Kristin Holvik

Researcher, Ph.D.


Department of physical health and ageing, Norwegian Institute of Public Health

Areas of interest:

Registry based research. Hip fractures: incidence, risk factors, excess mortality



Basic profession

Clinical nutritionist/Registered dietitian

Academic degrees

Ph.D., University of Oslo, 2008
Cand. scient. [M.Sci.], University of Oslo, 2003


Vitamin D deficiency, alterations in the vitamin D endocrine system and bone mineral density in ethnic groups in Oslo, Norway. (2008)

Professional experience

Senior Researcher, Norwegian Institute of Public Health. 2014-
Post Doc, University of Bergen. 2010-2013
Researcher, Diakonhjemmet hospital, surgical department, Unit for elderly with fractures. 2008-2013
Research fellow, University of Oslo. 2004-2008


Panel on Nutrition, Dietetic Products, Novel Food and Allergy, Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM), 2014-2022.
Norwegian Epidemiological Association (NOFE), 2016-2018.
Chair, Norwegian Association of Nutritionists, 2005-2007. Board member 2003-2005.
Elected member of the Institute Council, Institute of General Practice and Community Medicine, University of Oslo, 2004-2007.


Young Investigator Award for abstract submitted to the scientific meeting: Contemporary Diagnosis and Treatment of Vitamin D Related Disorders, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, Arlington, Virginia, USA, December 2006.

Dissemination (updated February 2022)

Papers in PubMed-indexed journals: 56 published scientific papers in 33 different journals within the fields of biology/medicine and epidemiology. First author of 12 papers and senior author of 5 papers.

Other scientific publications: Author of 8 published scientific papers in non-indexed journals and conference proceedings. First author of 25 published scientific abstracts. Main author of 5 scientific opinions from the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM). Contributing author of additional 37 VKM reports and 8 various reports. Oral presentations at 19 national or international congresses. Poster presentations at 12 international congresses.

Popular scientific dissemination: Author of 15 articles in periodicals published by e.g., the Norwegian Osteoporosis Society, the Swedish Nutrition Foundation, the Norwegian National Society for Diet and Health, and the website of the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. 21 invited popular scientific talks for researchers, health professionals, teachers, patients, and the general public.

Peer review (alphabetical order)

Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica; Aging; American Journal of Epidemiology; American Journal of Perinatology; Annals of Medicine; Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics; Archives of Osteoporosis; Beverages; BMC Medicine; BMC Public Health; BMJ; BMJ Open; BONE; British Journal of Nutrition; Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology; Clinical Epidemiology; Clinical Interventions in Aging; Diabetic Medicine; Disability and Rehabilitation; European Journal of Clinical Nutrition; Food and Nutrition Research; Frontiers in Public Health; International Journal of Clinical Practice; International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; International Journal of Molecular Sciences; Journal of Aging and Health; Journal of Bone and Mineral Research; JBMR Plus; Journal of Clinical Medicine; Journal of Environmental and Public Health; Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Journal of the American College of Nutrition; Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association; Journal of Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management; Norwegian Journal of Epidemiology; Norwegian Journal of Nutrition; Nutrients; Nutrire; Nutrition Journal; Occupational and Environmental Medicine; Oncotarget; Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine; Osteoporosis International; PLOS ONE; Public Health Nutrition; Scandinavian Journal of Public Health; Scientific Reports; Sports



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