Truls Ostbye

Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health
2200 W. Main Street (Old Wachovia Bldg) Room 622, Durham, NC 27710
(919) 660-0331

Chronic disease epidemiology; obesity; health services research; population health; public health; social medicine; health information systems; health surveys; programme evaluation; clinical trials; aging; nutrition; dementia; Global Health

Education and Training

  • University of Bergen, M.D. 1979
  • Harvard University , M.P.H. 1983


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Floisand K, Ostbye T. Electronic data processing in the health administration: Development tendency. Norvegica Pharmaceutica Acta. 1984;46(4):115-119.

Ang HT, Lim KK, Kwan YH, Tan PS, Yap KZ, Banu Z, Tan CS, Fong W, Thumboo J, Ostbye T, Low LL. A Systematic Review and Meta-Analyses of the Association Between Anti-Hypertensive Classes and the Risk of Falls Among Older Adults. Drugs & Aging. 2018 Jun 23. PubMed Central PMCID: 29936694. (Review)

Png WY, Kwan YH, Lim KK, Chew EH, Lui NL, Tan CS, Østbye T, Thumboo J, Fong W. A systematic review of the factors associated with the initiation of biologicals in patients with rheumatological conditions(Published online).:ejhpharm-2017-001431-ejhpharm-2017-001431.

Kwan YH, Fong W, Leung YY, Lui NL, Tan CS, Malhotra R, et al. Are extra-spinal symptoms associated with quality of life in patients with axial spondyloarthritis? A 1-year follow-up study.. Clin Rheumatol. 2019 Mar 23;

Perera B, Østbye T, Jayawardana C. Neighborhood environment and self-rated health among adults in Southern Sri Lanka. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 6(8):2102-2112. PubMed PMID: 19742209.