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.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications


  • Mæland, John Gunnar; Haug, Kjell; Høyer, Georg; Krokstad, Steinar. (2011) Sosialmedisin. Gyldendal Norsk Forlag A/S. 2011. ISBN 9788205399150.

Part of book/report

  • Krokstad, Steinar; Høyer, Georg. (2011) Sosial ulikhet i helse. Sosialmedisin.
  • Sund, Erik Reidar; Krokstad, Steinar. (2009) Sosial kapital : limet som holder folkehelsen sammen?. Sosialepidemiologi - sosiale årsaker til sykdom og helsesvikt.
  • Westin, Steinar; Krokstad, Steinar. (2003) Folkehelse og sosial ulikhet. Helse for de mange. Samfunnsmedisin i Norge.


  • Krokstad, Steinar; Knudtsen, Margunn Skjei. (2011) Folkehelse i endring. Helseundersøkelsen i Nord-Trøndelag. HUNT 1 (1984-86) - HUNT 2 (1995-97) - HUNT 3 (2006-08). 2011. ISBN 978-82-91725-08-6.
  • Krokstad, Steinar; Holmen, Turid Lingaas; Hveem, Kristian; Mangrud, Reidun; Langhammer, Arnulf; Skjetne, Anne-Brit; Stene, Turid Rygg; Holmen, Jostein. (2009) HUNT. Helseundersøkelsen i Nord-Trøndelag. Lokalt, nasjonalt og internasjonalt fremragende. HUNT og NTNU mot 2020. Status og muligheter. 2009.
  • Sund, Erik; Krokstad, Steinar. (2005) Sosiale ulikheter i helse i Norge. En kunnskapsoversikt. 2005.
  • Krokstad, Steinar. (2004) Socioeconomic inequalities in health and disability. Social epidemiology in the Nord-Trøndelag Health Study (HUNT), Norway. Tapir Akademisk Forlag. 2004.


  • Krokstad, Steinar. (2012) Første stopp: Levanger. Trøndelag er den aller første regionen som får besøk av den nye helseministeren, Jonas Gahr Støre. [Internett]. 2012-09-24.

Postal address

Department of Public Health and General Practice Norwegian University of Science and Technology Postboks 8905 7401 Trondheim Norway