Background and activities

Discipline /work area

I’m gastroenterologist and I’m working with epidemiological and clinical studies of the most common gastrointestinal disorders and cancers. In these studies, we are assessing the occurrence and consequences of these diseases and we are searching for the causes, which might be used in prevention and treatment.

I’m project leader of the coeliac disease project in the Trøndelag Health Study (HUNT), financed by the Research Council of Norway and the Central Norway Regional Health Authority.

I’m also working with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, liver diseases and cancers of the gastrointestinal tract.

I’m supervising Ph.D.-, master- and medical students and I’m teaching medical students in gastroenterology at NTNU/St. Olav’s Hospital and NTNU Link/Levanger Hospital.

Expertise

I’m M.D. and consultant at the Department of Medicine at Levanger Hospital and specialist in internal medicine and gastroenterology.

I’m Ph.D. in public health and I’m working with epidemiological studies based on the Trøndelag Health Study (HUNT) and national health registries in Norway and the Nordic countries.

Background

Education

  • Specialist in internal medicine and gastroenterology – 2017
  • Ph.D. – NTNU – 2014
  • M.D. – University of Oslo – 2005

Work experience

  • Associate professor – HUNT Research Centre, Dept. of Public Health and Nursing, NTNU
  • Consultant – Dept. of Medicine, Levanger Hospital
  • Affiliated researcher – Dept. of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, Karolinska Institute, Sweden (https://medarbetare.ki.se/people/eivnes)
  • Postdoc – Dept. of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, Karolinska Institute, Sweden – 2014-2018
  • Fellow – Dept. of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, St. Olav’s Hospital – 2014-2016
  • Ph.D. student – HUNT Research Centre, Dept. of Public Health, NTNU – 2009-2013
  • Fellow – Dept. of Medicine, Levanger Hospital – 2006-2014

Appointments, prizes and awards

  • Member, Outstanding Academic Fellows Programme 3.0, NTNU (https://www.ntnu.edu/outstanding-academic-fellows-programme/2019-2023)
  • Associate editor, BMC Gastroenterology
  • Board member, Norwegian Gastroenterology Association
  • Member, Research Committee, Nord-Trøndelag Hospital Trust
  • Young Research Talent, Research Council of Norway’s FRIPRO program – 2018
  • Research and Travel Grant, Caroline Musæus Aarsvold’s fund, Norwegian Medical Association – 2014
  • Research Scholarship, Norwegian Gastroenterology Association – 2013
  • Top Abstract Prize, United European Gastroenterology Week, Amsterdam – 2012
  • National Scholar Award, United European Gastroenterology Week, Amsterdam – 2012

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications

Report/dissertation

  • Ness-Jensen, Eivind. (2014) Epidemiology of gastro-oesophageal reflux A prospective population-based cohort study: The HUNT study. 2014. ISBN 978-82-326-0062-5.