Welcome to the CHTD research group CHTD: Cognitive Health in Trauma and Disease

Ira Hebold Haraldsen, MD-Phd | OUH

We want to understand how and why physical trauma and somatic disorders affect cognitive functions and brain health. Our aim is to contribute to improved prevention, diagnosis and treatment of neuropsychiatric and neuroendocrinological diseases through high-quality research.

Our research focus

We are interested in how physical trauma and somatic disorders affect the central nervous system.

The CHTD group conducts research in the following areas:

  • Healthy aging and neurodegenerative disease
  • Non-reproductive, cognitive functions of gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) and its receptor (GnRHR)
  • Sex differences in brain function

We are currently trying to learn more about how diverse somatic disorders affect cognitive health, especially during puberty and aging. Because of our team’s hands-on experience with basic science methods, as well as our clinical experience, we are able to take part in several translational research projects. Our methods range from microscopy and immunohistochemistry, to molecular imaging by positron emission tomography and radiochemistry, to MR imaging and electrophysiological and neuropsychological testing.

Please find a list of our ongoing research projects in the menu on the left, and a list of our recent publications on the right-hand side of the page.