About me

I am an epidemiologist and physician by training. I received my PhD in Medical Science with focus on clinical epidemiology and a Master's degree in Public Health–Epidemiology from Karolinska Institutet. My research focuses on risk factors and outcomes of individuals with chronic diseases and how to effectively study those using large register-based data.

Research description

I am conducting studies on disease mechanisms and outcomes of patients with chronic systemic inflammatory diseases mostly focusing on sarcoidosis and systemic lupus erythematosus. I am genuinely interested in exploring and employing novel epidemiological and statistical methods for register-based research.


I examine the epidemiological aspects of sarcoidosis using large, population-based Swedish registers complemented with detailed clinical data. My studies cover all aspects of the course of disease ranging from risk factors (familial disease and infection) to long-term patient outcomes (infection, cardiovascular disease, mortality, and comparative safety studies).

Systemic lupus erythematosus

I am also involved on projects on outcomes of pregnant women with systemic lupus erythematosus and their children as well as on cardiovascular disease, infections, and adverse events related to lupus' therapeutic management.

Teaching portfolio

  • Systematic reviews and meta-analyses (lecturer, group supervisor), PhD course 5254, Karolinska Institutet
  • Systematic reviews and meta-analyses (lecturer, group supervisor), Master's course 4FH099, Master's program in Public Health–Epidemiology, Karolinska Institutet


  • PhD in Medical Science (Clinical Epidemiology), Karolinska Institutet (2021)
  • Master's in Medical Science (Public Health–Epidemiology), Karolinska Institutet (2016)
  • Medicine (MD), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2014)

Academic honours, awards and prizes

  • Karolinska Institutet travel grant for research visits (2019)
  • Karolinska Institutet travel grant (2019)
  • American Thoracic Society abstract scholarship (2018)
  • European League Against Rheumatism travel bursary (2016)
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