Lise Geisler Bjerregaard

Section for Epidemiology
Senior researcher, PhD, M.Sc. Public Health

Research summary:

Lise G. Bjerregaard is currently holding a position as a Senior Researcher in the Section for Epidemiology in Jennifer Baker's group. She received her BSc, MSc and PhD degrees in Public Health Sciences from the University of Copenhagen. Her research has concentrated on life course studies of body weight using population-based data examining causes and consequences of childhood obesity. Scientific focus areas are developmental origin of obesity, type 2 diabetes and ageing related diseases.

The main purpose of her research programme is to study the relationship between infant feeding and infant growth and the risk of cardiovascular diseases as well as the influence of childhood and adulthood obesity on these associations. Her work is performed using the data resources of the Copenhagen Infant Health Visitor Records, the Copenhagen Perinatal Cohort, and the Copenhagen School Health Records Register.

Publications:  Press link for publications in PURE (change search criteria to: Geisler Andersen for earlier publications)

Selected publications:

  • Bjerregaard LG, Wasenius N, Nedelec R, et al. Possible Modifiers of the Association Between Change in Weight Status From Child Through Adult Ages and Later Risk of Type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes Care 2020; 43(5): 1000-7.

  • Bjerregaard LG, Jensen BW, Ängquist L, Osler M, Sørensen TIA, Baker JL. Change in Overweight from Childhood to Early Adulthood and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes. New England Journal of Medicine 2018;378(14):1302-12.

  • Bjerregaard LG, Rasmussen KM, Michaelsen KF, Skytthe A, Mortensen EL, Baker JL, Sørensen TIA. Effects of body size and change in body size from infancy through childhood on body mass index in adulthood. Int J Obes (Lond) 2014;38(10):1305-11.

  • Andersen LG, Holst C, Michaelsen KF, Baker JL, Sørensen TIA. Weight and weight gain during early infancy predict childhood obesity: a case-cohort study. Int J Obes (Lond) 2012;36(10):1306-11.

  • Andersen LG, Angquist L, Eriksson JG, Forsen T, Gamborg M, Osmond C, Baker JL, Sørensen TIA. Birth weight, childhood body mass index and risk of coronary heart disease in adults: combined historical cohort studies. PLoS One 2010;5(11):e14126.


  • EASO Travel Grant, European Congress on Obesity 2018
  • Second prize for the best abstract at the annual meeting of the Danish Association for the Study of Obesity, 2017
  • First prize for the best poster presentation at the Danish Diabetes Academy Winter School 2017
  • Third price for the best abstract at the Annual Research Day, Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital, 2021
  • High scoring abstract at the International Society for research in human milk and lactation (ISRHML) congress 2021​


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