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Management and Staff for Mental and Physical Health

The Division for Mental and Physical Health is responsible for developing the institute's expertise in the areas of substance use, mental health and physical health.

It is also responsible across the institute for co-ordinating and strengthening the areas of research and health analytics and for building capacity and expertise regarding knowledge summaries in the field of public health, burden of health analyses and impact evaluations in relation to public health. The Division for Mental and Physical Health also contributes to the institute's other responsibilities relating to preparedness, advice and services.


Switchboard: +47 21 07 70 00

Executive Director

Knut Inge Klepp

Fasttelefon: +47 21 07 80 52

Visiting address

Marcus Thranes gate 6

0473 Oslo

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Postal address

Norwegian Institute of Public Health, PO Box 222 Skøyen

N-0213 Oslo

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Knut Inge Klepp

Executive Director

Tlf: +47 21 07 80 52

M: +47 957 60 716

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Arnfinn Helleve


Tlf: +47 21 07 88 16

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Elisabet Esbjerg Storvoll

Specialist director

M: +47 938 22 542

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Ole Trygve Stigen

Specialist director

Tlf: +47 21 07 88 89

M: +47

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Simon Nygaard Øverland

Specialist director and professor

Tlf: +47 53 20 41 10

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Stein Emil Vollset

Centre director and professor

Tlf: +47 53 20 40 29

M: +47 480 96 656