I obtained my UC in Nursing from University College of Health Sciences in Stockholm, Sweden in 1985 and worked clinically for more than ten years as an RN within the academic hospital system in the Stockholm area. I have held different positions as a nurse within the fields of hematology, clinical immunology and sexually transmissible infections including HIV. As a Research Coordinator I coordinated several phase II and III clinical trials in the fields of anti-retroviral therapy and therapeutic HIV vaccines. Doing translational research within the HIV field, I completed an MSc in Chemistry at Stockholm University in 2001 and a PhD in Nursing at Karolinska Institutet in 2003. At present, I am a Docent (Associate Professor) in Care Sciences and holds a position as Senior Lecturer in Nursing at Karolinska Institutet where I am joint lead of the Division of Innovative Care Research focusing on interdiciplinary health care science research and on improving its translation into practice by linking research, education and practice. I am affiliated to the Lampic & Wettergren research group and have a clinical affiliation to the Department of Infectious Diseases at Karolinska University Hospital. Since 2013, I am also holding a part-time position as Reader in Nursing at the School of Health Sciences at City, University of London, United Kingdom.
Medicine doktor, Karolinska Institutet, 2003
Filosofie magister i kemi, Stockholms universitet, 2001
Sjuksköterskeexamen/legitimerad sjuksköterska, Stockholms läns landstings vårdhögskola, 1985
With university degrees in both nursing and natural sciences (Chemistry), Lars' scientific profile has developed towards the branch in care science established as biobehavioural nursing research or translational nursing research. Even if there is no absolute consensus, biobehavioural nursing research could be defined as research that strives towards increased understandings of the links between biologic, behavioural and social manifestations of vulnerability and risk in different populations. Early in his research career, he combined scientific activity within nursing and biomedicine, mainly in the areas of HIV and sexual health. After the dissertation work, his research line has expanded to include studies of populations with other long-lasting or chronic conditions. He is PI for studies investigating quality of life, stigma and illness perception in children, young adults and adults with HIV infections and adults with MRSA infections. Furthermore, he is a joint PI for a translational nursing research project on the early signs of lung cancer.
Current and Recently Completed Grants / Activities
To grow up with an innate or early acquired HIV infection supported by a doctoral student grant from the National Research School of Health Care Sciences, Karolinska Institutet and a project grant from Kempe-Carlgrenska Foundation (PI).
Disease-related stigma and quality of life in people living with MRSA or HIV infection - supported by a doctoral student grant from the National Research School of Health Care Sciences, Karolinska Institutet (PI).
To live with HIV in Sweden - a national survey on commission by the Swedish Institute for Communicable Disease Control (co-investigator).
Mapping of prediagnostic health changes: development and use of an instrument to link subjective experience with clinical, metabolic and molecular changes to facilitate early detection of lung cancer - supported by the Swedish Cancer Society, the Vårdal Foundation and the Swedish Research Council (joint PI).
Life interrupted the impact of cancer on fertility and sexuality among adolescents and young adults - supported by the Swedish Cancer Society and the Swedish Childhood Cancer Foundation (co-investigator).
Living with chronic or long-lasting conditions, Quality of life, Disease-related stigma, Sexual and reproductive health, HIV, MRSA, HPV, Cancer survivorship, Translational nursing research, Biomarker research, Symptom research, Patient reported outcomes, Surveys, Internet-based focus groups
Eriksson LE, Berglund L. Health situation among men who have sex with men [in Swedish]. Basis report for Swedish National Institute for Public Health. Homosexuals' bisexuals' and trans persons' health situation. Report A 2005:19.
Eriksson LE "Positive life - an international knowledge review on investigating quality of life and life situation in persons living with HIV" [in Swedish], report, Swedish Institute for Communicable Disease Control, 2012.
Eriksson LE and Nilsson Schönnesson L "Nurse led drop-in clinic for structured HIV counselling and rapid testing" [in Swedish] report, 2009, South Stockholm General Hospital.
Eriksson LE, Nilsson Schönnesson L, Karlsson A "Experiences of HIV testing and effects of structured counselling and rapid HIV test versus conventional HIV test with regards to HIV knowledge, attitudes, risk taking and anxiety"[in Swedish] project report for Swedish National Bord for Health and Welfare 2007.
Akademiska priser och utmärkelser
Docent i vårdvetenskap, Karolinska Institutet, 2009
Motivators and barriers for HIV testing among men who have sex with men in Sweden
Journal of clinical nursing 2016;25(23-24):3605-3618
Online Focus Group Discussion is a Valid and Feasible Mode When Investigating Sensitive Topics Among Young Persons With a Cancer Experience
JMIR research protocols 2016;5(2):e86-
The role of illness perceptions in adherence to surveillance in patients with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP)
Correlates of ever had sex among perinatally HIV-infected adolescents in Uganda
Reproductive health 2015;12():96-
Development and psychometric testing of a barriers to HIV testing scale among individuals with HIV infection in Sweden; The Barriers to HIV testing scale-Karolinska version
Health and quality of life outcomes 2015;13():185-
Legal guardians understand how children with the human immunodeficiency virus perceive quality of life and stigma
Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992) 2015;104(9):940-7
Reproductive health and lifestyle factors associated with health-related quality of life among perinatally HIV-infected adolescents in Uganda
Health and quality of life outcomes 2015;13():170-
Six years beyond pediatric trauma: child and parental ratings of children's health-related quality of life in relation to parental mental health
Quality of life research : an international journal of quality of life aspects of treatment, care and rehabilitation 2015;24(11):2689-99
Experiences of dementia in a foreign country: qualitative content analysis of interviews with people with dementia
BMC public health 2014;14():794-
Immunotherapy with an HIV-DNA Vaccine in Children and Adults
Intersectional perspectives on family involvement in nursing home care: rethinking relatives' position as a betweenship
Nursing inquiry 2014;21(3):227-37
Living with diabetes - development of learning patterns over a 3-year period
International journal of qualitative studies on health and well-being 2014;9():24375-
Psychometric evaluation of the HIV stigma scale in a Swedish context
PloS one 2014;9(12):e114867-
'Will I be able to have a baby?' Results from online focus group discussions with childhood cancer survivors in Sweden
Human reproduction (Oxford, England) 2014;29(12):2704-11
Adolescents' and young adults' experiences of childhood cancer: descriptions of daily life 5 years after diagnosis
Cancer nursing 2013;36(5):400-7
Being perceived as a 'visitor' in the nursing staff's working arena--the involvement of relatives in daily caring activities in nursing homes in an urban community in Sweden
Scandinavian journal of caring sciences 2013;27(3):677-85
Experiences of living with dementia: qualitative content analysis of semi-structured interviews
Journal of clinical nursing 2013;22(21-22):3032-41
Experiences of young adults growing up with innate or early acquired HIV infection--a qualitative study
Journal of advanced nursing 2013;69(6):1357-65
Psychometric properties of a short version of the HIV stigma scale, adapted for children with HIV infection
Health and quality of life outcomes 2013;11():195-
An exploration of patient-reported symptoms in systemic lupus erythematosus and the relationship to health-related quality of life
SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY 2012;41(5):383-90
Living in a paradox - women's experiences of body and life-world after meningioma surgery
JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING 2012;68(3):559-68
Patients with genetic cancer undergoing surveillance at a specialized clinic rate the quality of their care better than patients at non-specialized clinics
SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY 2012;47(10):1226-33
Lipoatrophy of the Footpad in HIV-Treated Patients Is Associated With Increased PAI-1
BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH FOR NURSING 2011;13(1):89-96
Self-Reported Abdominal Symptoms in Relation to Health Status in Adult Patients With Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
DISEASES OF THE COLON & RECTUM 2011;54(7):863-9
Long-Term Survivors of Childhood Cancer Report Quality of Life and Health Status in Parity With a Comparison Group
PEDIATRIC BLOOD & CANCER 2010;55(2):337-43
Outcomes in Pediatric Trauma Care in the Stockholm Region
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF TRAUMA AND EMERGENCY SURGERY 2010;36(4):308-17
Autoimmunogenicity of the helix-loop-helix DNA-binding domain
MOLECULAR IMMUNOLOGY 2009;46(7):1467-80
Magnitude and Determinants of CD4 Recovery After HAART Resumption After 1 Cycle of Treatment Interruption
JAIDS-JOURNAL OF ACQUIRED IMMUNE DEFICIENCY SYNDROMES 2009;52(5):588-94
Broad Immunogenicity of a Multigene, Multiclade HIV-1 DNA Vaccine Boosted with Heterologous HIV-1 Recombinant Modified Vaccinia Virus Ankara
JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES 2008;198(10):1482-90
Factors of importance for work satisfaction among nurses in a university hospital in Sweden
SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF CARING SCIENCES 2008;22(2):151-60
Predictors of nurses' perceptions of barriers to research utilization
JOURNAL OF NURSING MANAGEMENT 2008;16(3):305-14
Candidate HIV-1 gpl40 Delta V2, gag and tat vaccines protect against experimental HIV-1/MuLV challenge
Evaluation of immunogenicity and efficacy of combined DNA and adjuvanted protein vaccination in a human immunodeficiency virus type 1/murine leukemia virus pseudotype challenge model
Health-related quality of life in homo- and bisexual men attending a sexually transmitted disease clinic in Sweden
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF STD & AIDS 2007;18(3):207-11
The two-year impact of first generation protease inhibitor based antiretroviral therapy (PI-ART) on health-related quality of life
Health and quality of life outcomes 2005;3():32-
Why do nurses at a university hospital want to quit their jobs?
Journal of nursing management 2005;13(4):329-37
Genetic immunization is augmented by murine polyomavirus VP1 pseudocapsids
HIV type 1 DNA development during long-term supervised therapy interruption
AIDS RESEARCH AND HUMAN RETROVIRUSES 2003;19(4):259-65
The health-related quality of life in a Swedish sample of HIV-infected persons
JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING 2000;32(5):1213-23
Long-term immunotherapy in HIV infection, combined with short-term antiretroviral treatment
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF STD & AIDS 1999;10(8):514-21