Jennifer Lyn Baker


Sektion for Klinisk Epidemiologi
Forskningsleder, Associate Professor, Ph.d.,


Ansvars/forskningsområder:

Jennifer L. Baker er forskningsleder for Hellivs Epidemiologi gruppen i Sektion for Klinisk Epidemiologi på CKFF. Jennifer fik sin ph.d. i Human Nutrition fra Cornell University. Jennifer har etableret et forskningsprogram, der undersøger årsager og langtidskonsekvenser af barndomskropstørrelse og barndomsvækst. Jennifers arbejde bruger flere befolkningsbaserede kohortestudier fra Danmark samt nationale sundheds- og socialregistre. Jennifer sidder med i flere videnskabelige kommiteer og er co-chair for Childhood Obesity Task Force for the European Association for the Study of Obesity.

Anerkendelser:

2017: Appointed as a Fellow of The Obesity Society (USA)

2016: Member of the Handbook on Obesity and Cancer working group at the International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France

2013: Editorial Board member, International Journal of Obesity

2012 European Research Council Starting Grant n° 281419, Project title "Childhood body size, growth and pubertal timing and the risk of cancer in adulthood" €1,200,000

Udvalgte publikationer:

  1. Bjerregaard LG, Jensen BW, Angquist L, Osler M, Sørensen TIA, Baker JL. Change in Overweight from Childhood to Early Adulthood and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes. N Engl J Med 2018;378(14):1302-12.

  2. Gjaerde LK, Gamborg M, Angquist L, Truelsen TC, Sørensen TIA, Baker JL. Association of Childhood Body Mass Index and Change in Body Mass Index With First Adult Ischemic Stroke. JAMA Neurol 2017;74(11):1312-8.

  3. Kitahara CM, Gamborg M, Berrington de Gonzalez A, Sørensen TIA, Baker JL. Childhood height and body mass index were associated with risk of adult thyroid cancer in a large cohort study. Cancer Res 2014;74(1):235-42.

  4. Zimmermann E, Gamborg M, Sørensen TIA, Baker JL. Sex Differences in the Association Between Birth Weight and Adult Type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes 2015;64(12):4220-5.

  5. Baker JL, Olsen LW, Sørensen TIA. Childhood body-mass index and the risk of coronary heart disease in adulthood. N Engl J Med 2007;357(23):2329-37.

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