Jeanette H. Magnus

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Besøksadresse Klaus Torgårds vei 3 Sogn Arena 0372 OSLO
Postadresse Postboks 1078 Blindern 0316 OSLO

Faglige interesser

  • Helseulikheter
  • Kvinnehelse
  • Osteoporose
  • Amming
  • Helseopplysning
  • Mentoring
  • Ledelsesutvikling


  • Master of Public Health
  • Doctor of Public Health
  • PhD program


  • 2010-2011 Fellow in Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM), Drexel University, College of Medicine.
  • 1997 Spesialist i Revmatologi
  • 1992  Dr. Med., Universitetet i Tromsø
  • 1983  Cand. Med., Universitetet i Tromsø


  • 2011- Instituttleder, Institutt for Helse og Samfunn UiO
  • 2009-2011 Avdelingsleder, Department of Community Health Sciences, Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, USA
  • 2002- 2011 Professor (Tenure), Head Maternal and Child Health Section, Department of Community Health Sciences, Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, USA
  • 2000-2011 Clinical Professor in Medicine, Section of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, USA


  • 2011 Gold Standard Award for Excellence, for arbeid innen amming
  • 2006 Cecile Usdin Professor in Women’s Health
  • 2005 Food and Drug Administration’s Leveraging/Collaboration Award “For outstanding performance and teamwork in funding extramural research investigating sex differences in cardiovascular disease and the FDA products used to treat it.”
  • 2004 10 Top Female Achievers in New Orleans, LA
  • 2002 Elected member of the Etc Chapter of the Delta Omega National Public Health Honorary Society
  • 1999 The Unger-Vetlesen Medical Fund, Jersey, C.I. Award


  • 2011 IOM Preventive Services for Women Committee, National Academy of Sciences, U.S.
  • 2010-2011 Medlem, Louisiana Birth Outcomes Task Force, Care Coordination and Interconception Care Action Team, U.S.
  • 2003-2011 Director, Mary Amelia Douglas-Whited Community Women’s Health Education Center, Tulane University Health Science Center, New Orleans, LA, U.S.
  • 2002-2008 Medlem, Governor of Louisiana’s Women’s Policy and Research Commission, during the Mike Foster and Katheleen Babinaux Blanco administrations
  • 2002-2005 Medical Director, Tulane Total Women’s Health Care Center, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA, U.S.
  • 2004-2011 Medlem, Commission on Women’s Health, Louisiana State
  • 1999-2011 Director, Tulane Xavier National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, Tulane University Health Science Center, New Orleans, LA, U.S
  • 1999-2011 Reviewer: NIH, CDC, HRSA, MCHB and AHRQ


  • Forsker grupper ved Tulane Universitet.
  • Mor Barn forskere i USA og Norge
  • Osteoporose forskere i USA samt NOREPOS forskere i Norge.
  • Public Health forskere i Etiopia


CV med alle publikasjoner (pdf)

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles:

Ma P, Magnus JH. Exploring the concept of positive deviance related to breastfeeding initiation in black and white WIC enrolled first time mothers. Accepted Matern Child Health J 2011

Martin AE, Cunningham SC, Magnus JH. Professional development using student-led, community-based activities. J Public Health Manag Practice 2011;17:354-357 PMID: 21617412

Qing W, Lefante JJ, Rice JC, Magnus JH. Age, Race, Weight and Gender Impact Normative Values of Bone Mineral Density. Gender Medicine 2011; 8:189-201 PMID: 21664585

Avery AB, Magnus JH. Expectant Fathers' and Mothers' Perceptions of Breastfeeding and Formula Feeding: A Focus Group Study in Three US Cities. J Hum Lact. 2011 Mar 10. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 21393504

McGee J, Magnus JH, Zhang R, Florman SS, Hamm LL, Islam TM, Sullivan K, Mruthinti N, Slakey DP. Race and Gender are not Independent Risk Factors of Allograft Loss after Kidney Transplantation. Am J Surgery 2011; 201:463-7  PMID: 20864077

Magnus MC, Ma P, Shen MM, Bourgeois J, Magnus JH. Effectiveness of Mammography Screening in Reducing Breast Cancer Mortality in Women Ages 39-49 Years - A Meta-analysis. J Women’s Health 2011,  Mar 17. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 21413892

Magnus JH, Doyle MK, Srivastav S. Self-reported Rheumatoid Arthritis and Hyperuricemia in a Multiethnic Adult Female Population. Curr Med Res Opin 2010;27:2157-63. PMID: 20662559

McGee J, Magnus JH, Islam TM, Jaffe BM, Zhang R, Florman SS, Hamm LL, Mruthinti N, Sullivan K, Slakey DP. Donor-recipient gender and size mismatch affects graft success after kidney transplantation. J Am Coll Surg. 2010 May;210(5):718-725.e1, 725-6.PMID: 20421037

Lindekleiv HM, Valen Sendstad K, Mardal KA, Morgan MK, Faulder K, Magnus JH, Romner B, Ingebrigtsen T. Sex Differences in Intracranial Bifurcation Geometry and Blood Flow Velocity Result in Stronger Hemodynamic Forces Acting upon the Female Vessel Wall. Gender Medicine 2010;7:149-55. PMID: 20435277

Garcia FA,  Freund KM, Berlin M, Digre KB, Dudley DJ, Fife RS, Gabeau G, Geller SE, Magnus JH, Trott J, White HF. Progress and Priorities in the Health of Women and Girls: A Decade of Advances and Challenges. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2010;19:671-80. Mar 4. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 20201706

Wu Q, Magnus JH, Rice J, Lefante JJ. Does Using Lower Limit of Normal Normative Values Enhance the Ability of a Single Bone Mineral Density Measure to Predict Fractures? Osteoporos Int. 2010; 21:1881-8 Feb 5. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 20135095

Magnus JH, Shankar A, Broussard DL. Self Report of Depressive Symptoms in African American and White Women in Primary Care. J Natl Med Assoc 2010;102:389-395 PMID: 20533773

Wu Q, Magnus JH, Hentz JG. Urinary Cadmium, Osteopenia, and Osteoporosis in the US Population. Osteoporos Int. 2010; 21:1449-54. Nov 24 [E-pub ahead of print] PMID 19937228

Avery A, Zimmermann K, Underwood PW, Magnus JH. Confident Commitment is a Key Factors for Sustained Breastfeeding. Birth 2009;36:141-148. PMID: 19489808

Hang HL, Chen T, Chen FL, Magnus JH, Rice J, Yen YY, and Hsu CC. A Study of Smoking Disparity and Factors Associated with Children Smoking Behavior in the Mountain Schools and the City Schools in Taiwan. J Sch Health. 2009;79:67-73. PMID 19187085

Wu Q, Magnus JH, Liu J, Bencaz AF, Hentz JG. Depression and Low Bone Mineral Density: A Meta-analysis of Epidemiologic Studies. Osteoporosis Int 2009;20:1309-20 PMID 19343469

Chin AC, Meyer LM, Magnus JH. Race, Education and Breastfeeding in Louisiana, 2000-2004. J Hum Lact. 2008;24:175-85 PMID: 18436969

Huang HL, Hsu CC, Magnus JH, Chen FL, Rice J, Lee CH, Yen YY and Chen T. Perceived Smoking Prevalence at School-level and Children’s Smoking Initiation: A Multi-level Analysis of a Cross-sectional Data in Taiwan. Health Policy 2008;86:213-221 PMID: 18082286

Broussard DL, Magnus JH. Coronary Heart Disease Risk and Bone Mineral Density among U.S. Women and Men. J Womens Health 2008;17:479-490 PMID: 18345994

Broussard DL, Magnus JH. Diabetes and Low Bone Mineral Density in Relation to Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in a Multi-Ethnic U.S. Population of Women and Men. Gender Medicine 2008;5:229-239 PMID: 18727989

Magnus JH, Broussard DL. Can Self-Rated Health Identify U.S. Women and Men with Low Bone Mineral Density? Gender Medicine 2008;5:246-259 PMID: 18727991

Wightkin J, Magnus JH, Farley TA, Boris NW, Kotelchuck M. Psychosocial Predictors of Being an Underweight Infant Differ by Racial Group: A Prospective Study of Louisiana WIC Program Participants. Matern Child Health J. 2007;11:49-55 PMID:16845590

Xiong X, Wightkin J, Magnus JH, Pridjian G, Acuna JM, Buekens P. Birth Weight and Infant Growth: Optimal Infant Weight Gain versus Optimal Infant Weight. Matern Child Health J. 2007;11:57-63 PMID: 17006771

Chin AC, Tran T, Magnus JH. Pregnancy Intention and Breastfeeding Initiation Among Women Louisiana, 2004. Louisiana Morbidity Report, 2007;18:3-5

Afable-Munsuz A, Speizer I, Magnus JH, Kendall C. A positive orientation toward early motherhood is associated with unintended pregnancy among New Orleans youth. Matern Child Health J. 2006;10:265-276 PMID 16382331

Doyle MK, Berggren R, Magnus JH. Interferon-induced sarcoidosis. J Clin Rheumatol. 2006;12:241-248

PMID 17023810

Søgaard AJ, Joakimsen RM, Tverdal A, Fønnebø V, Magnus JH, Berntsen GKR. Long-term mental distress, low bone mineral density and non-vertebral fractures. The Tromsø Study. Osteoporos Int. 2005; 16:887-897 PMID 15618997

Magnus JH & Brussard DL. Relationship between Bone Mineral Density and Myocardial Infarction in U.S. Adults. Osteoporosis International, 2005;16:2053-2062 PMID: 16249840

Broussard DL, Magnus JH. Risk assessment and screening for low bone mineral density in a multi-ethnic population of women and men; does one approach fit all? Osteoporos Int 2004;15:349-360 PMID 14676991

Berntsen GKR, Fønnebø V, Tollan A, Søgaard AJ, Magnus JH. Forearm bone mineral density by age, in 7620 men and women. The Tromsø Study: A population based study. Am J Epidemiol. 2001;153:465-473 PMID: 11226978

Milliken N, Freund K, Pregler J, Reed S, Carlson K, Derman R, Zerr A, Battistini M, Bowman S, Magnus JH, Sarto GE, Chambers JT, McLaughlin M. Academic Models of Clinical Care for Women: The National Centers of Excellence in Women's Health. J Women’s Health Gend Base Med. 2001;10; 627-636 PMID: 11571092

Midtby M, Magnus JH, Joakimsen RM. The Tromso Study: a population-based study on the variation in bone formation markers with age, gender, anthropometry and season in both men and women. Osteoporos Int. 2001;12:835-843 PMID: 11716186

Joakimsen RM, Fonnebo V, Sogaard AJ, Tollan A, Stormer J, Magnus JH. The Tromso study: registration of fractures, how good are self-reports, a computerized radiographic register and a discharge register? Osteoporos Int  2001;12:1001-1005 PMID: 11846324

Jorgensen L, Jacobsen BK, Wilsgaard T, Magnus JH. Walking after stroke – does it matter? Changes in bone mineral density within the first 12 months after stroke. A longitudinal study. Osteoporos Int 2000;11: 381-387 PMID: 10912838

Berntsen GKR, Fønnebø V, Tollan A, Søgaa:rd AJ, Joakimsen R, Magnus JH. Determinants of precision in bone densitometry. J Clin Epidemiol. 2000;53:1104-1112  PMID: 11106883

Søgaard AJ, Tollan A, Berntsen GR, Magnus JH. Hormone replacement therapy. Knowledge, attitudes and self reported use – and sales figures in Nordic women. Maturitas 2000;35:201-214 PMID: 10936737

Berntsen GKR, Tollan A, Magnus JH, Søgaard AJ, Ringberg T, Fønnebø V. Artifacts in forearm bone densitometry –Prevalence and effect. Osteoporosis Int 1999;10:425-432 PMID: 10591841

Søgaard AJ, Berntsen G, Magnus JH, Tollan A. Østrogenbehandling. (Hormone replacement therapy) Tidsskrift Nor Lægeforen 1998;118:582-587 PMID: 9520587

Søgaard A J, Fønnebø V, Magnus JH, Tollan A. Hormonsubstitusjon blant norske kvinner. Selvrapportert bruk og omsetning av østrogenholdige preparater. (Hormone replacement therapy among Norwegian women. Self-reported use and sales of estrogen preparations). Tidsskrift Nor Lægeforen 1998;118:590-595 PMID: 9520588

Midtby M, Magnus JH. Kan biokjemiske markører  for beinomsetning anbefales som diagnostisk og prognostisk verktøy ved osteoporose? (Can biochemical markers for bone density be recommended as diagnostic and prognostic tools in osteoporosis?) Tidsskrift Nor Lægeforen 1998;118:575-579 PMID: 9520586

Midtby M, Magnus JH. Normal beinremodulering - hva kan gå galt ved osteoporose? (Normal bone remodeling - what can go wrong in osteoporosis?) Tidsskrift Nor Lægeforen 1998;118:552-557 PMID: 9520583

Joakimsen RM, Fønnebø V, Magnus JH, Størmer J, Tollan A, Søgaard AJ. The Tromsø study: Physical activity and the incidence of fractures in a middle aged population. J Bone Min Res 1998;13:1149-1158 PMID: 9661079

Joakimsen RM, Fønnebø V, Magnus JH, Tollan A, Søgaard AJ. The Tromsø study: Body height, body mass index and fractures. Osteoporosis Int 1998;8:436-443 PMID: 9850351

Magnus JH and Stenstad T. Proteoglycans and the extracellular matrix in amyloidosis. Amyloid: Int. J. Exp. Clin. Invest. 1997;4:121-134

Joakimsen R M, Magnus JH, Fønnebø V. Physical activity and predisposition for hip fractures: a review. Osteoporosis Int. 1997;7:503-513 PMID: 9604045

Magnus JH and Stenstad T. Proteoglycans and the extracellular matrix in amyloidosis. Amyloid: Int. J. Exp. Clin. Invest. 1997;4:121-134

Joakimsen R M, Magnus JH, Fønnebø V. Physical activity and predisposition for hip fractures: a review. Osteoporosis Int. 1997;7:503-513

Magnus JH, Joakimsen R M, Berntsen G, Tollan A, Søgaard A J. What do Norwegian women and men know about osteoporosis? Osteoporosis Int 1996;5:31-36 ISSN 0937941X  PMID: 8845597

Joakimsen R M, Søgaard A J, Magnus JH, Tollan A. Osteoporose - hva vet norske kvinner og menn? (Osteoporosis, Knowledge and attitudes of the Norwegian population.) Tidsskr Nor Lægeforen 1996;116:2013-2016 PMID: 8766643

Magnus JH, Birketvedt T, Haga H J. Evaluation of thyroid antibodies and thyroid function in 100 patients with rheumatoid arthritis. A prospective, controlled study. Scand J Rheumatol 1995;24:180-183 PMID: 7777832

Berntsen G, Midtby M, Ringberg T, Joakimsen R, Magnus JH, Tollan A, Fønnebø, V, Søgaard AJ. Osteoporoseforskning i Tromsø. (Research on osteoporosis in Tromsø Nor J Epidemiol ) Norsk Epidemiologi 1995;5:171-174 ISSN: 0803-2491

Stenstad T, Magnus JH, Husby G. Characterization of proteoglycans associated with murine splenic AA amyloidosis. Biochem J 1994;303:663-670 PMID: 7980430

Husby G, Stenstad T, Magnus JH, Sletten K, Nordvåg B Y, Marhaug G. Interaction between circulating amyloid fibril protein precursors and extracellular tissue matrix components in the pathogenesis of systemic amyloidosis. Clin Immunol Immunopathol 1994;70:2-9 PMID: 8261664

Haga H J , Magnus JH. Polymyalgia rheumatica og arteritis temporalis. Nyere synspunkter på diagnostikk, behandling, prognose og risiko for cancer. (Polymyalgia rheumatica and temporal arteritis. New aspects on diagnosis, treatment, prognosis and risk of cancer). Tidsskr Nor Lægeforen 1994;114: 2716-2718 PMID: 7998012

Kolset S O, Drevon C A, Magnus JH. Proteoglykaners betydning ved endel sykdommer (The significance of Proteoglycans in several diseases). Tidsskr Nor Lægeforen 1994 ;19:2265-2268 PMID: 7992294

Magnus JH, Stenstad S, Husby G. Proteoglycans, glycosaminoglycans at amyloid deposition. pp.575-599. In Husby G (Ed.) Reactive amyloidosis and the acute phase response. Ballière s Clinical Rheumatology, V8, 4, 1994. PMID: 7954863

Joakimsen R M, Magnus JH. Giktfeber - finnes det i Norge i dag? (Rheumatic fever - does it exist in Norway today?) Tidsskr Nor Lægeforen 1994 ;114:2854-2856 PMID: 7998035

Magnus JH, Elverland H, Grønvold Olsen E, Husby G. Facial palsy and accommodative insufficiency associated with sulphasalazine treatment in a patient with ankylosing spondylitis. Scand J Rheumatol 1993;22:199-201 PMID: 8102809

Magnus JH, Tollan A. Valgfrie perioder i medisinstudiet. Dårekiste eller akademisk utfordring? (Elective periods in the medical curriculum. Madness or academic challenge?) Tidsskr Nor Lægeforen 1993;113:30-32 PMID: 8424247

Tollan A, Magnus JH.  Evalueringer og eksamener i medisinstudiet i Tromsø. Studentenes vurdering etter avsluttet studium. (Evaluations and examinations at the Tromsø medical school. Evaluation by students after graduation.). Tidsskr Nor Lægeforen 1993;113:33-35 PMID: 8424248

Tollan A, Magnus JH. Tromsøkandidatene - blir de i Nord- Norge? Betydningen av geografisk tilhørighet for ønske om etablering i Nord - Norge. (Graduates from Tromsø –do they stay in Northern Norway? Geographic origin determines selection of professional practice location in Northern Norway.) Tidsskr Nor Lægeforen 1993;113:27-29 PMID: 8424246

Tollan A, Magnus JH. Writing a scientific paper as part of the medical curriculum. - Eleven years experience at the University of Tromsø Medical School. Med Education 1993;27:461-464 PMID: 8208151

Magnus JH, Tollan A. Rural doctor recruitment: Does medical education in rural districts recruit doctors to rural areas? Med Education 1993;27:250-253 PMID: 8336575

Stenstad T, Magnus JH, Husby G, Kolset S O. Purification of amyloid-associated heparan sulphate proteoglycans and galactosaminoglycan free chains from human tissues. Scan J Immunol 1993;37:227-235 PMID: 8434233

Stenstad T, Magnus JH, Syse K, Husby G. On the association between amyloid fibrils and glycosaminoglycans: possible interactive role of Ca2+ and amyloid P-component. Clin Exp Immunol 1993;94:189-195 PMID: 8403505

Magnus JH, Stenstad T, Kolset S O, Husby G.  Isolation and partial characterization of heparan sulphate proteoglycan in human hepatic amyloid.  Biochem J 1992;288:225-231 PMID: 1445267

Magnus JH, Kolset S O, Husby G. High molecular weight glycosaminoglycans in AA type amyloid fibril extracts from human liver. Ann Rheum Dis 1991;50:562-566 PMID: 1888198

Stenstad T, Magnus JH, Kolset S O, Husby G. Identification of glycosaminoglycans in human renal and splenic secondary AA amyloid fibril preparations. Scan J Rheum 1991;20:1-7 PMID: 2011711

Magnus JH, Stenstad, Kolset S O, Husby G. Glycosaminoglycans in extract of cardiac amyloid fibrils from familial amyloid cardiomyopathy of Danish origin related to variant transtyretin Met 111. Scand J Immunol, 1991;34:63-69 PMID: 2068532

Stenstad T, Magnus JH, Kolset SO, Cornwell G G, Husby G. Macromolecular properties of glycosaminoglycans in primary AL amyloid fibril extracts of lymphoid tissue origin. Scand J Immunol 1991;34:611-619 PMID: 1947796

Magnus JH, Omdal R, Hinderaker W, Husby G. Primært Sjögrens syndrom - mer enn tørr munn og tørre øyne. (Primary Sjögren´s syndrome -more than dry mouth and dry eyes). Nord Med 1990;105:262-263 PMID: 2235472

Magnus JH, Husby G, Kolset S O. Presence of glycosaminoglycans in purified AA type amyloid fibrils associated with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Ann Rheum Dis 1989;48:215-219 PMID: 2930277

Husby G, Husebekk A, Skogen B, Sletten K, Marhaug G, Magnus JH, Syversen V. Serum amyloid A (SAA) -The precursor of protein AA in secondary amyloidosis. Adv Exp Med Biol 1988;243:185-192 PMID: 3146911

Magnus JH, Gran J T, Mikkelsen K, Nygaard H, Brath H K. Toxicity to D-penicillamine in rheumatoid arthritis.  Scand J Rheumatol 1987;16:441-444 PMID: 2962277

  • Gashaw, Bosena Tebeje; Schei, Berit & Magnus, Jeanette H. (2018). Social ecological factors and intimate partner violence in pregnancy. PLoS ONE.  ISSN 1932-6203.  13:e0194681(3), s 1- 14 . doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0194681

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  • Dolvik, Stina; Leirbakk, Maria Jensberg & Magnus, Jeanette H. (2017). How to scale up an early intervention home visiting program.. European Journal of Public Health.  ISSN 1101-1262.  27 . doi: ckx186.107
  • Kumar, Bernadette. N & Magnus, Jeanette H. (2017). Migrasjon og helsefremmende arbeid., I: Gunnar Tellnes (red.),  Helsefremmende samhandling - Natur og kultur som folkehelse.  Fagbokforlaget.  ISBN 9788245016963.  Del IV Mental helse, migrasjon og forebygging, 14.  s 146 - 155
  • Leirbakk, Maria Jensberg; Dolvik, Stina & Magnus, Jeanette H. (2017). A universal approach to recruitment in a home visiting program in a multiethnic district in Oslo. European Journal of Public Health.  ISSN 1101-1262.  27 . doi: ckx187.123
  • Leirbakk, Maria Jensberg; Dolvik, Stina & Magnus, Jeanette H. (2017). The advantages of home visits compared to providing care in a clinic setting.. European Journal of Public Health.  ISSN 1101-1262.  27 . doi: ckx187.073
  • Magnus, Jeanette H. (2017). Hjemmebesøk fra helsestasjonen – et salutogenetisk perspektiv..
  • Dolvik, Stina; Leirbakk, Maria Jensberg; Bratli, Elisabeth; Hjelmerud, Thorild; Neerland Opsahl, Jorun; Wiborg, KA; Zeanah, P & Magnus, Jeanette H. (2016). Advancing public health nursing care in a multi ethic population – Critical reflection captures needs for training and assessment.
  • Magnus, Jeanette H. (2016). Migration and health: Authorities' responsibilities and civil society organizations' role.
  • Magnus, Jeanette H. (2016). Ny i Norge – minoritetshelse.
  • Magnus, Jeanette H. (2016). Transforming Academic Partnerships with the Global South.

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Publisert 28. juni 2011 13:20 - Sist endret 26. jan. 2015 13:59