Bjørn Olav Åsvold
Background and activities
Bjørn Olav Åsvold, MD, PhD, is a Professor of Medicine (Epidemiology) at the HUNT Research Center and the K.G. Jebsen Center for Genetic Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Nursing, NTNU. He is also a Consultant Endocrinologist at St. Olavs Hospital, Trondheim University Hospital.
His main research areas include endocrine and cardiovascular epidemiology using data from the HUNT Study (Nord-Trøndelag Health Study) linked with national health registries. He leads the Mendelian randomization research group at the K.G. Jebsen Center for Genetic Epidemiology.
Specific areas of research include
· Thyroid dysfunction
· Pregnancy complications and cardiovascular risk
· Mendelian randomization studies of cardiometabolic diseases and risk factors
For more information on the HUNT Study, see www.ntnu.edu/hunt
For more information on the K.G. Jebsen Center for Genetic Epidemiology, see www.ntnu.edu/huntgenes
Åsvold is also a member of the Mid-Norway Sepsis Research Group, see www.sepsis.no
· MD, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 2001
· PhD, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 2008
· Specialist certification in internal medicine, 2014
· Specialist certification in endocrinology, 2015
· Chairman, Scandinavian Society for the Study of Diabetes (SSSD)
· Associate Editor, International Journal of Epidemiology
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
- (2021) Risk of hip and forearm fracture in subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus and latent autoimmune diabetes of adults. The HUNT Study, Norway. Bone. vol. 153.
- (2021) Vitamin D status and risk of type 2 diabetes in the Norwegian HUNT cohort study: Does family history or genetic predisposition modify the association?. BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care. vol. 9 (1).
- (2021) Semiquantitative Real-Time PCR to Distinguish Pneumocystis Pneumonia from Colonization in a Heterogeneous Population of HIV-Negative Immunocompromised Patients. Microbiology spectrum. vol. 9 (1).
- (2021) Thyroid function, sex hormones and sexual function: a Mendelian randomization study. European Journal of Epidemiology (EJE). vol. 36 (3).
- (2021) Thyroid hypofunction in aging testicular cancer survivors. Acta Oncologica.
- (2021) Intergenerational polygenic obesity risk throughout adolescence in a cross-sectional study design: The HUNT study, Norway. Obesity.
- (2021) The Role of FER rs4957796 in the Risk of Developing and Dying from a Bloodstream Infection: A 23-Year Follow-up of the Population-based Nord-Trøndelag Health Study. Clinical Infectious Diseases. vol. 73 (2).
- (2021) Evidence of impaired bone quality in men with type 1 diabetes: A cross-sectional study. Endocrine Connections. vol. 10 (8).
- (2021) Low C-peptide together with a high glutamic acid decarboxylase autoantibody level predicts progression to insulin dependence in latent autoimmune diabetes in adults: The HUNT study. Diabetes, obesity and metabolism.
- (2021) Association of Thyroid Dysfunction with Cognitive Function: An Individual Participant Data Analysis. JAMA Internal Medicine.
- (2020) Is disrupted sleep a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease? Evidence from a two-sample Mendelian randomization analysis. International Journal of Epidemiology.
- (2020) Hours lying down per day, as a proxy for sedentary behaviour and risk of diabetes in young and middle-aged adults in Norway: an 11-year follow-up of the HUNT study. BMJ Open. vol. 10 (3).
- (2020) Genetic associations with temporal shifts in obesity and severe obesity during the obesity epidemic in Norway: A longitudinal population-based cohort (the HUNT Study). PLoS Medicine.
- (2020) Separating the genetics of childhood and adult obesity: a validation study of genetic scores for body mass index in adolescence and adulthood in the HUNT Study. Human Molecular Genetics.
- (2020) Avoiding dynastic, assortative mating, and population stratification biases in Mendelian randomization through within-family analyses. Nature Communications. vol. 11.
- (2020) Physical Activity, Genetic Susceptibility, and the Risk of Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults and Type 2 Diabetes. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. vol. 105 (11).
- (2020) Life course trajectories of Maternal Cardiovascular Risk Factors according to Offspring Birthweight: The HUNT Study. Scientific Reports. vol. 10.
- (2020) Normotensive preterm delivery and maternal cardiovascular risk factor trajectories across the life course: The HUNT Study, Norway. Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica.
- (2020) Mendelian randomization study of maternal influences on birthweight and future cardiometabolic risk in the HUNT cohort. Nature Communications. vol. 11:5404.
- (2020) Loss-of-function genomic variants highlight potential therapeutic targets for cardiovascular disease. Nature Communications.