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
- (2021) Current and Future Prevalence Estimates of Mild Cognitive Impairment, Dementia, and Its Subtypes in a Population-Based Sample of People 70 Years and Older in Norway: The HUNT Study. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. vol. 79 (3).
- (2021) Public health in restructuring coastal communities: Generational trends in self-rated health following the decline in small-scale fishing. The HUNT study, Norway. Journal of Rural Studies.
- (2021) Prevalence of mental disorders, suicidal ideation and suicides in the general population before and during the COVID-19 pandemic in Norway: A population-based repeated cross-sectional analysis. The Lancet Regional Health - Europe. vol. 4.
- (2021) Association of engagement in cultural activities with cause-specific mortality determined through an eight-year follow up: The HUNT Study, Norway. PLOS ONE. vol. 16 (3).
- (2021) Gender, marital and educational inequalities in mid- To late-life depressive symptoms: Cross-cohort variation and moderation by urbanicity degree. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. vol. 75 (5).
- (2021) Trends in Disability-Free Life Expectancy (DFLE) from 1995 to 2017 in the older Norwegian population by sex and education: The HUNT Study. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health.
- (2020) Does Dog Ownership Really Prolong Survival?: A Revised Meta-Analysis and Reappraisal of the Evidence. Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. vol. 13 (10).
- (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) Height and body-mass index trajectories of school-aged children and adolescents from 1985 to 2019 in 200 countries and territories: a pooled analysis of 2181 population-based studies with 65 million participants. The Lancet. vol. 396 (10261).
- (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) Does urbanicity modify the relationship between a polygenic risk score for depression and mental health symptoms? Cross-sectional evidence from the observational HUNT Study in Norway. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.
- (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) Repositioning of the global epicentre of non-optimal cholesterol. Nature. vol. 582.
- (2020) Socioeconomic inequalities in the prevalence of complex multimorbidity in a Norwegian population: findings from the cross-sectional HUNT Study. BMJ Open. vol. 10 (6).
- (2020) Socioeconomic position, multimorbidity and mortality in a population cohort, the HUNT Study. Journal of Clinical Medicine. vol. 9 (9).
- (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. vol. 42 (7).
- (2020) Overview of retrospective data harmonisation in the MINDMAP project: process and results. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.
- (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.