Britt Wang Jensen

Section for Epidemiology
Research Associate


Research area

Britt Wang Jensen is a Research Associate in the research group “Life Course Epidemiology", led by Jennifer L Baker, and affiliated to the “Register-based epidemiology" at Lund University. She has a Master's degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Copenhagen and a PhD in Nutritional Epidemiology from the University of Southern Denmark.

 The focus of Britt's research is on causes and consequences of childhood obesity.  Recently Britt's research has focused on how overweight and trajectories of body mass index (BMI) in child- and adulthood affect the risk of cancer later in life.

Awards

2022 Nordic Obesity Meeting Award for Best oral abstract presentation

2020 Danish Association for the Study of Obesity (DSAF) Travel Grant Award

2017 The European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) Travel Grant 

2018 The European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) Poster award

Selected publications

  1. Jensen BW, Aarestrup J, Blond K, Jørgensen ME, Renehan AG, Vistisen D, Baker JL. Childhood BMI trajectories, adult-onset type 2 diabetes and obesity-related cancers. Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 2023; 115:43-51.
  2. Jensen BW, Watson C, Geifman N, Baker JL, Renehan A. Weight changes in type 2 diabetes and cancer risk: a latent class trajectory model study. Obesity Facts. 2022;15(2):150-159.
  3. Bjerregaard L, Jensen BW, ,Ängquist L, Osler M, Sørensen TIA, Baker JL. Change in overweight from childhood to early adulthood and type 2 diabetes. N Engl J Med 2018; 378:1302-12.
  4. Jensen BW, Bjerregaard L, Ängquist L, Gogenur I, Renehan AG, Osler M, Sørensen TIA, Baker JL. Change in weight status from childhood to early adulthood and late adulthood risk of colon cancer in men. Int J Obes 2018; 42(10):1787-1803.
  5. Jensen BW, Gamborg M, Gogenur I, Renehan AG, Sørensen TIA, Baker JL. Childhood body mass index and height in relation to site-specific risks of colorectal cancers in adult life. Eur J Epidemiol 2017; 32(12):1097-1106
Responsible editor