Section of Epidemiology
Bartholinsgade 6Q, 2. sal
1356 København K
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.