Birgitta Evengård is a specialist in infectious diseases and has worked as a senior consultant for many years. She became professor in Clinical Parasitology at Karolinska Institute in 2006 and the first female professor with a chair in infectious diseases in Sweden at UmeåUniversity in 2007. Since 2007 the main focus for her research has been Climate change and transition of infectious diseases in the North. In 2016 she received funding as a lead from the Nordic Council of Ministers for a Nordic centre of Excellence, a six-year project involving all Nordic countries, England and Russia, www.clinf.org. She is at present a member of the Lancet Commission for Health in the Arctic, the Executive board EU Polar-Net 2 and an AMAP/SDWG Health group in the Arctic Council. She is the author of 11 books, 22 bookchapters and more than 160 publications in peer-reviewed journals, citations more than 10.500, h-index 38.
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