Anna Mia Ekström
Over the last two decades I have lead a number of large research projects aiming at more effective program implementation of HIV prevention and treatment in resource-poor health systems and high-risk contexts and subpopulations (young people, HIV discordant couples, slum residents, migrants, men who have sex with men and injecting drug users).
Most of the research is performed in Eastern and Southern Africa, but I also have ongoing research projects in Asia, North America and across Europe including Sweden, working closely with academia, civil society and public institutions
I have a combined clinical professorship position at the Karolinska Institutet (KI) and the Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden and work part-time as a senior clinical specialist in Infectious Diseases and HIV.
Areas of expertise include:
- Global Health
- Clinical Infectious Disease Medicine
- Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)
- HIV prevention
- Public health
- Migrant SRHR
- Adolescents and SRHR
- Health Systems
- Risk behaviours in key populations
- Quality of Life
- Behavioural economics
Key research areas include sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), HIV, the prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT), migrant SRHR, behavioral economics, and implementation evaluation and cost-effectiveness of HIV prevention and treatment program in resource-poor health systems. Published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles.
- Course coordinator of undergraduate and graduate courses in in global health, HIV and infectious diseases and a frequent lecturer and supervised 15 PhD students to graduation.
- Responsible for KI's process of internationalisation 2015-2018 aiming to include global health in all study programmes at KI.
- Responsible for Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in Global Health in 2016 with 17,000 participants across the world. Frequent participant in public lectures, media (TV, radio, newspapers).
- Supervised 15 PhD students to graduation.
- Scientific coordinator for the Sweden –Tanzania PhD training program sponsored by Sida 2015-2020 and actively involved in the Sweden-Uganda PhD capacity building exchange programmes since year 2000.
2016: Senior consultant (överläkare) in Infectious diseases, Karolinska University Hospital
2013: Clinical professorship in Infectious Disease Epidemiology, focusing on HIV, KI & Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm
2011: Clinical specialist in Infectious Diseases, Karolinska University Hospital
2008: Associate professor of International Health, Dept of Public Health, IHCAR, KI
2001: Diploma course “Health care in low-income countries, Uppsala University
2000: Licensed to practice medicine, National Board of Health and Welfare
1998: Medical Doctor (MD), Medical Faculty, Uppsala University, Sweden
1995: Master of Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA