Mai-Lis Hellenius

Mai-Lis Hellenius

Affiliated to Research | Docent
Visiting address: Norrbacka S1:02, Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset Solna, 17176 Stockholm
Postal address: K2 Medicin, Solna, K2 Kardio Pernow J, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Since I started out as a researcher in 1987, my research and that of my colleagues has been focused on cardiovascular prevention and the role of lifestyle in cardiovascular health, with a special interest in physical activity and nutrition. For scientific production, please view the publication list.

    My research group collaborates closely with several other research groups in epidemiology, health economics, metabolism, molecular biology, and molecular genetics at Karolinska Institutet, Uppsala University, GIH – the Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences, and Umeå University. We also have collaborations with research groups internationally.

    I have delivered about 150 scientific presentations as an invited speaker at international meetings and about 450 presentations at national scientific meetings. In addition to these overview lectures, I have also presented my own work in the form of some 70 abstracts at scientific meetings.

    Throughout my career, I have also engaged with the wider society and shared my knowledge of the importance of lifestyle for health. I have contributed to countless newspaper articles, radio and TV features, cookbooks, and self-help programs.


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  • Affiliated to Research, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-2025

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 1999

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