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Underviser i emner innen epidemiologi og statistikk.
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Cancer risk in families with children with birth defects (PhD project)
In this project, we take advantage of large population-based registries in four Nordic countries to explore the relationship between birth defects and cancer risk in more detail, and more extensively, than previously done. Whether birth defect(s) is associated with cancer risk in the affected individual and their families is important for the understanding of the etiology of specific cancers and could possibly allow for identification of individuals at elevated risk who would benefit from more regular follow-up or subsequent clinical intervention.
Development of job-exposure-models for risk assessment of benzene exposure (2017- )
The primary objective is to develop task- and job-exposure models to estimate benzene exposure by inhalation among the five job categories assumed to have the highest exposure at oil and gas processing installations.
Perinatal characteristics and thyroid cancer risk in mothers and offspring: a Nordic registry linkage study (2018-2022)
A Nordic birth and cancer registry linkage study to prospectively evaluate the associations of pregnancy complications and other perinatal characteristics with subsequent risk of thyroid cancer in women (subproject 1) and their offspring (subproject 2). We hypothesize that benign thyroid disorders during pregnancy, particularly hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) and perinatal characteristics related to or a consequence of underactive thyroid (e.g., preterm birth, gestational hypertension/preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, placental abruption) and/or altered sex steroid hormones during pregnancy (e.g., extreme birth weight, preterm birth, twin pregnancy, low birth order, hyperemesis, gestational hypertension/preeclampsia, pre-pregnancy and pregnancy weight and weight gain (10)) are associated with increased risk of thyroid cancer in both mothers and their offspring.