Mette Madsen
Mette Madsen


  • Section of Epidemiology

    Postadr.: Øster Farimagsgade 5, opg. B, 1014 København K, Besøgsadr.: Gothersgade 160, 1. sal, Gothersgade 160, 1. sal, Building: 1-3-20

Education:           MSc statistics, University of Copenhagen 1973


1973-74              The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural High School of Denmark

1974-76              University of Copenhagen, Statistical Institute

1976                   The Glostrup Population Studies

1977-                  Danish Institute for Clinical Epidemiology (DICE)

1987 -                 Deputy Director DICE (from oct. 1. 1999 called National Institute of Public Health)

2007 -                 Head of Institute of Public Health, University of Copenhagen

Selected scientific and professional posts

Member of the committee for public health research under the Norwegian Research Council (2000-2007)

Member of the board of the National Birth Cohort (1998- )

Member of the Scientific Committee of the Institute of Health Technology Assessment (1998- )

Member of the board of the Danish Heart Registry (2003-)

Member of the advisory board for The Copenhagen Institute for Preventive Medicine (1994- )

Member of the Research Committee of the National Bureau of Statistics (1993-2007 )

Member of the Advisory Research Committee, DSI-Danish Institute of Health Services Research (1997- )

Member of the evaluation panel for the National Centre for Registerbased Research 1999 and 2004

Member of the steering committee for the EUROCISS project (European cardiovascular indicator surveillance set) (2004-)

Member of "Arkiveringsrådet for DDA sundhed" I Rigsarkivet 2005-2007

Member of the Programme Committee for Health Promotion under the Norwegian Research Council (1999-2000)

Member of the Danish Medical Research Council (1993-99)

Chairman of the Committee on Health Services Research under the Danish Medical Research Council (1996-99)

Chairman for the Data Commitee under the Danish Medical Research Council (1998-99)

Member of the Steering Committee of the Centre for Register Research (1997-99)

Member of the Steering Committee of Unit for Registration and Filing of Health Scientific Data (1997-99)

Member of the editorial board for Acta Neurologica Scandinavia 1994-98

Chairman for a subcommittee concerning heart diseases in Denmark under the Ministry of Health 1994

Member of The Danish Council on Smoking and Health (1989-98)

Member of the board for the Danish Epidemiological Association (1980-86)

Member of the board for the Danish Society for Social and Administ. Medicine (1990-93)

Supervision and referee activities

Supervisor and examiner of Ph.D. studies at the University of Copenhagen, University of Århus and University of Odense. Referee activities for several scientific journals.

Teaching and lectures:

In charge of/lecturer at a number of training courses in epidemiology and/or statistics for researchers, doctors, medical officers and other health service personnel.

Research Leadership

20 years of experience as deputy director and research director at NIPH, leader of several larger research groups and 6 years of experience as head of Department of Public Health University of Copenhagen



Master of science

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