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 family building, infertility, pregnancy loss, medically assisted reproduction, prevention of infertility and pregnancy loss
    • Developed and implemented questionnaire-based infertility-specific measurement scales for stress, coping,  communication and marital benefit. The instruments have been translated and used in more than 50 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 and family building

    Academic educations 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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