Mehdi Osooli M.Sc. Ph.D.

Mehdi Osooli

Research coordinator

Epidemiologist and research coordniator at the Clinical Epidemiology Division, Department of Medicine Solna, Karolinska Insitutet.

About me

After having worked as an intensive care nurse in Tehran, I did a Master of Science in Epidemiology at Tehran University of Medical Sciences, after which I worked a project manager for a national survey of HIV risk behaviors among injecting drug users in Iran. Then I moved to Lund where I did my PhD studies at Lund University. Durng my PhD, I also served as a project manager to create and run an international register for patients with haemophilia. After my PhD studies, I did a postdoc at the Centre for Primary Healthcare research (CPH), Lund University to investigate the state and determinants of mental health among immigrants in Sweden.

Research description

Over the past 10 years, I have worked on a range of research projects involving primary data sources (i.e.: National HIV surveillance surveys in Iran) and secondary data sources (e.g. systematic reviews and register-based studies). My main research interests so far have included psychosocial determinants of health and health of marginalized populations. In my current role, I will focus on register-based studies of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in general and pharmacoepidemiological studies in particular. 


  • Postdoctoral researcher, Lund University (2018- 2021)
  • Ph.D. in Internal Medicine Specialized in Epidemiology, Lund University, Sweden (2012-2017)
  • M.Sc. in Epidemiology, Tehran University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran (2008-2011)
  • B.Sc. in Nursing, Shiraz University of Medical Science, Shiraz, Iran (2000-2003)