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Nada Hanna

Nada Hanna

PhD student

About me

I’m Nada Hanna, I'm doctoral student in Global Health-Health Systems and Policy.

I obtained my bachelor’s degree in pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Chemistry from University of Pharmacy, Aleppo& Syria. After my gradation I took up jobs in different health sectors in Syria with seven years’ experience working as Professional medical representative in hospital, lecturer in University of Pharmacy, supervisor in the department of antibiotic production and quality control in pharmaceutical industries. I worked as a research assistant in Maternal and Child Health at Uppsala University and in Environmental Medicine/ Nutrition Epidemiology at Karolinska Institutet/ Sweden. I was involved in assignment with WHO on antibiotic residues in the environment of the South-East Asia.

Research description

My mission is about investigating antibiotic residues and resistance in the environment and assessing its potential human health risks.

To date, attention on antibiotic resistance development has been placed in the clinical and community settings. The role of the environment in the emergence and the spread of antibiotic resistance has so far received little attention, and our understanding of its contribution remains limited. The magnitude of the human health risk caused by exposure to antibiotic residues and resistant bacteria from the environment is unclear.

My research has two main focuses:

Investigating the occurrence, pathways and drivers of antibiotic residues and resistance in various environmental compartments.

Assessing potential human health risks of exposure to antibiotics via drinking water and vegetables in terms of toxicological effects, disrupting intestinal microbiome and resistance development.

Teaching portfolio

Improving drug use, especially antibiotics during the autumn term 2018 of the doctoral programme in Biology of Infections and Global Health at Karolinska Institutet. Lecture on “Antibiotic residues and resistance in the environment”.

Advance Health System and Policy during 2018/2019 winter term of the master programme in Health economic, policy and management. Lecture on “Antimicrobial resistance”.

Health assistance in humanitarian crisis during the winter term 2019 at the department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet. Lecture on “Rational use of antibiotics”.

Oral presentation at the annual Open House during the autumn term 2018 at the department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet. Lecture on “One health-antibiotic resistance”.

 

 

Education

Master’s degree in Environmental and Public Health at the Cyprus International Institute for the Environment and Public Health in association with the Harvard School of Public Health.

Master’s degree in Biomedicine at the University of Skövde, Sweden.

Bachelor’s degree in pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Chemistry from University of Pharmacy, Aleppo & Syria.

Academic honours, awards and prizes

Full Scholarship from Harvard School of Public Health.

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