Division of Nutritional Epidemiology

The Division of Nutritional Epidemiology conducts research within three main areas; Dietary research, nutritional epidemiology and public health nutrition.

Teaching at the division

The division is responsible for teaching the following themes; food knowledge, dietary research, nutritional epidemiology and public health nutrition for students in the Master in clinical nutrition program. Members of the division also participate in teaching nutrition in the Professional Programme in Medicine and in the Master in Dentistry.

Teaching is provided by lectures, group work, individual projects / submissions and PBL.


Research at the division

The aims of the division's research are;

  • To develop and evaluate dietary assessment methodology
  • To study dietary habits and patterns in all age groups
  • To examine the relation between diet and various diseases
  • To understand the factors that affect the population's dietary habits
  • To develop and evaluate interventions to promote healthy dietary habits

The division’s research environment is active and productive, and contains one of the few Norwegian research groups that works with development and quality assurance of dietary assessment methodology. Moreover, the division has nearly 20 years of research experience in developing, implementing and evaluating school-based interventions, both in Norway and other European countries. The division has strong ties to several excellent research environments both nationally and internationally.

Goals and vision

Our vision is to be the leading research milieu in Norway on dietary assessment, nutritional epidemiology and diet-related intervention research.

Our long-term goal is to improve the insight on how various dietary components influence various health outcomes, and develop diet-related preventive strategies targeting key determinants of diet.                                                                                                                   

The Division will in a systematic and innovative way contribute to:

  • research and development of dietary assessment methods, and its infrastructure
  • new insight on diet-disease relationships through nutritional epidemiology 
  • diet-related intervention research

The Division aims to be a preferred partner in relevant national and international projects and to communicate research results and methodological know-how in an engaging manner adapted to the audience.


Postal address Postboks 1046 Blindern 0317 Oslo Visiting address Domus Medica Gaustad Sognsvannsveien 9 0372 Oslo Phone: 22 85 13 40