Knut Inge Klepp

Adjunct Professor - Public Health Nutrition
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Visiting address Sognsvannsveien 9 Domus Medica 0372 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1046 Blindern 0317 Oslo

Academic interests

  • Adolescents’ dietary habits, factors shaping these habits and health equity
  • Obesity and overweight prevention among adolescents
  • Nutrition policy formulation and evaluation

Positions

  • Adjunct Professor of Medicine (Public Health Nutrition), Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, 2006 – present
  • Executive Director, The Division of Mental and Physical Health, the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, 2015 – present
  • Director General of the Division of Public Health, the Norwegian Directorate of Health, 2006–2015
  • Head, Centre for Prevention of Global Infections (GLOBINF), Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, 2004–2010
  • Professor of Medicine (Public Health Nutrition), Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, 1996–2006
  • Professor, Health Promotion Research, Research Centre for Health Promotion, Faculty of Psychology, University of Bergen, 1995–1996
  • Director, the Tanzanian - Norwegian AIDS Prevention Project, Centre for International Health, University of Bergen, 1994¬–1995
  • Adjunct Professor, Community Health, Nordic School of Public Health, Gothenburg, 1992–1994
  • Senior Researcher, Centre for International Health/Research Centre for Health Promotion, University of Bergen, 1991–1994
  • Head of Research Center for Health Promotion, Department of Psychosocial Sciences, University of Bergen, 1990–1991
  • Senior Researcher, Department of Social Psychology, University of Bergen, 1987–1989

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Behavioral Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 1984-1987
  • Master of Public Health, Physiological Hygiene, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 1983-1984
  • Candidatus Scientiarum, Community Nutrition, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Oslo, 1979-1982
  • Candidatus Magister, Social Anthropology and Nutrition Physiology, Faculty of Social Sciences and Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Oslo, 1975-1978

Active Research Support

  • Coordinator (PI), European Commission: Confronting Obesity: Co-creating policy with adolescents (H2020 - REA B2: 774210 CO-CREATE), 2018-2023; € 9.6 million

Major Past Research Support

  • Co-Investigator, European Commission: Promoting sexual and reproductive health among adolescents in southern and eastern Africa – mobilizing schools, parents and communities (HEALTH-2009-241945 PREPARE), 2010-2014
  • Co-Investigator, European Commission: European Energy Balance Research to Prevent Excessive Weight Gain among Youth (HEALTH-F2-2009-223254 ENERGY), 2009-2012
  • Principal Investigator, the Norwegian University Council (NUFU): A comprehensive school- and health system-based approach to adolescent health promotion in South Africa and Tanzania (LASH), 2007-2011
  • Principal Investigator, the Norwegian Research Council: Promoting healthy weight among school children (HEIA), 2006-2010
  • Co-Investigator, European Commission: Health-promotion though obesity prevention across Europe: an integrated analysis to support European Health Policy (SP5-CT-2006-044128 HOPE), 2007-2009
  • Co-Investigator, European Commission: Preventing socioeconomic inequalities in health behaviour in adolescents in Europe: collecting and disseminating evidence throughout Europe (DG Sanco No. 7446 TEENAGE), 2007-2010
  • Co-Investigator, European Commission: Key Determinants of the future incidence of cancer across Europe: Impact of prevention (SP23-CT-2005-006528 EUROCADET), 2006-2009
  • Co-Investigator, the Norwegian Research Council: The Oslo Youth Study: A 27-Year Follow-up Study (1979-2006), 2006-2009
  • Principal Investigator, the Norwegian Research Council: Change agents or cultural reproducers? A study of teachers' influence on school-based HIV/AIDS prevention efforts in Sub-Saharan Africa, 2005-2007
  • Principal Investigator, the Norwegian Research Council: Promoting Healthy Eating: Evaluating Computer-Tailored Interventions. 2005-2007
  • Coordinator, European Commission: Promoting and Sustaining Health through Increased Vegetable and Fruit Consumption among European Schoolchildren (QLK1-CT-2001-00547 Pro Children), 2002-2006
  • Co-Investigator, European Commission: Promoting Sexual and Reproductive Health. School-based HIV/AIDS Intervention in Sub-Saharan Africa (ICA4-CT-2002-10038 SATZ), 2002-2006
  • Principal Investigator, the Norwegian University Council (NUFU): Health System Research and Health Promotion in Relation to Reproductive Health: Community Health Development: An Intervention Study among Young People in Kahe, Tanzania, 2001-2006
  • Principal Investigator, The Norwegian Research Council: Promoting fruits and vegetables among primary school children, 2000-2003
  • Principal Investigator, Health and Rehabilitation: Know Your Body: A 20-Year Follow-up Study: 1979-1999, 2000-2003
  • Principal Investigator, The Norwegian Research Council: Breastfeeding promotion and the dilemma posed by AIDS. Evaluating revised WHO guidelines in a resource-poor high HIV-prevalence setting, 2000-2002
  • Coordinator, European Commission: The Adolescent Reproductive Health Network: Health System and Health Promotion Research in Eastern and Southern Africa, 1997-2001
  • Co-Principal Investigator, The Norwegian University Council (NUFU): Health System Research and Health Promotion in Relation to Reproductive Health, 1996-2001
  • Principal Investigator, The Norwegian Research Council: The Norwegian Longitudinal Health Behavior Study, 1998-2001
  • Principal Investigator, The Norwegian Cancer Society: The Oslo Youth Study: A 20-Year Follow-up Study, 1999
  • Principal Investigator, The Norwegian Cancer Society: The Norwegian Longitudinal Health Behavior Study, 1998
  • Co-Principal Investigator, The Norwegian University Council (NUFU): Health System Research and Health Promotion in Relation to Reproductive Health, 1996-1999
  • Principal Investigator, The Norwegian Research Council: The Norwegian Longitudinal Health Behavior Study, 1995-1997
  • Principal Investigator, The Norwegian Research Council for Science and the Humanities:  The Know Your Body: A Follow-up Study: 1979-1991, 1991-1994
  • Principal Investigator, The Norwegian Research Council for Science and the Humanities/ Center for Health Promotion Research, University of Bergen: The Norwegian Longitudinal Health Behavior Study, 1989-1992Principal Investigator, The Norwegian Cancer Society: Know Your Body: A Follow-up Study: 1979-1991, 1989-1991
  • Principal Investigator, The Norwegian Research Council for Science and the Humanities; HIV/AIDS Risk Among Norwegian Schoolchildren: A Prospective, Analytical Investigation, 1988-1993
  • Principal Investigator, The Norwegian Research Council for Applied Social Sciences; Promoting Healthy Eating-Patterns Among Adolescents: A Community-Based Approach, 1987-1990

Major Consultations and Advisory Boards

  • Member, the WHO Nutrition Guidance Expert Advisory Group (NUGAG) Subgroup on Policy Actions, World Health Organization, 2018–present
  • Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, the STOP (Science & Technology in Childhood Obesity Policy) project; the Horizon 2020 Framework Program, EU, 2018–present 
  • Chair, Research Program on the Effects of Teacher Density, the Norwegian Research Council, 2015–2019
  • Member, Policy Advisory Group (PAG), World Cancer Research Fund International, 2014–present 
  • Member, the Health&Care21 Strategy Committee, Health&Care21, Ministry of Health and Care Services, 2013–2014; Member, The Health&Care21 Advisory Board, 2016-2019
  • Rapporteur, the Ad-hoc Working Group on Implementation, Monitoring and Accountability for Ending Childhood Obesity, World Health Organization, 2014–2017
  • Chair, the National Group for Coordinating Research after the 2011 Terrorist Attacks in Norway, 2012-2014
  • Member, “The Senator Group”; Senior scientists advising WHO on the Vienna Declaration from the European Ministerial Conference on Nutrition and Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD), Vienna July 4-5, 2013 and on the WHO Euro Food and Nutrition Action Plan 2014-2020
  • Member, WHO International Steering Committee of the First Global Ministerial Conference on Healthy Lifestyles and Non-Communicable Disease Control, 2010-2011
  • Chair, WHO Euro: European Action Network on Reducing Marketing Pressure on Children, 2008–2015
  • President (President-Elect and Past-President), International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity, 2009–2012
  • Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Joint Programming Initiative (JPI): A healthy diet for a healthy life, EU, 2010–2015
  • Chair, the Norwegian National Council on Nutrition, 2003–2006
  • Chair, Program Committee for Research Program on Public Health, the Norwegian Research Council, 2005
  • Chair, Research Program on Health and Society, the Norwegian Research Council, 2000–2005
  • Chair, the Norwegian National Council on Nutrition and Physical Activity, 1999–2003
  • Member, Technical Steering Committee, Child and Adolescent Health and Development, WHO, Geneva, 1999–2001
  • Chair, Program on Preventive Medicine, The Norwegian Research Council, 1997–2000 
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Projects

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