Ole F. Norheim

Adjunct Professor of Global Health and Population

Department of Global Health and Population

Ole Frithjof Norheim is a physician and a professor in medical ethics, Dept. of Global Public Health and Primary care, University of Bergen. Norheim’s wide-ranging research interests include distributive theories of justice, population ethics, fair priority setting in low- and high-income countries, health systems, and universal health coverage.

He is currently heading the research project Priority Setting in Global Health (2012-2016, funded by a grant from the Norwegian Research Council/NORAD). Norheim has chaired the 2009 revision of Norwegian Guidelines for Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease, the World Health Organization’s Consultative Group on Equity and Universal Health Coverage (2012-2014), and the third Norwegian National Committee on Priority Setting in Health Care (2013-2014). He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers in journals such as Lancet, BMJ, Bulletin of WHO, Health Policy and Planning, and Journal of Medical Ethics.