Lone Schmidt

Lone Schmidt

Professor with special responsibilities, Professor MSO

Member of:



      • Contributes substantially nationally and internationally, to research in reproductive health with a special focus on infertility, assisted reproduction, prevention of infertility and family building
      • Developed and implemented questionnaire-based infertility-specific measurement scales for stress, coping, and communication. The instruments have been translated and used in more than 30 countries throughout the world
      • Established in 2000 an international, inter-disciplinary research group involving researchers from Denmark, Estonia, Portugal, Sweden, UK, USA; The Copenhagen Multi-centre Psychosocial Infertility (COMPI) Research Group
      • Combines quantitative and qualitative research methods
      • Contributes substantially to the development and running of pre- and postgraduate educations at the Faculty of Health, University of Copenhagen
      • Participates substantially in the public health debate within reproductive health policy

    Academic education and degrees 

    • 2006
      Doctor of Medical Sciences (DMSci), University of Copenhagen
      Thesis: Infertility and assisted reproduction in Denmark. Epidemiology and psychosocial consequences.

      PhD in Medicine, University of Copenhagen
      Thesis: Psychosocial consequences of infertility and treatment.

      Medical Doctor, University of Copenhagen


      Professional experience

      Since 2017 - Professor wsr in Public Health and Infertility, University of Copenhagen, Department of Public Health

      2000 - 2017
      Associate Professor, University of Copenhagen, Department of Public Health

      1997 - 1999
      Assistant Professor in Health Services Research, University of Copenhagen, Department of Public Health

      1996 - 1997
      Vice Deputy Program Director, University of Copenhagen, Master of Public Health

      1992 - 1995
      PhD-student, University of Copenhagen, Department of Social Medicine

      1986 - 1991
      Internship and registrar in obstetrics and gynaecology, internal medicine, and surgery.

      Selected appointments


    • International Fertility Education Initiative (IFEI), Member of network

      The Council on Health and Disease Prevention, Member of Working Group on Prevention of Infertility

      Coordination for Gender Research, Steering Committee, University of Copenhagen

      WHO, Steering Committee for Guidelines and Nomenclature for infertility investigation and treatment

      2010 - 2020            
      Danish Fertility Society, Member of Fertility Awareness Working Group             

      2008 – 2011
      European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE), Member of Task Force on Reproduction and Society



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