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

·       Diabetes

·       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  

 

Education:

·       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

 

Other positions:

·       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

Journal publications