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Odd Nilssen

Department of Community Medicine

Job description:

Projects: Toward an understanding of coronary heart disease and death in Russia. A cooperation project with London School of Hygiene and Tropical Disease. The project starts with a pilot project in Arkhangelsk and in Novosibirsk in 2014, full scale study from 2015.




Publications in CRIStin


  • Cook, Sarah; Malyutina, S; Kudryavtsev, Alexander; Averina, Maria; Bobrova, Natalia; Boytsov, S; Brage, S; Clark, TG; Diez Benavente, S; Eggen, Anne Elise; Hopstock, Laila Arnesdatter; Hughes, A; Johansen, Heidi; Kholmatova, Kamila; Kichigina, A; Kontsevaya, Anna; Kornev, M; Leong, D; Magnus, Per; Mathiesen, Ellisiv B.; McKee, M; Morgan, K; Nilssen, Odd-Ragnar; Plakhov, I; Quint, JK; Rapala, A; Ryabikov, A; Saburova, Lyudmila; Schirmer, Henrik; Shapkina, M; Shiekh, Suhail; Shkolnikov, VM; Stylidis, Michael; Voevoda, Mikhail; Westgate, Kate; Leon, David Adrew. Know Your Heart: Rationale, design and conduct of a cross-sectional study of cardiovascular structure, function and risk factors in 4500 men and women aged 35-69 years from two Russian cities, 2015-18.. Wellcome Open Research 2018; Volum 3 (67). ISSN 2398-502X.s doi: 10.12688/wellcomeopenres.14619.1.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Kudryavtsev, Alexander Valerievich; Nilssen, Odd-Ragnar; Lund, Johan; Grjibovski, Andrej; Ytterstad, Børge. Road traffic crashes with fatal and non-fatal injuries in Arkhangelsk, Russia in 2005-2010. International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion 2013; Volum 20 (4). ISSN 1745-7300.s 349 - 357.s doi: 10.1080/17457300.2012.745576.

  • Hansen, Vidje; Nilssen, Odd-Ragnar; Sørlie, Tore. Psykiatri og psykiatrisk forskning ved Medfak. Orkana Forlag 2013 ISBN 978-82-8104-226-1.s 251 - 260.

  • Kudryavtsev, Alexander Valerievich; Kleshchinov, Nikolay; Ermolina, M; Lund, Johan; Grjibovski, Andrej; Nilssen, Odd-Ragnar; Ytterstad, Børge. Road Traffic fatalities in Arkhangelsk, Russia in 2005-2010: reliability of police and healthcare data. Accident Analysis and Prevention 2013; Volum 53. ISSN 0001-4575.s 46 - 54.s doi: 10.1016/j.aap.2012.12.022.

  • Sidorenkov, Oleg; Nilssen, Odd-Ragnar; Grjibovski, Andrej. Determinants of cardiovascular and all-cause mortality in northwest Russia: a 10-year follow-up study. (fulltekst) Annals of Epidemiology 2012; Volum 22 (1). ISSN 1047-2797.s 57 - 65.s doi: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2011.08.008.

  • Kudryavtsev, Alexander Valerievich; Nilssen, Odd-Ragnar; Sumarokov, Yury; Ytterstad, Børge. Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion course in a Russian Master of Public Health programme. International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion 2012; Volum 19 (3). ISSN 1745-7300.s 290 - 296.s doi: 10.1080/17457300.2012.706616.

  • Kudryavtsev, Alexander Valerievich; Nilssen, Odd-Ragnar; Lund, Johan; Grjibovski, Andrej; Ytterstad, Børge. Explaining reduction of pedestrian-motor vehicle crashes in Arkhangelsk, Russia, in 2005-2010. International Journal of Circumpolar Health 2012; Volum 71. ISSN 1239-9736.s doi: 10.3402/ijch.v71i0.19107.

  • Sidorenkov, Oleg; Nilssen, Odd-Ragnar; Nieboer, Evert; Kleshchinov, Nikolay; Grjibovski, Andrej. Premature cardiovascular mortality and alcohol consumption before death in Arkhangelsk, Russia: an analysis of a consecutive series of forensic autopsies. International Journal of Epidemiology 2011; Volum 40 (6). ISSN 0300-5771.s 1519 - 1529.s doi: 10.1093/ije/dyr145.

  • 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.

  • Sidorenkov, Oleg; Nilssen, Odd-Ragnar; Grjibovski, Andrej. Metabolic syndrome in Russian adults: associated factors and mortality from cardiovascular diseases and all causes. BMC Public Health 2010; Volum 10. ISSN 1471-2458.s doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-10-582.

  • Ries, RK; Yuodelis-Flores, C; Roy-Byrne, PP; Nilssen, Odd-Ragnar; Russo, J. Addiction and suicidal behavior in acute psychiatric inpatients. Comprehensive Psychiatry 2009; Volum 50 (2). ISSN 0010-440X.s 93 - 99.s doi: 10.1016/j.comppsych.2008.07.003.

  • Ries, RR; Yuodilis-Flores, C; Roy-Byrne, PP; Nilssen, Odd-Ragnar; Russo, J. Addiction and suicidal behaviour in acute psychiatric inpatients. Comprehensive Psychiatry 2009; Volum 50 (2). ISSN 0010-440X.s 93 - 99.

  • Averina, Maria; Nilssen, Odd-Ragnar; Arkhipovsky, VL; Kalinin, AG; Brox, Jan. C-reactive protein and alcohol consumption: Is there a U-shaped association? Results from a population-based study in Russia - The Arkhangelsk study. Atherosclerosis 2006; Volum 188. ISSN 0021-9150.s 309 - 315.

  • Bojko, ER; Potolitsina, NN; Nilssen, Odd-Ragnar. Thiamine and riboflavin status in the population of Arkhangelsk. Fiziologiya Cheloveka 2005; Volum 74 (1). ISSN 0362-1197.s 27 - 30.

  • Bojko, E; Potolitsina, NN; Nilssen, Odd-Ragnar. Thiamin and riboflavin status in the population of Arkhangelsk. Human Ecology 2005; Volum 74 (1). ISSN 0300-7839.s 27 - 30.

  • 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-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.

  • Bojko, ER; Nilssen, Odd-Ragnar. Parameters of the body's provision with riboflavin and the glutathione reductase activity in residents of the European North of Russia. Fiziologiya Cheloveka 2004; Volum 30 (2). ISSN 0362-1197.s 122 - 128.

  • Bojko, E; Nilssen, Odd-Ragnar; Kalinin, A; Potolitsina, NN. Parameter's of body provision with Ribiflavinand the glutathione reductase activity in residents of the European North of Russia. Fiziologiya Cheloveka 2004; Volum 30 (2). ISSN 0362-1197.s 122 - 128.

  • Nilssen, Odd-Ragnar. Long-term effect of brief intervention in at-risk alcohol drinkers: A nine-years follow up study. Alcohol and Alcoholism 2004; Volum 39 (6). ISSN 0735-0414.s 548 - 551.

  • Bojko, E; Nilssen, Odd-Ragnar; Kalinin, A; Potolitsina, NN. Riboflavin status in human physiology. Fiziologiya Cheloveka 2004; Volum 30 (2). ISSN 0362-1197.s 871 - 878.

  • Nilssen, Odd-Ragnar. Long-term effect of brief intervention in at-risk alcohol drinkers: A nine-years follow-up study. Alcohol and Alcoholism 2004; Volum 39 (6). ISSN 0735-0414.s 548 - 551.

  • Bojko, ER; Nilssen, Odd-Ragnar. Riboflavin status in human physiology. Fiziologiya Cheloveka 2004; Volum 30 (2). ISSN 0362-1197.s 235 - 239.

  • 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.

  • Hansen, V; Olstad, R; Nilssen, Odd-Ragnar. Psykiatrisk epidemiologisk forskning i Tromsø. Norsk Epidemiologi 2002; Volum 3. ISSN 0803-2491.s 339 - 345.

  • 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.

  • Nilssen, Odd-Ragnar; Parker, G; hadzi-Pavlovic, D; Bell, J. Assessing depression in drug and alcohol dependent subjects: the utility of a cognitive based approach. Nordic Journal of Psychiatry 2001; Volum 6. ISSN 0803-9488.s 409 - 412.

  • 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.

  • Sexton, H; Lipton, R; Nilssen, Odd-Ragnar. Relating alcohol use and mood. Results from the Tromsø Study. Journal of Studies on Alcohol 1999; Volum 60 (1). ISSN 0096-882X.s 111 - 119.

  • Kalinin, A; Sidorov, Pavel; Nilssen, Odd-Ragnar; Bojko, E; Arckhipovsky, V. Epidemiological, medical and social aspects of alcohol consumption among seamen in the European North of Russia. Human Ecology 1999; Volum 5. ISSN 0300-7839.s 25 - 27.

  • 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.

  • Nilssen, Odd-Ragnar. Increasing drug abuse problems "down under". Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening 1999; Volum 119 (14). ISSN 0029-2001.s 2073 - 2075.

  • Mikkelsen, IM; Kanitz, RD; Nilssen, Odd-Ragnar; Huseby, NE. Carbohydrate-deficient transferrin: marker of actual alcohol consumption or chronic alcohol misuse. Alcohol and Alcoholism 1998; Volum 33 (6). ISSN 0735-0414.s 646 - 650.

  • Huseby, NE; Nilssen, Odd-Ragnar; Kanitz, RD. Evaluation of two Biological Markers combined as parameter of Alcohol dependency. Alcohol and Alcoholism 1997; Volum 32. ISSN 0735-0414.s 731 - 737.

  • Huseby, NE; Bjordal, Einar; Nilssen, Odd-Ragnar; Barth, T. Utility of Biological Markers during outpatient treatment of alcohol dependent subjects: Carbohydrate-deficient transferrin responds to moderat change in alcohol consumption. Alcohol and Alcoholism 1997; Volum 21. ISSN 0735-0414.s 1343 - 1346.

  • Huseby, NE; Nilssen, Odd-Ragnar; Erfurth, A; Wetterling, T; Kanitz, RD. Carbohydrate-deficient transferrin and alcohol dependency. Variation in responce to alcohol intakeamong different groups of patients. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research 1997; Volum 21. ISSN 0145-6008.s 201 - 205.

  • 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; Ries, RR; Rivara, FP; Jurkovic, GJ; Gurney, JG. The "WAM" score: sensitivity and specificity of a user friendly biological screening test for alcohol problems in trauma patients. Addiction 1996; Volum 91. ISSN 0965-2140.s 255 - 262.

  • Berntsen, Gro; Roarsen, Ø; Stenersen, SA; Nilssen, Odd-Ragnar; Aarbakke, J. Skader og legemiddelbruk hos fotballspillere. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening 1996; Volum 116. ISSN 0029-2001.s 1996 - 1999.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Nilssen, Odd-Ragnar; Ries, RR; Rivara, FP; Gurney, JG; Jurkovich, JJ. Alcohol and Trauma: the impact of acute and chronic alcohol abuse on injury and death in trauma population. Norsk Epidemiologi 1996; Volum 6. ISSN 0803-2491.s 103 - 108.

  • 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; Førde, OH. The Tromsø Study: Seven-year Longitudinal Population Study of change in gamma-glutamyltransferase. American Journal of Epidemiology 1994; Volum 8. ISSN 0002-9262.s 787 - 792.

  • Nilssen, Odd-Ragnar; Cone, H. Screening patients for alcohol problems in Primary Health Care settings. Alcohol Health and Research 1994; Volum 2. ISSN 0090-838X.s 136 - 139.

  • Høyer, G; Nilssen, Odd-Ragnar; Schirmer, H. Nordmenn og billig alkohol. Alkoholkonsum i et norskt lavprisområde. Nordisk Alkoholtidskrift 1994; Volum 3. ISSN 0789-6069.s 139 - 145.

  • Nilssen, Odd-Ragnar; Ries, RR; Rivara, FP; Gurney, JG; Jurkovich, JJ. The CAGE questionnaire and the Short Michigan Alcohol Screening Test in Traume patients: Comparison of their correlates with biological Alcohol markers. Journal of Trauma 1994; Volum 6. ISSN 0022-5282.s 784 - 788.

  • Ringstad, Jetmund; Knutsen, Synnøve Fønnebø; Nilssen, Odd-Ragnar; Thomassen, Y.. A comparative Study on serum Selenium and vitamine E level in a population of risk drinkers and abstainers. Biological Trace Element Research 1993; Volum 36. ISSN 0163-4984.s 65 - 71.

  • 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; Huseby, NE. Biologiske alkoholmarkører. Nordisk Medicin 1992; Volum 107. ISSN 0029-1420.s 175 - 176.

  • Nilssen, Odd-Ragnar; Førde, OH. The Tromsø Study: The positive predictive value of gamma-glutamyltransferase and an alcohol questionnairein the detection of early stage risk drinkers. Journal of Internal Medicine 1991; Volum 229. ISSN 0954-6820.s 497 - 500.

  • Nilssen, Odd-Ragnar. The Tromsø Study: Identification of and a controlled intervention on a population of early stage risk drinkers. Preventive Medicine 1991; Volum 4. ISSN 0091-7435.s 518 - 528.

  • 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.

  • Kudryavtsev, Alexander Valerievich; Nilssen, Odd-Ragnar; Sumarokov, Yury; Lund, J; Ytterstad, Børge. Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion master-level course in Arkhangelsk, Russia. Norsk Epidemiologi, Supplement 2013; Volum 23. ISSN 0803-4206.

  • Sidorenkov, Oleg; Nilssen, Odd-Ragnar; Grjibovski, Andrej. METABOLIC SYNDROME AND MORTALITY IN RUSSIAN ADULTS: A 9-YEARS FOLLOW-UP STUDY. Epidemiologia & Prevenzione 2010; Volum 34 (5-6). ISSN 1120-9763.s 36 - 36.

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

  • Schirmer, H; Høyer, G; Nilssen, Odd-Ragnar; Steine, Siri. Helse og livskvalitet på 78 grader nord. 1997 (40) ISBN 82-90262-46-9.

  • Nilssen, Odd-Ragnar. Serum gamma-glutamyltransferase: Determinants and diagnostic Characteristicsin relation to interventionon risk drinkers. 1992 (20) ISBN 82-90262-24-8.

  • Member of research group