Marit Bragelien Veierød

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Academic interests

  • Application of statistics in medicine
  • Measurement errors, missing data and bias in exposure-disease associations in epidemiological studies
  • Lifestyle (ultraviolet exposure, diet, body mass) and risk of chronic diseases

Courses taught

  • ERN3100 - Kostholdsmetoder, metabolisme og klinisk ernæring
  • ERN4110 - Statistikk for masterstudenter i ernæring
  • ERN4200 - Ernæringsepidemiologi
  • MF9010/MF9010E - Introductory course to the medical Ph.D programme
  • MF9130/MF9130E - Introductory course in statistics



  • 2000 Ph.D. (Dr.philos.) in medical statistics, Sect. of Medical Statistics, UiO
  • 1988 M.Sc. (Cand.scient.) in statistics, Dept. of Mathematics, Univ. of Oslo (UiO)


  • 2010-present: Professor, Dept. of Biostatistics/Dept. of Nutrition, UiO
  • 2004-2010: Associate Professor, Dept. of Biostatistics/Dept. of Nutrition, UiO
  • 2002-2004: Associate Professor, temporary position, Sect. of Medical Statistics/Dept. of Nutrition/Sect. of Health Science, UiO
  • 2000-2001: Postdoc, Sect. of Medical Statistics, UiO
  • 1994-1999: Research Fellow, Sect. of Medical Statistics, UiO
  • 1993: Researcher, Dept. of Epidemiology, Norw. Inst. of Public Health
  • 1992-1993: Research Advisor (20%), Sect. of Medical Statistics, UiO
  • 1988-1993: Statistician, Medstat Research (a private CRO)
  • 1985: Part time position, Cancer Registry of Norway

Institutional responsibilities

  • 2014-present: Deputy Head, Dept. of Biostatistics
  • 2013-present: Substitute Representative, Appointment Committee, Faculty of Medicine
  • 2010-present: Chair, Election Board, Faculty of Medicine (member 2006-2009)
  • 2005-2007: Head, Dept. of Biostatistics
  • 2004-2007: Board member, Inst. of Basic Medical Sciences
  • 2002-present: Member, several committees for evaluation of doctoral degrees, positions and promotions to professor, UiO and other universities

Commissions of trust

  • 2018: Member, Reference Group, National UV and Skin Cancer Strategy
  • 2011-2016: Program board member, Human Biobanks and Registry Data, the Research Council of Norway
  • 2011-2016: Member of the Steering Committee, Pilot for National Screening Program for Colorectal Cancer
  • 2011-2016: Board member, Cancer Registry Fund
  • 2011-2017: Member, Steering Committee, PreNu (Perinatal Nutrition), randomized intervention study
  • 2007-present: Member, annual assessment of the public health recommendations on UV exposure, Norwegian Cancer Society
  • 2006-2011: Reviewer, Norwegian Cancer Society
  • 1995-present: Reviewer, several international scientific journals


  • Elected member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters


  • Norwegian Women and Cancer Study (NOWAC): Professor Torkjel M. Sandanger and Professor Emeritus E. Lund, University of Tromsø.
  • Cancer Registry of Norway: Researcher Trude E. Robsahm, Researcher Jo Stenehjem and Researcher Tom K. Grimsrud.
  • Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority; Senior Scientist Lill Tove N Nilsen.
  • Professor Adele Green, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Queensland, Australia, and CRUK Manchester Cancer Institute, UK.
  • Director Elisabete Weiderpass, International Agency for Research on Cancer.
  • Partner in WARIFA - Watching the risk factors: Artificial intelligence (AI) and the prevention of chronic conditions (Horizon 2020, GA 101017385).
Tags: Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Nutrition, Cancer, Heart vascular and lungs, Research methodology
Published Apr. 13, 2011 2:41 PM - Last modified Oct. 25, 2021 9:39 AM