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About me

I am Affiliated Researcher at KI working with aetiology, occurrence and prevention of upper gastrointestinal diseases and cancers, using Norwegian and Swedish population-based studies and national registries.

I am also Consultant in Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Internal Medicine at Levanger Hospital, Nord-Trøndelag Hospital Trust, in Levanger, Norway, and Associate Professor in Medicine at NTNU, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Levanger/Trondheim, Norway

I have done my Ph.D. at NTNU on the epidemiology of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD) using a large prospective cohort study from Norway, the HUNT study, and my Postdoc was done at KI on the epidemiology of Barrett's oesophagus and oesophageal adenocarcinoma.


M.D. – University of Oslo – 2005
Ph.D. – Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim – 2014

Academic honours, awards and prizes

Top Abstract Prize, United European Gastroenterology Week 2012, Amsterdam
National Scholar Award, United European Gastroenterology Week 2012, Amsterdam

Research Scholarship, Norwegian Gastroenterology Association, 2013

Research and travel grant, Norwegian Medical Association, 2014

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