Background and activities

Eivind Schjelderup Skarpsno is a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Public Health and Nursing (ISM). 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 steering board member in the National Research School in Population Based Epidemiology (EPINOR). His research focuses on how sleep quality is associed with the risk and prognosis of disease. 

Research interests

  • Sleep problems in all age groups
  • Epidemiological studies
  • Causality in research
  • Sleep and mental health in adolescents
  • Musculoskeletal pain

Ongoing studies

  • Insomnia phenotypes and ill-health
  • Time-use domains of physical behaviour
  • Familial risk of chronic pain (family linkage data)
  • Sleep, occupational rehabilitation and sickness absence


Scientific, academic and artistic work

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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).