Cathrine Juel Lau

Section for Health Promotion and Prevention
Senior researcher and team leader


Cathrine Juel Lau is senior researcher and team leader for the Capital Region's Health Profile at Center for Clinical Research and Prevention. She is a graduate in Human nutrition and has a PhD from University of Copenhagen. She stated her career in science with studying Type 2 Diabetes in the Inter99 population with focus on nutritional patterns and lifestyle interventions as associated factors to diabetes. Afterwards, she moved on to qualitative work on evidence-based policy development (EIPM) in Europe. She has worked with a range of topics in relation to responsibility and involvement in health profiling. She has built a better understanding of public health and made the aquaintance with most Danish health registries. She uses her position as team leader and senior researcher to develop regional and national health profiling with collegues at Center for Clinical Research and Prevention. Likewise, her competences to make research and results accessible to regional and national officials and policy makers.

Selected publications:

  • Lau CJ; Pissinger 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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