Section for the Promotion of Health and Prevention

Research Focus:

  1. Monitoring and analysis
    The research group performs the periodical Health Profile Investigations (Sundhedsprofilundersøgelsen) in the Capital Region. A significant part of the research at SPHP is centered around this data, in addition to monitoring and evaluating of trial programmes through the Evaluation and Analysis model. Results from these studies are used to supporting and ensuring that national public health programmes function optimally and seamlessly.

  2. Prevention
    Research in this field investigates the effectiveness and utility og health promoting and preventative state initiatives. the research projects are primarily intervention and implementation focussed. Among these are the following ongoing projects:

    • A short RCT-study investigating metabolic and behavioural consequences of reducing salt consumption in the Danish population.

    • A project in six regions investigating the effect of economic reward of stopping smoking as a means for recruiting socioeconomically disadvantaged citizens to regional councelling offers.

    • Our healthy weekday (Vores Sunde Hverdag): Based on the experience and data from the SoL project to establish a concrete, coordinated and interdisciplinary preventative effort in regional governments.

  3. Cronic disease
    This section is involved with research in the field of cronic disease,  specifically with rehabilitation and vulnerable patient groups. A part of the group are researchers in the national RCT study into active patient support. Patients with a particularily high risk of advanced healthcare requirements are offered a special support from specialised doctors and medical practitioners. The resulting effect on health and quality of life is investigated. The RESULT project is a 5-year 


Ulla Toft - Section chief

Anders Blædel Gottlieb Hansen - Postdoc

Anne Frølich - Chief phycisian

Birgitte Hollegaard Hartsteen - Post.doc.

Cathrine Juel Lau - Team leader

Cecilie Goltermann Funder - Research assistant

Charlotta Holm Pisinger - Professor, Ph.d., MPH

Christian Ulrich Eriksen - Research assistant

Henrik Hansen - Ph.d. student

Ida Foxvig - Research assistant

Kamille Almer Bernsdorf Torp - Ph.d. student

Karen Allesøe - Research assistant

Karin Burns - Clinical coordinator

Kirstine Skov Benthien - Ph.d.

Lone Prip Buhelt - Research assistant

Louise Meinertz Jacobsen - Researcher, Ph.d.

Maj Bekker-Jeppesen - Research assistant

Maja Bülow Lykke - Research assistant

Mette Aadahl - Senior researcher, Ph.d., MPH

Nanna Louise Riis - Ph.d. student

Nermin Ghith - Ph.d. student

Ramune Jacobsen - Post.doc.

Sanne Bjørg Alkærsig -  Research assistant

Sanne Lykke Lundstrøm - Project lead, Ph.d.

Signe Damsbo Birch -  Research assistant

Signe Thorup Gjendal - Statistician

Stavros Kyriakidis - Student assistant

Tine Buch Andersen - Post.doc.

Vibeke Pie Ellekær - Physiotherapist.

Research Collaborations:

In SPHP we have an expert team providing academic advisory assistance  to the regional governments, the national agencies, the press and health oriented NGOs. In addition we have a particularily close relationship with Steno Diabetes Center, University of Aalborg, University of Copenhagen and numerous other research groups in the health and disease prevention field.