Background and activities

Professor MD, PhD. Director, HUNT Research Centre, NTNU. Consultant in Psychiatry, Levanger Hospital, Nord-Trøndelag Health Trust.

PhD in Social Epidemiology / Public Health, research on socio-economic causes of poor health, disease, mortality and disability. Research experience in Psychiatric Epidemiology and Health Services Research. (  

Published several book chapters in social medicine and medical sociology, one of the editors of the new Social Medicine textbook in Norway. (

Project manager (PI) of the Nord-Trøndelag Health Study in 2006-08 (HUNT3), which integrated data from a variety of medical and social science research disciplines. (  Data from HUNT3 have led to extensive research in a wide range of disciplines. In addition, HUNT3 was a population based screening for selected diseases and conditions.

As Head of the HUNT Research Centre since 2008, ( heavily involved in disease prevention and health promotion in partnership with local, regional and national authorities.

Former Specialist in General Practice, now a Specialist and Consultant in Psychiatry.