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Nada Hanna

PhD student

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About me

I'm a doctoral student in Global Public Health - Health Systems and Policy: Improving Use of Medicines

I obtained my bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Chemistry from University of Pharmacy, Syria. After my gradation I took up jobs in different health sectors as a professional medical representative in hospital, lecturer in University of Pharmacy, and supervisor in the department of antibiotics production in pharmaceutical industry. 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 WHO assignment on antibiotic residues in the environment of the South-East Asia Region of WHO, 2016.


Research description

My research has two main focuses:

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

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

I teach in master and doctoral programmes on rational use of antibiotics, One Health-antibiotic resistance, and antibiotic residues and resistance in the environment.




PhD student at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden (ongoing)

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

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

Bachelor’s degree in pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Chemistry at University of Pharmacy, Aleppo, Syria

Academic honours, awards and prizes

The Swedish Pharmaceutical Society – Student Conference Grant (May 2019)

European Educational programme in Epidemiology (Jun 2016)

Harvard School of Public Health-Student Master Grant (September 2012)


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