Doctoral degrees from Oslo Diabetes Research Centre


Vibeke Gagnum

Mortality, causes of death and end-stage renal disease in type 1 diabetes.

Supervisor: Torild Skrivarhaug

Jørn Petter Hanto Lindahl

Pancreas and Kidney Transplantation in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes and End-Stage Renal Disease: Long-Term Outcomes.

Supervisor: Trond Geir Jenssen

Nicolai Andre Lund-Blix

Early nutrition and risk of type 1 diabetes

Supervisor: Kjersti Rønningen

Christin W. Waage

The postpartum period. A window of opportunity to reduce ethnic differences in women’s Health.

Supervisor: Anne Karen Jenum

Kåre Rønn Richardsen

Physical activity during pregnancy through postpartum: A study of predictive and explantory factors in a multi-ethnic population.

Supervisor: Anne Karen Jenum


Lars Krogvold

The pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes – lessons from pancreatic biopsies in the Diabetes Virus Detection Study (DiViD).

Supervisors: Knut Dahl-Jørgensen and Kristian F. Hanssen

Thea Anine Strøm Halden

Post-transplantation diabetes mellitus in renal transplant recipients; diagnosis, pathophysiology and treatment.

Supervisor: Trond Geir Jenssen


Christine Sommer
Maternal adiposity: Associations with gestational diabetes and neonatal fat in a multi-ethnic population.
Supervisor: Kåre I. Birkeland

Astri Jeanette Meen

Proteoglycans in inflammation, atherosclerosis, diabetic nephropathy and during physical Activity With emphasis on serglycin.

Supervisor: Svein Olav Kolset

Martin Heier
Early atherosclerosis in childhood onset diabetes – The impact of inflammation and advanced glycation.
Supervisor: Knut Dahl-Jørgensen

Line Wisting
Comorbid type 1 diabetes and disturbed eating behaviors – Assessment, prevalence, psychological correlates and metabolic Controls
Supervisors: Øyvind Rø and Henrik Natvig

Anne Pernille Ofstad
Myocardial dysfunction and cardiovascular disease in type 2 diabetes.
Supervisor: Odd Erik Johansen


Maria Cecilie Paasche Roland
Fetal growth: The role of maternal factors and placenta.
Supervisor: Tore Henriksen

Ingvild Eidem
Pregnancy outcomes in women with type 1 diabetes  in Norway.
Supervisor:  Lars Christian Stene

Kari Anne Sveen
Long-term vascular and neurological complications in type 1 diabetes-clinical aspects and biological markers.
Supervisors: Kristian F. Hanssen and Knut Dahl-Jørgensen

Cecilie Wium
Clinical and Pathophysiological Aspects of Type 2 Diabetes in South Asian Immigrants to Norway.
Supervisor: Kåre I. Birkeland

Magnhild L. Pollestad Kolsgaard
Cardiometabolic risk factors and obesity treatment in children and adolescents. The Oslo Adiposity Intervention Study.
Supervisor: Lene Frost Andersen

Ingvild Menes Sørensen
Biomarkers for intrauterine environment and risk of childhood type 1 diabetes.
Supervisor: Geir Joner

Line Sletner
Neonatal body composition. A life course approach to ethnic and socioeconomic differences in health.
Supervisors: Britt Nakstad, Anne Karen Jenum and Kåre I. Birkeland

Daniel Sachse 
The metabolic profile at the crossroads of pregnancy and infancy.
Supervisor: Jens Petter Berg


Anh Thi Tran
Cardiovascular disease, diabetes and ethnicity
Supervisors: Anne Karen Jenum and Kåre I. Birkeland

Per Medbøe Thorsby
Studies of candidate genes in overweight and diabetes mellitus
Supervisor: Kåre I. Birkeland

Kjersti Mørkrid
Gestational diabetes A study of prevalence and risk factors in a multi-ethnic population.
Supervisors: Anne Karen Jenum and Kåre I. Birkeland

Unni Mette Stamnes Köpp
Pathways contributing to childhood weight development and overweight in Norway.
Supervisor: Knut Dahl-Jørgensen

Sara Salehi Hammerstad
Virus and Autoimmunity in Thyroiditis.
Supervisor: Knut Dahl-Jørgensen

Dag Helge Frøisland
Children and adolescents with diabetes,-present state and future possibilities. – A study of factors affecting competences and treatment results in children and adolescents with Type I diabetes.
Supervisor: Knut Dahl-Jørgensen

Camilla Margrethe Friis
A longitudinal study of inflammatory markers, maternal metabolic factors and placental mass.
Supervisor: Tore Henriksen


Tone Gretland Valderhaug
New-onset diabetes after renal transplantation: Diagnosis, incidence, and long-term effect on patient survival.
Supervisor: Jøran Hjelmesæth

Torgeir Thorson Søvik
Surgical treatment of severe obesity with laparoscopic gastric bypass and duodenal switch
Supervisor: Tom Mala


Ingrid Merethe Fange Gjelstad
Dietary fat and the metabolic syndrome – The LIPGENE dietary intervention study.
Supervisor: Christian A. Drevon and Kåre I. Birkeland

Hanna Dis Margeirsdottir
Atherosclerosis and childhood diabetes.
Supervisor: Knut Dahl-Jørgensen


Erlend Tuseth Aasheim
Vitamin concentrations in Scandinavian obese subjects undergoing surgical and non-surgical weight loss
Supervisors: Thomas Bøhmer and Kåre I Birkeland

Hanne Løvdal Gulseth
Diet and the metabolic syndrome -The LIPGENE dietary intervention study
Supervisors: Kåre I Birkeland and Christian A Drevon

Henrik A Bergrem
Hyperglycaemia before and after renal transplantation
Supervisor: Trond Jenssen

Jon Haug
Diabetes i kropp og sinn. Teorien om de spesifikke psykologiske prosessene ved type 1-diabetes
Supervisors: Knut Dahl-Jørgensen

Nanna Voldner
Modifiable determinants of newborn macrosomia and birth complications.
Supervisors: Tore Henriksen


Tormod Lund
Strategies to counteract β-cell loss in pancreatic islet transplantation
Supervisor: Aksel Foss

Anne Blomhoff
Genetic predisposition to autoimmune diseases. Studies of polymorphisms in the HLA complex and the CTLA4 gene
Supervisors: Benedicte A Lie and Dag E Undlien

Marit Bjørnvold
Candidate gene studies in type 1 diabetes and other immune-mediated diseases
Supervisor: Dag E Undlien


Morten C Eike
Genetics of type 1 diabetes with particular focus on the major histocompatibility complex
Supervisor: Benedicte A Lie

John Willy Haukeland
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in humans
Supervisors: Kristian Bjøro and Kåre I Birkeland

Dag S Fosmark
Diabetic retinopathy – from glycation to clinical aspects
Supervisors: Kristian F Hanssen

Anne Marie Aas
Lifestyle intervention and insulin in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. The effect of different treatment modalities on body weight and cardiovascular risk
Supervisor: Kåre I Birkeland

Nina Cecilie Øverby
Dietary intake, meal pattern and physical activity in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes
Supervisors: Lene Frost Andersen and Knut Dahl-Jørgensen

Bartlomiej J Witczak
Clinical outcomes in interconnected chronic kidney and heart disease
Supervisor: Anders Hartmann

Marte K Viken
Genetic predisposition to autoimmune diseases with particular focus on type 1 diabetes
Supervisor: Benedicte A Lie


Lis Ribu
Health-related quality of life in patients with diabetes and foot ulcers
Supervisor: Tone Rustøen and Kåre I Birkeland

Monica Hagen Voytovich
Interactions and treatment of post-transplant glucose intolerance and microvascular dysfunction in kidney transplant recipients
Supervisor: Anders Hartmann

Odd Erik Johansen
Cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes – a multifaceted symbiosis
Supervisors: Lars Gullestad and Kåre I Birkeland

Torild Skrivarhaug
The prognosis of children with Type 1 diabetes in Norway. A 24-year follow-up study
Supervisor: Geir Joner


Anne Karen Jenum
A public health approach to the prevention of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease
Supervisor: Kåre I Birkeland


Jakob Larsen
Aterosclerosis and neuropathy in early onset type 1 diabetes with emphasis on long term glycemic control
Supervisors: Knut Dahl-Jørgensen and Kristian F Hanssen


Bente K Kilhovd
Advanced glycation end products (AGE’s) and atherosclerotic vascular disease
Supervisor: Kristian F Hanssen