Heidi Øyen Flemmen

  • Consultant of neurology MD

Background: Heidi Øyen Flemmen has a medical degree from University of Bergen (2000) and is a specialist in neurology from 2014. She works as a senior consultant at the Department of Neurology, Telemark Hosptial, with a special interest in MS patients.

As of August 2016 she has been working 50 % as a PhD student within this project and 50 % as a clinician at Department of Neurology in Telemark Hospital.  

Project title: "Socioeconomic factors as predictors for disease susceptibility and disease progression in Multiple sclerosis."

Research project: Heidi Øyen Flemmen is doing her PhD project on multiple sclerosis and socioeconomic factors. The project title is socioeconomic factors as predictors for disease susceptibility and disease progression in Multiple sclerosis. The aim of this study is to evaluate factors predicting disease susceptibility, progression and access to treatment in a complete geographically well-defined cohort of all MS patients in Oslo, Buskerud and Telemark

Main supervisor: Elisabeth Gulowsen Celius (MD, PhD.)
Co-supervisors: Pål Berg-Hansen (MD, PhD) and Kristian Heldal (MD, PhD, senior consultant, Telemark Hospital)

Methodology and interests:

  • Epidemiology
  • Clinical research and clinical trials in MS
  • Environmental factors associated with MS
  • Socioeconomic factors as predictors of health
 
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