Maxim Kan. Photo: Daniel Rossetti/Stockholm University

Maxim Kan

PhD student

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Works at Department of Sociology
Visiting address Universitetsvägen 10 B, plan 8
Room B833
Postal address Sociologiska institutionen, Demografiska avdelningen 106 91 Stockholm

About me

I am a doctoral student in Sociological Demography at the Stockholm University Demography Unit.
I received my MSc in Demography at Stockholm University in 2012. Before starting PhD studies, I have worked for 7 years at a non-profit organization called Population Service International, focusing on public health initiatives (HIV/AIDS prevention, family planning). I oversaw all research and monitored and evaluated activities of the organization in three Central Asian States (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan).



In my dissertation I focus on examining the influence of gender inequality on maternal and reproductive health (MRH) of women in Central Asia. Especially, I focus on the influence of gender inequality on such outcomes as current contraceptive use, fertility intentions and conceptions (including unintended pregnancies and abortions).


Little, K., Kan M., Samoylova O.,  Rsaldinova A., Saliev D., Iskhokov F., Gray R., Hasen N. Implementation experiences and insights from the scale‐up of an HIV assisted partner notification intervention in Central Asia. Journal of the International AIDS Society, Special Issue (2019),

Kan, M., Garfinkel, D., Samoylova, O., Gray, R., Little, K. Social network methods for HIV case‐finding among people who inject drugs in Tajikistan. Journal of the International AIDS Society, Special Issue (2018),

Kan, M., Gall, J., Latypov, A., Gray, R., Alisheva, D., Rakhmatova, K., Sadieva, A. Effective use of naloxone among people who inject drugs (PWID) in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan using pharmacy- and community-based distribution approaches. International Journal of Drug Policy, Special Issue (2014),

Working papers

Kan, M. Ethnic-specific reproductive behavior in Independent Kazakhstan. Stockholm Research Reports in Demography (2012).


Last updated: September 25, 2019

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