Research Group for Prevention and Rehabilitation

The overall purpose of the research conducted in the Prevention and Rehabilitation group at the Section of Social Medicine is to study psychosocial and behavioral determinants of health and function, as well as the socioeconomic consequences of disease and functional decline, with a focus on social inequality.

Our research includes epidemiological studies of causal mechanisms to identify modifiable factors, the development of inter-sectoral policies to tackle the health divide and development of tools to facilitate their implementation. Further, we quantify and compare the expected health consequences of major policy initiatives and interventions from a clinical perspective. The health policy research is done in collaboration with policy makers at international, national, regional and municipal level. Since long, we put emphasis on the collaboration with the City of Copenhagen.

Associated with the research group is also CopenRehab unit, who are doing research into how rehabilitation can be reordered, so more citizens be helped to change habits and make healthier choices in a lifelong perspective.

We have a special focus on the following research programs:














Research Group Leader
Ingelise Andersen
Associate Professor

Phone:+45 35 32 76 62


Name Title Phone E-mail
Andersen, Ingelise Associate professor +45 353-27662 E-mail
Bender, Anne Mette Postdoc +45 353-28033 E-mail
Brønnum-Hansen, Henrik Associate professor +45 353-27974 E-mail
Christensen, Ulla Associate professor +45 353-27663 E-mail
Diderichsen, Finn Professor emeritus +5581988385050 E-mail
Jensen, Natasja Koitzsch Assistant professor +45 353-37328 E-mail
Thielen, Karsten Clinical associate professor