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Gitte Lindved Petersen

Gitte Lindved Petersen


Primary fields of research

I am affiliated with the Copenhagen Lifecourse Epidemiology in Aging and Rehabilitation (CLEAR) group and the Psychosocial Epidemiology group at Section of Social Medicine. Additionally, I am participating in the Nordforsk project Social Inequality in Ageing (SIA) which is a collaborative project between the Nordic countries.

My primary interest is within life course epidemiology with a focus on social inequality across the lifespan in relation to later-life physical activity and capability. Currently, I work primarily with data from the Copenhagen Aging and Midlife Biobank (CAMB) linked to high temporal resolution data from the National Danish registers on social circumstances.

I have previously conducted research within the fields of reproductive and prenatal epidemiology.

I am a PhD representative in the PhD Study Board at the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences (University of Copenhagen), the Steering Group for the Research Program in Epidemiology and Public Health (University of Copenhagen), the PhD-KUFIR (University of Copenhagen’s Research and Innovation Council) and KUPE (University of Copenhagen's PhD Erfa Group).


Epidemiology, Master’s program in Medicine

Life course, health and ageing, Master’s program in Public Health Science

Social medicine and rehabilitation, Bachelor’s program in Public Health Science

Medical sociology, Master’s program in Medicine

Social epidemiology and widespread diseases, Bachelor’s program in Public Health Science

Fertility and health, Master’s program in Public Health Science


Co-supervision of:

  • Bachelor’s and Master’s theses in Medicine
  • Bachelor’s theses in Science in Health Informatics
  • First year’s projects at the Bachelor’s program in Public Health Science

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