of HIV/AIDS and reproductive health while living in Tanzania first as a German Development Worker (2001-2003) and later as a project manager for a World Bank financed multisectoral HIV/AIDS project (2005-2007).

    My key projects at presents are:
    2020-2024 ALERT–Action Leveraging Evidence to reduce perinatal Mortality and morbidity in Sub-Saharan Africa (
    2020-2024 QUALI-DEC Appropriate use of Caesarean section through QUALity DECision making by women and providers (
    2024-2028 SISTer’s Care: Co-deSIgn of STillbirth CARE in Benin and Malawi

    Key merits and awards
    • SIGHT award, October 2019, The Royal Swedish Academy of Science, (10, 000 Euro),
    • 2016- Technical Advisor member of several committees of the World Health Organization (WHO) e.g Maternal Mortality Technical Advisory Group
    • 2010- Technical Advisor member of the Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO)
    • Frequent invited speaker and chair at international conferences
    • Frequent reviewer of international grants (Medical Research Councils, Wellcome Trust, etc.)
    • Head of the Doctoral Programme in Biology of Infections and Global Health (BIGH) at the dept of Global Public Health

    Completed PhD supervision:
    4 PhD students as main supervisor, 8 as a co-supervisor
    Ongoing PhD supervision
    6 as main supervisor, 7 as co-supervisor


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  • Universitetslektor, Global folkhälsa, Karolinska Institutet, 2017-

Examina och utbildning

  • Docent, Hälso- och sjukvårdsforskning, Karolinska Institutet, 2016
  • PhD in Epidemiology, Epidemiology, The Epidemiology of Maternal mortality in Southern Tanzania, Disease Control, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, 2013
  • Master, Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, 2007

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