Elisabeth Stromme

Ms Elisabeth Stromme

PhD Student
Institution: University of Bergen
Current Insitution Location: Norway

Email: elisabeth.stromme@uib.no
Phone Number: 0047 55 58 63 48
Website: Go to website

Kalfarveien 31, 5020 Bergen, Norway

Migration Health Research Area/Expertise:
I am a PhD student at the University of Bergen, Norway. Our research group is currently running a project on health, access to health care and effect of group-based treatment interventions among Syrian refugees during flight and after resettlement. The Changing Health and health care needs Along the Syrian Refugees’ Trajectories to Norway (CHART) study aims to contribute to evidence necessary development of high quality, equitable health care services – that also benefits newly arrived refugees. We have collected survey data among Syrian refugees in Lebanon in joint effort with the International Organization of Migration (IOM) and will follow this cohort longitudinally. More information at: www.uib.no/en/generalpractice/chart.

I have so far completed one year of the Ph.D. program at the University of Bergen, under the supervision of Dr. Esperanza Diaz, Dr. Bernadette Kumar, and Dr. Lars T. Fadnes. I also volunteer as a physician for undocumented refugees. Prior to my involvement in the CHART study, I was engaged in research on equity and priority in health care as well as clinical work as a family physician. I have also been fortunate to work the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) Jordan, coordinating a survey on contact reasons and outcomes in the health centers in the refugee camps.

Research Focus/Expertise on Relevant Migrant Categories:
International/Cross-Border Migration
Asylum seekers (Adults)
Refugees (Adults)

General Research Focus/Expertise: 
Family medicine
Mental health
Non-communicable diseases (NCD)
Primary health care
Public Health
Refugee health

Relevant Projects

Title Year Published Region/Country Role in the Project Main Outcome Link to Study Reports and publications
Changing Health and health care needs Along the Syrian Refugees’ Trajectories to Norway (CHART) 2017 European Economic AreaNorway
Middle East and North AfricaLebanon
Co-Investigator Burden of ill health, health care needs and quality of life among Syrian refugees during migration and the first year after arrival to Norway. Evaluation of the effect of two group-based treatment interventions for psychological trauma and long-lasting pain among Syrian refugees.