Personal profile

Research profile

Has both quantitative and qualitative research experience. Has a particular interest in psychosocial epidemiology (stress, social support, health literacy, social inequality, well-being, working hours, etc.) and clinical epidemiology in relation to e.g. labour market attachment. Has extensive experience with register research and is responsible for an authorization at Statistics Denmark. Experience with development and validation of scales as well as conducting surveys, i.a. in relation to the HLS19 project on measurement of health literacy.

Participant in M-POHL, a project under WHO-Europe, co-chair in the working group on communicative health literacy.

In relation to qualitative methods, I have worked with interviews, observation and text analysis. Has been involved in interventions, particularly with regard to the healthcare system and its evaluation. Current projects related to organizational health literacy and communicative health literacy between health personnel and patients.

Teaching profile

Development, planning and teaching at bachelor's, master's, postgraduate and PhD levels in quantitative methods (epidemiology, statistics, scale validation, public health science, data management and documentation as well as healthcare organization and regulation).

Semester planning and module manager.

PBL project guidance at bachelor's and master's levels.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

Specialist in Public Health Medicine

Award Date: 1 Jun 2005

PhD, Shift work and heart disease: epidemiological and risk factor aspects, Aarhus University

Award Date: 1 Sept 2000

MD, University of Copenhagen

Award Date: 28 Jun 1990

External positions

Consultant, epidemiologist, Aalborg Universitetshospital


  • Medicine
  • Public health medicine
  • Register baser research
  • Occupational medicine
  • Social medicine
  • Public health
  • Social Networks
  • Social ineqality
  • Epidemiology
  • Psychosocial factors
  • Health literacy
  • Measurement
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • biostatistics


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