The PROMENTA Research Center is organized into six research groups:

Neighborhood Genetics

This groups wants to identify geographical, familial and individual risk factors for mental health outcomes by integrating genetic and demographic methods. 

Neurocognitive Development

This research group aims to discover how neurocognitive developmental processes, in interplay with demographic and psychosocial factors, may augment risk or promote resilience for mental health problems during adolescence.

Psychosocial Determinants

This research group studies the complex interplay of individual, family, and friendship factors in the development of good and poor mental health.

Drug Policy Reform

The focus of this group is examining how wider social factors influence mental health and drug use, with an emphasis on likely decriminalization of drug use as one of the most important Norwegian welfare state reforms over the past decades. 



Intervention Gap Bridging 

The group wishes to bridge the gap between policy, practice and research in current public health work, and together with Norwegian municipalities create a system that facilitates knowledge exchange between the academic, practicerelated and policymaking fields. 


Methodological Development

This researcher group will integrate and adapt the latest methods or causal inference developed in statistics, econometrics, and epidemiology, for observational studies in psychology, and develop an infrastructure for using mobile devices to gather data on mental health.