Background and activities
Professor in Social Medicine, MD, PhD, HUNT Research Centre, Department of Public health and nursing, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, NTNU, Norway. https://www.ntnu.edu/hunt
Former Specialist in General Practice, now a Specialist and Consultant in Psychiatry, Levanger Hospital, Nord-Trøndelag Health Trust, Norway.
Personal interview in the Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26534808/
Founder and leader for the Trøndelag Public Health Alliance since 2016.
Co-founder and Deputy Chairman of the Board og National Competebnce Centre for Arts and Health, Norrway. https://kulturoghelse.no/
PhD in Social Epidemiology / Public Health, research on socio-economic causes of poor health, disease, mortality and disability. Research experience in risc factor epidemiology, psychiatric epidemiology, geriatric epidemiology, occupational health, technology and health services research. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Krokstad+Steinar)
Published several book chapters in social medicine and medical sociology, one of the editors of the new Social Medicine textbook in Norway. (http://www.gyldendal.no/Gyldendal-Akademisk/Medisin/Sosialmedisin)
The HUNT Study
Project manager (PI) of the Nord-Trøndelag Health Study in 2006-08 (HUNT3), and Director of the HUNT Research Centre during the HUNT4 data collection (2017-19), which integrated data from a variety of medical and social science research disciplines (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22879362). Data from HUNT have led to extensive research in a wide range of disciplines, over 200 PhDs are based on the data. In addition, HUNT is a population based screening for selected diseases and conditions.
International research collaboration
Preventive medicine and health promotion
As Head of the HUNT Research Centre 2008 - 2020, (http://www.ntnu.edu/hunt) heavily involved in disease prevention and health promotion in partnership with local, regional and national authorities.
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
- (2020) Understanding coastal public health: Employment, behavioural and psychosocial factors associated with geographical inequalities. The HUNT study, Norway. Social Science and Medicine. vol. 264.
- (2020) Cultural participation and all-cause mortality, with possible gender differences: an 8-year follow-up in the HUNT Study, Norway. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. vol. 74 (8).
- (2020) Associations between complex multimorbidity, activities of daily living and mortality among older Norwegians. A prospective cohort study: the HUNT Study, Norway. BMC Geriatrics. vol. 20.
- (2020) Prevalence, clustering and combined effects of lifestyle behaviours and their association with health after retirement age in a prospective cohort study, the Nord-Trøndelag Health Study, Norway. BMC Public Health.
- (2020) Socioeconomic position, multimorbidity and mortality in a population cohort, the HUNT Study. Journal of Clinical Medicine.
- (2020) The diffusion of innovative diabetes technologies as a fundamental cause of social inequalities in health. The Nord‐Trøndelag Health Study, Norway. Sociology of Health and Illness.
- (2019) 29 recommendations to combat social inequalities in health. The Norwegian Council on Social Inequalities in Health. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. vol. 47 (6).
- (2019) Rising rural body-mass index is the main driver of the global obesity epidemic in adults. Nature. vol. 569.
- (2019) How to evaluate the effect of seven years of The Norwegian School Fruit Scheme (2007-14) on fruit, vegetables, snacks consumption and weight status- A natural experiment. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health.
- (2019) Factors associated with elevated consumption of alcohol in older adults-comparison between China and Norway: the CLHLS and the HUNT Study. BMJ Open. vol. 9 (8).
- (2019) May telephone surveys provide reliable public health surveillance data for municipalities? Mode effects differ between categories of questions. The HUNT Study, Norway. Norsk Epidemiologi. vol. 28 (1-2).
- (2019) Factors associated with alcohol consumption and prescribed drugs with addiction potential among older women and men – the Nord-Trøndelag health study (HUNT2 and HUNT3), Norway, a population-based longitudinal study. BMC Geriatrics. vol. 19.
- (2019) Mortality in older adults with frequent alcohol consumption and use of drugs with addiction potential – The Nord Trøndelag Health Study 2006-2008 (HUNT3), Norway, a population-based study. PLOS ONE. vol. 14 (4).
- (2018) Contributions of mean and shape of blood pressure distribution to worldwide trends and variations in raised blood pressure: A pooled analysis of 1018 population-based measurement studies with 88.6 million participants. International Journal of Epidemiology. vol. 47 (3).
- (2018) MINDMAP: Establishing an integrated database infrastructure for research in ageing, mental well-being, and the urban environment. BMC Public Health. vol. 18:158.
- (2018) Can socioeconomic health differences be explained by physical activity at work and during leisure time? Rationale and protocol of the active worker individual participant meta-analysis. BMJ Open. vol. 8 (10).
- (2018) Formal volunteer activity and psychological flourishing in Scandinavia: Findings from two cross-sectional rounds of the European social survey. Social Currents.
- (2018) Decennial trends and inequalities in healthy life expectancy: The HUNT Study, Norway. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. vol. 46 (1).
- (2018) Factors associated with basic and instrumental activities of daily living in elderly participants of a population-based survey: The Nord-Trøndelag Health Study, Norway. BMJ Open. vol. 8 (3).
- (2018) Innovative technologies and social inequalities in health: A scoping review of the literature. PLOS ONE. vol. 13:e0195447 (4).