Section of Epidemiology
Gothersgade 160, 1123 København K
Primary fields of research
My primary field of interest is centered around perinatal epidemiology, and more specifically the influence of pregnancy and pregnancy complications on women's later-life health. I am part of the research group 'Microchimerism and 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 increased risk of cardiovascular disease observed among women with a history of preeclampsia can be ascribed to the persistent presence of cells of fetal origin naturally aquired during pregnancy, and especially during preeclamptic pregnancies - a phenomenon known as fetal origin microchimerism.
I am teaching the following courses:
- Introduction to Epidemiology, Bachelor, Public Health
- Epidemiological Methods, Bachelor, Health & Informatics