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Moa Herrgård

Affiliated to teaching/tutoring

About me

I am an epidemiologist with a Master of Science in Epidemiology degree from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. My master thesis focused on how different means of food security interventions affect nutritional status among the target population in Somalia.

I am currently working with the Centre for Research on Health Care in Disasters, at the Department of Global Public Health, focusing on developing interactive simulation methodologies to equip health care workers with skills and knowledge to manage unforeseen events where the needs exceed available resources. I am also in the process to develop and validate the open access virtual simulation methodology ViTriEx - Virtual Triage Exercise.

In addition to my role at KI, I also work with COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness and reactogenicity research at the Charité – Universitätsmedizin, Berlin; and manage the implementation of a grant from the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, which focus on mobilisation, facilitation, and empowerment of multistakeholder-engagement within the implementation of the Sendai Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction.

I have previously worked within the World Health Organisation in the Health Emergency Program, where I supported the development of international guidance on health-care system disaster preparedness; and assisted within the WHO's humanitarian response coordination.

Teaching portfolio

At the Centre for Research on Health Care in Disasters, I am responsible for the following teaching:

  • ViTriEx – Virtual trauma simulation. Mandatory in medical degree semester 10 at KI and on request from external actors
  • SVK Katastrofmedicin – elected course in disaster medicine for medical students.


  • Master of Science in Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Course, Law, Stockholm University
  • Course, Political Science, Umeå University 
  • Course, English, Dundee University