Background and activities

Head of HUNT Research Centre and biobank.

PhD in Community Medicine, with main focus related to environment and genetic aspects of overweight and obesity in families participated in the HUNT study. 


Background - education and resume

PhD in Community Medicine - 2019 (NTNU)

Leadership Developement for Administrative Leaders - 2012 (NTNU)

Master of Public Health (MPH) - 2011 (University of Tromsø)

Health management - 2005 (BI)

Veiledningspedagogikk  (Educational guidance) - 2000 (HiNT)

Bachelor of Biomedical laboratory scientist - 1986 (HiST)


Manager HUNT research center, started 1.January 2021

Manager HUNT biobank, started 1.March 2019

Deputy Leader, HUNT research center, 2012-2020

Laboratory Leader, HUNT biobank, 2006-2019

Head of Section, 2005-06, St Olavs Hospital HF, Division of Service and Operations

Bioengineer 1, Medical biochemistry (adminiatration) 2001 - 05, St Olavs Hospital HF

Part-time teacher at Three year undergraduate programme in medical laboratory technology, HiST (2003-05)

Biomedical laboratory scientist, medical biochemistry (laboratory) 1987-2001, St Olavs Hospital HF







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


  • Næss, Marit. (2019) Intergenerational transmission of overweight and obesity in HUNT families - The Nord-Trøndelag Health Study. 2019. ISBN 978-82-326-3780-5.
  • Næss, Marit; Forsmo, Siri. (2012) Ovulation frequency in women of childbearing age attending a population based health survey : the relationship between self-reported cycles and measured serum progesterone levels in The North-Trøndelag health study, The HUNT3-Survey 2006-2008. 2012.