Haakon Eduard Meyer

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Phone +47 22850649
Visiting address Kirkeveien 166 Fredrik Holsts hus 0450 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1130 Blindern 0318 Oslo

Academic interests

  • Osteoporosis
  • Vitamin D
  • Nutrition
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Epidemiology
  • Preventive medicine

A main emphasis has been epidemiological studies on osteoporosis and osteoporotic fractures. Numerous risk factors also important for other diseases have been studied as well, including BMI, physical activity, smoking, vitamin D and other nutritional factors. This has led to studies focusing on obesity, cardiovascular diseases, mortality, arthritis and cancer. The interplay between risk factors and how risk factors act on the population lever have also been studied. A broad spectrum of study designs, including randomized controlled trials, prospective cohort-studies, case-control studies and cross-sectional studies have been utilised. Numberous studies have been done in non-western immigrant populations studying risk factors, cardiovascular disease risk, vitamin D and bone Health.



  • Educational background: Medical doctor, University of Bergen, Norway
  • From 2013 professor in epidemiology and preventive medicine at the University of Oslo (currently 50% position) and Senior medical officer at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (currently 60% position)
Tags: Global South
Published Apr. 13, 2011 2:45 PM - Last modified May 24, 2017 12:55 PM