Dorthe Corfitzen Pedersen


Dorthe is a PhD student in the research group of Life Course Epidemiology of Growth and Health, Section of Clinical Epidemiology and has a master degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Copenhagen. Her main interests are in early life nutrition, childhood growth, reproductive health as well as the interplay between maternal body size and infant health. Dorthe’s research has included projects in prevalence of childhood overweight and obesity among different ethnic groups and trends in childhood and adult height across sixty years of birth. The aim of her PhD project is to demonstrate if and how patterns of weight change during childhood and through to adult ages affect women’s reproductive health and the health of her infant by using the Copenhagen School Health Records Register linked to national registers.


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