Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Minttu Rönn works as a Research Associate in the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Minttu is developing a deterministic pair formation model of chlamydia transmission in the heterosexual United States population, which is used to examine the impact of existing and novel intervention strategies.
Minttu completed her PhD in Infectious Disease Epidemiology at Imperial College London. Her PhD thesis examined the re-emergence of lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) and how HIV epidemic in men who have sex with men (MSM) could have contributed to the emergence of a once rare STI. Her PhD work included analysis of the LGV Enhanced Surveillance data from the United Kingdom, a conceptual transmission model of HIV and LGV in MSM and proposing a theoretical framework of the determinants of seroadaptive behaviors in MSM diagnosed with HIV. Minttu has obtained an MPH from Imperial College London, and a BSc in General Microbiology from University of Helsinki.
Prior to joining the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Minttu did a postdoc at Imperial College London where she examined the epidemiological interactions between HIV and HPV, and the potential impact of HPV vaccination in women infected with HIV. In her research, Minttu has conducted systematic reviews and meta-analyses, mathematical modeling of STIs and statistical analyses of surveillance data. Her interests are in STI epidemiology, HIV-STI co-infections, key populations and social determinants of infectious diseases.