Camilla Stoltenberg

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Camilla Stoltenberg (born February 5, 1958) is a Norwegian physician and researcher. Since 13 August 2012, she has been Director-General of the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.

Early life and education[edit]

Stoltenberg attended Oslo Waldorf School and studied sociology and medicine at the University of Oslo, where she graduated with the degree. She later obtained a research doctorate ( at the same university. She has also studied medical anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley.[1]


Stoltenberg began her career with an internship in the Helgeland region before working as a registrar at Rikshospitalet University Hospital, and later in casualty departments in both Aurskog-Høland and Oslo.

She was affiliated to the FAFO study of living conditions in Gaza, the West Bank and Jerusalem. Later, she took part in a mission for ECON concerning biotechnology at the turn of the millennium.

For her doctoral thesis, Stoltenberg studied infant death, social inequality and consanguineous marriage in immigrant groups.[2][3] She was a visiting scholar at Columbia University before being employed at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health in 2001. Since 2002, Stoltenberg has held various posts at the institute; Director of the Epidemiology division, Assistant Director-General and now Director-General.

Stoltenberg has a crucial role in the National Health Registry Project.[4] The project aims to modernise the health registries in Norway. Stoltenberg was also the leader of the national FUGE platform, Biobanks for Health, and is now co-chair of Biobank Norway,[5] a national infrastructure for research biobanks. She has had core functions in the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort (MoBa)[6] study since 2001, and is leading the Norwegian part of the Autism Birth Cohort study.[7] Her research focuses on causes and risk factors for autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.

Jon Sudbø case[edit]

Stoltenberg played an important role in uncovering that a medical article submitted by Jon Sudbø to the Lancet was an academic fraud.

Personal life[edit]

She is the daughter of Thorvald and Karin Stoltenberg and the sister of Jens Stoltenberg and Nini Stoltenberg.