Silvia Pavan is a Ph.D. fellow in the cotutelle joint programme between the Graduate Programme of Public Health and Epidemiology at the University of Copenhagen under the supervision of Professor. Gert Martin Hald, and the Faculty of Health at Deakin University (Melbourne, Australia) under the supervision of Professor. David Austin, with a focus on mental health and register–based epidemiology. Prior to commencing her Ph.D., Silvia earned a Master’s degree in Global Health at the University of Copenhagen. Her research interests primarily concern the spheres of mental and sexual health, and social and register-based epidemiology.