University of Helsinki
Salla Sariola is a research group leader in Sociology at University of Helsinki that focuses on human-microbial relations. Currently, the group’s work explores human-microbial relations pertaining to COVID-19, AMR, the human microbiome, environmental microbes, fermentation traditions, and composting. Her research interests also include clinical trials in low and middle income countries as well as community engagement of global health research. In her previous work, she has also explored gender and sexuality, and HIV activism and interventions. Salla is the author of Ethics and Politics of Community Engagement in Global Health Research (2020, with Lindsey Reynolds, Routledge), Research as Development: Biomedical Research, Ethics and Collaboration in Sri Lanka (2019, with Bob Simpson, Cornell University Press) and Gender and Sexuality in India: Selling sex in Chennai (Routledge 2012).