Peter Kjær Mackie Jensen
Global Health Section
Postboks 2099, Øster Farimagsgade 5 opg. B, 1014 København K
My focus area is cholera, water, sanitation, hygiene, and the transmission of diarrheal diseases. Currently, most of my work is related to Bangladesh, but many of the theories depart from our investigations of the 1853 cholera outbreak in Copenhagen. I am currently heading the disasters and environmental hygiene research group at the section of Global health in the Department of Public health. I have previously linked my environmental health profile with my interest in disasters through my position as Director of the Copenhagen Center for Disaster Research, COPE, and Head of Studies for the Master of Disaster Management program (MDMa), which I co-created in 2008.
- Combating Cholera caused by Climate Change in Bangladesh (C5)
A multidisciplinary DANIDA-funded study examining the risk and effects of climate-induced cholera on water stress and household hygiene in low-income area Tongi, Bangladesh.
- Changing Disasters
An interdisciplinary research project embracing all six university faculties. The project investigates how modern societies interact with disasters.
- Interdisciplinary Learning
Combining interdisciplinary research-based in COPE with interdisciplinary teaching at MDMa.
My core area is Environmental Hygiene; mainly water and sanitation, as well as the transmission of hygiene-related diseases (such as cholera and other diarrheal diseases) during disastrous events and in developing countries.
- Master of Disaster Management core module
- Water and Sanitation in Emergency course
- Global Health course, Public health science