Background and activities

MD, phD. Postdoctoral fellow.


Medical candidate, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), 2008

PhD candidate at department of public health and general practice, NTNU, 2011-2016.

Postdoctoral fellow, Department of public health and nursing, NTNU, 2016 to present.


Research group:

Social epidemiology, work and health



I did my PhD project on work disability, particularly within couples.

I am currently a postdoctoral fellow in a project performed in cooperation between NTNU and Norwegian institute of public health. The aim is to study consequences of obesity, using genetic instrumental variables (Mendelian randomisation). Briefly, this method uses genetically determined variation in an exposure (in this case obesity) to avoid common biases when using observational studies to make causal inference.

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


  • Vie, Gunnhild Åberge; Bjørngaard, Johan Håkon; Johnsen, Roar. (2016) Darlings and disability - perceived health in couples and disability pension receipt. 2016. ISBN 978-82-326-1464-6.