Cathrine Juel Lau

​Section for Health Promotion and Prevention
Senior researcher and team leader


Cathrine Juel Lau is a senior researcher and team leader for the Danish Capital Region Health Survey at the Center for Clinical Research and Prevention. Master in Human Nutrition and PhD from the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Copenhagen. Started her research career with Type 2 Diabetes research in the Inter99 population, focusing on dietary patterns and lifestyle interventions that can affect the risk of diabetes. Subsequently, the research has focused on evidence-informed policy making (EIPM) in Europe and development of the health status in Denmark.
As project and team leader for the Danish Capital Region Health Survey, which is based on survey and register data, Cathrine has built up solid knowledge about the general health profile in Denmark. Main tasks include 1) dissemination of results from the Capital Region's Health Profile to relevant stakeholders, including municipalities and regional stakeholders; 2) development of the regional and national health survey and 3) facilitation of progress with the health survey and collaboration between relevant stakeholders responsible for the health survey.

Selected publications:

  • Lau CJ; Pisinger C; Husemoen LL; Jacobsen RK; Linneberg A; Jørgensen T; Glümer C. Effect of general health screening and lifestyle counselling on incidence of diabetes in general population: Inter99 randomised trial. Accepted, 7th of August 2016. Preventive Medicine (2016), pp. 172-179. DOI information: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2016.08.016
  • Spitters H; Lau CJ; Sandu P; Quanjel M; Rus D; Glümer C; van Oers H; van de Goor I. Unraveling networks in local public health policymaking in three European countries - a systems analysis. Health Research Policy and Systems. 2017 Feb 3;15(1):5. doi: 10.1186/s12961-016-0168-2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28159008
  • Lau C, Vistisen D, Toft U, Tetens I, Glümer C, Pedersen O, Jørgensen T, Borch-Johnsen K. The effects of adding group-based lifestyle counselling to individual counselling on changes in plasma glucose levels in a randomized controlled trial: The Inter99 study. Diabetes and Metabolism.  2011. DOI: 10.1016/j.diabet.2011.06.001
  • Lau C, Toft U, Tetens I, Richelsen B, Jørgensen T, Borch-Johnsen K, Glümer C. The association between dietary Glycemic index, Glycemic load and BMI in the Inter99 study: Is underreporting a problem? American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2006; 84 (3):641-645
  • Lau C, Færch K, Glümer C, Tetens I, Pedersen O, Carstensen B, Jørgensen T, Borch-Johnsen K. Dietary Glycemic Load, Glycemic Index, Fiber, Simple Sugars and Insulin Resistance. The Inter99 study. Diabetes Care 2005; 28: 1397-1403
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