Kristin Holvik

Researcher, Ph.D.


Department of chronic diseases and ageing, Norwegian Institute of Public Health

Areas of interest:

Nutritional factors and hip fractures



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-current.
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 July 2019)

Scientific dissemination: 50 published peer-reviewed scientific papers in 34 different journals within the fields of biology/medicine and epidemiology, of which 43 in international journals with PubMed ID, and 7 in non-indexed journals. First author of 12 scientific papers and senior author of 5 scientific papers. 23 published scientific abstracts as first author. Oral presentations at 19 national or international congresses; poster presentations at 11 international congresses. Regular lecturer in 10 different courses at the undergraduate and graduate level for students in various health disciplines.

Popular dissemination: 13 popular scientific 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 ( 20 invited popular scientific talks for researchers, health professionals, teachers, and patients, in topics related to vitamin D, osteoporosis, nutrition and epidemiology.

Peer review (alphabetical order)

Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica; Aging; 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; 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; 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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Publications in CRISTIN (Current Research Information System in Norway)

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