Helena Nordenstedt


Gapminder Foundation



1. Current Status, Position

Mrs Nordenstedt is currently Public Educator at Gapminder and Assistant Professor in Global Health at KI since 2014.

2. Education

Helena Nordenstedt finished her medical degree at the Karolinska Institutet in 2007. The same year she defended her PhD thesis in surgery. Since 2016 she is a specialist physician in internal medicine, working half time at The Department of Internal Medicine at Danderyd University Hospital. In October-November 2014 she worked as a physician in an Ebola treatment centre in Liberia, and in August 2015 in an Ebola treatment centre in Guinea, both missions for Médecins Sans Frontières.

3. Research Area

After defending her thesis in 2007, "Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: Etiological factors", Helena Nordenstedt started studying epidemiology of esophageal, stomach and liver cancer globally. Since 2013 her focus of research has changed to Global health, still with an epidemiological basis. In 2015 received a grant from The Swedish Research Council for a project on cardiovascular diseases in aging HIV patients in Uganda.

4. Conflict of interest: none