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 project coordinator at the Department of Public Health Sciences, 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.
I am currently involved in global health research projects related to user perceptions of Point of Care Testing in Uganda and Sweden. As investigator on the Swedish site within a research project on self-management of Type 2 diabetes project (SMART2D), I have lead the formative research in the Swedish setting.
I am the departmental director of education at the Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet and leading teaching on qualitative methods in health in the master program of public health and master program in global health.