ACADEMICS

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Elinor Fondell

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During my PhD studies in Sweden, I studied the impact of nutrition, physical activity, stress, and sleep on the immune system. Specifically, I looked at how these lifestyle factors affect susceptibility to common cold and influenza. For my postdoc training at Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, I studied ALS and cognitive decline.

Education

2011
Karolinska Institutet
Epidemiology
AA
2002
Stockholm University
Nutrition
AA
Skills Infectious disease epidemiology

Courses

HC203

Introduction to Epidemiology


In this course basic epidemiologic concerns are covered and applications of concepts to everyday problems; e.g., hazards in food supplies and risks associated with lifestyle will be presented. Students will be introduced to key concepts of epidemiology and the basic science of public health; presenting epidemiology as a scientific way of thinking applicable to a wide range of fields from basic and clinical sciences to public policy.
3 credits
HC425

Research Seminar


This course will examine each step of the research process: identifying a study question, selecting a study approach, designing the study and collecting data, analyzing data and reporting the findings.
3 credits
HE400

Infectious disease epidemiology


In this course, general principles of the epidemiology of infectious diseases will be covered including COVID-19. The students will discuss the ways in which infectious diseases are classified, the basic epidemiologic characteristics of infectious diseases, and how the system of surveillance of infectious diseases works.
3 credits