Aarhus University

Section for Epidemiology, Department of Public Health, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark

 

The Department of Public Health, Aarhus University is one of the leading Danish centres in the field of developing epidemiological methods. The Department holds strong expertise in population-based studies and houses the Danish National Birth Cohort and the Diet, Cancer and Health Cohort.

The senior researchers in this group include Associate Professor Jiong Li, who will act as the Principal Investigator, Professor Jørn Olsen, Professor Mogens Vestergaard, Associate Professor Carsten Obel, and Associate Professor Jinliang Zhu.

Associate Professor Jiong Li has research experience in disease aetiology and public health such as chronic disease epidemiology on cancer and cardiovascular diseases, infectious disease epidemiology on HIV and hepatitis, psychiatric disease epidemiology, and psychosocial stress. He has developed his expertise in register-based research by working on cancer registered data of the World Health Organization and data from national registers in Nordic countries.   

Professor Jørn Olsen has been a consultant for the WHO, NIH and its European equivalents in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Belgium, and the United Kingdom. As one of the world’s leading epidemiologists in reproductive / perinatal health, he has 600 peer-reviewed publications, and is the author or editor of several textbooks on epidemiology and co-author of another several books.

Professor Mogens Vestergaard is a general practitioner by training but works fulltime as a professor in primary care. He is the head of a major research programme on Mental Health in Primary Care (MEPRICA) funded by the Lundbeck Foundation (meprica.au.dk).

Associate Professor Carsten Obel is a general practitioner by training but works as an associate professor in child health. He is the head of a large Research Programme for Children’s Mental Health (IUPGROWTH) funded by the Tryg Foundation (iupgrowth.com).

Associate Professor Jin Liang Zhu has research experience in reproductive epidemiology and public health as well as in using Danish national registers and ad hoc birth cohorts such as the Danish National Birth Cohort and the Aarhus Birth Cohort. He is a research member of a large Research Programme for Children’s Mental Health (IUPGROWTH) funded by the Tryg Foundation (iupgrowth.com).

Further, a number of PhD and postdoctoral fellows and research assistants from Aarhus University are involved in the project.

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