Anna Nielsen

Affiliated to research

About me

Research coordinator within the Global and Sexual Health research group at the Department of Global Public Health, Karolinska Institutet.

Nurse/Midwife, Master of Global Health, PhD in Public Health/epidemiology (Karolinska Institutet). Midwife at the Youth Health Clinics, Region Stockholm.

Research description

The focus of my research is sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) including primary and secondary prevention of sexually transmitted infections (STI), and gender-based violence. I have foremost studied SRHR among youth in Sweden, and I am interested in sexual risk-taking,  implementation and evaluation of health interventions.

My PhD thesis (2019) “Chlamydia among youth in Stockholm; testing habits and evaluation of a mobile phone intervention to promote safe sexual practices” focused on understanding how testing services for Chlamydia infection are utilised by youth and how this might subsequent sexual risk-taking. Furthermore, a mobile phone intervention to promote condom use among youth aged 18-23 was developed, implemented, and evaluated in a randomised controlled trial.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Sexual and reproductive health and rights
  • Adolescent health
  • Gender norms and gender-based violence
  • Maternal and child health
  • Epidemiology
  • Global public health
  • mHealth
  • Randomised controlled trials