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Here is an overview of projects at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. You can sort or search among ongoing or concluded projects.


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  1. «European Test and Risk Assessment Strategies for Mixtures (EuroMix) – a human biomonitoring study

    The Horizon 2020 EuroMix project aims to provide validated test strategies for the hazard and exposure assessments of chemical mixtures.

  2. Accuracy of open-ended questions in teachers’ structured conversations with children to uncover abuse, neglect or psychosocial problems

    On the accuracy of open-ended questions in structured conversations between children and daycare and school employees.

  3. Alcohol policy and public opinion

    The project investigates trends and changes in public opinion on alcohol policies, and the structure and determinants of attitudes towards policies. The data is mainly based on population surveys.

  4. Analysis of miRNA and DNA methylation stautus in ADHD triads

    This project will investigate whether epigenetic status at birth is important for neurodevelopmental disorders appearing in childhood and persisting into adulthood.

  5. Are there dietary and lifestyle factors for the self-prevention of suicide?

    The objective of this project is to examine if dietary and lifestyle factors have a role in suicide prevention.

  6. Asymptomatic Salmonella carriers – Incidence and Factors

    This project will investigate how many people in Norway remain carriers of Salmonella bacteria after they have had a Salmonella infection and why.

  7. Beneficial effect of breastfeeding on offspring long-term health: consequence or maternal pre-existing risk profile?

    The study will investigate the effect of breastfeeding on child health at 7 years of age.

  8. Cannabis in Norway

    Of the illicit drugs, cannabis is used most both in Norway and in the wider Western world. We know far too little about people’s consumption of cannabis in Norway.

  9. Child abuse and pregnancy planning within the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study

    Is there an association between childhood abuse and later pregnancy planning, and is an unplanned pregnancy associated with adverse health outcomes for mother and child?

  10. Children with excessive crying and sleeping problems in infancy and mothers’ psychosocial health. Short and long term perspectives

    The relationship between infant crying and sleep problems and mothers’ psychosocial health and long-term developmental consequences of crying and sleep problems on children.

  11. Chronic Lyme Disease (CLD) – an approach to gain a better understanding of the phenomenon

    This project will investigate the occurrence of chronic Lyme borreliosis, describe the characteristic of this condition, and look for possible tick-transferred infectious agents.

  12. Cochrane Norway

    Overview over activities at Cochrane Norway.

  13. Commonwealth Fund International Health Policy Surveys

    The Commonwealth Fund (CMWF) is a foundation in the United States, which aims to promote healthcare systems with better accessibility, quality and efficiency.

  14. Dependency/Addiction

    In this project we will be studying social representations of addiction.

  15. Development of an instrument to measure children’s/adolescents’ experiences with outpatient child and adolescent mental health services

    The goal of the project is to develop a reliable and valid questionnaire that can be used both in national and local surveys.

  16. Does long-term use of medication affect cognition and health later in life?

    Do certain types of medication counteract or contribute to dementia?

  17. Does use of snus in adolescence influence the risk of smoking in young adulthood? A longitudinal study of tobacco use in young people.

    This project will investigate changes and directions in tobacco use and factors associated with reduction or escalation of smoking and snus use between adolescence and adulthood.

  18. Drugs and the Internet: exploring online drug related communities

    The overall goal with this PhD-project is to explore how new ways of computer-mediated communication possibly affects drug users and the associated culture.

  19. Early childhood weight trajectories in eating disorders

    We aim to examine whether early childhood growth trajectories represent a significant prospective risk factor for the later development of eating disorders.

  20. Early identification of children with delayed non-verbal communication; autism

    By assessing children's non-verbal communication, we will examine if it is possible to identify children at high risk of pervasive language /communication problems before the first words.