Sara Hallum Søndergaard
Guest researcher, Visiting researcher
Bartholinsgade 6Q, 2. sal
1356 København K
Primary fields of research
My primary field of interest is centered around the influence of pregnancy and pregnancy complications on women's later-life health. I am part of the research group 'Microchimerism Epidemiology' (ME), which studies the bidirectional trafficking of fetal and maternal cells during pregnancy - phenomena known as fetal and maternal microchimerism, respectively - and the impact of microchimerism on maternal and offspring health.
In my PhD, I am investigating whether the persistence of cells of presumed fetal origin in women's blood is associated with later-life risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease. Furthermore, I investigate whether preeclampsia, a serious complication of pregnancy, can be used to detect women at increased risk of cardiovascular disease early in life.
I am teaching the following courses:
- Epidemiologi 1, Bachelor, Public Health
- Epidemiologi 2, Bachelor, Public Health
- Epidemiological Methods, Bachelor, Health & Informatics
I also supervise bachelor and master students within subjects of pregnancy, microchimerism, and women's longterm health.