Background and activities

Øivind Rognmo is Researcher at K. G. Jebsen - Center for Exercise in Medicine. His research focus is cardiovascular adaptations of exercise training, from cellular physiology, via clinical adaptations, to benefits on population level.

Ongoing research projects

  • Healthy heart: Organization of a database of 6000 patients at cardiac rehabilitation in Norway.
  • Generation 100 study: A randomized controlled study of the long-term effects of exercise training on mortality in elderly people. 
  • OptimEx: (Optimizing Exercise Training in Prevention and Treatment of Diastolic Heart Failure) An EU-funded multicenter study focusing on exercise as medicine for diastolic heart failure. 



  • 2008: Dr.philos, NTNU. Thesis title: “High-intensity aerobic exercise and cardiovascular health”.
  • 2000: Cand.polit, NTNU. Thesis title: ”Effects of endurance training on muscle blood flow and metabolism studied in the isolated upper arm muscles”.
  • 1998: Cand.mag, NTNU. Topics including sport sciences and biology.

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