Affiliated to research
- C8 Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
- MEB III
- as Affiliated to research
Senior consultant of Infectious Diseases at Karolinska University Hospital. Senior researcher affiliated to the Department of Medicine Huddinge, Unit of Infectious Diseases and Dermatology https://ki.se/en/medh/unit-of-infectious-diseases-and-dermatology, Professor Sönnerborgs group https://staff.ki.se/people/anders-sonnerborg. I am also affiliated to the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at KI, Solna https://ki.se/en/meb.
Since 2021 I am the Director of the National Quality Register of HIV (InfCareHIV) https://infcarehiv.se
My research is focused on epidemiological register-based studies, mainly on comorbidity in people living with HIV. Through linking of the Swedish National HIV Register InfCareHIV with other nationwide demographic and health registers my colleagues and I collect big population-based data. I collaborate with among others the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at KI Solna (https://staff.ki.se/people/par-sparen) and the Department of Laboratory Medicine, KI (https://ki.se/en/labmed/research-group-joakim-dillner).
I am especially interested in including women and migrants in my study populations as previous international HIV cohort studies are often dominated by white males.
Current projects on comorbidity
Cancer & HIV: Cancer incidence trends by HIV status, risk factors for cancer associated with HIV, cancer outcome by HIV status.
HPV & HIV: HPV genotypes associated with cervical precancer and its outcome after treatment by HIV status and country of birth.
Covid-19 & HIV: Risk for severe Covid-19 by HIV status
Current other projects based on the Swedish HIV cohort
Employment & HIV: Is the possibility to be employed in Sweden similar irrespective of HIV status?
Senior Consultant of Infectious Diseases at the Departement of Infectious Diseases at Region Västmanland 2014-2021.
PhD 2018, “Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia in migrant women living with HIV”. Supervisor Professor Anders Sönnerborg, Dept. of Medicine, Huddinge, Karolinska Institutet. Opponent: Dr. Gary Clifford, IARC, WHO
Specialist of Infectious Diseases 2009.
MD (Linköping University) 2000.
Academic honours, awards and prizes
Nordic HIV 2014. Best Abstract award. “High incidence of high-grade cervical neoplasia among women with HIV in Sweden".