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Tormod Rogne, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor Adjunct of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Contact Information

Tormod Rogne, MD, PhD

Mailing Address

  • Yale School of Public Health

    Yale Center for Perinatal, Pediatric and Environmental Epidemiology, One Church Street, 6th Floor

    New Haven, CT 06510

    United States

Research Summary

Dr. Rogne's research prior to starting his tenure-track at Yale can be divided in two: His PhD was in traditional perinatal epidemiology, while genetic epidemiology of infectious diseases was the focus during his postdoctoral fellowship. As Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Dr. Rogne combines these experiences to study genetic epidemiology in the perinatal setting. This includes studying the maternal and offspring genetic effect of birth outcomes, and also using genetic variants in an instrumental variable analysis framework (often referred to as Mendelian randomization) as a technique to come closer to the causal effect of an exposure on an outcome. Finally, Dr. Rogne is leading projects that evaluate how climate change affects pregnancy; in particular how high ambient temperature and air pollution during pregnancy are associated with adverse offspring outcomes. His primary data sources are the nationwide Nordic registries, The Norwegian Mother, Father and Child Cohort Study, The North Trondelag Health Study, and statewide registries in California.


Research Interests

Environmental Health; Genetics; Pregnancy; Prenatal Care; Reproduction; Global Health; Perinatal Care; Genomics; Child Health

Public Health Interests

Environmental Health; Genetics, Genomics, Epigenetics; Global Health; Infectious Diseases; Maternal & Child Health; Reproduction; Perinatal/Prenatal Health

Selected Publications