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Kåre Rønn Richardsen

Kåre Rønn Richardsen


I have a bachelor degree in physiotherapy (Northumbria University, England), and a master's degree in social welfare and health policy (OsloMet). The doctoral work was based on data from the pregnancy cohort study STORK-Groruddalen. I am currently affiliated with the Center for Intelligent Musculoskeletal Health (CIM) and the Musculoskeletal Health Research Group.

I am involved in several ongoing research projects:


I am employed as Vice Dean for Education at the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Fields of work:


Fields of study

Academic disciplines

Epidemiology, medical and dental statistics   Preventive medicine   Physiotherapy

Subject areas

Public Health   Minority health studies   Physical activity   Women's health   Social inequalities and health   Health promotion   Life course perspective   Registry studies





Research groups

Research projects

Scientific publications

Bennetter, Karin Elisabeth; Richardsen, Kåre Rønn; Vøllestad, Nina Køpke; Jenum, Anne Karen; Robinson, Hilde Stendal; Mdala, Ibrahimu; Waage, Christin (2023). Associations between social support and physical activity in postpartum: a Norwegian multi-ethnic cohort study. BMC Public Health . Vol. 23.

Smedbråten, Kaja; Grotle, Margreth; Jahre, Henriette; Richardsen, Kåre Rønn; Côté, Pierre; Steingrimsdottir, Olöf Anna; Storheim, Kjersti; Nielsen, Christopher Sivert; Øiestad, Britt Elin (2022). Accumulation of health complaints is associated with persistent musculoskeletal pain two years later in adolescents: The Fit Futures Study. 13 p. PLOS ONE . Vol. 17.

Smedbråten, Kaja; Grotle, Margreth; Jahre, Henriette; Richardsen, Kåre Rønn; Småstuen, Milada Cvancarova; Skillgate, Eva; Øiestad, Britt Elin (2022). Lifestyle behaviour in adolescence and musculoskeletal pain 11 years later: The Trøndelag Health Study. European Journal of Pain . Vol. 26.

Forster, Rachel Bedenis; Strandberg, Ragnhild Bjarkøy; Tibelles, Hatuia Bø; Nøkleby, Kjersti; Berg, Tore Julsrud; Iversen, Tor; Hagen, Terje P.; Richardsen, Kåre Rønn; Cooper, John; Sandberg, Sverre; Løvaas, Karianne Fjeld; Nilsen, Roy Miodini; Iversen, Marjolein M.; Jenum, Anne Karen; Buhl, Esben Selmer (2022). Cohort profile: Outcomes & Multi-morbidity In Type 2 diabetes (OMIT) - a national registry-based observational cohort with focus on care and treatment of key high-risk groups in Norway. 10 p. BMJ Open . Vol. 12.

Waage, Christin; Mdala, Ibrahimu; Stigum, Hein; Jenum, Anne Karen; Birkeland, Kåre Inge; Shakeel, Nilam; Michelsen, Trond Melbye; Richardsen, Kåre Rønn; Sletner, Line (2022). Lipid and lipoprotein concentrations during pregnancy and associations with ethnicity. 12 p. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth . Vol. 22.

Riiser, Kirsti; Richardsen, Kåre Rønn; Haraldstad, Kristin; Helseth, Sølvi; Torbjørnsen, Astrid (2022). “It’s hard to keep a distance when you’re with someone you really care about”—A qualitative study of adolescents’ pandemic-related health literacy and how Covid-19 affects their lives. PLOS ONE . Vol. 17.

Jahre, Henriette; Grotle, Margreth; Smedbråten, Kaja; Richardsen, Kåre Rønn; Côté, Pierre; Steingrímsdóttir, Ólöf Anna; Nielsen, Christopher Sivert; Storheim, Kjersti; Småstuen, Milada Cvancarova; Stensland, Synne; Øiestad, Britt Elin (2022). Low social acceptance among peers increases the risk of persistent musculoskeletal pain in adolescents. Prospective data from the Fit Futures Study. 9 p. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders . Vol. 23.

Fragoso-Bargas, Nicolas; Opsahl, Julia Onsrud; Kiryushchenko, Nadezhda; Böttcher, Yvonne; Lee-Ødegård, Sindre; Qvigstad, Elisabeth; Richardsen, Kåre Rønn; Waage, Christin; Sletner, Line; Jenum, Anne Karen; Prasad, Rashmi B.; Groop, Leif C.; Moen, Gunn-Helen Øiseth; Birkeland, Kåre Inge; Sommer, Christine (2021). Cohort profile: Epigenetics in Pregnancy (EPIPREG) – Population-based sample of European and South Asian pregnant women with epigenome-wide DNA methylation (850k) in peripheral blood leukocytes. PLOS ONE . Vol. 16.

Jahre, Henriette; Grotle, Margreth; Småstuen, Milada; Guddal, Maren Hjelle; Smedbråten, Kaja; Richardsen, Kåre Rønn; Stensland, Synne; Storheim, Kjersti; Øiestad, Britt Elin (2021). Risk factors and risk profiles for neck pain in young adults: Prospective analyses from adolescence to young adulthood—The North-Trøndelag Health Study. PLOS ONE . Vol. 16.

Jahre, Henriette; Grotle, Margreth; Smedbråten, Kaja; Richardsen, Kåre Rønn; Bakken, Anders; Øiestad, Britt Elin (2021). Neck and shoulder pain in adolescents seldom occur alone: Results from the Norwegian Ungdata Survey. European Journal of Pain . Vol. 25.

These publications are obtained from Cristin. The list may be incomplete