Perinatal, Obstetric & Paediatric Epidemiology (POPE) – University of Copenhagen

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Perinatal, Obstetric & Paediatric Epidemiology (POPE)


The research group is conducting epidemiologic research, mainly focused on maternal, child and adolescent health. Additionally, the research group examines how conditions during pregnancy and early life influence the health for mother and child later in life.

The group holds special interest in the fetal and child health effects of parental working conditions, social conditions, maternal and paternal age, infections and health behavior during pregnancy, reproductive immunology, and reproductive conditions among ethnic minorities in Denmark. Furthermore, the group takes interest in developing epidemiologic methods.

The specific projects within the research group

- The Danish National Birth Cohort: 11 and 18 years follow-up

- The DanCHASE project (Danish Child Health and Social Equity project)

- Alcohol during pregnancy

- Fetal origin microchimerism and maternal health

- Reproductive Outcomes among Migrants in Denmark


- Copenhagen Child Cohort 2000 (CCC2000)


- Other projects


Head of the research group:

Professor Anne-Marie Nybo Andersen

Associated researchers:

Professor Anne-Marie Nybo Andersen, Associate professor Katrine Strandberg-Larsen, Associate professor Laust Hvas Mortensen, Associate professor Mads Kamper-Jørgensen, Associate professor Anne Mette Skovgård, Post Doc Sarah Fredsted Villadsen, PhD Fellow Gry Poulsen, PhD Fellow Pernille Stemann Larsen, PhD Fellow Tanja Majbrit Knudsen, PhD Fellow Stine Kjær Urhøj, PhD Fellow Ingrid Nielsson, Research assistant Anne Vinkel Hansen, BA Publ. Health Nazila Kivi, BA Publ. Health Cecilie Hjort, BA Publ. Health Kia Elten Madsen,  BA Publ. Health Emilie Rune Hegelund, BA Publ. Health Sandra Elkjær Stallknecht.


Updated May 2015