Background and activities
I have been engaged part-time at HUNT Research Centre since 1994, but had in 1989-90 a shorter engagement performing a study on eduction of children with asthma and their parents. I have been project leader of the Lung Study and co-project leader of the Osteoporosis Study in HUNT2, HUNT3 and HUNT4. I have been a member of the management group and leader of the Questionnaire group for both HUNT3 and HUNT4. Since 2007 I have been Leader of HUNT Databank https://hunt-db.medisin.ntnu.no/hunt-db/ .
Otherwise I work two days a week as a general practitioner at Høvdinggården Legekontor, Steinkjer (www.hovdinggarden.no).
Research areas: Epidemiology of obstructive lung diseases, lung function, use of medcation and influence on bone mineral density, osteoporosis, quality in primary health care
Scientific, academic and artistic work
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database
- (2020) Differences in diagnostic patterns of obstructive airway disease between areas and sex in Sweden and Finland - the Nordic EpiLung study. Journal of Asthma.
- (2020) GOLD classifications, COPD hospitalization, and all-cause mortality in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: The HUNT study. The International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. vol. 15.
- (2020) Spirometric Classifications of COPD Severity as Predictive Markers for Clinical Outcomes: The HUNT Study. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
- (2020) Age-of-onset information helps identify 76 genetic variants associated with allergic disease. PLoS Genetics. vol. 16 (6).
- (2020) Parallel gradients in FENO and in the prevalences of asthma and atopy in adult general populations of Sweden, Finland and Estonia — A Nordic EpiLung study. Respiratory Medicine. vol. 173:106160.
- (2020) Is the disease burden from COPD in Norway falling off? A study of time trends in three different data sources. The International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. vol. 15.
- (2020) Sex differences between women and men with COPD: A new analysis of the 3CIA study. Respiratory Medicine. vol. 171:106105.
- (2020) The association between normal lung function and peak oxygen uptake in patients with exercise intolerance and coronary artery disease. PLOS ONE.
- (2020) MEPE loss-of-function variant associates with decreased bone mineral density and increased fracture risk. Nature Communications. vol. 11:4093.
- (2020) The association of anxiety and depression with mortality in a COPD cohort. The HUNT study, Norway. Respiratory Medicine. vol. 171.
- (2019) External Validation and Recalculation of the CODEX Index in COPD Patients. A 3CIAplus Cohort Study. COPD: Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. vol. 16 (1).
- (2019) Comparison of pre‐ and post‐bronchodilator lung function as predictors of mortality: The HUNT Study. Respirology (Carlton South. Print).
- (2019) Asthma, asthma control and risk of acute myocardial infarction: HUNT study. European Journal of Epidemiology (EJE). vol. 34 (10).
- (2019) Asthma, asthma control and risk of ischemic stroke: The HUNT study. Respiratory Medicine: X. vol. 2 (13).
- (2019) Smoking related lung cancer mortality by education and sex in Norway. BMC Cancer. vol. 19 (1).
- (2019) Proton pump inhibitors and fracture risk. The HUNT study, Norway. Osteoporosis International. vol. 31.
- (2019) Circulating markers of cellular immune activation in pre-diagnostic blood sample and lung cancer risk in the Lung Cancer Cohort Consortium (LC3). International Journal of Cancer. vol. 146 (9).
- (2019) Prolonged sitting, its combination with physical inactivity and incidence of lung cancer: Prospective data from the HUNT study. Frontiers in Oncology. vol. 9:101.
- (2019) Circulating high sensitivity C reactive protein concentrations and risk of lung cancer: Nested case-control study within Lung Cancer Cohort Consortium. BMJ. British Medical Journal. vol. 364:k4981.
- (2019) Helicobacter pylori in relation to asthma and allergy modified by abdominal obesity: The HUNT study in Norway. World Allergy Organization Journal. vol. 12 (5).