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Tormod Brenn

Department of Community Medicine

Job description:

Statistician




Research interests

The Tromsø Study.

The Arkhangelsk Study.

Coronary heart disease in families.

Public health in Russia.

International cooperation in higher eduaction and research.

Teaching

Medical and health statistics at all levels.

Publications in CRIStin


  • Drachev, Sergei; Brenn, Tormod; Trovik, Tordis A. Prevalence of and factors associated with dental anxiety among medical and dental students of the Northern State Medical University, Arkhangelsk, North-West Russia. (fulltekst) International Journal of Circumpolar Health 2018; Volum 77 (1). ISSN 1239-9736.s 1 - 10.s doi: 10.1080/22423982.2018.1454786.

  • Kovalenko, Anton Alexandrovich; Anda, Erik Eik; Odland, Jon Øyvind; Nieboer, Evert; Brenn, Tormod; Krettek, Alexandra. Risk Factors for Ventricular Septal Defects in Murmansk County, Russia: A Registry-Based Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2018; Volum 15 (7). ISSN 1660-4601.s doi: 10.3390/ijerph15071320.

  • Drachev, Sergei; Brenn, Tormod; Trovik, Tordis A. Oral Health-Related Quality of Life in Young Adults: A Survey of Russian Undergraduate Students. (fulltekst) International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2018; Volum 15 (4). ISSN 1660-4601.s doi: 10.3390/ijerph15040719.

  • Sharashova, Ekaterina; Wilsgaard, Tom; Løchen, Maja-Lisa; Mathiesen, Ellisiv B.; Njølstad, Inger; Brenn, Tormod. Resting heart rate trajectories and myocardial infarction, atrial fibrillation, ischaemic stroke and death in the general population: The Tromso Study. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology 2017; Volum 24 (7). ISSN 2047-4873.s 748 - 759.s doi: 10.1177/2047487316688983.

  • Anda, Erik Eik; Nedberg, Ingvild Hersoug; Rylander, Charlotta; Gamkrelidze, Amiran; Turdziladze, Alexander; Skjeldestad, Finn Egil; Ugulava, Tamar; Brenn, Tormod. Implementing a birth registry in a developing country - experiences from Georgia. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening 2017; Volum 138 (2). ISSN 0029-2001.s doi: 10.4045/tidsskr.17.0553.

  • Drachev, Sergei; Brenn, Tormod; Trovik, Tordis A. Dental caries experience and determinants in young adults of the Northern State Medical University, Arkhangelsk, North-West Russia: a cross-sectional study. BMC Oral Health 2017; Volum 17 (1). ISSN 1472-6831.s 1 - 10.s doi: 10.1186/s12903-017-0426-x.

  • Kovalenko, Anton Alexandrovich; Brenn, Tormod; Odland, Jon Øyvind; Nieboer, Evert; Krettek, Alexandra; Anda, Erik Eik. Under-reporting of major birth defects in Northwest Russia: a registry-based study. International Journal of Circumpolar Health 2017; Volum 76. ISSN 1239-9736.s doi: 0.1080/22423982.2017.1366785.

  • Brenn, Tormod; Ytterstad, Elinor. Increased risk of death immediately after losing a spouse: Cause-specific mortality following widowhood in Norway. Preventive Medicine 2016; Volum 89. ISSN 0091-7435.s 251 - 256.s doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2016.06.019.

  • Sumarokov, Yury; Brenn, Tormod; Kudryavtsev, Alexander Valerievich; Sidorenkov, Oleg; Nilssen, Odd. Alcohol and suicide in the Nenets Autonomous Okrug and Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russia. International Journal of Circumpolar Health 2016; Volum 75:30965. ISSN 1239-9736.s doi: 10.3402/ijch.v75.30965.

  • Sharashova, Ekaterina; Wilsgaard, Tom; Mathiesen, Ellisiv B.; Løchen, Maja-Lisa; Njølstad, Inger; Brenn, Tormod. Resting heart rate predicts incident myocardial infarction, atrial fibrillation, ischaemic stroke and death in the general population: the Tromsø Study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 2016; Volum 70 (9). ISSN 0143-005X.s 902 - 909.s doi: 10.1136/jech-2015-206663.

  • Sumarokov, Yury A.; Brenn, Tormod; Kudryavtsev, Alexander V.; Nilssen, Odd. Variations in suicide method and in suicide occurrence by season and day of the week in Russia and the Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Northwestern Russia: a retrospective population-based mortality study. BMC Psychiatry 2015; Volum 15:224. ISSN 1471-244X.s 1 - 9.s doi: 10.1186/s12888-015-0601-z.

  • Sharashova, Ekaterina; Wilsgaard, Tom; Brenn, Tormod. Resting heart rate on the decline: the Tromsø Study 1986–2007. International Journal of Epidemiology 2015; Volum 44 (3). ISSN 0300-5771.s 1007 - 1017.s doi: 10.1093/ije/dyv061.

  • Ytterstad, Elinor; Brenn, Tormod. Mortality After the Death of a Spouse in Norway. Epidemiology 2015; Volum 26 (3). ISSN 1044-3983.s 289 - 294.s doi: 10.1097/eDe.0000000000000266.

  • Hjalmarsen, Audhild; Brenn, Tormod; Risberg, Marijke Jongsma; Antonsen, Kathrine M.; Benum, Elisabeth K.; Aasebø, Ulf. Retrospective survival in elderly COPD patients receiving pulmonary rehabilitation; a study including maintenance rehabilitation. BMC Research Notes 2014; Volum 7 (210). ISSN 1756-0500.s doi: 10.1186/1756-0500-7-210.

  • Skandfer, Morten; Talykova, LV; Brenn, Tormod; Nilsson, Tohr; Vaktskjold, Arild. Low back pain among mineworkers in relation to driving, cold environment and ergonomics. (data) Ergonomics 2014; Volum 57 (10). ISSN 0014-0139.s 1541 - 1548.s doi: 10.1080/00140139.2014.904005.

  • Sumarokov, Yury; Brenn, Tormod; Kudryavtsev, Alexander Valerievich; Nilssen, Odd-Ragnar. Suicides in the indigenous and non-indigenous populations in the Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Northwestern Russia, and associated socio-demographic characteristics. International Journal of Circumpolar Health 2014; Volum 73. ISSN 1239-9736.s doi: 10.3402/ijch.v73.24308.

  • Skandfer, Morten; Siurin, Sergei; Talykova, Ljudmila; Øvrum, Arild; Brenn, Tormod; Vaktskjold, Arild. How occupational health is assessed in mine workers in Murmansk Oblast. International Journal of Circumpolar Health 2012; Volum 71. ISSN 1239-9736.s 1 - 8.s doi: 10.3402/ijch.v71i0.18437.

  • Sidorenkov, Oleg; Nilssen, Odd-Ragnar; Brenn, tormod; Martiushov, Sergey; Arkhipovsky, Vadim L; Grjibovski, Andrej. Prevalence of the metabolic syndrome and its components in Northwest Russia: the Arkhangelsk study. (fulltekst) BMC Public Health 2010; Volum 10. ISSN 1471-2458.s doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-10-23.

  • Averina, Maria; Nilssen, Odd-Ragnar; Brenn, tormod; Brox, Jan; Arkhypovsky, VL; Kalinin, AG. Social and lifestyle determinants of depression, anxiety, sleeping disorders and self-evaluated quality of life in Russia. A population-based study in Arkhangelsk. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology 2005 (40). ISSN 0933-7954.s 511 - 518.

  • Nilssen, Odd-Ragnar; Averina, Maria; Brenn, Tormod; Brox, Jan; Kalinin, A; Archipovski, V. Alcohol consumption and its relation to risk factors for cardiovascular disease in the north-west of Russia: the Arkhangelsk study. International Journal of Epidemiology 2005; Volum 34. ISSN 0300-5771.s 781 - 788.

  • Averina, Maria; Nilssen, Odd; Brenn, Tormod; Brox, Jan; Arkhipovsky, VL; Kalinin, AG. Factors behind the increase in cardiovascular mortality in Russia: Apolipoprotein AI and B distribution in the Arkhangelsk study 2000. Clinical Chemistry 2004; Volum 50. ISSN 0009-9147.s 346 - 354.

  • Brenn, Tormod; Ytterstad, Elinor. Dødelighet i Norge etter tid på året, ukedag og fødselsdato. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening 2003; Volum 123 (13-14). ISSN 0029-2001.s 1826 - 1828.

  • Averina, M; Nilssen, Odd-Ragnar; Brenn, tormod; Brox, J; Arckhipovsky, V; Kalinin, A. High cardiovascular mortality in Russia cannot be explained by the classical risk factors. The Arkhangelsk study. European Journal of Epidemiology 2003; Volum 18. ISSN 0393-2990.s 871 - 878.

  • Sidorov, Pavel; Kalinin, A; Nilssen, Odd-Ragnar; Brenn, tormod. Transcultural aspects of alcoholization style in the population of the European North of Russia and northern Norway. Human Ecology 2002; Volum 7. ISSN 0300-7839.s 13 - 16.

  • Brox, Jan; Olaussen, Kirsten; Østerud, Bjarne; Elvevoll, Edel Oddny; Bjørnstad, Eivin; Brenn, Tormod; Brattebø, Guttorm; Iversen, Hanne. A long-term seal- and cod-liver-oil supplementation in hypercholesterolemic subjects. Lipids 2001; Volum 36 (1). ISSN 0024-4201.s 7 - 13.s doi: 10.1007/s11745-001-0661-4.

  • Averina, M; Nilssen, Odd-Ragnar; Brenn, tormod; Kalinin, A; Arkhipovski, VL. Alcohol consumption and risk factors for coronary hearth disease in a Russian population. The Arkhangelsk Study. Norsk Epidemiologi, Supplement 2000; Volum 11. ISSN 0803-4206.s 21 - 21.

  • Nilssen, Odd-Ragnar; Lipton, R; Brenn, tormod; Høyer, G; Bojko, E; Tkatchev, A. Selfreported seasonal variation in depression at 78 degrees north. The Svalbard Study. International Journal of Circumpolar Health 1999; Volum 58. ISSN 1239-9736.s 14 - 23.

  • Wilsgaard, Tom; Brenn, Tormod; Arnesen, Egil. Tracking of blood pressure in adult men: The Tromsø Study 1974-1986. Journal of Epidemiology and Biostatistics 1998; Volum 3. ISSN 1359-5229.s 269 - 276.

  • Nilssen, Odd-Ragnar; Lipton, R; Brenn, tormod; Høyer, G; Bojko, E; Tkatchev, A. Sleeping problems at 78 degrees north. The Svalbard Study. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica 1997; Volum 95. ISSN 0001-690X.s 44 - 48.

  • Nilssen, Odd-Ragnar; Lipton, R; Høyer, G; Bojko, E; Tkatchec, A; Brenn, tormod. Blood serum analyses in population studies: Parallel analyses and degree of agreement in a Norwegian-Russian co-project. The Svalbard Study. Arctic Medical Research 1996; Volum 55. ISSN 0782-226X.s 75 - 82.

  • Høyer, G; Nilssen, Odd-Ragnar; Brenn, tormod; Schirmer, H. Påliteligheten av selvrapportert alkoholkonsum. Svalbardstudien 1988-89. Norsk Epidemiologi 1996; Volum 6. ISSN 0803-2491.s 75 - 82.

  • Høyer, G; Nilssen, Odd-Ragnar; Brenn, tormod; Schirmer, H. the Svalbard study 1988-89: a unique setting for validation of self-reported alcohol consumption. Addiction 1995; Volum 90. ISSN 0965-2140.s 539 - 544.

  • Nilssen, Odd-Ragnar; Huseby, NE; Høyer, Georg; Brenn, tormod. New alcohol markers. How useful are they in population studies. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research 1992; Volum 16. ISSN 0145-6008.s 82 - 86.

  • Nilssen, Odd-Ragnar; Førde, OH; Brenn, tormod. The Tromsø Study: Distribution and population determinants of gamma-glutamyltransferase. American Journal of Epidemiology 1990; Volum 2. ISSN 0002-9262.s 318 - 326.

  • Drachev, Sergei; Brenn, Tormod; Trovik, Tordis A. Oral health-related quality of life in a group of young university students in North-West Russia. 8th International Conference on Methodological Issues in Oral Health Research Evidence-based Dentistry 2018-05-09 - 2018-05-11 2018.

  • Wæhler, Turid Austin; Brenn, Tormod. Hjertelig utdanningssamarbeid over landegrensene. UiT Helseblogg 2018.

  • Ytterstad, Elinor; Brenn, Tormod. When the spouses dies - A frailty survival model. Statistical Society Meeting 2018-04-10 - 2018-04-10 2018.

  • Olsson, Svein Vestrum; Brenn, Tormod. Dett er den dødeligste dagen i året. 2016.

  • Hansen, Espen Arnold; Brenn, Tormod. Derfor dør flere eldre om vinteren. 2016.

  • Holm, Astrid Helen; Brenn, Tormod. Du kan dø av hjertesorg. 2016.

  • Strandmo, John; Brenn, Tormod; Ytterstad, Elinor. Når en livsledsager dør, dør enker og enkemenn av kreft kort tid etter. 2016.

  • Rubanenko, Anatoly; Brenn, Tormod. Epidemiology of cardiovascular diseases and medical statistics: international experience and education. 2016.

  • Brenn, Tormod. The Tromsø Study - PhD in Tromsø. Gjesteforelesing 2016-04-04 - 2016-04-04 2016.

  • Brustad, Line; Brenn, Tormod; Ytterstad, Elinor. Mange dør av kreft kort tid etter at de mister sitt livs kjærlighet. 2016.

  • Brustad, Line; Brenn, Tormod; Ytterstad, Elinor. Dødelig livskrise. 2016.

  • Brenn, Tormod; Ytterstad, Elinor. Høyere dødelighet etter tap av ektefelle. 2016.

  • Brenn, Tormod; Ytterstad, Elinor. Mister ektefellen - får økt dødsrisiko. 2016.

  • Brenn, Tormod; Ytterstad, Elinor. Dør uka etter at ektefelle dør. 2016.

  • Brenn, Tormod; Ytterstad, Elinor. Høyere dødelighet. 2016.

  • Brenn, Tormod. Høyere dødelighet etter tap av ektefelle. 2016.

  • Garfjeld, Marit; Brenn, Tormod. Ikke engang døden skulle skille dem. 2016.

  • Ytterstad, Elinor; Brenn, Tormod. Hvert år rammes 20-30 i nord av knust hjerte. (fulltekst) 2015.

  • Sumarokov, Yury; Brenn, Tormod; Kudryavtsev, Alexander; Nilssen, Odd. Socio-demographic Characteristics of Suicides in the Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Northwestern Russia.. The 23rd European Congress of Psychiatry 2015-03-28 - 2015-03-31 2015.

  • Sharashova, Ekaterina; Wilsgaard, Tom; Brenn, Tormod. Secular changes in cardiovascular risk factors in the general population; the Tromsø Study 1986-2007. The NordicEpi 2015 conference 2015-09-21 - 2015-09-23 2015.

  • Sharashova, Ekaterina; Wilsgaard, Tom; Brenn, Tormod. Resting heart rate in the general population is going down, the Tromsø Study 1986-­2007. The Society of Epidemiologic Research 48th Annual Meeting 2015-06-16 - 2015-06-19 2015.

  • Brenn, Tormod. The Tromsø Study. Gjesteforelesing 2015-04-13 - 2015-04-13 2015.

  • Brenn, Tormod; Ytterstad, Elinor. Hva ektefeller dør av. Academia Borealis, Nordnorsk vitenskapsalademi 2015-05-12 - 2015-05-12 2015.

  • Brenn, Tormod; Ytterstad, Elinor. Høyere dødelighet hos enker og enkemenn. 2015.

  • Brenn, Tormod; Ytterstad, Elinor. Enker og enkemenn har økt risiko for å dø selv. 2015.

  • Brenn, Tormod; Ytterstad, Elinor. Ny forskning: Enker og enkemenn har økt risiko for å dø selv. 2015.

  • Brenn, Tormod; Ytterstad, Elinor. Akutt sorg kan endre fasongen på hjertet ditt og føre til hjertesvikt. 2015.

  • Brenn, Tormod; Ytterstad, Elinor. UiT-forskning: Du kan dø av knust hjerte. 2015.

  • Brenn, Tormod; Ytterstad, Elinor. UiT-forskning: Du kan dø av knust hjerte. 2015.

  • Brenn, Tormod; Ytterstad, Elinor. Mortality After the Death of a Spouse in Norway. 2015.

  • Nilssen, Odd-Ragnar; Brenn, tormod; Brox, J. Helseundersøkelsen i Arkhangelsk 2000. 2003 (66) ISBN 82-90262-75-2.

  • Member of research group