Dr. Bälter is currently a Professor in public Health at Mälardalen University as well as an Associate Professor in the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. She served as a Visiting Professor at Williams College and more recently as a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University, both in the United States. Having begun her studies in nutrition at the University of Stockholm, she completed her PhD in Oncology-Pathology at the Karolinska Institute. She has also completed post-doc work at Harvard University and Boston University.
The focus of her work is sustainable lifestyles. She has completed studies on the short and long term effects of various lifestyle factors on health in large population-based studies. This work is supported by her background in nutritional epidemiology.