Background and activities

Eivind Schjelderup Skarpsno is a postdoc at the Department of Public Health and Nursing. He is a part of the research groups “Musculoskeletal Research” and “Epidemiology and Medical Statistics”. He teaches at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and is a representative for the National Research School in Population Based Epidemiology (EPINOR). 

Research interests

  • Sleep problems
  • Chronic pain
  • Epidemiology focusing on lifestyle factors
  • Occupational research

Ongoing studies

  • Time-use domains and health
  • Insomnia symptoms and prognosis of chronic pain
  • Musculoskeletal phenotypes in primary health care
  • Familial risk of chronic pain (family linkage data)


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


  • Skarpsno, Eivind S.; Mork, Paul Jarle; Nilsen, Tom Ivar Lund; Hagen, Knut; Sand, Trond. (2019) The bidirectional association between sleep problems and chronic musculoskeletal pain: influence of lifestyle, physical work exposure and systemic inflammation. 2019. ISBN 978-82-326-4296-0. Doktoravhandlinger ved NTNU (350).