Research – University of Copenhagen


The Section's research address public health in a life course perspective focusing on social determinants and consequences of disease. Specific health problems in the foetal stage, in childhood and adolescence, in midlife and in old age, and across generations are object of research. The synergies in combining an individual perspective and a population perspective on health and disease are exploited, as well as the the synergies in combining basic etiological analysis with applied rehabilitation and prevention research.

The research is organised within 5 groups. In addition there is a cross sectional group of ph.d.-students, the 'germination box'.

  • CopenRehab: Research with focus on municipal rehabilitation and return to the labour market.
  • Copenhagen Life Course Epidemiology in Aging Reserach (CLEAR): Life course influences on marks of early ageing, mechanisms behind early ageing, risk factors for functional decline among older people, and studies of ageing in socially disadvantaged groups (interventions and natural experiments).
  • Reproductive health: Focussed on prevention and consequences of infertility and assisted fertilisation.
  • Prevention and rehabilitation research: Focus on measures towards social inequality in health and tools for health planning
  • Stress, work and health: Causal relationship and prevention of diseases in the interplay between society, the individual and health in Danish population
  • Germination box: a unique network for young researchers at the Section of Social Medicine and Section of Epidemiology