Camilla Stoltenberg is the Director-General of the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. She is a Norwegian medical doctor and epidemiologist who has served several years as both Director of the Division of Epidemiology and Deputy Director-General of the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, with responsibility for strategic development of key infrastructures for research in Norway; the national health registries, biobanks, and population-based cohorts. The Norwegian Institute of Public Health runs most of the centralized national health registries in Norway, large population-based cohorts including the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa), and a research biobank. Since the late 1990s Dr. Stoltenberg has engaged in developing such infrastructures for research in Norway and internationally.
Dr. Stoltenberg is Professor at the Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care at the University of Bergen, Norway, and in 2014 she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Medicine at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. She holds a number of positions in Norway and internationally, including Chair of the board for following up the national strategy for health and care research in Norway (HelseOmsorg21), chair of the board of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the Arctic University of Norway, member of the Executive Board of EAT, member of the Expert Review Group on Population and Public Health at the Wellcome Trust, UK, member of the Executive Board of the International Association of National Public Health Institutes (IANPHI), member of the Board of the Crown Prince and Crown Princess’ Foundation in Norway, and contributor to a regular column in the Norwegian newspaper Morgenbladet. She is Principal Investigator in Norway for the Autism Birth Cohort Study (ABC), and is involved in several scientific research and strategic projects nationally and internationally. Dr. Stoltenberg’s scientific work has a focus on autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders, with data from registries, MoBa, and the ABC. In addition, she is involved in research on perinatal and genetic epidemiology, studying causes of birth defects, stillbirth and infant death, consanguinity, health in immigrant populations, and social inequality in health.