Assistant Professor of Global Health at Karolinska Institutet
Helena Nordenstedt is an assistant professor of Global health at Karolinska Institutet. Helena received her medical degree at Karolinska Institutet in 2007, the same year as she defended her PhD thesis in epidemiology/surgery. In 2009-2010 she did a Postdoc at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA, focusing on epidemiology of esophageal, stomach and liver cancer. In the middle of her internal medicine residency, in 2012, she took a sabbatical year to work as a rural physician first in Norway and then for 6 months in a district hospital in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Currently she is working part time as an assistant professor where she is the course coordinator for a large undergraduate course in Global health. She is also working part time as a resident physician in the Department for Internal Medicine at Danderyd University Hospital. Her research today focuses on non-communicable diseases in a global context and attitudes towards health aid.