Liselotte Schäfer Elinder

Liselotte Schäfer Elinder

Adjunct Professor | Docent
Telephone: 072-526 69 91
Visiting address: Solnavägen 1 E, 11365 Stockholm
Postal address: K9 Global folkhälsa, K9 GPH Schäfer Elinder, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am an adjunct professor in Public Health Sciences at the Department of Global Public Health [1] and leader of the reserach group Community Nutrition and Physical Activity [2]. I am also employed at the Centre for Epidemiology and Community Medicine, Region Stockholm [3] working with health promotion and disease prevention. In 1990 I joined Karolinska Institutet as a postdoc researcher in the area of atherosclerosis research. In 1997 I became an associate professor in biochemistry. In 1998 I got the opportunity to widen my competence in the area of public health by joining the Swedish National Institute of Public Health as head of the Unit for Diet and Physical Activity where I was engaged in the development of the Swedish Public Health Policy adopted in 2003. For 3 years, I served an adviser to the WHO Europe office in nutrition and physical activity. In 2006 I joined the Centre for Public Health in Stockholm County as head of the Unit for Applied Nutrition. In 2009, I returned to Karolinska Institutet as vice head for the Division of Intervention and Implementation Research, Department of Public Health Sciences and became adjunct senior lecturer in intervention and implementation research in 2013. In 2017 I was awarded professor in Public Health Sciences at the Department of Global Public Health.
    I have a master degree in Experimental biology from Odense University, Denmark, and a PhD in Medical Biochemistry from Århus University and the
    Academy of Technical Sciences, Denmark.


  • *My research focuses on three main areas:*
    * Epidemiological studies of healthy and sustainable dietary habits and physical activity and their upstream determinants
    * Multidisciplinary research on the development, implementation and evaluation of interventions and tools to promote health and prevent obesity and
    chronic diseases
    * Commissioned assignments within the group’s research competence


  • *Main activities:*
    * Intervention and Implementation Research course 2454 (third cycle). Lecturer and examiner (7.5 ECTS)
    * Implementation and evaluation course in the Master of Public Health health promotion track, course leader and lecturer (7 ECTS)
    * Health, environment and society, medical students, lecturer


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  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Global Public Health, Karolinska Institutet, 2017-2025

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 1997

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