Helle Mölsted Alvesson
I am a medical anthropologist with a Ph.D in public health. My research focuses on the interface between community- and central-level practices in health and disease. I am specialized in designing and analyzing qualitative data in multi-disciplinary teams in low, middle and high-income settings. I am a senior research specialist at the Department of Global Public Health, Karolinska Institutet where I lead qualitative research studies often nested in complex interventions. My work elucidates how people define, experience, and cope with health concerns, and how people respond to public programs that promote improved human development.
My research is focusing on different participatory methods and co-design processes to understand user perspectives in global public health challenges. I am very interested in implementation science and the steps we need to take to bridge the know-do gap.
I am active in two implementation projects on maternal and newborn health:
ALERT - Action Leveraging Evidence to reduce perinatal Mortality and morbidity in Sub-Saharan Africa - https://alert.ki.se/
QUALI-DEC - Appropriate use of Caesarean section through QUALIty DECision-making by women and providers https://www.ceped.org/fr/
Course leader in Qualitative Methods within the Masters program in Public Health Sciences.
I am the departmental director of education at the Department of Global Public Health, Karolinska Institutet and leading teaching on qualitative methods in health in the master program of public health and master program in global health.