Background and activities

Pål Romundstad is  Professor of Epidemiology at the Department of Public Health and General Practice at NTNU. He also holds a position as Research Adviser at St. Olavs Hospital, Trondheim University Hospital.

Main Research Interests:

  • Cancer epidemiology
  • Reproduction and pregnancy
  • Life course and intergenerational studies
  • Mendelian Randomisation

Previous academic positions:   

  • Research fellow, The  Cancer registry of Norway, Oslo
  • Post.doc and scientist (epidemiology), NTNU, Trondheim

Academic degrees:   

  • Dr. Philos., NTNU (2001)
  • MSc in Chemistry,  (1989)

Important publications:

Weedon-Fekjær H, Romundstad PR, Vatten LJ. Modern mammography screening and breast cancer mortality: population study. BMJ 2014;348:g3701

Romundstad PR, Magnussen EB, Smith GD, Vatten LJ.Hypertension in pregnancy and later cardiovascular risk: common antecedents? Circulation. 2010 Aug 10;122(6):579-84.

Romundstad LB, Romundstad PR, Sunde A, During V, Skjærven R, Gunnell D, Vatten LJ. Perinatal outcome after assisted fertilisation: effects of technology or maternal factors? Lancet 2008;372:737-743.

Magnussen EB, Vatten LJ, Lund-Nilsen TI, Salvesen KA, Davey Smith G, Romundstad PR. Prepregnancy cardiovascular risk factors as predictors of pre-eclampsia: population based cohort study. BMJ. 2007;335:978.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications

  • Lønning, Per Eystein; Berge, Elisabet Ognedal; Bjørnslett, Merete Pauline; Minsaas, Laura; Chrisanthar, Ranjan; Vetti, Hildegunn Høberg; Dulary, Cécile; Busato, Florence; Bjørneklett, Silje; Eriksen, Christine; Kopperud, Reidun Kristin; Axcrona, Ulrika; Davidson, Ben; Bjørge, Line; Evans, D. Gareth; Howell, Anthony; Salvesen, Helga; Janszky, Imre; Hveem, Kristian; Romundstad, Pål Richard; Vatten, Lars Johan; Tost, Jörg; Dørum, Anne; Knappskog, Stian. (2018) White blood cell BRCA1 promoter methylation status and ovarian cancer risk. Annals of Internal Medicine. vol. 168 (5).