40 ára afmælisráðstefna SÁÁ: Developments in prescription opioids in the Nordics and Norway and trends in overdose deaths
Thomas Clausen Professor, Dr. Med, University of Oslo
Norwegian Centre for Addiction Research (SERAF), University of Oslo, Norway
Thomas Clausen is a professor and head of research centre at the Norwegian Centre for Addiction Research, SERAF, University of Oslo, Norway.
Thomas Clausen is an MD, PhD, with research focused towards opioid addiction, overdose prevention and treatment outcomes in the field of addiction medicine. Also other addiction related topics are included in the publication list, including 12-step facilitation, compulsory treatment, physical activity as part of addiction treatment, alcohol epidemiology in low-and middle income countres etc. He is appointed as a National Expert to the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) for Norway, and has an ongoing collaboration with the WHO to investigate alcohol use and health outcomes particularly in low-and middle income countries.
During the academic year of 2014-15 Professor Clausen is a visiting Fulbright Scholar at the Alcohol Research Group (ARG), in Emeryville, California.
Professor Clausen has published more than 100 scientific papers and regularly serves as a mentor for numerous PhD- and Master students. He is a teaching professor at the Medical Faculty at the University of Oslo and a visiting professor at the School of Medicine at University of Botswana.