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Sara Causevic

Sara Causevic

PhD student

Department and organisational affiliation:

About me

I am a PhD student Global and Sexual Health research group at the Department of Global Public Health, Karolinska Institutet. at the Karolinska Institutet, and a research assistant at Swedish Institute for Global Health Transformation (SIGHT), at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, based in Stockholm, Sweden.

My current engagement is also with "Lancet-SIGHT Commission on peaceful societies through health and gender equality", as a Lancet Commissioner, representing the Next Generation.

My previous experience includes training at the ECDC and working on the “Evidence-based guidance on screening for infectious diseases among migrants to the EU/EEA”, as a member of the ECDC Migrant Health Task Force. During 2012-2015, I was working with the UNFPA as a Programme Analyst on Sexual and Reproductive Health, HIV, Youth, and Emergency Preparedness, and also being a UN Cares focal point for BiH. Prior to that, I was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, in Baltimore, MD, USA. Between 2007-2011, I worked for Novartis Pharma AG and Sanofi, two of the top-10 pharmaceutical companies in the world, as Drug Regulatory Affairs Officer, and advising on Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance issues.

I am the co-founder of Women in Global Health Sweden.

Research description

My research focuses on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) focusing on HIV. I am focusing on the migrant population, men who have sex with men, as well as young people. My research is currently focused on Sweden, but I have been researching the broader global health in the light of the Agenda 2030 and the SDGs.

For my PhD thesis, I am focusing on the risk behaviors and risk factors of migrant men, more closely looking into their SRHR.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Sexual and reproductive health and rights
  • Youth
  • Global Health
  • SDG3
  • Migrant population

List of publications

Teaching portfolio

Lecturer at the graduate and undergraduate levels on topics related to SRHR, Health policy and management, Sustainable Development Goals and UHC, and Migrant and refugee health.


  • University of London, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Master of Science in Global Health Policy
  • Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health Fulbright Scholar, Graduate Research Scientist at the Department of Health Policy and Management and Center for Public Health and Human Rights
  • University of Sarajevo, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Master of Arts, Chemical Engineering – Biochemistry
  • University of Sarajevo, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering

Academic honours, awards and prizes

Fulbright Visiting Research Scientist Scholarship, USA (2011-2012)

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