Head of Research Department, Cancer Registry of Norway, Oslo, Norway (2015);
Professor in Medical Epidemiology, MEB, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden (2011);
Professor of Cancer Epidemiology, Department of Community Medicine, UiT, The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø (2018);
Group Leader, Genetic Epidemiology Group, Folkhälsan Research Center and Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki, Finland (2007).
Education: Medicine, MD (1992), and Epidemiology, MSc (1994), Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil; Cancer epidemiology, PhD (1999), Post-doc (2000), Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Previous positions: Senior Medical Officer/Researcher, Cancer Registry of Norway (2004-2014); Senior Lecturer/Adjunct Professor (2005-2011), Cancer Epidemiologist (1995-2004), Karolinska Instituttet, Sweden; Medical Officer/Senior Epidemiologist, Unit of Field and Intervention Studies (2001-2004), Special Trainee in cancer epidemiology, Unit of Environmental Cancer Epidemiology (1994-1995), International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France.
International peer-reviewed publications: 626 (original papers: 594, reviews: 32).
Mean and median Impact Factor
Current H-index: 74 (Based on 617 publications)
Scientific Leadership and Administration
Chair of the Scientific Evaluation Committees: SIRIC call, French Cancer Institute (INCa), Paris, France, since 2015; Public Health program, French National Research Agency, ANR, Paris, France, 2015
Deputy Chair of the Programme Board for GLOBVAC, The Research Council of Norway, since 2015
Regional Councillor for Europe, International Epidemiological Association (IEA), since 2014
President of Scientific Councils: Research program on Electromagnetic Fields, ANSES, France, since 2013; Research program E4N, INSERM, France, 2014-2016; e-Health Research, International Congress 2016, Paris, France, 2016; Monitoring Epidemiology Group in Enterprises, INRS, Paris-Nancy, France, 2017-onwards
Steering Committee member: European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC), since 2013; NCI Cohort Consortium, 2017-2019
Scientific leader, EPINOR, since 2013
Awards and Honours
Outstanding foreign expert: Dunhuang Award, Gansu, P.R. China (2017)
Best Poster Award: GAP 2017, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA (May 2017)
Research Awards: Academy of Finland, post-doc (2005); Swedish Cancer Society, young researcher (2005); Foundation for Promotion of Cancer Research, National Cancer Center, Tokyo, Japan, senior research (2010); European Academy of Cancer Sciences, fellowship (2017)
Teaching and supervision experience
Professor, earlier lecturer and adjunct: Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden (since 2005); UiT The Arctic University of Norway (since 2008)
Visiting professor (current appointments): Teheran University, Iran; University of Helsinki, Finland; First Hospital of Lanzhou, P. R. China; Dasman Diabetes Institute, Kuwait;