About me

I am a PhD student under the supervision of Vladimir Carli (M.D., Ph.D.) at the department of LIME at the National Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention of Mental Ill-Health (NASP). I have been a research assistant at NASP for two years and have been working on a multi-centre Horizon 2020 project.

Before coming to Sweden, I have worked in the USA, Ethiopia and Switzerland in the field of Brain and Cognitive science as well as Epidemiology. I like traveling and do so whenever my research life allows me to. 

Research description

The title of the research project is ''The Usability, acceptability and patient satisfaction of the NEVERMIND automated e-health intervention for the self-management of mental health symptoms among patients with breast and prostate cancer''. The research is based on a newly developed e-health system, NEVERMIND, which stands for NEurobehavioural predictiVE and peRsonalised Modelling of depressIve symptoms duriNg primary somatic Diseases with ICT-enabled management procedures. The NEVERMIND system compromises of a smart shirt and a mobile application which collect mental and physical parameters through questionnaires and physiological data respectively to predict the severity and onset of depressive symptoms in patients diagnosed with five somatic conditions. More information about the trial can be found at http://www.nevermindproject.eu/

The research project focuses on the acceptability, usability and patient satisfaction of the NEVERMIND system, as well as the factors that determine the acceptability, usability and satisfaction of the system in dealing with mental health symptoms in breast and prostate cancer patients.


Master of Medical Science, Public Health Sciences Epidemiology, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, 2018

Biology B.A, Psychology B.A, University of Rochester, USA, 2014

High school, Advanced placement curriculum, College du Leman, Switzerland, 2010