Bilde av Rylander, Charlotta
Bilde av Rylander, Charlotta
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Charlotta Rylander


Professor of epidemiology, Deputy Head of Department (Education)

Job description

Charlotta Rylander is a professor of epidemiology at the Department of Community Medicine, and a member of the Systems epidemiology research group. Charlotta is also serving as the deputy head of education at the department. Her research is mainly in the field of global and environmental health, and cancer epidemiology. Charlotta also teaches epidemiology at bachelor, master and PhD level.

Professor at the research group in Systems Epidemiology

 


  • Natia Skhvitaridze, Amiran Gamkrelidze, Tinatin Manjavidze, Tormod Ola Brenn, Karin Charlotta Maria Rylander :
    SARS-CoV-2 infection during pregnancy and the risk of adverse maternal outcomes in the Republic of Georgia: a national birth registry-based cohort study
    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 DOI
  • Thibault Fiolet, Geneviève Nicolas, Corinne Casagrande, Zsuzsanna Horvath, Pauline Frenoy, Elisabete Weiderpass Vainio et al.:
    Dietary intakes of dioxins and polychlorobiphenyls (PCBs) and mortality: EPIC cohort study in 9 European countries
    International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health 2024 DOI
  • Erik Eik Anda, Karin Charlotta Maria Rylander, Tinatin Manjavidze, Ana Aslanikashvili :
    Relationship between hepatitis C infection and treatment status and COVID-19-related hospitalizations in Georgia
    Journal of Infectious Diseases 2024 DOI
  • Giovanni Allaoui, Karin Charlotta Maria Rylander, Ole Martin Fuskevåg, Guri Grimnes, Maria Averina, Tom Wilsgaard et al.:
    Longitudinal assessment of classic and 11-oxygenated androgen concentrations and their association with type 2 diabetes mellitus development: the Tromsø study
    Acta Diabetologica 2024 DOI
  • Eliska Selinger, Karin Charlotta Maria Rylander, Guri Skeie :
    Dietary patterns in relation to incidence rate of pancreatic cancer – the Norwegian women and cancer cohort study
    Food & Nutrition Research (FNR) 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Lara Cioni, Merle Plassmann, Jonathan P. Benskin, Ana Carolina Coelho, Therese Haugdahl Nøst, Karin Charlotta Maria Rylander et al.:
    Fluorine Mass Balance, including Total Fluorine, Extractable Organic Fluorine, Oxidizable Precursors, and Target Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances, in Pooled Human Serum from the Tromsø Population in 1986, 2007, and 2015
    Environmental Science and Technology 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Ana Carolina Miranda Fernandes Coelho, Lara Cioni, Wendy van Dreunen, Vivian Berg, Karin Charlotta Maria Rylander, Ilona Halva Urbarova et al.:
    Legacy perfluoroalkyl acids and their oxidizable precursors in plasma samples of Norwegian women
    Environment International 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Elise Marlen Paulsen, Karin Charlotta Maria Rylander, Magritt Brustad, Torill Miriam Enget Jensen :
    Pre-diagnostic intake of vitamin D and incidence of colorectal cancer by anatomical subsites: the Norwegian Women and Cancer Cohort Study (NOWAC)
    British Journal of Nutrition 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Nia Khachidze, Tinatin Manjavidze, Erik Eik Anda, Ingvild Hersoug Nedberg, Ingvild Fossgard Sandøy, Karin Charlotta Maria Rylander :
    The impact of COVID-19-related restrictions on pregnancy and abortion rates in the Republic of Georgia
    BMC Health Services Research 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Nikita Baiju, Karin Charlotta Maria Rylander, Pål Sætrom, Torkjel M Sandanger, Therese Haugdahl Nøst :
    Associations of gene expression in blood with BMI and weight changes among women in the Norwegian Women and Cancer postgenome cohort
    Obesity 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Dolley Charles, Vivian Berg, Therese Haugdahl Nøst, Tom Wilsgaard, Ingvar A. Bergdahl, Sandra Huber et al.:
    Polybrominated diphenyl ethers in type 2 diabetes mellitus cases and controls: Repeated measurements prior to and after diagnosis
    International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Marit Katinka Busund, Giske Ursin, Eiliv Lund, Tom Wilsgaard, Karin Charlotta Maria Rylander :
    Trajectories of body mass index in adulthood and risk of subtypes of postmenopausal breast cancer
    Breast Cancer Research 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Catalina Bonet, Marta Crous-Bou, Konstantinos K. Tsilidis, Marc J. Gunter, Rudolf Kaaks, Matthias B. Schulze et al.:
    The association between body fatness and mortality among breast cancer survivors: results from a prospective cohort study
    European Journal of Epidemiology (EJE) 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Giovanni Allaoui, Charlotta Rylander, Maria Averina, Tom Wilsgaard, Ole Martin Fuskevåg, Vivian Berg :
    Longitudinal changes in blood biomarkers and their ability to predict type 2 diabetes mellitus—The Tromsø study
    Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Ingvild Hersoug Nedberg, Tinatin Manjavidze, Charlotta Rylander, Ellen Blix, Finn Egil Skjeldestad, Erik Eik Anda :
    Changes in cesarean section rates after introduction of a punitive financial policy in Georgia: A population-based registry study 2017-2019
    PLOS ONE 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Daniela Mariosa, Karl Smith-Byrne, Tom G. Richardson, Pietro Ferrari, Marc J. Gunter, Nikos Papadimitriou et al.:
    Body Size at Different Ages and Risk of 6 Cancers: A Mendelian Randomization and Prospective Cohort Study
    Journal of the National Cancer Institute 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Nathalie Kliemann, Romain Ould Ammar, Carine Biessy, Audrey Gicquiau, Verena Katzke, Rudolf Kaaks et al.:
    Metabolically Defined Body Size Phenotypes and Risk of Endometrial Cancer in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC)
    Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Marko Lukic, Idlir Licaj, Maarit A. Laaksonen, Elisabete Weiderpass, Kristin Benjaminsen Borch, Charlotta Rylander :
    The burden of colon cancer attributable to modifiable factors—The Norwegian Women and Cancer Study
    International Journal of Cancer 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Giovanni Allaoui, Charlotta Rylander, Ole Martin Fuskevåg, Maria Averina, Tom Wilsgaard, Magritt Brustad et al.:
    Longitudinal changes in vitamin D concentrations and the association with type 2 diabetes mellitus: the Tromsø Study
    Acta Diabetologica 02. December 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Anja M. Sedlmeier, Vivian Viallon, Pietro Ferrari, Laia Peruchet-Noray, Emma Fontvieille, Amina Amadou et al.:
    Body shape phenotypes of multiple anthropometric traits and cancer risk: a multi-national cohort study
    British Journal of Cancer 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Dolley Charles, Vivian Berg, Therese Haugdahl Nøst, Ingvar A. Bergdahl, Sandra Huber, Pierre Ayotte et al.:
    Longitudinal changes in concentrations of persistent organic pollutants (1986–2016) and their associations with type 2 diabetes mellitus
    Environmental Research 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Hadrien Charvat, Heinz Freisling, Hwayoung Noh, Mia M. Gaudet, Marc J. Gunter, Amanda J. Cross et al.:
    Excess Body Fatness during Early to Mid-Adulthood and Survival from Colorectal and Breast Cancer: A Pooled Analysis of Five International Cohort Studies
    Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Thibault Fiolet, Corinne Casagrande, Geneviève Nicolas, Zsuzsanna Horvath, Pauline Frenoy, Elisabete Weiderpass et al.:
    Dietary intakes of dioxins and polychlorobiphenyls (PCBs) and breast cancer risk in 9 European countries
    Environment International 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Miquel Porta, Magda Gasull, José Pumarega, Hannu Kiviranta, Panu Rantakokko, Ole Raaschou-Nielsen et al.:
    Plasma concentrations of persistent organic pollutants and pancreatic cancer risk
    International Journal of Epidemiology 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Jessica E Laine, Inge Huybrechts, Marc J Gunter, Pietro Ferrari, Elisabete Weiderpass, Kostas Tsilidis et al.:
    Co-benefits from sustainable dietary shifts for population and environmental health: an assessment from a large European cohort study
    The Lancet Planetary Health 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Antoine Alvarez, Kristin Benjaminsen Borch, Charlotta Rylander :
    Reproductive Factors, Use of Exogenous Hormones, and Pancreatic Cancer Incidence: The Norwegian Women and Cancer Study
    Clinical Epidemiology 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Vivian Berg, Dolley Charles, Ingvar A. Bergdahl, Therese Haugdahl Nøst, Torkjel M Sandanger, Andreas Tornevi et al.:
    Pre- and post-diagnostic blood profiles of chlorinated persistent organic pollutants and metabolic markers in type 2 diabetes mellitus cases and controls; a pilot study
    Environmental Research 09. February 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Marisa Eleonor da Silva, Maarit A. Laaksonen, Lauren Lissner, Elisabete Weiderpass, Charlotta Rylander :
    Preventable fractions of cancer incidence attributable to 7-years weight gain in the Norwegian Women and Cancer (NOWAC) study
    Scientific Reports 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Merete Ellingjord-Dale, Sofia Christakoudi, Elisabete Weiderpass, Salvatore Panico, Laure Dossus, Anja Olsen et al.:
    Long-term weight change and risk of breast cancer in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) study
    International Journal of Epidemiology 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Reynalda Cordova, Nathalie Kliemann, Inge Huybrechts, Fernanda Rauber, Eszter P. Vamos, Renata Bertazzi Levy et al.:
    Consumption of ultra-processed foods associated with weight gain and obesity in adults: A multi-national cohort study
    Clinical Nutrition 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Catalina Londono, Valerie Cayssials, Izar de Villasante, Marta Crous-Bou, Augustin Scalbert, Elisabete Weiderpass et al.:
    Polyphenol Intake and Epithelial Ovarian Cancer Risk in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) Study
    Antioxidants 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Vivian Berg, Torkjel M Sandanger, Linda Hanssen, Charlotta Rylander, Therese Haugdahl Nøst :
    Time trends of perfluoroalkyl substances in blood in 30-year old Norwegian men and women in the period 1986–2007
    Environmental Science and Pollution Research 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Silvia Pastorino, Tom Bishop, Stephen J. Sharp, Matthew Pearce, Tasnime Akbaraly, Natalia B. Barbieri et al.:
    Heterogeneity of Associations between Total and Types of Fish Intake and the Incidence of Type 2 Diabetes: Federated Meta-Analysis of 28 Prospective Studies Including 956,122 Participants
    Nutrients 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Therese H. Nøst, Marit Holden, Tom Dønnem, Hege Bøvelstad, Charlotta Rylander, Eiliv Lund et al.:
    Transcriptomic signals in blood prior to lung cancer focusing on time to diagnosis and metastasis
    Scientific Reports 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Ingvild Hersoug Nedberg, Charlotta Rylander, Finn Egil Skjeldestad, Ellen Blix, Tamar Ugulava, Erik Eik Anda :
    Factors Associated with Cesarean Section among Primiparous Women in Georgia: A Registry-based Study
    Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health (JEGH) 2020 ARKIV / DOI
  • Dolley Charles, Vivian Berg, Therese Haugdahl Nøst, Sandra Huber, Torkjel M Sandanger, Charlotta Rylander :
    Pre- and post-diagnostic blood profiles of perfluoroalkyl acids in type 2 diabetes mellitus cases and controls
    Environment International 2020 ARKIV / DOI
  • Tanja Lise Sollberger, Oxana Gavrilyuk, Charlotta Rylander :
    Excess body weight and incidence of type 1 and type 2 endometrial cancer: The norwegian women and cancer study
    Clinical Epidemiology 2020 ARKIV / DOI
  • Tinatin Manjavidze, Charlotta Rylander, Finn Egil Skjeldestad, Nata Kazakhashvili, Erik Eik Anda :
    Unattended Pregnancies and Perinatal Mortality in Georgia
    Risk Mangement and Healthcare Policy 2020 ARKIV / DOI
  • Tinatin Manjavidze, Charlotta Rylander, Finn Egil Skjeldestad, Nata Kazakhashvili, Erik Eik Anda :
    The impact of antenatal care utilization on admissions to neonatal intensive care units and perinatal mortality in Georgia
    PLOS ONE 2020 ARKIV / DOI
  • Sofia Christakoudi, Panagiota Pagoni, Pietro Ferrari, Amanda J Cross, Ioanna Tzoulaki, David C. Muller et al.:
    Weight change in middle adulthood and risk of cancer in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) cohort
    International Journal of Cancer 2020 DOI
  • Marie Sigstad, Jan H Rosenvinge, Guri Skeie, Charlotta Rylander :
    Prevalence and correlates of self-reported disordered eating: A cross-sectional study among 90 592 middle-aged Norwegian women.
    PLOS ONE 2019 ARKIV / DOI
  • Tinatin Manjavidze, Charlotta Rylander, Finn Egil Skjeldestad, Nata Kazakhashvili, Erik Eik Anda :
    Incidence and causes of perinatal mortality in Georgia
    Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health (JEGH) 2019 ARKIV / DOI
  • Sabine Naudin, Vivian Viallon, Dana Hashim, Heinz Freisling, Mazda Jenab, Elisabete Weiderpass et al.:
    Healthy lifestyle and the risk of pancreatic cancer in the EPIC study
    European Journal of Epidemiology (EJE) 2019 ARKIV / DOI
  • Reynalda Cordova, Viktoria Knaze, Vivian Viallon, Petra Rust, Casper G. Schalkwijk, Elisabete Weiderpass et al.:
    Dietary intake of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) and changes in body weight in European adults
    European Journal of Nutrition 2019 DOI
  • Therese Haugdahl Nøst, Vivian Berg, Linda Hanssen, Charlotta Rylander, Eric Gaudreau, Pierre Dumas et al.:
    Time trends of persistent organic pollutants in 30 year olds sampled in 1986, 1994, 2001 and 2007 in Northern Norway: measurements, mechanistic modeling and a comparison of study designs
    Environmental Research 2019 ARKIV / DOI
  • Natalia Petrenya, Charlotta Rylander, Magritt Brustad :
    Dietary patterns of adults and their associations with Sami ethnicity, sociodemographic factors, and lifestyle factors in a rural multiethnic population of northern Norway - the SAMINOR 2 clinical survey
    BMC Public Health 2019 ARKIV / DOI
  • Harinakshi Sanikini, David C. Muller, Marisa Sophiea, Sabina Rinaldi, Antonio Agudo, Eric J. Duell et al.:
    Anthropometric and reproductive factors and risk of esophageal and gastric cancer by subtype and subsite: Results from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) cohort
    International Journal of Cancer 2019 ARKIV / DOI
  • Lara Cioni, Merle Plassmann, Jonathan Benskin, Ana Carolina Coelho, Therese Haugdahl Nøst, Karin Charlotta Maria Rylander et al.:
    Fluorine Mass-balance in Pooled Serum Samples from Northern Norwegian Men and Women Between 1986 and 2015
    2023
  • Charlotta Rylander, Vivian Berg, Dolley Charles, Torkjel M Sandanger, Therese Haugdahl Nøst :
    Diabetes 2 og miljøgifter: Hva kom først – høna eller egget?
    Forskersonen.no 22. December 2021
  • Charlotta Rylander, Torkjel M Sandanger :
    Mattrygghet
    Universitetsforlaget 2019

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    Research interests

    Charlotta Rylander is a professor of epidemiology at the Department of Community Medicine, and a member of the Systems epidemiology research group. Charlotta is also serving as the deputy head of research at the department. Her research is mainly in the field of global and environmental health, and cancer epidemiology. 

    Charlotta's research interests include:

    1.) Lead exposure of children and pregnant women globally. Identification of exposure sources, health effects of exposure, timetrends and surveillance systems for biomonitoring.

    2.) Persistent organic pollutants in relation to lifestyle diseases such as type 2 diabetes and obesity. Are elavated POPs in people with the disease a cause or a consequence of the disease?

    3.) Life-course changes in body fatness and subsequent cancer risk.

    4.) Regsitry-based maternal and child health studies, including quality and validity of registrations.

    5.) Environmental impact of food and lifestyle

     PhD student supervision: 

    1. 2015-2020: Main supervisor of PhD Marisa da Silva. PhD thesis: Weight change and cancer. The Norwegian Women and Cancer study

    2. 2017- 2020: Co-supervisor of PhD Tinatin Manjavidze. PhD thesis: Perinatal mortality and its associationwith antenatal care utilization in the Republic of Georgia

    3. 2017-2021: Co-supervisor of PhD Ingvild Hersoug Nedberg. PhD thesis: Cesarean sections in Georgia and Norway - What contributes to too much, too little, or just right? The role of maternal risk factors and efforts to reduce high cesarean section rates

    4. 2017-ongoing: Co-supervisor of Natia Skhvitaridze. Topic: Maternal mortality and morbidity in the Republic of Georgia

    5. 2017-2023: Main supervisor of PhD Dolley Charles. PhD thesis: Persistent Organic Pollutants and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Addressing causality with repeated measurements using novel study designs.

    6. 2019-2023: Co-supervisor of PhD Giovanni Allaoui. PhD thesis: Blood biomarkers and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Repeated measurements of blood biomarkers in Type 2 diabetes Mellitus cases adn controls; longitudinal assessements and associations

    7. 2021- ongoing: Main supervisor of Nia Khachidze. Topic: Teenage pregnancies in the Republic of Georgia

    8. 2021- ongoing: Co-supervisor of Ana Aslanikashvili. Topic: Hepatitis C in the Republic of Georgia. 

    9. 2021-ongoing: Co-supervisor of Marie Hauan. Topic: Sweet beverage consumption and adverse health outcomes

    10. 2022-ongoing: Main supervisor of Marit Busund. Topic: Female sex hormones and molecular subtypes of breast cancer

    11. 2022- ongoing: Co-supervisor of Mia Mathisen. Topic: Persistent Organic Pollutants, inflammation markers and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

    12. 2022-ongoing: Shared main supervisor of Bahar Kucuk. Topic: In-depth investigation into the environmental sustainability aspects of the northern Norwegian diet:
    understanding the sociodemographic associations, co-benefits, and beneficial transformations

    13. 2022- ongoing: Co-supervisor of Sophio Sikharulidze, enrolled at the PhD program at University of Georgia. Topic: Lead exposure of pregnant women in Georgia

    Teaching

    Charlotta has been, or is currently involved in teaching the following courses:

    • ERN-2001: Basic epidemiology, statistics and dietary assessment methods
    • HEL-3006: Introduction to epidemiology and biostatistics
    • ERN-2025: Bachelor thesis in nutrition
    • ERN-3950: Master thesis in clinical nutrition
    • BACE: Building Academic Capacity in Global Health in the Eastern Europe - Central Asia Region, funded by ERASMUS+



    CV

    2021-Present: Professor of Epidemiology

    2016-2021: Associate Professor of Epidemiology

    2011-2016: Post doc in Epidemiology (including 2 maternity leaves and 2 research stays abroad), UiT, Norway

    2012: Educational Theory and Practice, 1-year degree in Teaching

    2010-2011: 50% Researcher (UiT), 63% high school teacher, Målselv, Norway

    2010: PhD in Environmental Epidemiology, UiT, Norway

    2004: MSc in Chemical Engineering, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden