Christine Delisle Nyström

Christine Delisle Nyström

Assistant Professor | Docent
Visiting address: Blickagången 16, 14152 Flemingsberg
Postal address: H7 Medicin, Huddinge, H7 BioNut Löf, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am an Assistant Professor and Docent in Nutrition at the Department of
    Biosciences and Nutrition. I am also an affiliated researcher at the School
    of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Faculty of Health, Deakin University,
    Melbourne, Australia (2019 – 2023).
    Docent in nutrition, Karolinska Institutet, 2022
    PhD in Medical Science, Karolinska Institutet, 2017
    Master of Science in Nutrition, Stockholm University, 2014
    Bachelor of Science (Major: Human Nutritional Science), University of
    Manitoba (Canada), 2011


  • *Research description*
    My research focuses on two areas: (i) the prevention of childhood overweight
    and obesity from a young age focusing on interventions and (ii) surveillance
    of lifestyle behaviours in early childhood.
    */Current projects in the prevention of overweight and obesity/:*
    * /INFANT-Swe (funded by Forte, PI):/ To date, there has been a lack of
    interventions starting in infancy, thus, through my collaboration with
    Professor Kylie Hesketh at Deakin University I am investigating how INFANT
    can be adapted for a Swedish context.
    * /MINISTOP 3.0 (funded by Cancerfonden, PI):/ Is a hybrid type III
    implementation-effectiveness trial focusing on the large-scale
    implementation and real-world effectiveness of MINISTOP. Data collection
    for this project is planned to begin in August 2022.
    * /MINISTOP Plus Program (funded by Region Halland, co-PI):/ Is a pilot
    randomized controlled trial where are investigating the efficacy and
    feasibility of the MINISTOP Plus Program in pre-school children with
    overweight and obesity. Data collection for this project will be initiated
    in September 2022.
    * /Saga Stories in health talks (funded by Cancerfonden, co-PI):/ Data
    collection for this project was initiated in February 2022. Using a type I
    implementation effectiveness trial we aim to evaluate the effectiveness of
    a health promotion talk (Saga Stories in health talks) on parental
    self-efficacy, key dietary indicators, and screen time as well as evaluate
    various implementation outcomes.
    */Surveillance of lifestyle behaviours:/*
    * /Sunrise Sweden (Co-PI):/ The overall aim of this study is to monitor the
    new WHO Global Guidelines for physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and
    sleep for children under five years of age. I led the pilot study which
    was conducted in 2019 and data collection is currently being conducted for
    the main study.
    * /Generation Pep Study:/* *I am involved in planning the objective measures
    for the Generation Pep study.


  • Currently, my teaching is primarily in the Master’s Program in Nutrition
    Science at Karolinska Institutet and in Bachelor’s Program in Nutrition at
    Stockholm University in collaboration with the Department of Biosciences and
    Nutrition. I am a course leader and examiner as well as have experience in
    curriculum and program development.
    */Pedagogical merits:/*
    * Summative Assessment (2 credits), Karolinska Institutet, 2022
    * Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (5 credits), Karolinska
    Institutet, 2021
    * Introductory Doctoral Supervision (1 credit), Karolinska Institutet, 2021


All other publications


  • A mHealth intervention to promote healthy lifestyle behaviours from the start of life: The Health4Life trial
    Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (FORTE)
    1 January 2024 - 1 January 2026
  • Promoting healthy lifestyle behaviours in the first 2000 days of life to prevent overweight and obesity using mHealth interventions in primary CHC
    Karolinska Institutet (Research School in Health Sciences(
    1 September 2023 - 1 September 2027
  • Large-scale implementation of a mHealth obesity prevention program within Swedish primary child healthcare: MINISTOP 3.0
    The Swedish Cancer Society
    1 April 2022 - 31 January 2025
  • The InFANT obesity prevention trial: What we have learnt and how it can be implemented in a Swedish context
    Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (Forte)
    1 January 2019 - 31 January 2022


  • Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Huddinge, Karolinska Institutet, 2024-2028
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Biosciences and Nutrition, Karolinska Institutet, 2024-2024

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2022
  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Karolinska Institutet, 2018

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