Elin Larsson

Elin Larsson

Principal Researcher
Visiting address: Widerströmska huset Tomtebodavägen 18 A, plan 3, 17165 Solna
Postal address: K9 Global folkhälsa, K9 GPH Ekström Larsson, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Associate professor and a principle researcher in global sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), the vice research group leader and a team leader. in 

  • the Global and Sexual Health research group 
  • at the Department of Global Public Health, and affiliated to the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health

  • Post doc positions:

    • Dept. of Women’s and Children’s Health, Uppsala University (2016-2018)
    • Dept. of Women’s and Children’s Health, Karolinska Institutet (2014-2016)


  • Vinnvård Fellowship (2016-2019)
    Associate Professor in Global Health, Uppsala University (2019)
    Pharmacist (MSc), Uppsala University (2006)
    PhD in Medical Science, Dept. of Global Public Health, Karolinska Institutet. Thesis title: “Missed opportunities prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Uganda” (2012)


  • My research focus on migrants and SRHR as well as contraception and abortion, HPV vaccination and prevention, both in low- and middle-income contexts, and in Sweden and Europe. I'm using co-design methods to improve SRHR care in Sweden and Sub-Saharan Africa.  

  • supervise doctoral students in Sweden and in Sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia.As part of my engagement in reseach and education within SRHR I am part of the management committee of the Academic Network for SRHR Policy (ANSER).


  • The core of my teaching is in sexual and reproductive health and rights from a global health perspective, supervision of doctoral and master students as well as research methods. I am the course leader for the course "Collecting and organizing epidemiological data" (7.5 ECT credits, code: 4FH084).


  • My teaching includes lectures and seminars at undergraduate and graduate courses (masters and PhD). When teaching I have used “traditional”
    lecturing, workshops, seminars, blended learning including e-learning. Ihave initiated a doctoral course in SRHR, a joint course within the ANSER


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  • Principal Researcher, Department of Global Public Health, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-
  • Principal Researcher, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Karolinska Institutet, 2024-2026

Degrees and Education

  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Global Public Health, Karolinska Institutet, 2012

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