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PharmacoEpidemiology and Drug Safety (PharmaSafe)

Medications are an essential aspect of health care. The PharmacoEpidemiology & Drug Safety (PharmaSafe) research group covers a multitude of different research activities related to the safety and optimal use of medications, on both the individual and societal level. We are a multidisciplinary team of researchers, with expertise in a wide range of topics, including pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety, pharmaco(epi)genetics, biostatistics, health economics, and pharmacotherapy. 

Using epidemiological methods, we address questions of drug safety that are challenging to study in randomized controlled trials (RCTs). Our work includes monitoring of drug utilization in pregnancy, examination of perceptions toward medications, methodology and health economic research, and analysis of medication safety on patient outcomes, including genetic and epigenetic contributions.


  • Image may contain: Person, Forehead, Nose, Cheek, Head. Elisabeth Pedersen joins PharmaSafe! Jan. 13, 2022 10:12 PM

    Elisabeth Pedersen holds a Master in Pharmacy, and a PhD in pharmacoepidemiology from the Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø (UiT). She now joins PharmaSafe to contribute to the COVID-19 related projects, including the EU-COVID-19, and the Nordic COHERENCE. We wish her a warm welcome! Below, Elisabeth presents herself.

  • Image may contain: Clothing, Smile, Facial expression, Black, Flash photography. Jing Zhao joins PharmaSafe! Jan. 4, 2022 2:15 PM

    Jing Zhao joins PharmaSafe. She has a background in biostatistics, and will be part of the Nordic COHERENCE project to evaluate the impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable populations. She presents herself below. Welcome!

  • Image may contain: Font, Happy, Logo, Graphics, Brand. Yearly report 2021 Jan. 3, 2022 12:05 PM

    The PharmaSafe yearly report of 2021 is now available! Download it here.

  • Image may contain: Rectangle, Slope, Font. How can Design Thinking reduce language barriers between community pharmacists and immigrant customers? Dec. 21, 2021 3:28 PM

    In her master thesis, Nhu N. Nguyen investigated language barriers between community pharmacists and immigrants, and identified a number of coping strategies by using the Design Thinking methodology.

  • Image may contain: Font, Fruit, Tableware, Symbol, Auto part. UiO:RealArt – A New Convergence Environment at UiO! Nov. 11, 2021 11:37 AM

    We are excited to announce that UiO:RealArt, led by PharmaSafe professor Hedvig Nordeng in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of researchers, has been appointed as a new convergence environment at the University of Oslo!

Published Oct. 21, 2013 12:16 PM - Last modified Jan. 6, 2022 9:09 PM