Nita Kaupang Shala


Nita Kaupang Shala joined the Cancer Registry in 2019 as a doctoral research fellow in the field of occupational cancer epidemiology related to the project 'Exposure related risks of cancer in Norwegian offshore petroleum workers.' Her primary supervisor is Tom K. Grimsrud.

In a prospective cohort study, she aims to investigate the incidence and risk of bladder and kidney cancer among male offshore workers, conducting causal analyses related to hydrocarbon exposure from oil mist/oil vapor, among other agents.

Her research interests encompass biostatistics, etiology, human and ecological health.

Nita holds a bachelor's degree in biology and a master's degree in ecology and evolution from the Department of Biosciences at the University of Oslo, covering the years 2008 to 2013.

She has previously worked as a research assistant/engineer, participating in various research projects at the Center for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES) and the Center for Aquatic Biology and Toxicology (AQUA) at the Department of Biosciences from 2013 to 2016.


Publications: Shala, N.K., Stenehjem, J.S., Babigumira, R. et al. Exposure to benzene and other hydrocarbons and risk of bladder cancer among male offshore petroleum workers. Br J Cancer 129, 838–851 (2023).


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