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Terese Sara Høj Jørgensen

Terese Sara Høj Jørgensen

PhD Student

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.

Teaching

Research assistant at the course Medical sociology, Master in Medicine 

Co-supervisor of 1.Year project, Bachelor in Public Health

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