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Terese Sara Høj Jørgensen
Post: Øster Farimagsgade 5, Postboks 2099, 1014 København K, Visit: Gothersgade 160, 1123 København K, Gothersgade 160, Building: 1.2.29
Primary fields of research
My primary research concerns how socioeconomic position and social relations impact loss of physical function and subsequent use of healthcare services and mortality among older adults. Within gerontology, I have previously studied risk factors and consequences of falls among older adults and how geographical distance impact diagnostics of Alzheimer’s disease. Finally, I have also worked with risk factors and consequences of depression following cardiovascular diseases.
I am currently conducting a PhD project entitled The course of functional decline among older adults: the effects and interrelations of multiple social factors. Mainly the project concerns how socioeconomic position and social relations impact loss of physical function and subsequent use of healthcare services and mortality among older adults.
My PhD project is part of a Nordic collaboration Social Inequality in Ageing supported by the Nordforsk foundation. At the Section of Social Medicine, I am affiliated with the research groups Copenhagen Life Course Epidemiology in Aging and Rehabilitation (CLEAR) and Psychosocial Epidemiology.
Research assistant at the course Medical sociology, Master in Medicine
Co-supervisor of 1.Year project, Bachelor in Public Health