Background and activities
- Medical studies NTNU 1993 – 1999
- 2000 – 2005: Work as medical doctor
- 2006 – d.d: Employed in Trondheim Kommune, currently working 20-30 % at Strindheim helsestasjon
- 2008 – 2013: PhD in Public Health
- 2014 – : Postdoctoral fellowship
- Main interests: Social medicine, social epidemiology, lifecourse epidemiology, family medicine, paediatrics
PhD in Public Health 2013
Dissertation “Health, school and family factors in adolescence and labour market integration problems in young adulthood” http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:no:ntnu:diva-21577
Social epidemiology, work and health
- Life course influences on mental health and social outcomes in early adulthood (postdoc project)
- Risk and resilience in adolescents and young adults born preterm- A nationwide population-based register study (PhD project Christine Bachmann)
- Health care services under pressure - Consequences for patient flows, efficiency and patient safety (grant from Norwegian Research Council 2016, start 2017)
- Unemployment and mental health (PhD project Silje Kaspersen)
- Gestational age and mortality (Kari Risnes)
- Effects of multicomponent rehabilitation programs for sick listed persons with common somatic and/or mental health problems on return to work; a randomized controlled trial with health-economic evaluation (PhD project Lene Aasdal)
- Follow-up of a cohort of severely injured patients (PhD project Oddvar Uleberg)
Education: Lecture in clinical decision making for medical students. Lecture and participation in ph.d course SMED8002 (Epidemiologi 2). Supervisor/teacher for groups of medical students (problem based learning group).
2014-2015: Involved in HUNT4 (Nord-Trøndelag Health Study), participant in group assessing scientific content for Ung-HUNT4 (adolescent survey), and in groups responsible for the questionnaires for HUNT4 and Ung-HUNT4.
Medical and academic interests
Paediatrics, social medicine, family medicine, preventive medicine
Social epidemiology, life-course epidemiology, health services research, health inequalities, epidemiological modelling, STATA.
Methods and data in use
- National register data and linkages( FD-Trygd, Medical Birth Registry, The Cause of Death Registry, Prescription Database)
- Epidemiological methods; sibling comparison, multilevel analysis
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
- (2017) Associations Between the Readiness for Return to Work Scale and Return to Work: A Prospective Study. Journal of occupational rehabilitation.
- (2017) Effect of Inpatient Multicomponent Occupational Rehabilitation Versus Less Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation on Sickness Absence in Persons with Musculoskeletal- or Mental Health Disorders: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Journal of occupational rehabilitation.
- (2017) Anxiety and depression symptoms and alcohol use among adolescents - a cross sectional study of Norwegian secondary school students. BMC Public Health.
- (2017) Employees' drug purchases before and after organizational downsizing: a natural experiment on the Norwegian working population (2004-2012). Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health. vol. 43 (4).
- (2017) Trauma care in a combined rural and urban region: an observational study. Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica. vol. 61 (3).
- (2017) Temporal changes in health within 5 years before and after disability pension-the HUNT Study. European Journal of Public Health. vol. 27 (4).
- (2016) Effects of Inpatient Multicomponent Occupational Rehabilitation versus Less Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation on Somatic and Mental Health: Secondary Outcomes of a Randomized Clinical Trial. Journal of occupational rehabilitation.
- (2016) Unemployment and initiation of psychotropic medication: a case-crossover study of 2 348 552 Norwegian employees. Occupational and Environmental Medicine. vol. 73.
- (2016) Health and unemployment: 14 Years of follow-up on job loss in the Norwegian HUNT Study. European Journal of Public Health. vol. 26 (2).
- (2016) Premature adult death in individuals born preterm: A sibling comparison in a prospective nationwide follow-up study. PLoS ONE. vol. 11 (11).
- (2016) Health care contact following a new incident neck or low back pain episode in the general population; the HUNT study. BMC Health Services Research. vol. 16:81.
- (2015) Helse i ungdomstiden og senere trygdeytelser – HUNT-studien :. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. vol. 135 (10).
- (2015) Psychosocial working conditions and sickness absence in a general population: A cohort study of 21,834 workers in Norway (The HUNT Study). Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. vol. 57 (4).
- (2013) High school dropout and long-term sickness and disability in young adulthood: a prospective propensity score stratified cohort study (the Young-HUNT study). BMC Public Health. vol. 13.
- (2013) Adolescent Health and High School Dropout: A Prospective Cohort Study of 9000 Norwegian Adolescents (The Young-HUNT). PLoS ONE. vol. 8 (9).
- (2013) Medical benefits in young Norwegians and their parents, and the contribution of family health and socioeconomic status. The HUNT Study, Norway. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. vol. 41 (5).
- (2013) Work environment and disability pension - an 18-year follow-up study in a Norwegian working population. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. vol. 41 (6).
- (2012) School dropout: a major public health challenge: a 10-year prospective study on medical and non-medical social insurance benefits in young adulthood, the Young-HUNT 1 Study (Norway). Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. vol. 66 (11).
- (2012) Adolescent health is associated with high school dropout, independent of parental socioeconomic status: a prospective population study, The Young-HUNT 1 study (Norway). European Journal of Public Health. vol. 22.
- (2012) The welfare burden of adolescent anxiety and depression: a prospective study of 7500 young Norwegians and their families: the HUNT study. BMJ Open. vol. 2 (6).