Didde Høeg

Didde Høeg is a researcher at Center for Clinical Research and Prevention, Section for Health Promotion and Prevention. She is educated in sociology and public health with a master's degree from University of Copenhagen 2016 and a PhD from University of Copenhagen 2021.

Didde has worked with interventions to prevent and treat childhood overweight and obesity in municipal and regional settings. She has a particular interest in how family-interventions are managed within families and how different social contexts can affect the implementation of interventions. 

Currently, Didde is a project coordinator at project “Healthy Children" which aims to prevent obesity, combat social inequality in health and promote mental well-being among Danish school children. Healthy Kids will build on co-creational and systems thinking approaches, taking the complexity of childhood overweight and obesity into account. Didde is particularly involved in the part of the project focusing on co-creating interventions with local communities.

​​Selected publications

  • ​Hoeeg, D. (2021), PhD-thesis; "The weight of context. The role of context in family-based prevention and treatment of childhood overweight and obesity. A qualitative study." University of Copenhagen, Graduate school of Health and Medical Science, ISBN: 978-87-93510-86-9.
  • Hoeeg, D., U. Christensen, L. Lundby-Christensen, and D. Grabowski. (2020). "Contextual Complexities in Implementing a Family-Based Childhood Obesity Intervention: The Perspectives of Enrolled Children and Their Parents." Children (Basel) 7 (12). doi: 10.3390/children7120267. 
  • Hoeeg, D., U. Christensen, and D. Grabowski. (2020). "Intra-familial health polarisation: how diverse health concerns become barriers to health behaviour change in families with preschool children and emerging obesity." Sociol Health Illn. doi: 10.1111/1467-9566.13091.
  • Hoeeg, D., Christensen, U. and Grabowski, D. (2019). Co-Designing an Intervention to Prevent Overweight and Obesity among Young Children and Their Families in a Disadvantaged Municipality: Methodological Barriers and Potentials." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 16, 5110; doi:10.3390/ijerph16245110.
  • Hoeeg, D., Mortil, A. M. A., Hansen, M. L., Teilmann, G. K., & Grabowski, D. (2018). "Families' Adherence to a Family-Based Childhood Obesity Intervention: A Qualitative Study on Perceptions of Communicative Authenticity". Health Commun, 1-9. doi:10.1080/10410236.2018.1545335.
  • Hoeeg, D., Grabowski, D., and Christensen, U. (2018). “Intra-Familial Stigmatization: An Adverse Outcome of a Family-Based Health Education Intervention to Reduce Childhood Obesity". Health Education, 118(3), 227-238.


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