Terese Sara Høj Jørgensen

Terese Sara Høj Jørgensen

Associate Professor

Primary fields of research

I am heading the newly started research group Social Epidemiology at the section of Social Medicine. The primary focus of the groups is to use state of the art epidemiological methods to explore questions regarding sociale conditions and health. I have a major interest in explaining the role of intergenerational relationships in social inequality in health. I focus especially on three major themes in this field; 1) the importance of social foreground for health in old age, 2) social differences in heritability of mental and somatic conditions and 3) the importance of health on intergenerational educational mobility. In addition to these research themes, I also explore social inequality in development, treatment and survival of psychiatric disease. I have substantial national and international experience with register-based research and application of new and advanced methods within the field of social epidemiology. 


Course leader at the course Health and Society in a Multidisciplinary Perspective, Master of Public Health

Teaching assistant at the course Medical sociology, Master in Medicine 

Teaching assistant at the course Social Epidemiology and Pandemics, Bachelor in Public Health

Teaching assistant in SAS-programming, Master in Public Health

Supervising 2-year projects, Bachelor projects and Master projects in Public Health Science

Supervising Internship Projects for Bachelor and Master Students in Public Health

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