Section of Epidemiology
Epidemiology is a fundamental science for understanding the health status of individuals and populations. It is an essential discipline to unravel individual risks and improve clinical care as well as understand determinants of public health and how to prevent the burden of disease.
Section of Epidemiology contributes to the development of the field of theoretical epidemiology, with a specific focus on causal inference, complexity and life course epidemiology. The dynamic interplay between genes, environment and health across the life course and across generations are objects of research in the section.
The section ultimately aims at improving public health by contributing to development of the knowledge base about the determinants of health and disease, the modifiability of these determinants, and the potential utility of transferring this knowledge to public health actions.
We aim to exploit and enrich the existing population data and we benefit from the unique ability to link registers in Denmark. Our research is interdisciplinary and we strive to incorporate the knowledge and insights from other disciplines into our research. We also aim to explore the possibilities of innovative technologies to collect and incorporate ‘big data’ into epidemiological thinking.
Our research is organized in six groups/themes:
Perinatal, Obstetric and Pediatric Epidemiology (PI: Professor Anne-Marie Nybo Andersen): Research on health effects of early exposures in a life-course perspective.
Microchimerism epidemiology (PI: Associate Professor Mads Kamper-Jørgensen): Research on foreign cells and their role in women’s and children’s health, based on biological samples.
Complexity and Big Data in Epidemiology (PI: Professor Naja Hulvej Rod): Research on the complex social and biological mechanisms determining health and disease based on high-resolution data.
Healthy Ageing (PI: Rudi Westendorp): Research on ageing mechanisms and risk factors for functional decline among older people.
Obesity Epidemiology (PI: Thorkild IA Sørensen): Research on theory and epidemiology of obesity, its genetic and environmental causes, metabolic correlates, and psychosocial and health consequences.
Early life Environmental Epidemiology (PI: Associate Professor Marie Pedersen): Research on health effects of environmental exposures during early life.
Section of Epidemiology coordinates teaching and training in epidemiology at various levels. Our aim is to empower the students with the critical thinking and methodological skills they need to address future public health challenges and improve clinical practice. Education is a lifelong process and we offer qualified training at all levels from undergraduate and graduate teaching to post graduate training of researchers and clinicians.
The faculty in the Section of Epidemiology engages in mentoring of students and early career researchers and we offer supervision of research projects at all levels from educational projects (e.g. Bachelor or Master theses) to PhD theses.
Section of Epidemiology contributes with specific courses to the following educational programs at the Faculty of Health Sciences:
- Bachelor and master of Public Health Science
- Bachelor in Health Informatics
- PhD in Medicine
Epidemiological seminar series
Thursdays 3 to 4 pm, followed by drinks and networking
22nd of October: Challenges in emulating target trials (lunch seminar)
Professor Bianca de Stavola, Institute of Child Health, UCL, London, UK
3rd of December: Working with Non-Traditional Data Sources
Professor Sune Lehmann Jørgensen, DTU Compute, Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science.
20th of May: Alcohol research – from an epidemiological and interventional point of view
Professor Janne Tolstrup, National Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark
18th of March: The Danish Blood Donor Study – possibilities and challenges for epidemiologic Research
Professor Henrik Ullum, Klinisk Immunologisk Afdeling, Rigshospitalet.
These seminars are organized in collaboration between the Graduate Program in Epidemiology and Public Health and the Section of Epidemiology at the Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen.
Please sign up to the mailing list with updates about location and titles for the upcoming seminars by sending an e-mail to Kathe Jensen (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Øster Farimagsgade 5
DK-1353 Copenhagen K,
Address for visitors:
Bartholinsgade 6, entr. Q, 2nd floor
DK-1356 Copenhagen K
Phone: 35 32 79 04
|Clipet-Jensen, Clara||PhD fellow||+45 353-31335|
|Clotworthy, Amy||Assistant professor||+45 353-37792|
|Cremers, Jolien||Postdoc||+45 353-22843|
|Dissing, Nete||Postdoc||+45 353-27660|
|Elsenburg, Leonie K.||Postdoc|
|Groot, Jonathan||PhD student||+45 353-27030|
|Hallum, Sara||PhD fellow||+45 353-37744|
|Jensen, Kathe||Section secretary||+45 353-27904|
|Jørgensen, Anne Cathrine||PhD fellow||+45 353-34572|
|Kamper-Jørgensen, Mads||Associate professor, head of studies||+45 353-27391|
|Kantsø, Line Stenmann||Student|
|Keller, Amélie Cléo||Postdoc|
|Kristiansen, Luise Cederkvist||Data manager||+45 353-27059|
|Kusumastuti, Sasmita||Assistant professor||+45 353-31849|
|Mehta, Amar Jayant||Associate professor||+45 353-37982|
|Mortensen, Laust Hvas||Professor||+45 353-27737|
|Nguyen, Long||Assistant professor||+45 353-35402|
|Nybo Andersen, Anne-Marie||Professor||+45 353-26765|
|Pedersen, Marie||Associate professor||+45 60 15 55 45|
|Pinot de Moira, Angela||Postdoc||+45 353-32286|
|Rasmussen, Trine Damsted||PhD fellow||+45 353-34745|
|Rieckmann, Andreas||Assistant professor||+45 353-35474|
|Rod, Naja Hulvej||Professor, head of section||+45 353-26735|
|Schmidt, Lise Kristine Højsgaard||Academic Staff||+45 353-34666|
|Strandberg-Larsen, Katrine||Associate professor||+45 353-26078|
|Sørensen, Thorkild I.A.||Professor emeritus||+45 93 56 59 34|
|Urhøj, Stine Kjær||Postdoc||+45 353-27142|
|V Varga, Tibor||Assistant professor||+45 353-27739|
|Vinther, Johan Lerbech||PhD fellow||+45 353-32858|
|Westendorp, Rudi GJ||Professor||+45 353-31370|