Assistant Professor in Global Health at KI since 2014.
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Helena Nordenstedt finished her medical degree at the Karolinska Institutet in 2007. The same year she defended her PhD thesis in surgery with Professor Jesper Lagergren as main supervisor. After medical internship (AT) she spent 6 months in 2009-2010 at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA as a postdoc under the supervision of Professor Hashem El-Serag.
In 2012, after working as a physician in a district hospital in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo for Médecins Sans Frontières, she is currently working as an Assistant Professor in Global Health. 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.
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, working closely with Professor Anna Mia Ekström.
In 2015 received a grant from The Swedish Research Council for a project on cardiovascular diseases in aging HIV patients in Uganda.
Lately Helena has been working closely with Karin Båge, Hans Rosling and other collegues, on a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in Global health.
Together with Anna Mia Ekström, since 2013, Helena is responsible for a 5-week elective undergraduate course in Global health, with 70-90 students each semester, who spend 2 weeks of the course in a low-income country like Uganda, Tanzania, Vietnam and Laos.
In 2016 she was responsible for the 2-week Non-Communicable Diseases, Injuries and Disasters course, which is part of the Master of Global Health at KI.
A population-based study of gastroesophageal reflux disease and sleep problems in elderly twins
PloS one 2012;7(10):e48602-
Expression of Androgen Receptors in Barrett Esophagus
JOURNAL OF CLINICAL GASTROENTEROLOGY 2012;46(3):251-2
Gallstones and cholecystectomy in relation to risk of intra- and extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma
BRITISH JOURNAL OF CANCER 2012;106(5):1011-5
Physical activity, obesity and gastroesophageal reflux disease in the general population
World journal of gastroenterology 2012;18(28):3710-4
The association between Barrett's esophagus and Helicobacter pylori infection: a meta-analysis
Twelve tips for conducting a postgraduate course on study design and study protocol writing for the medical profession
MEDICAL TEACHER 2012;34(1):25-9
Increased risk of hepatocellular carcinoma after cholecystectomy
BRITISH JOURNAL OF CANCER 2011;105(1):154-6
Oesophageal adenocarcinoma: The new epidemic in men?
The influence of age, sex, and race on the incidence of esophageal cancer in the United States (1992--2006)
SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY 2011;46(5):597-602
Sex-specific exposure prevalence of established risk factors for oesophageal adenocarcinoma
BRITISH JOURNAL OF CANCER 2010;103(5):735-40
The changing pattern of epidemiology in hepatocellular carcinoma
Digestive and liver disease : official journal of the Italian Society of Gastroenterology and the Italian Association for the Study of the Liver 2010;42 Suppl 3():S206-14
A Population-Based Study Showing an Association Between Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and Sleep Problems
CLINICAL GASTROENTEROLOGY AND HEPATOLOGY 2009;7(9):960-5
Environmental factors in the etiology of gastroesophageal reflux disease
Expert review of gastroenterology & hepatology 2008;2(1):93-103
Postmenopausal hormone therapy as a risk factor for gastroesophageal reflux symptoms among female twins
Severe symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease are associated with cardiovascular disease and other gastrointestinal symptoms, but not diabetes: a population-based study
ALIMENTARY PHARMACOLOGY & THERAPEUTICS 2008;27(1):58-65
Helicobacter pylori infection and gastroesophageal reflux in a population-based study (The HUNT study)
Lifestyle factors and risk for symptomatic gastroesophageal reflux in monozygotic twins
Relation between gastroesophageal reflux symptoms and socioeconomic factors: A population-based study (the HUNT study)
CLINICAL GASTROENTEROLOGY AND HEPATOLOGY 2007;5(9):1029-34
Severe gastro-oesophageal reflux symptoms in relation to anxiety, depression and coping in a population-based study
ALIMENTARY PHARMACOLOGY & THERAPEUTICS 2007;26(5):683-91