Ivar Sønbø Kristiansen

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Phone +47 22845038
Mobile phone +47 93222388
Visiting address Forskningsveien 3A Harald Schjelderups hus 0373 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1089 Blindern 0317 Oslo

Academic interests

  • Economic evaluation of health care programmes
  • Modeling of chronic diseases
  • Risk communication

Courses taught

  • HMM4401: Health and Medicine
  • HMM4301: Optimal allocation of health care resources and economic evaluation of health care technologies
  • HØKON4102: Cost-effectiveness analysis (in Norwegian)
  • HME4301: Advanced course in economic evaluation of health care programmes
  • Various other teaching and lecturing activities


  • PhD, University of Tromsø, Norway, 1996
  • Master of Public Health, Harvard University, 1986
  • Board certified specialist Community Medicine, 1985
  • MD University of Oslo, 1966
  • High School Exam, Drammen, Norway 1966


Positions held

  • Professor at Department of Health Management and Health Economics, University of Oslo, Norway, 2005-
  • Senior researcher, The Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, 2000-2005
  • Senior researcher, Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark at Odense, 1997-2009
  • Senior researcher, the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, 1995-1997
  • Assistant professor, Institute of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, Norway, 1987-94
  • Deputy County Medical Officer, Troms County, Norway, 1983-87
  • Community medical officer and general practitioner, Kværfjord municipality, 1978-83 and Aure municipality, 1974-78


  • Department of Biostatistics, University of Århus, Denmark
  • Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark at Odense
  • Epidemiology & Radiology of the Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands
  • Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health
  • Department of Primary Care & Public Health, Cardiff University
  • Unit of Public Health, University of Glasgow
Published Apr. 13, 2011 2:45 PM - Last modified Nov. 3, 2016 1:47 PM