Medical doctor 1974 (University
of Copenhagen). Specialist
in surgery (1984) and surgical gastroenterology (1989). Consultant in surgical
gastroenterology 1992-1997. From 1997-2017
Director of Research Centre for Prevention and Health. Since 2007 professor in prevention and health
of Copenhagen. Since 2011
professor in health promotion, Aalborg
Danish Society of Gastroenterology: Award of honour in 1991.
Danish Society of quality assurance in health care system: Quality award in 1997.
The Valdemar Klein and Johanne Klein foundation: Award of honour 2005.
The Marie og August Krogh Award 2016.
Member of Honour in Danish Association for Public Health Science 2017.
'Folkesundhedsprisen', Danish Society of Public Health 2018.
Scientific publications and presentations
DrMedSc (thesis) in 1990.
A total of 900 publications mainly within epidemiology
and preventive medicine. Of these more than 700 are original scientific papers in peer-reviewed
journals. H-index >75. More than 375 scientific presentations, often as
Other scientific obligations
Supervisor for 43 PhD students (41 finished and
2 active). Mentor at 7 doctoral theses (DrMedSc). Opponent at 65 PhD studies
and doctoral theses. Editor
at European Journal Preventive Cardiology (2007-2014). Member of Nucleus
(Prevention, Epidemiology and Public health) in ESC. Participant in several
national and international large scale projects within epidemiology and
prevention (MONICA, MORGAM, BioMarCaRE, DanThyr, Inter99, LuCAMP, DanFunD) .
Positions of trust
President of the Danish Society of Epidemiology 1993-1995.
President of the board of the Prevention and Information Committee in the Danish
Cancer Society 2007-10. President of the
Scientific Board in Danish Society of Public Health 2012-2016.