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Anna Thorson

Professor/specialist physician

About me

Professor of Global Infectious Disease Epidemiology, affiliated with the Global and Sexual Health (GLOSH) research group at Karolinska Institutet.

Teaching portfolio

Course leader (post-graduate or doctoral course, unless otherwise specified)

Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Gender and Health

Gender and Infectious diseases

Gender and Tuberculosis

Global Health (undergraduate and post-graduate levels)

Infectious disease epidemiology



I have a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Health from Université Paris VII, a Master in Public Health and a PhD in International Health, from Karolinska Institutet. I was awarded an Associate Professorship in International Health in 2009 and became full Professor of Global Infectious Disease Epidemiology, specifically HIV,  in 2013.

I finalised my university medical degree (MD) with Lund University in 1995, and got my license to practice medicine in 1997. I became a clinical specialist in Infectious Disease Medicine at the Karolinska University Hospital in 2011. 

Academic honours, awards and prizes

Honorary Professor, Hanoi Medical University in 2011

 Technical Expert Reference Group (TERG) of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria 2015-2018.