2019 OVHEC Conference
Current Trends in Community Health
About the Trainers
Alfgeir L. Kristijansson, PhD, MSc
Director, PhD Program - West Virginia University
Dr. Kristjansson is from Iceland in Europe, one of the Nordic countries. He has been at WVU since the summer of 2012. Before coming to WVU he studied in his home country, in the UK at the University of Edinburgh and at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden where he earned his doctorate in social medicine. He completed a post-doctoral training at Columbia University in New York. Dr. Kristjansson is the senior data coordinator and analyst of the LIFECOURSE study: A large registry data-base cohort study in Iceland, funded by the European Union, where a birth cohort of children are prospectively followed from the age of 12 and onwards with retrospective supplemental material from 7 data banks from pre-birth through the age of 12. He is also the Co-PI on a primary prevention initiative in West Virginia titled “The Integrated Community Engagement Collaborative (ICE)” to promote adolescent health and positive development in West Virginia. Dr. Kristjansson also serves as the PI and CI on a number of federally funded evaluation projects in WV. Finally, Dr. Kristjansson is the senior data coordinator for the Youth in Europe study, a large cross-sectional health and behavior survey of 15-16 year old youth across 15 cities in Europe and is actively involved in child and youth research with scholars from his home country, Iceland, the UK, Sweden and the US.