Prof Lönnroth is a TB Sequel project investigator for Karolinska Institutet and the Global TB programme, WHO. He oversees activities related to the assessment of the short- and long-term socioeconomic impact of TB.
Prof Lönnroth is a medical doctor with specialization in Social Medicine. He has a PhD in Public Health from Göteborg University and the Nordic School of Public Health. He is a professor of Social Medicine at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. He has worked for the Global TB Programme of WHO for the past 13 years. Among other things, he coordinated the development of a new global TB indictor, and related measurement approaches, for the assessment of the economic impact of TB for patients and households. He has also coordinated policy guidance on health systems strengthening, TB screening, TB elimination in low-incidence countries, management of TB comorbidities, and social interventions to improve TB prevention, treatment uptake and adherence, and financial risk protection.
Prof Lönnroth has conducted extensive epidemiological, health systems and social science research on TB during the past 20 years. He is an acknowledged expert on socioeconomic aspects of TB and has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and many WHO policy documents in this field.