Bjørn Morten Hofmann

Adjunct Professor - Centre for Medical Ethics
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Phone +47 22844645
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-



  • Vogt, Henrik & Hofmann, Bjørn Morten (2022). How precision medicine changes medical epistemology: A formative case from Norway. Journal of Evaluation In Clinical Practice. ISSN 1356-1294. doi: 10.1111/jep.13649. Full text in Research Archive

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  • Hofmann, Bjørn Morten (2021). Velferdsteknologi og etikk.
  • Hofmann, Bjørn Morten (2021). Belmont-prinsippene for regulering av forskningsetikk.
  • Hofmann, Bjørn Morten (2021). Etiske problemstillinger ved markedsføring.
  • Hofmann, Bjørn Morten & Nortvedt, Per (2021). Etikk i den kliniske hverdag-refleksjon og praktisk problemløsning.
  • Hofmann, Bjørn Morten (2021). Velferdsteknologi og etikk.
  • Hofmann, Bjørn Morten (2021). Priority groups for COVID-19 vaccination: Ethics, policy and practice in select jurisdictions.
  • Hofmann, Bjørn Morten (2021). Behandler vi for mange, for mye, for tidlig? Om overdiagnostikk, overbehandling og teknologiske tvangstrøyer?
  • Hofmann, Bjørn Morten (2021). Fosterdiagnostikk: Til beste for hvem – i dag ogi morgen?
  • Hofmann, Bjørn Morten (2021). Ethical aspects of health certificates in general and corona certificates in particular.

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