Siri Forsmo



Faculty of Medicine, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)


Basic profession

Medical Doctor

Academic degrees

MD, University of Trondheim (1985)
Master of Public Health, University of Tromsø (1990), NTNU (1997)


Aspects and consequences of opportunistic screening for cervical cancer: Results based on data from three
Norwegian counties (1997)

Professional experience

• Associate professor (epidemiology, general practice, NTNU)
• Post Doc (epidemiology, NTNU)
• Associate professor (pathology, NTNU)
• Researcher (health services research, SINTEF)
• Research fellow (SINTEF and University of Tromsø)


Vice-chair of the Regional Committee for Medical and Health Research Ethics, member grants committee Norwegian Osteoporosis Society, grants assessor Research Council of Norway, board member Norwegian Assoc. Epidemiology, co-founder of the interdisciplinary Bioethics Research Group, NTNU. Opponent at several doctoral dissertations in Norway (Oslo, Bergen, Tromsø) and Denmark (Copenhagen). Frequent appearances in radio and TV for popular disseminations on health related matters (expert advisor NRK), author of chronicles on health related matters in national newspapers.

Peer review

Peer review for many scientific journals within epidemiology, women’s health and general practice



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Publications in PubMed

Selected publications

• Forsmo S, Aaen J, Schei B, Langhammer A. What is the influence of weight change on forearm bone mineral density in peri- and postmenopausal women? The Health Study of Nord-Trøndelag (HUNT), Norway. Am J Epidemiol 2006;164:890-7.

• Forsmo S, Fjeldbo SK, Langhammer A. Childhood cod liver oil intake and bone mineral density in a population-based cohort of peri- and postmenopausal women. The HUNT study, Norway. Am J Epidemiol 2008;167:406-11

• Østerlie W, Solbjør M, Skolbekken JA, Hofvind S, Sætnan AR, Forsmo S. The challenges of informed choice in organised screening. J Med Ethics 2008;34:e5.

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