Anneli Eriksson

Anneli Eriksson

Research Specialist
Visiting address: Widerströmska huset, Tomtebodavägen 18 A, Plan 4, 17177 Stockholm
Postal address: K9 Global folkhälsa, K9 GPH von Schreeb, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Anneli Eriksson is a research specialist in the research group Global Disaster Medicine - Health Needs and Response at the Department of Global Public Health. Within the research area of global disaster medicine, she focuses particularly on needs assessment, methods for measuring and predicting disaster medicine needs, and evaluation of disaster medicine interventions. She is also programme director of the Erasmus Mundus Master's programme Public Health in Disasters and she is the coordinator for development of education at the Centre for Health Crises.

    In 2020, Anneli defended her doctoral thesis at the University of Bergen. She also holds a Master in International Health and is a trained nurse, specialising in anaesthesia care.

    Anneli has worked with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) since 1995. She has worked on missions in several countries, including several Ebola outbreaks in West and East Africa, and has also served as President of MSF Sweden. She also conducts evaluations of MSF's medical projects.


  • Anneli's research focuses on different ways to predict and measure the severity and needs in different disasters (needs assessment).

    Currently, Anneli is working on the research project Societies at Risk, which is led by Uppsala University and is a collaboration between seven Swedish and foreign universities. The project studies how societies are affected by conflict, focusing on economy, health, socio-psychological factors, access to water, forced displacement and political institutions. Anneli's focus is on health in conflicts.


  • - Public Health in Disasters

    - Actors and Priorities in Disaster Response

    - Evaluation of Humanitarian Assistance


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  • Research Specialist, Department of Global Public Health, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-

Degrees and Education

  • University Diploma, Karolinska Institutet, 2009

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