The area of Public Health includes studies of health, morbidity and mortality in the population as a whole, how health and ill health vary between different groups and how the state of health changes during people’s life cycles. Factors that affect public health include social and societal structures, people’s conditions, opportunities and actions and how these interact.

Both studies aimed at a more general understanding of these processes and phenomena as well as studies aimed at designing, following up and evaluating measures aimed at preventing disease and promoting health are welcome. Furthermore, studies aimed at identifying and estimating the significance of risk factors and protective factors for disease and ill health are welcome.

Neither clinical treatment studies, basic biomedical research nor basic biomedical mechanistic research are within Forte’s areas of responsibility.

Members of the review panel

  • Chairperson

  • Dag S Thelle

    Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Oslo, Norway

  • Members

  • Terje Andreas Eikemo

    Department of Sociology and Political Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway

  • Linda Ernstsen

    Department of Public Health and Nursing, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway

  • Bernadette Nirmal Kumar

    Health Services Research, The Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Norway

  • Nina Lindqvist

    The Public Health Agency of Sweden, Sweden

  • Simon Nygaard Øverland

    Mental and Physical Health, The Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Norway

  • Kajsa Snidare

    County Administrative Board of Stockholm, Sweden