Tone K. Omsland

Associate professor, PhD


Institute of Health and Society, University of Oslo

Areas of interest:

• Regional differences in fracture risk
• Bone mineral density (BMD) measurements
• Lifestyle factors and fracture risk
• Nutrition and bone



Basic profession

Clinical nutritionist

Academic degrees

PhD, University of Oslo, 2009
MSc, University of Oslo, 2002


Regional differences in bone mineral density and risk factors for fractures in Norway (2009)

Professional experience

2015-: Associate professor
2010-2015: Postdoctoral researcher
2011: Visiting researcher, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Osteoporosis and Bone Biology
Program, UNSW, Sydney, Australia


Best poster award. 11th National Osteoporosis Society Conference, Harrogate, England, 2006. Omsland, Tone Kristin; Falch, Jan Arvid; Søgaard, Anne Johanne; Meyer, Haakon E. Previous fractures and bone mineral density in elderly men in Oslo.

Peer review

2011: Osteoporosis International
2010: Bone and Archives of Osteoporosis


Poster presentations at 4 international scientific meetings, popular scientific lectures, and popular scientific papers. Lecturer and teacher for nutrition and medical students at the University of Oslo.



Publications in PubMed

Selected publications:

Omsland TK, Emaus N, Gjesdal CG, Falch JA, Tell GS, Forsen L, Berntsen GK, Meyer HE.In vivo and in vitro comparison of densitometers in the NOREPOS study. J Clin Densitom. 2008 (2):276-82.

Omsland TK, Gjesdal CG, Emaus N, Tell GS, Meyer HE. Regional differences in hip bone mineral density levels in Norway: the NOREPOS study. Osteoporos Int. 2009 (4):631-8.

Wilsgaard T, Emaus N, Ahmed LA, Grimnes G, Joakimsen RM, Omsland TK, Berntsen GR. Lifestyle impact on lifetime bone loss in women and men: the Tromsø Study. Am J Epidemiol. 2009 169(7):877-86.

Omsland TK, Schei B, Grønskag AB, Langhammer A, Forsén L, Gjesdal CG, Meyer HE. Weight loss and distal forearm fractures in postmenopausal women: The Nord-Trøndelag health study, Norway. Osteoporos Int. 2009 (12):2009-16.

Emaus N, Omsland TK, Ahmed LA, Grimnes G, Sneve M, Berntsen GK. Bone mineral density at the hip in Norwegian women and men-prevalence of osteoporosis depends on chosen references: the Tromsø Study. Eur J Epidemiol. 2009;24(6):321-8.

Omsland TK, Ahmed LA, Grønskag AB, Schei B, Emaus N, Langhammer A. Joakimsen RM, Lone Jørgensen, Anne Johanne Søgaard, Clara G. Gjesdal, Haakon E. Meyer. More forearm fractures among urban than rural women. The NOREPOS study. J Bone Miner Res. 2011;26:850-6.

Omsland TK, Holvik K, Meyer HE, Center JR, Emaus N, Tell GS, Shcei B, Tverdal A, Gjesdal CG, Grimnes G, Forsmo S, Eisman JA, Søgaard AJ. Hip fractures in Norway 1999-2008: time trends in total incidence and second hip fracture rates. A NOREPOS study. Eur J Epidemiol 2012;27:807-14

Omsland TK, Emaus N, Tell GS, Ahmed LA, Center JR, Nguyen ND, Gjesdal CG, Forsmo S, Schei B, Søgaard AJ, Meyer HE. Ten-year risk of second hip fracture. A NOREPOS study. Bone 2013;52:493-7

Omsland TK, Emaus N, Tell GS, Magnus JH, Ahmed LA, Holvik K, Center J, Forsmo S, Gjesdal CG, Schei B, Vestergaard P, Eisman JA, Falch JA, Tverdal A, Søgaard AJ, Meyer HE. Mortality following the first hip fracture in Norwegian women and men 1999-2008. A NOREPOS study. Bone 2014; 63: 81-6

Omsland TK & Magnus JH. Forecasting the burden of future postmenopausal hip fractures. Osteoporos Int 2014 Jul 1 [Epub ahead of print]

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