Geir Bjørklund

Geir BjørklundIndependent Researcher
Founder and President of the Council for Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (CONEM)
Mo i Rana, Norway


Telephone: +47 952 55 484


Geir Bjørklund is a Norwegian independent researcher, medical/health science writer, editor, and advisor to scientific journals worldwide. Since 2013, he has collaborated in research with international researchers from about 70 universities and institutions. Bjørklund has been identified as being among the top 2.5% of all scientists worldwide by the independent monitoring agency Research Gate. He is a member of the editorial boards of numerous international peer-reviewed journals. Geir Bjørklund also is a reviewer of manuscripts for more than 20 other scientific journals.

In 1995, Bjørklund founded Tenner & Helse, which is the membership magazine of the Norwegian Dental Patient Association (Forbundet Tenner og Helse). He was editor-in-chief of this magazine until the summer of 1999. In the 1990s, he was also a freelance journalist for Sunnhetsbladet – the oldest popular medical journal in Norway. In the late 1990s, Bjørklund had consulting assignments for the Norwegian Board of Health Supervision. He was a coauthor of two of their expert reports on the use of dental filling materials (see “Contributions to Official Reports” in the publication list). In 2001, Bjørklund founded the Nordic Journal of Biological Medicine (Nordisk Tidsskrift for Biologisk Medisin). He was editor-in-chief of this journal until its last issue was distributed in 2003.

Since 1989, Geir Bjørklund has published many articles in peer-reviewed medical journals about the health effects of mercury and dental amalgams. Some of his articles have also been featured in Norwegian newspapers. In 1998, his first article in the autism field was published. It was a review article about children with Asperger syndrome. Today, Bjørklund is mainly involved in autism research.

In 2003, the Albert Lindsay von Julin Foundation in Helsinki awarded Geir Bjørklund a scholarship of 10,000 Euros for his work to promote the understanding of biological medicine. He has also received support from, among others, OSO Eco Foundation and Rana Utviklingsselskap AS (the development company of the municipality of Rana, Norway).

Professional Affiliations

  • World Association of Medical Editors
  • CONEM-representative, International Zinc Association (IZA)

Editorial Roles 

Selected Publications (1989-2015)

Newer Publications (since 2013)

External links

Wikipedia. Article about Geir Bjørklund

Publications in PubMed: Papers since 2013; Autism Papers; Mercury Papers

Publons – partly record for Bjørklund’s peer review activities

Björklund Nutrition is an online, global news service. It features news and resources focused on nutrition, environmental medicine, and health. The service is founded and managed by Geir Bjørklund