Roar Johnsen was born in Middle- Norway 1944 and graduated from Medical School, University of Oslo in 1971. He served as Junior and Senior Consultant at the Departments of Pulmonary and Internal Medicine, university of Tromsø, before entering family medicine. Serving as a Public Health Officer in several counties, he achieved a Speciality in Public Health (Community Medicine). From 1986, he was a Research Fellow at the University of Tromsø and received a Ph.D. degree in medicine in 1992. In 1996, he became Professor in family medicine in Tromsø (still kept as a part-time engagement) and from 1997 he has had the position of a Professor in community medicine at the Department of Public Health and General Practice, NTNU. His main research interests have been within gastroenterological disorders, pulmonary and allergic diseases and disorders, all based on population-based studies and health care services research, mainly trials on health care deliveries. Of special assignments, he is a Member of the Board of Speciality in community medicine, the Norwegian Medical Association, Member of different Research Councils at the Research Council of Norway and other health organisations, and for the time being chairing the Steering Committee for scientific-based evaluation of the Norwegian Mammography Screening program, the Research Council of Norway. He is also reviewing manuscript regularly for several European and American medical journals.
Biography Updated on 3 January 2011