Simon Lergenmuller

Simon Lergenmuller is a postdoctoral fellow in the analysis and research section and is part of a research project that looks at the development of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and the extent of it in Norway (NCDNOR).

Simon is a statistician with a particular interest in cancer epidemiology, causal inference, survival analysis and visualization of research results.


Simon completed his master's degree in statistics (modelling and data analysis) at the University of Oslo in 2017. He has then worked as a PhD candidate in epidemiology until 2021 at Oslo Centre for Biostatistics and Epidemiology (OCBE), Department of Biostatistics, Department of Basic Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo.

In his PhD he researched risk factors for squamous cell carcinoma, using data from the Norwegian Women's and Cancer Study (NOWAC), a large prospective cohort study with more than 170,000 participants.



Selected publications

Lergenmuller S, Ghiasvand R, Robsahm TE, Green AC, Lund E, Rueegg CS, Veierød MB. Sunscreens With High Versus Low Sun Protection Factor and Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma Risk: A Population-Based Cohort Study. Am J Epidemiol. 2022;191(1): 75–84. DOI: 10.1093/aje/kwab216

Perrier F, Ghiasvand R, Lergenmuller S, Robsahm TE, Green AC, Borch KB, Sandanger TM, Weiderpass E, Rueegg CS, Veierød MB. Physical activity and cutaneous melanoma risk: A Norwegian population-based cohort study. Prev with. 2021;153: 106556. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2021.106556

Lergenmuller S, Ghiasvand R, Robsahm TE, Green AC, Lund E, Rueegg CS, Veierød MB. Association of Lifetime Indoor Tanning and Subsequent Risk of Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma. JAMA Dermatol. 2019;155(12): 1350–1357. doi: 10.1001/jamadermatol.2019.2681