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Marianne Molin

Marianne Molin


I have an interdisciplinary background with education and experience in nutrition, epidemiology, and pedagogy.

My research interests cover a wide range: from various epidemiological studies that examine health outcomes of seafood, minerals, and trace elements, the elderly and nutrition, morbid obesity, dietary supplements, and health literacy as well as education research.

I teach research methods and epidemiology, among other things, something I have done since 2005. Critical thinking is a topic that concerns me especially, and I am the project manager for "Behind the Headlines" which is an interdisciplinary project that aims to teach students to critically evaluate health claims in the media. This has now been implemented as a learning design in the new interdisciplinary course “Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) in Health Care”, which approx. 1500 students will take annually. Learning critical assessment of health claims in the media can be a stepping stone to learn critical thinking and acquire critical health literacy, which is especially important to be able to maneuver in the digital landscape of health information so that one can make informed treatment choices about one's health.

Research groups

Research projects

Scientific publications

Edvardsen Tonheim, Live ; Molin, Marianne ; Brevik, Asgeir ; Gundersen, Malene Wøhlk ; Garnweidner-Holme, Lisa (2024). Facilitators and barriers to online group work in higher education within health sciences–a scoping review. Medical Education Online. Vol. 29.

Bjøntegaard, Marie Michaelsen; Molin, Marianne ; Kolby, Marit; Torheim, Liv Elin (2023). Purchase of ultra-processed foods in Norway: A repeated cross-sectional analysis of food sales in 2013 and 2019. 11 p. Public Health Nutrition (PHN). Vol. 26.

Bauch, Charlotte; Torheim, Liv Elin ; Almendingen, Kari ; Molin, Marianne ; Terragni, Laura (2023). Food Habits and Forms of Food Insecurity among International University Students in Oslo: A Qualitative Study. 20 p. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH). Vol. 20.

Fjerdingren, Marit; Garnweidner-Holme, Lisa ; Nesse, Linda; Molin, Marianne (2023). Experiences of living with binge eating disorder and facilitators of recovery processes: a qualitative study. 8 p. Journal of Eating Disorders. Vol. 11.

Jøranli, Karoline Thomlevold; Vefring, Linn Tennefoss; Dalen, Maria; Garnweidner-Holme, Lisa ; Molin, Marianne (2023). Experiences of social support by participants with morbid obesity who participate in a rehabilitation program for health-behavior change: a qualitative study. 9 p. BMC Nutrition. Vol. 9.

Elvsaas, Ida-Kristin Ørjasæter ; Garnweidner-Holme, Lisa ; Habib, Laurence Marie Anna ; Molin, Marianne (2023). Development and Evaluation of a Serious Game Application to Engage University Students in Critical Thinking about Health Claims: Mixed Methods Study. JMIR Formative Research. Vol. 7.

Meyer, Mona Elisabeth ; Sandbekken, Ida Hellum ; Tørris, Christine ; Halvorsrud, Hedvig ; Molin, Marianne (2023). Hva kjennetegner digitale seminargrupper som fungerer godt, og hva kjennetegner de som fungerer mindre godt?. UNIPED. Vol. 46.

Tørris, Christine ; Meyer, Mona Elisabeth ; Sandbekken, Ida Hellum ; Halvorsrud, Hedvig ; Molin, Marianne (2022). Nursing Students’ Perceived Learning Outcomes, Motivation to Learn and Grade Achieved in a Digital Blended Learning Course: A Norwegian Cross-Sectional Study. Education Sciences. Vol. 12.

Heim, Greta; Thuestad, Ruth Olaug; Molin, Marianne ; Brevik, Asgeir (2022). Free School Meal Improves Educational Health and the Learning Environment in a Small Municipality in Norway. Nutrients. Vol. 14.

Hartford Kvæl, Linda Aimee ; Løchting, Ida; Molin, Marianne (2022). Use of Dietary Supplements and Perceived Knowledge among Adults Living with Fibromyalgia in Norway: A Cross-Sectional Study. Nutrients. Vol. 14.

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