Arctic Health Research

The group has mainly engaged in research and development in the North-west of Russia. The group was established in 2010 and has members in various positions and students.

The activities comprise largely:

  • Environmental medical studies (Murmansk and Arkhangelsk Oblast, Siberia and the Russian far east)
  • The establishment of medical birth registries (Murmansk and Arkhangelsk)
  • Cancer registry (Arkhangelsk)
  • Population study and the subsequent establishment of a Master program in Public Health and a PhD project (Arkhangelsk)

In addition, the arctic dimension has been expanded to include reference populations and the southern hemisphere with projects and co-work in Australia, Africa and South America. There is also extensive cooperation with a number of other countries, including the Scandinavian countries, Canada, USA, and more.

The projects generate students who go on to PhD studies both in Russia and in Norway, and the EPINOR research school provides professional research training to students from different countries. International School of Public Health Arkhangelsk (ISPHA) is steadily progressing towards a central position in the Norwegian-Russian cooperation. Established databases and population surveys provide data for scientific production and publications from the school. About 20 teachers from ISM has participated in the development as teachers, supervisors and examiners.