Bjørn Hofmann

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Visiting address Kirkeveien 166 Fredrik Holsts hus 0450 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1130 Blindern 0318 OSLO

Academic interests

  • Health technology
  • Philosophy of medicine
  • (Bio)medical ethics
  • Ethics in health technology assessment
  • Philosophy of health sciences and technology

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Courses taught

  • Medical ethics
  • Philosophy of science
  • Philosophy of medicine and health care (basic concepts)
  • Hva er sykdom [Ethical and epistemological challenges with the concept of disease]


  • Ph.D in philosophy of medicine
  • M.Sc. in biomedical engineering
  • Philosophy and history of ideas

Positions held

  • United Nations Scientific Committee for Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR), member of expert group Attribution of health effects to radiation exposure, 2009-2011.
  • Member of the National Board for Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis, 2010-14.
  • Member of the Council for The Norwegian University for Science and Technology’s strategic program for medical technology, Trondheim 2009-2013.
  • Member of working group on newborn screening by the Directorate of Health, 2008.
  • Member of the Directorate for Health and Social Affairs, reference group for biopolitical issues (Bioreferansegruppa), 01.07.2007-01.07.2010.
  • Member of working group in EUNETHTA (European Network for HTA Agencies) in the elaboration of a ”core model” for integrating ethics in health technology assessment, 2006.
  • Board member, Ethics program, University of Oslo, 2006-9.


  • EUNETHTA (European Network for HTA Agencies)
  • Working Group on Ethics i International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessments (INAHTA), 2005-



  • Gransjøen, Ann Mari; Wiig, Siri; Lysdahl, Kristin Bakke & Hofmann, Bjørn (2018). Barriers and facilitators for guideline adherence in diagnostic imaging: an explorative study of GPs’ and radiologists’ perspectives. BMC Health Services Research.  ISSN 1472-6963.  18(556) . doi: 10.1186/s12913-018-3372-7 Show summary
  • Hofmann, Bjørn (2018). Fake facts and alternative truths in medical research. BMC Medical Ethics.  ISSN 1472-6939.  19(4), s 1- 5 . doi: 10.1186/s12910-018-0243-z Full text in Research Archive.
  • Hofmann, Bjørn (2018). Getting personal on overdiagnosis: On defining overdiagnosis from the perspective of the individual person. Journal of Evaluation In Clinical Practice.  ISSN 1356-1294.  24(5), s 983- 987 . doi: 10.1111/jep.13005

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  • Hofmann, Bjørn (2018). DNA-revolusjon: Persontilpassa medisin og anna bruk av genominformasjon.
  • Hofmann, Bjørn (2018). «DNA-revolusjon: Persontilpasset medisin og annen bruk av genominformasjon».
  • Hofmann, Bjørn (2018). Etiske utfordringer med velferdsteknologi for personer med demens.
  • Hofmann, Bjørn (2018, 21. februar). Forskning på diagnoser. [Radio].  NRK Oppland Ettermiddagssendingen.
  • Hofmann, Bjørn (2018). Kunstig moral for kunstig intelligens?.
  • Hofmann, Bjørn (2018). Når vi kan velge morgendagens barn.

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Published Apr. 13, 2011 2:44 PM - Last modified July 6, 2018 11:02 AM