Lone Schmidt

Lone Schmidt

Professor WSR, MD, PhD, DMsc

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  • Contributes substantially, internationally, to research in reproductive health with a special focus on infertility, assisted reproduction, family formation and prevention of infertility
  • Developed and implemented questionnaire-based infertility-specific measurement scales for stress, coping, and communication. The instruments have been translated and used in more than 20 countries throughout the world
  • Established in 2000 an international, inter-disciplinary research group involving 15-20 researchers from Denmark, Estonia, Israel, Portugal, Sweden, UK, USA; The Copenhagen Multi-centre Psychosocial Infertility (COMPI) Research Group
  • Combines quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Contributes substantially to the development and running of pre- and postgraduate educations at the Faculty of Health, University of Copenhagen
  • Participates substantially in the public health debate within reproductive health policy

Academic education and degrees

Doctor of Medical Sciences (DMSci), University of Copenhagen
Thesis: Infertility and assisted reproduction in DenmarkEpidemiology and psychosocial consequences.

PhD in Medicine, University of Copenhagen
Thesis: Psychosocial consequences of infertility and treatment.

Medical Doctor, University of Copenhagen

Professional experience

2017 -

Professor wsr, University of Copenhagen, department of Public Health

2000 - 2017
Associate Professor, University of Copenhagen, Department of Public Health

Qualified for a professorship in psychosocial medicine, University of Copenhagen

1997 - 1999
Assistant Professor in Health Services Research, University of Copenhagen, Department of Public Health

1996 - 1997
Vice Deputy Program Director, University of Copenhagen, Master of Public Health

1992 - 1995
PhD-student, University of Copenhagen, Department of Social Medicine

1986 - 1991
Internship and registrar in obstetrics and gynaecology, internal medicine, and surgery.

Selected appointments

The Council on Health and Disease Prevention, Member of Working Group on Prevention of Infertility

Coordination for Gender Research, Steering Committee, University of Copenhagen

WHO, Steering Committee for Guidelines and Nomenclature for infertility investigation and treatment

2010 -             
Danish Fertility Society, Member of Fertility Awareness Working Group,             

2008 – 2011
European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE), Member of Task Force on Reproduction and Society

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