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  • Signe Svallfors

    Signe Svallfors

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Sociology

    BioDr. Signe Svallfors is a Wallenberg postdoctoral scholar with the Department of Sociology and a Global Health Postdoctoral Affiliate with the Center for Innovation in Global Health (CIGH) at Stanford University.

    Signe’s research concerns the impact of armed conflict and other crises on demographic and health dynamics, particularly in Latin America. Signe has studied topics such as reproductive autonomy, access to healthcare, pregnancy outcomes, family planning, gender norms, sexual and gender minority rights, and gender-based violence, drawing on a combination of nationally representative surveys, spatiotemporal data on violence, and original expert interviews.

    Prior to joining Stanford, Signe was a postdoctoral scholar with the Global and Sexual Health research group at the Department of Global Public Health, Karolinska Institute in Sweden, and a guest researcher at the Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Signe holds a PhD in Sociological Demography from the Department of Sociology, Stockholm University in Sweden.