Director General

Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH)

Camilla Stoltenberg is a medical doctor with a PhD in epidemiology. She was appointed director general of the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) in 2012. NIPH is the public national expert and knowledge provider in infectious disease prevention, environmental medicine, mental health, epidemiology, non-communicable diseases, global health and forensic medicine. From 2002 to 2007, she served as director of the Division of Epidemiology, and from 2007 to 2012 as deputy director general of the NIPH with particular responsibility for strategic development of national health registries, cohorts, and biobanks.

Stoltenberg is a member of the WHO Technical Steering Committee for MNCA (Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health), the EAT advisory board, the Reference Group for the Palestinian National Institute of Public Health, and the Scientific Oversight Group at the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington. Previous appointments include research evaluation committees at the Wellcome Trust, and several evaluation/funding and advisory committees in England/UK, France, Germany, Sweden and Denmark.  

Her current scientific work focuses on neurodevelopmental disorders. In addition, she is involved in research on perinatal and genetic epidemiology, health in immigrant populations, and social inequality in health. Academically, she is an adjunct professor at the Department of Global Health and Primary Care, University of Bergen, and holds an honorary doctorate at the University of Copenhagen.