Helle Mölsted Alvesson
Senior research specialist
I am a medical anthropologist with a doctoral degree in global health. As the departmental director of education at the Department of Global Public Health I am promoting interdisciplinary and intercultural thinking in our master programs and in my research.
My research focuses on the interface between community- and central-level practices in health and disease. I am specialized in designing and analyzing qualitative data in multi-disciplinary teams in low, middle, and high-income settings. I lead qualitative research studies often nested in complex interventions currently on maternal and child health. My work elucidates how people define, experience, and cope with health concerns, and how people respond to public programs that promote improved human development.
I am the departmental director of education at the Department of Global Public Health (GUA). I give courses on qualitative methods in health on our master programs and supervises doctoral and master students on qualitative research.