Course review: Qualitative Methods

Some research questions are better addressed with a qualitative approach. This course was designed to highlight the importance of qualitative methods as we have been focusing on quantitative methods. Though we are not allowed to do a qualitative study for our thesis project, it is important to understand how to implement qualitative methods if the… Read More Course review: Qualitative Methods

Course review: Advanced Statistics in Epidemiology

You must have solid biostatistics skills to conduct and present research in epidemiology. Being able to perform statistical analysis using different programming languages is equally of paramount importance as public health works with enormous datasets. Advanced statistics in Epidemiology (10 credits) lasted 7 weeks, which is the longest course we have had so far.  In… Read More Course review: Advanced Statistics in Epidemiology

What does it take to succeed as a researcher?

Here are seven qualities to consider if you want to succeed as a researcher. I had the opportunity to attend the Neuroscience symposium, a joint program between the National Institutet of Health (NIH) in the United States and Karolinska Institutet (KI). The aim of this KI-NIH Doctoral Partnership Programme in Neuroscience is  ‘to promote ground-breaking research… Read More What does it take to succeed as a researcher?

What are the possible careers for an epidemiologist?

I want to talk about the possible careers that you can pursue as an epidemiologist. From academia to working in the field, epidemiology has many possibilities. Most of my classmates, if not all, would want to follow one of these career paths once they have completed this Epidemiology program. Epidemiology is an exciting field and… Read More What are the possible careers for an epidemiologist?

Coffee shops and study spots for when you want a change of scenery

The one thing I can guarantee you, with 100% certainty is that if you end up enrolling at Karolinska Institutet, you will be doing lots of studying. You will be doing one assignment after another, studying for one course after another. There is no way around it so what can you do to ‘spice’ up… Read More Coffee shops and study spots for when you want a change of scenery

The future of Epidemiology in the hands of KI students

During the Christmas ‘break’, though we were not obligated to be in class, we had two big projects- an individual assignment and a group project.  In this blog, I want to highlight the individual assignments because they were a gateway into a larger research world that we haven’t yet been exposed to. Our assignment was… Read More The future of Epidemiology in the hands of KI students

Epidemiology: contribution in the past, present, and future

I was on a flight from Rochester, NY to Chicago, IL when I encountered my first epidemiologist. I was sitting next to a guy who caught my attention because his first remark about being an epidemiologist was “There aren’t many of us”.  This was after we had a lengthy conversation about my future plans of… Read More Epidemiology: contribution in the past, present, and future

What to expect before coming to KI and Stockholm

It has been exactly 3 months since I moved to Stockholm and 2.5 months since I started my studies at Karolinska Institutet. When you are beginning a new chapter, you try to prepare as much as you can. Just like that, most of my friends, as well as classmates read about Stockholm and KI before… Read More What to expect before coming to KI and Stockholm

Shaping your own future, one step at a time

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? What are you doing to better situate yourself for your future? In this blog, I will highlight what my classmates and I are doing to prepare ourselves for future opportunities. “Everyone has a Type A personality in our classroom” said one of my classmates (possibly future colleague),… Read More Shaping your own future, one step at a time