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Professor

Alexandra Krettek

Professor
Department of Community Medicine

Job description:

Course coordinator of the research course “Scientific Writing and Publishing in Health Sciences” (HEL-8026) at the Faculty of Health Sciences. Connected to the research group Arctic Health Research at the Department of Community Medicine; involved in supervising/training PhD-students and developing a PhD-program in North-West Russia.




Research interests

Alexandra's research encompasses biomedical aspects on atherosclerosis development to public health focus with special emphasis on population-based studies for cardiovascular disease prevention. Recently, she has also been involved in projects related to maternal and child health. Since 2008, Alexandra’s research has focused on global health.

Teaching

To date, Alexandra has supervised 13 PhD-students who have successfully defended their doctoral theses. She has also supervised more than 15 BSc, MSc and master theses. Alexandra has extensive teaching and lecturing experience both nationally and internationally.

Publications in CRIStin


  • Kovalenko, Anton Alexandrovich; Anda, Erik Eik; Odland, Jon Øyvind; Nieboer, Evert; Brenn, Tormod; Krettek, Alexandra. Risk Factors for Ventricular Septal Defects in Murmansk County, Russia: A Registry-Based Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2018; Volum 15 (7). ISSN 1660-4601.s doi: 10.3390/ijerph15071320.

  • Oli, Natalia; Vaidya, Abhinav; Pahkala, Katja; Eiben, Gabriele; Krettek, Alexandra. Knowledge, attitude and practice on diet and physical activity among mothers with young children in the Jhaukhel-Duwakot Health Demographic Surveillance Site, Nepal. PLoS ONE 2018; Volum 13 (7). ISSN 1932-6203.s doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0200329.

  • Povlsen, Lene; Aryal, Umesh R; Petzold, Max; Krettek, Alexandra. Adolescents' knowledge and opinions about smoking: A qualitative study from the Jhaukhel-Duwakot Health Demographic Surveillance Site, Bhaktapur District, Nepal. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health 2018; Volum 30 (1). ISSN 0334-0139.s doi: 10.1515/ijamh-2015-0124.

  • Baldursdóttir, Birna K.; Valdimarsdóttir, Heiddis B.; Krettek, Alexandra; Gylfason, Haukur Freyr; Sigfúsdóttir, Inga Dóra. Age-related differences in physical activity and depressive symptoms among 10−19-year-old adolescents: A population based study. Psychology of Sport And Exercise 2017; Volum 28. ISSN 1469-0292.s 91 - 99.s doi: 10.1016/j.psychsport.2016.10.007.

  • Vaidya, Abhinav; Oli, N; Eiben, G; Krettek, Alexandra. The heart-health associated research, dissemination and intervention in the community (HARDIC) trial for nepalese mothers regarding diet and physical activity: A process evaluation. Kathmandu University Medical Journal 2017; Volum 15 (58). ISSN 1812-2027.s 107 - 116.

  • Baldursdottir, Birna; Taehtinen, Richard E; Sigfusdottir, Inga Dora; Krettek, Alexandra; Valdimarsdóttir, Heiddis B.. Impact of a physical activity intervention on adolescents' subjective sleep quality: a pilot study. Global Health Promotion 2017; Volum 24 (4). ISSN 1757-9759.s 14 - 22.s doi: 10.1177/1757975915626112.

  • Choulagai, Bishnu P.; Onta, Sharad; Subedi, Narayan; Bhatta, Dharma N.; Shrestha, Binjwala; Petzold, Max; Krettek, Alexandra. A cluster randomized evaluation of an intervention to increase skilled birth attendant utilization in mid- and far-western Nepal.. Health Policy and Planning 2017; Volum 32 (8). ISSN 0268-1080.s 1092 - 1101.s doi: 10.1093/heapol/czx045.

  • Vaidya, A; Oli, N; Krettek, Alexandra; Elben, G. Preference of Food-items and Physical Activity of Peri-urban Children in Bhaktapur. Journal of Nepal Health Research Council 2017. ISSN 1727-5482.

  • Kharkova, Olga Alexandrovna; Grjibovski, Andrej M; Krettek, Alexandra; Nieboer, Evert; Odland, Jon Øyvind. Effect of Smoking Behavior before and during Pregnancy on Selected Birth Outcomes among Singleton Full-Term Pregnancy: A Murmansk County Birth Registry Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2017; Volum 14 (8). ISSN 1660-4601.s doi: 10.3390/ijerph14080867.

  • Kovalenko, Anton Alexandrovich; Brenn, Tormod; Odland, Jon Øyvind; Nieboer, Evert; Krettek, Alexandra; Anda, Erik Eik. Under-reporting of major birth defects in Northwest Russia: a registry-based study. International Journal of Circumpolar Health 2017; Volum 76. ISSN 1239-9736.s doi: 0.1080/22423982.2017.1366785.

  • Kharkova, Olga Alexandrovna; Grjibovski, Andrej M; Krettek, Alexandra; Nieboer, Evert; Odland, Jon Øyvind. First-trimester smoking cessation in pregnancy did not increase the risk of preeclampsia/eclampsia: A Murmansk County Birth Registry study. (fulltekst) PLoS ONE 2017; Volum 12 (8). ISSN 1932-6203.s doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0179354.

  • Usynina, Anna Alexandrovna; Grjibovski, Andrej M; Krettek, Alexandra; Odland, Jon Øyvind; Kudryavtsev, Alexander Valerievich; Anda, Erik Eik. Risk factors for perinatal mortality in Murmansk County, Russia: a registry-based study. (fulltekst) Global health action 2017; Volum 10 (1). ISSN 1654-9880.s doi: 10.1080/16549716.2017.1270536.

  • Kharkova, Olga Alexandrovna; Krettek, Alexandra; Grjibovski, Andrej; Nieboer, Evert; Odland, Jon Øyvind. Prevalence of smoking before and during pregnancy and changes in this habit during pregnancy in Northwest Russia: a Murmansk county birth registry study. (fulltekst) Reproductive Health 2016; Volum 13. ISSN 1742-4755.s doi: 10.1186/s12978-016-0144-x.

  • Usynina, Anna Alexandrovna; Grjibovski, Andrej; Odland, Jon Øyvind; Krettek, Alexandra. Social correlates of term small for gestational age babies in a Russian arctic setting. International Journal of Circumpolar Health 2016; Volum 75. ISSN 1239-9736.s doi: 10.3402/ijch.v75.32883.

  • Usynina, Anna Alexandrovna; Postoev, Vitaly Alexandrovich; Grjibovski, Andrej; Krettek, Alexandra; Nieboer, Evert; Odland, Jon Øyvind; Anda, Erik Eik. Maternal Risk Factors for Preterm Birth in Murmansk County, Russia: A Registry-Based Study. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology 2016; Volum 30 (5). ISSN 0269-5022.s 462 - 472.s doi: 10.1111/ppe.12304.

  • Shrestha, Binjwala; Onta, Sharad; Choulagai, Bishnu; Paudel, Rajan; Petzold, Max; Krettek, Alexandra. Uterine prolapse and its impact on quality of life in the Jhaukhel-Duwakot Health Demographic Surveillance Site, Bhaktapur, Nepal. Global health action 2015; Volum 8 (28771). ISSN 1654-9880.s doi: 10.3402/gha.v8.28771.

  • Oli, Natalia; Vaidya, Abhinav; Subedi, Madhusudan; Eiben, Gabriele; Krettek, Alexandra. Diet and physical activity for children’s health: a qualitative study of Nepalese mothers’ perceptions. BMJ Open 2015; Volum 5 (9). ISSN 2044-6055.s doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008197.

  • Choulagai, Bishnu P; Aryal, Umesh R; Shrestha, Binjwala; Vaidya, Abhinav; Onta, Sharad; Petzold, Max; Krettek, Alexandra. Jhaukhel-Duwakot Health Demographic Surveillance Site, Nepal: 2012 follow-up survey and use of skilled birth attendants. Global health action 2015; Volum 8:29396. ISSN 1654-9880.s 1 - 11.s doi: 10.3402/gha.v8.29396.

  • Member of research group