Kristi Sidney Annerstedt

Kristi Sidney Annerstedt

Assistant Professor | Docent
Visiting address: Solnavägen 1 E, 11365 Stockholm
Postal address: K9 Global folkhälsa, K9 GPH Schäfer Elinder, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Dr. Kristi Sidney Annerstedt, PhD is an Associate Professor in global health with three interconnected research areas

  • 1) complex behavior
    change interventions, 2) social protection programs to protect against financial hardships and 3) innovating costing methodologies using
    implementation science methodologies. Dr. Annerstedt has experience working in low and middle-income settings from five large EU funded projects MATIND, ALERT, QUALI-DEC, SMART2D, and IMPACT-TB. She also recently began working to prevent childhood obesity in Sweden through the scaling up of The Healthy School Start Programm (En Frisk Skolstart). Her expertise is in economic evaluations (i.e. costing, cost-utility and cost-effectiveness analysis), qualitative methodologies, and evaluating complex interventions. She is an experienced mixed methods researcher with a strong skill set in epidemiological study design (retrospective and prospective cohort and cross-sectional), process evaluations and intervention


  • She is currently working on two implementation projects funded by the EU on maternal health: *ALERT* [1](Action Leveraging Evidence to Reduce perinatal morTality and morbidity in sub-Saharan Africa) and *QUALI-DEC* (Appropriate use of Caesarean section through QUALIty DECision-making by women and providers). She works with the health economic evaluations, developing the theory of change and supporting the process evaluation. She worked on the *IMPACT-TB* [2] project (implementing proven community-based active tuberculosis case finding interventions) in Nepal and Vietnam and with *ExaCT TB *in Uganda on designing an appropriate social protection intervention to support the diagnostic evaluation of TB. She supports the further development of the Social Protection Action Research Knowledge Sharing (*SPARKS* [3]) network as a platform for dissemination and policy translation of research findings from the social protection related work. She recently worked with the *SMART2D * [4] project to address the gaps in the care and management of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in Sweden, Uganda and South Africa. She also works with the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases on elucidating the role of context and theories of change in non-communicable disease (NCDs) implementation research as well as standardizing variables used in diabetes research.


  • Dr. Annerstedt enjoys teaching global health to doctoral students, MSc students and other departments at KI. She also teaches about social protection and social consequences of ill health. She is a course leader for Global Health Economics for doctoral students. She also teaches qualitative research methodologies in the different master's programs at GPH and LIME departments.


All other publications


  • Changemaker: Promoting co-designed sustainable health interventions with young changemakers for reduced risk of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in urban Burkina Faso, Kenya and Tanzania. 2024-2028.
    Swedish Research Council
    1 January 2024 - 31 December 2027


  • Assistant Professor, Department of Global Public Health, Karolinska Institutet, 2020-2025

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2022
  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Karolinska Institutet, 2017
  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Global Public Health, Karolinska Institutet, 2016
  • Degree Of Master Of Medical Science 60 Credits, Karolinska Institutet, 2011

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