Anna Mia Ekström

Karolinska Institutet

Working Group Member

Anna Mia Ekström holds a Clinical Professorship in Global Infectious Disease Epidemiology and has 20 years of leadership, networking and international project management. She leads the research group Global & Sexual health (GloSH) < at KI)> in Stockholm. With over 40 multi-disciplinary researchers, this group is also home to Prof. Hans Rosling’s teaching legacy. Her research focuses on HIV, infectious disease outbreaks (COVID-19, Zika, Ebola), harm reduction, Sexual and Reproductive Health & Rights (SRHR) research, gender-based violence, social norms, and program evaluation. Ongoing studies related to COVID-19 include: Health, social and poverty effects of restrictions on vulnerable populations’ access to prevention and treatment of HIV, NCDs, mental health, harm reduction and SRHR services, prevalence of GBV, alcohol & drug use, and food insecurity in Uganda, Myanmar and South Africa. Population survey of the COVID-19 effects on gender norms and young women’s economic empowerment in India, in collaboration with World Values Survey, UCSD and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. COVID-19 disease spread among family members on non-hospitalized patients in Sweden.

Coalition working group:
Clinical Epidemiology