Cecilie Svanes graduated as an M.D. at the University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway. She is a specialist in internal medicine and respiratory medicine and has a full-time position as chest physician in the Department of Occupational Medicine at the Haukeland University Hospital in Bergen. Her research career started with a Ph.D. degree in clinical epidemiology of ulcer perforation in 1995. Since then she has worked with respiratory epidemiology with the Bergen Respiratory Research Group and is a part-time Associate Professor at the Institute of Medicine, University of Bergen, where she teaches respiratory medicine and research and supervises researchers at different levels. Her main fields of interest have been epidemiologic studies of early life environment and adult respiratory health as well as hormonal and metabolic factors and respiratory health in women. Svanes has an extensive international research network and her collaborators include world leading experts. She has been a visiting professor with research groups in Barcelona, Melbourne, and London and has received several prizes and awards for her scientific work. She has been a Member of the Steering Committee of the European Community Respiratory Health Survey (ECRHS) since 1998, Chair of the ECRHS Early Life Working Group, and since 2009 project leader of a large international generation study on respiratory health. Svanes is the author of a large number of publications in high ranked journals in the field of respiratory epidemiology.
Biography Updated on 17 May 2011