Doctoral Research Fellow
I began my doctoral studies at Occupational Health in the North in August 2023. I have a background in nursing and a master's degree in global health from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway.
My doctoral research focuses on the project entitled "Cardiovascular responses to short-term cold and heat exposure in subjects with type 2 diabetes and hypertension." The aim is to investigate how type 2 diabetes and hypertension affect cardiovascular reactions when the body is briefly exposed to both cold and heat. The second aim is to examine the association between ambient temperature and hospitalizations for cardiovascular events (heart attack or stroke) among people with type 2 diabetes and hypertension. I plan to use data from the "DiabColdHeat Study," a laboratory study, as well as data from the "Tromsø Study," a population study dating back to the 1970s.