Diego Yacaman Mendez

PhD Student

I am a physician with postgraduate training in Clinical Research and a master’s degree in Public Health and Epidemiology, currently PhD candidate at KI.

About me

I graduated as a medical doctor from  Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) in 2015. Then, I worked as a Research Fellow at the Massacusetts General Hospital (USA). In 2018 I graduated from the master programme in public health and epidemiology at Karolinska Institutet. Currently, I am a doctoral candidate and work for the Center of Epidemiology and Social medicine (CES) at the Stockholm County Council.

Research description

My doctoral education is focused on the epidemiology of diabetes. I am also interested in psychiatry and public health interventions for mental health disorders. 


Doctor of Medical Sciences (PhD), Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. February 2019 – currently

Master of Medical Sciences (MSc), Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. August 2016 – June 2018

Medical Doctor, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City, Mexico. August 2008 – June 2014.

Principles and Practice of Clinical Research, Harvard Medical School. Boston, U.S.A. February 2014 – November 2014