Merete Osler

Merete Osler

Clinical Professor

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    March 13, 1956  in Denmark.


    MD from University of Copenhagen (UC), Denmark, 1981
    Specialist in Public Health Medicine, National Board of Health, 1990
    PhD, Faculty of Health Sciences, UC, Denmark, 1991
    DMSc, UC, 1994

    Employments last 10 years

    2005-2007 Professor in epidemiology, Institute of Public Health,University of Southern Denmark

    2007-2008 Professor in social epidemiology, Institute of Public Health,UC

    2008-         Professor in clinical databases and consultant at Research Centre for Prevention and Health, Glostrup University Hospital

    Selected professional affiliations                 

    1992-1994        Chairman of the Danish Medical Association’s Health committee.

    1994-2007        Scientific review board member, European Journal Public Health

    1995-2001        Chairman of the Danish Epidemiologic Society.

    1996-1998        Head of Department of Social medicine, UC 

    1998-2013        Medical consultancy, Danish Data Archive.

    2001-              Research leader for the Danish Metropolit birth cohort.

    2004-              Member of the Ministry of Sciences Committee for Registers

    2005-2012        Member of the Nordnet (Nordic Longitudinal Epidemiology)

    2006-2013        Co-editor. Library for doctors, Danish Medical Association.

    2007-              Co-leader of the Danish Ageing Research Centre.

    2008-              Member of the steering committee for The Copenhagen Ageing and Midlife Biobank

    2009-              Research leader at Research Centre for Prevention and Health

    Review assignments and supervision

    Scientific reviewer for the Danish Health Development Fund, Danish Heart Association, Swedish research Council for Work and Social science, Economic and Social Research Council, UK, Swedish Riksbanks Foundation, AERES, the Danish Velux foundation, karolinska Institute, the Research Council of Health (The Academy of Finland), and the Swedish Research Council for Health, work and welfare Committee for Public Health (FORTE). Since 2013 member of the Danish Medical Research Council and from 2016 of  PROCRIN and the Danish Medical Association’s Research Fund.

    Scientific reviewer of more than 200 scientific papers for  30 different scientific journals (i.e. Am J Epidemiol, Archives Gen Psychiatry, BMJ, Circulation, JAMA, Lancet).

    Review committee for 37 academic positions in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Examiner of 36 phd.thesis and 2 doctor thesis at Universities in Denmark and Norway.

    Supervisor of 4 current and 19 finalised ph.d.students

    Honors and awards 

    Codan Merit Award, Medical association of Codan Insurance and the Medical Society of Copenhagen for research achievements within social epidemiology, 2003

    1st prize in Danish Cancer Society’s Research prize essay on Diet and Cancer, 1986.

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