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Henrik Toft Sørensen

Clinical professor and chair, MD, PhD, DMSc

Curriculum Vitae

Present Employment

Head of Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Aarhus University Hospital, Olof Palmes Allé 43-45, DK-8200 Aarhus N, Denmark

Tel. +45 8716 8215, Fax +45 8716 7215, Email: hts@clin.au.dk

 

PA Hanne Schlosser, Tel. +45 8716 8063, Email: hks@clin.au.dk

 

Education, Certification and Academic Degrees

 

1997

Specialist in hepatology

1996

DrMedSci (clinical epidemiology)

1994

PhD (health services research)

1993

Specialist in internal medicine

1985

Permission to practice independently as a physician

1983

Medical degree from Aarhus University, Denmark (MD)

 

 

Clinical Employments (Appointments)

2000-present

Consultant and Chair of Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark

1998-2006

Consultant, Department of Internal Medicine V (internal medicine, gastroenterology and hepatology), Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark

1997

Senior Registrar, Department of Internal Medicine V, Aarhus University Hospital

1992- 1994

Senior Registrar, Department of Internal Medicine V, Aarhus University Hospital

1991-1992

Senior Registrar, Department of Medicine M (cardiology, pulmonary medicine and endocrinology), Randers Hospital

1990-1991

Registrar, Department of Gastroenterology, Aalborg Hospital

1990             

Registrar, Department of Rheumatology, Aalborg Hospital

1989-1990

Senior Registrar, Department of Cardiology, Aalborg Hospital

1988-1989

Senior Registrar, Department of Gastroenterology, Aalborg Hospital

1987-1988

Registrar, Department of Cardiology, Aalborg Hospital

1987–1987

Registrar, Department of Pediatrics, Aalborg Hospital

1986–1987

Registrar and Senior Registrar, Dept. of Cardiology, Aalborg Hospital

1986

Registrar, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Thisted Hospital

1985-1986

Registrar, Department of Surgery, Thisted Hospital

1983-1985

Registrar and Senior Registrar, Department of Internal Medicine, Thisted Hospital

1983

Registrar, Department of Psychiatry, Randers Hospital

   

 

Academic Appointments

Present

 

2019-

Senior Advisor to the Department of Health Research and Policy and the Center for Population Health SciencesStanford University, CA, US

2011-present

Adjunct Professor of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, US

2004-present

Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology, Boston University, Mass., US

2000-present

Clinical Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, Aarhus University, Denmark

 

Selected Former

2017-2018

Adjunct Professor, the Department of Health Research and Policy (epidemiology), Stanford University, CA, US

2014-2015

Visiting Scholar at Stanford's Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, CA, US

2013-2014

Visiting Professor of Medicine, Stanford University, CA, US

1999-2010

Visiting Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Dartmouth Medical School, NH, US

1998-2000

Clinical Associate Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, Aarhus University, Denmark

1994-1997

Associate Professor of Epidemiology, the Danish Epidemiology Science Center, Institute of Epidemiology, Aarhus University, Denmark

1991-1992

Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Aarhus University, Denmark

 

Other Experience

Scientific Activities as of May, 2019

Total number of publications in English in PubMed: approx. 1103. 116 as first author, 492 as last author.

Included in Highly Cited Researchers list from Clarivate Analytics (ranked in the top 1% by citations)

H-index in Google Scholar: 119, Citations: 60,500.

H-index in Scopus: 92, Citations: 39,000.

H-index in Web of Science: 86, Citations: 36,000.

 

Main Research Interests

  1. Determinants of long-term prognosis for chronic diseases, in particular the clinical pathways and the interaction between multiple chronic diseases, complications and outcome.
  2. Observational studies of safety of medical interventions and treatments
  3. Methods in clinical epidemiology – use of routine health care data and large datasets
  4. Cardiovascular and cancer epidemiology

 

Academic Awards and Honors

2019

Honorary Member of RECIF, Réseau d'Epidémiologie Clinique International Francophone Organisation, Amiens, France

2019

Honorary Member of the Danish Society for Pharmacoepidemiology

2019

Recipient of Jaap de Graeff Award from Leiden University, the Netherlands

2018

The Odd Fellow Research Prize

2012

Laura and Jens Veng Christensen’s Honorary Prize

2012

The Hagedorn Prize

2012

The Codan Prize

2011

Knighted by Queen Margrethe II

2008

Generalkonsul Ernst Carlsen’s Honorary Prize

2007

William Nielsen Foundation’s Honorary Prize

2004

The Ingeborg and Leo Dannin’s Prize for Scientific Research.

2001

Professor Johannes Ipsen Lecture

1985

Gold medal, Aarhus University

 

Member of Societies

 

Society for Epidemiologic Research, US

 

International Epidemiological Association

 

International Society of Pharmacoepidemiology

 

Danish Society of Internal Medicine

 

Danish Heart Association

 

Danish Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

 

The Danish Epidemiology Society

 

Danish Society of Pharmacoepidemiology

 

Danish Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis

 

Review Committees

Professorships 

Member of the Review Committee of 64 Full Professorships

2017

Aarhus University, Denmark

2017

University of Washington, Seattle, USA

2017

National Institute For Health (NIHR) Research Professorships, UK (5 professorships)

2017

University of Copenhagen, Denmark 

2016

Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

2015

Aarhus University, Denmark

2015

Aarhus University, Denmark

2015

National Institute For Health (NIHR) Research Professorships, UK (4 professorships)

2015

University of Southern Denmark

2014

Aarhus University, Denmark

2014

The University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, USA

2014

The University of British Columbia, Canada

2014

The Academy of Finland, Finland  

2014

National Institute For Health (NIHR) Research Professorships, UK (5 professorships)

2014

The University of Nottingham, UK

2013

University of Southern Denmark/The Danish National Centre for Social Research, Denmark

2013

Aarhus University, Denmark

2013

University of Copenhagen, Denmark 

2013

The Academy of Finland, Finland  

2013

National Institute For Health (NIHR) Research Professorships, UK (5 professorships)

2013

Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Holland                                         

2012

Aarhus University, Denmark

2012

National Institute For Health (NIHR) Research Professorships, UK  (5 professorships)

2012

University of Calgary, Canada

2012

Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Holland

2012

University of Copenhagen, Denmark 

2011

Boston University, USA

2011

Aarhus University, Denmark

2011

Aarhus University, Denmark

2011

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

2011

Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

2010

The Danish Medical Research Council for the Danish Lung Foundation

2010

University of Washington, USA

2010

University of California, San Francisco, USA

2010

Aarhus University, Denmark

2007

Rotterdam Medical Center, Holland

2007

University of Copenhagen, Denmark 

2007

Aarhus University, Denmark

2007

University of Copenhagen, Denmark 

2006

Aarhus University

2006

University of Copenhagen, Denmark 

2004

University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

2004

University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

2004

Aarhus University, Denmark

2002

Aalborg University, Denmark

 

Honorary Doctorate

Member of the Review Committee of one Honorary Doctorate

2011

University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

 

Doctoral Theses

Member of the Review Committee of 21 Doctoral Theses (Doctor of Medical Science-DrMedSci)

2016

Aarhus University, Denmark

2016

Aarhus University, Denmark

2014

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

2011

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

2011

University of Southern Denmark

2010

Aarhus University, Denmark

2010           

Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

2010

Aarhus University, Denmark

2009

Aarhus University, Denmark

2008

Aarhus University, Denmark

2008

Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

2007

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

2006

Aarhus University, Denmark

2004

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

2004

Aarhus University, Denmark

2003

Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

2002

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

2001

Aarhus University, Denmark

2000

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

1998

University of Bergen, Norway

1998

Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

 

 

PhD Theses

Member of the Review Committee of 27 PhD Theses

2019

Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

2018

The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø

2017

The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø

2014

Aarhus University, Denmark

2011

Aarhus University, Denmark

2010

Aarhus University, Denmark

2008

Aarhus University, Denmark

2008

University of Southern Denmark

2008

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

2007

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

2007

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

2006

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

2006

Aarhus University, Denmark

2005

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

2005

University of Southern Denmark

2005

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

2004

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

2003

Aarhus University, Denmark

2002

Aarhus University, Denmark

2002

University of Southern Denmark

2001

University of Southern Denmark

2001

Aarhus University, Denmark

2000

Aarhus University, Denmark

2000

Aarhus University, Denmark

1999

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

1998

Aarhus University, Denmark

1998

University of Southern Denmark

 

 

Manuscript Review

 

Acta Pædiatrica

Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica

Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica

Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics

American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

American Journal of Epidemiology

American Journal of Gastroenterology

American Journal of Hematology

American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Angiology

Annals of Internal Medicine

Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases

Archives of Diseases in Childhood

Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology

Blood

Blood Advances

BMC Cancer

BMC Clinical Pharmacology

BMC Surgery

BMC Urology

Brain

Breast Cancer Research

British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology

British Medical Journal (ranked among the top 10% of BMJ’s reviewers)

British Medical Journal Open

Antimicrobial

Canadian Medical Association Journal

Cancer

Cancer Causes & Control

Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention

Cancer Research

Circulation

Clinical Cancer Research

Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research

CNS Drugs

Collegium Antropologicum

Danish Medical Bulletin

Diabetologica

Drug Safety

Epidemiology

European Journal of Cancer

European Journal of Clinical Investigation

European Journal of Endocrinology

European Journal of Epidemiology

European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology     

Evidence Based Obstetrics & Gynecology

Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy

Family Practice

Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology

Gastroenterology

Gut

Health Affairs

Hepatology

Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

International Journal of Cancer

International Journal of Epidemiology

International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine

Journal of the American College of Cardiology

JAMA

Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

Journal of Bone and Mineral Research

Journal of Clinical Epidemiology

Journal of Clinical Oncology

Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacy

Journal of Hepatology

Journal of Internal Medicine

Journal of the National Cancer Institute

Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis

Lancet

Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology

Lancet Haematology

Lancet Neurology

Lancet Oncology

Lancet Respiratory Medicine

Maturitas

Nature Clinical Practice Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Nature Clinical Practice Oncology

Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology

Nature Reviews Cardiology

Neurology

Neuropsychologia

New England Journal of Medicine

Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology

Pain

Pediatric Drugs

Pediatric Research

Pediatrics

Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety

Pharmacogenetics and Genomics

Pharmacy World & Science

PLoS Medicine

PLoS One

Preventive Medicine

Quality and Safety in Health Care

Radiotherapy & Oncology

Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care 

Scandinavian Journal of Public Health

Scandinavian Journal of Social Medicine

Social Science and Medicine

Swiss Medical Weekly

Thrombosis & Haemostasis

Thrombosis Research

Thorax

Ugeskrift for Læger

World Journal of Surgical Oncology

 

Editorial Work

2017 - present

Associate Editor, International Journal of Population Data Science

2013 - present

Member of the Editorial Board, Current Epidemiology Reports

2012 - 2015

Associate Editor of BMC Research Notes

2008-present

Founder and Editor-in-chief of Clinical Epidemiology

2008-present

Editorial Advisor, BMC Gastroenterology

 

International Grant Review

 

Academy of Finland, Finland

Austrian Science Fund, the Wittgenstein Award

British Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, UK

Broad Medical Research Program, US

Canada Foundation for Innovation

Catalan Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Research, Spain

CE362015 Public Health program of the French National Research Agency, France

Chief Scientist Office, the Scottish Government Health Directorates, UK

Consolidator Grant KON-MH, at the Swedish Research Council, Sweden.

Danish Centre for Intervention Research, the Danish Cancer Society, Denmark

Dutch Cancer Society, Holland

European Research Council, EU

Faculty of Health Sciences, the University of Tromsø, Norway

International Panel, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg (DKFZ)

German Research Foundation

Georgia National Science Foundation

Innovative Medicines Initiative, Belgium

Israel Cooperation, German Cancer Research Center, Germany 

Lindköping University, Sweden

Medical Research Council, UK

National Institute for Health Research: Health Technology Assessment Programme, UK

Netherlands Cardiovascular Research Initiative (CVON)

Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development, Holland

Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, Sweden

Velux Foundation, Denmark

Welcome Trust Foundation, UK

 

 

Other

Member of several review committees concerning the employment of associate professors, masters, directors of research departments, consultants and PhD applications at the Universities of Aarhus, Aalborg, Copenhagen and Southern Denmark, Heidelberg University, Indiana University, US, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, University of California, LA,US, and Karolinska Institute, Sweden

 

Supervision

PhD Students

 

Supervisor for 64 PhD students who have received the PhD degree, 8 of whom became full professors

 

Supervisor for 5 PhD students currently working on their theses

 

 

Teaching Experience

2000-present

Professor of clinical epidemiology, Aarhus University, Denmark

1999

Case-controls studies: Biomed course, Hungary

1998-2003

Responsible for the PhD courses in clinical and epidemiological research, Aarhus University 

1998-2000

Associate professor of clinical epidemiology and internal medicine, Aarhus University

1996-2009

Lectures in clinical research for PhD supervisors at Aalborg University Hospital

1996-1997

Associate professor of epidemiology, responsible for lectures and classes, Aarhus University

1996

Responsible for the clinical epidemiological section WHO’s Master Program, Songkla University, Thailand

1995-

Seminars and lecturers at Harvard, Boston University, Ohio State University, National Institutes of Health, University of Indianapolis, Dartmouth Medical School, US, Université Claude Bernard Lyon, Lyon, France, Karolinska Institute, Sweden and  University of Copenhagen

1994-1997

External associate professor of medical informatics, Aalborg University, Denmark

1994-1996

Research associate professor of epidemiology, Aarhus University

1994

Teaching assistant in epidemiology, Aarhus University

1993-2001

Lectures in specialist courses (A-courses), the Danish National Board of Health in hepatology, research methodology and public health

1993-present

Lectures in PhD courses in clinical pharmacology, epidemiology, clinical research and public health at Aarhus University, Copenhagen University and University of Southern Denmark

1998-2003

Clinical epidemiology at the Master of Public Health Program, Aarhus University 

1989-2001

Director for clinical and epidemiological research, specialist and PhD course: Research in practice (126 hours/year), Aalborg Hospital

1984-2000

Lectures for master students, nurses, pharmaceutical consultants etc: Aarhus University Hospital, Randers Hospital, and Aalborg Hospital, Denmark 

 

 

Organization of International Courses in Epidemiology and Biostatistics

2018

Pharmacoepidemiology Summer School. Course by Professor Til Stürmer and Dr. Jennifer Lund, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA; Professor Olaf M. Dekkers, Leiden University, the Netherlands; Professor Vera Ehrenstein, and other faculty from Aarhus University, Denmark

2017

Pharmacoepidemiology Summer School. Course by Professor Alan Brookhart, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA; Professor Irene Petersen, University College London, UK; Associate Professor Ian Douglas, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK; Professor Vera Ehrenstein, Aarhus University, Denmark

2016

Clinical Epidemiology Summer School. Course by Visiting Professor John Acquavella, Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Denmark; Professor Noel Weiss, University of Washington, USA; Professor Olaf M. Dekkers, Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands; Professor Til Stürmer and Assistant Professor Jennifer Lund, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA.

2015

Advanced Clinical Epidemiology Summer School. Course by Visiting Professor John Acquavella, Department of Clinical Epidemiology; Professor Jan Vandenbroucke and Associate Professor Olaf M. Dekkers, Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands; Professor  Til Stürmer and Assistant Professor Jennifer Lund, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

2014

Advanced Clinical Epidemiology Summer School. Course by Professor Tom MacDonald of Ninewells Hospital & Medical School, UK and Associate Professor Olaf M. Dekkers, Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands

2013

Measures in Clinical Epidemiology. Course by John Baron, Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, US

2013

Selected Topics in Clinical Epidemiology. Course by Noel Weiss, University of Washington, US

2012

Clinical Trials: an introduction. Course by John Baron, Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, US

2012

Issues and Methods in Pharmacoepidemiology. Course by Professor Til Stürmer, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, US

2011

Issues and Methods in Pharmacoepidemiology. Course by Professor Til Stürmer, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, US

2010

Logistic Regression and Survival Analysis. Course by David Hosmer, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass. and Stanley Lemeshow, Ohio State University, Colombo, Ohio, US

2010

Selected Topics in Clinical Epidemiology. Course by Noel Weiss, University of Washington, US

2009

Advanced Epidemiologic Methods. Course by Timothy L. Lash, Boston University, Boston, Mass., US

2008

Multistate Models: Course by Per Kragh Andersen,University of Copenhagen, Chris Jackson, Cambridge, England, Hein Putter, Leiden, Holland

2006

Logistic Regression and Survival Analysis. Course by David Hosmer, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass. and Stanley Lemeshow, Ohio State University, Colombo, Ohio, US

2004

Clinical Research. Course by John Baron, Dartmouth Medical School, NH, US and Matthew Gillman (Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass., US

2003

Principles and Methods of Epidemiologic Research. Course by Kenneth J. Rothman, Boston University, Boston, Mass., US

2001

Workshop in Clinical Epidemiology. Course by Suzanne & Robert Fletcher and Matthew Gillman, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass., US

2000

Logistic Regression and Survival Analysis in Epidemiologic Research. Course by David Hosmer, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass. and Stanley Lemeshow, Ohio State University, Colombo, Ohio, US

2000

Clinical Trials. Course by John Baron, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, US

1996

Advanced epidemiologic study design and multivariable analysis. Course by  Kenneth J. Rothman, Boston University, Boston, Mass., US and Stanley Lemeshow, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass., US

1994

Epidemiologic study design and multivariable analysis. Course by Kenneth J. Rothman, Boston University, Boston, Mass., US and Stanley Lemeshow, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass., US

1992

Principles and methods in epidemiology. Course by Kenneth J. Rothman, Boston University, Boston, Mass., US

 

Committees

2018-

Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Reproducible Evidence: Practices to Enhance and Achieve Transparency (REPEAT)

2018--

Member of the Advisory Forum, the Danish Centre for Strategic Research in Type 2 Diabetes (DD2)

2017-present

Member of the Novo Nordisk Prize Committee

2017-present

Member of Evaluation Committee for King Olav V’s Fund for Cancer Research award, Norway

2017-present

Member of the Novo Nordisk Committee on Clinical and Translational Medical Research (KTL)

2015-2017

Scientific Leader of the Program for Clinical Research Infrastructure (PROCRIN)

2014-present

Member of the Advisory Board for the DARE (Danish-American Research Exchange) Program

2014-present

Chairman of  “KOR”, the Danish Agency for Registry Research, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation

2014-2019

Member of the Scientific Committee of the Danish Cancer Society

2014-2017

Member of the Nordic Verification Commission for Measles and Rubella Elimination, the State Serum Institute

2014

Member of the international review panel for the program Cancer Risk Factors and Prevention, the German Cancer Research Center

2013-present

Principal Investigator of A Multinational Active Safety Surveillance Study of Crizotinib in Europe

2013-present

Member of the International Advisory Board, the  Norwegian National Research
School in Population-based Epidemiology (EPINOR)

2013-present

Member of the Academic Committee, the Center of Postmarketing Safety Evaluation, Peking University Health Science Center, China

2013-2018

Member of the Board of Directors, the Danish Council for Independent Research

2013

Member of the Review Panel for the XXIV Congress of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis, Holland

2013

Member of the Scientific Committee for EuroEpi 2013

2012-2016

Member of the Steering Committee of Mental Health in Primary Care (MEPRICA), Aarhus University

2012-present

Member of the Expert Team Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing under HORIZON 2020, The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation

2012-present

Member of the Health Panel for Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies, Jens Christian Skou Junior and Senior Fellowships and Dale T. Mortensen Senior Fellowships

2012

Member of the Organizing Committee, the 2012 E-epi Conference in Cardiff, Wales, a joint venture between Cardiff, Boston, Aarhus and Swansea Universities

2012-present

Member of the Steering Committee in the project “REporting of studies Conducted using Observational Routinely-collected Data (RECORD), the Canadian Institutes for Health Research

2011-2015

Member of the Central Denmark Region Foundation for Primary Health Care Research

2011-present

Principal Investigator of A Non-interventional Pharmacovigilance Study of Osteonecrosis of the Jaw and Infection Leading to Hospitalization among Patients with Cancer Treated with XGEVA™ or Zometa® in Sweden, Norway and Denmark

2011

Member of the International Advisory Board. The XXIII Congress, The Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis, Kyoto, Japan

2010-present

Principal Investigator of  Denosumab Global Safety Assessment Among Women With Postmenopausal Osteoporosis (PMO) Using Multiple Observational Databases

2009-2018

Member of the Steering Committee of the Danish Centre for Strategic Research in Type 2 Diabetes (DD2)

2009-2012

Member of the Danish Council for Independent Research, Medical Sciences

2009

Member of the International Advisory Board. The XXII Congress, The Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis, Boston, US.

2009-2014

Member of the Advisory Board of the Nordic Pharmacoepidemiological Network (NorPEN)

2008-present

Principal Investigator of Population Based Prospective Annual Assessment of Safety of Romiplostim Treatment in Adult Patients with Chronic Idiopathic (Immune) Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) Based on National Health Registry Systems in Denmark, Sweden, and Norway

2007-present

Member of the External International Scientific Advisory Committee, the Swiss Inflammatory Bowel Disease Cohort Study

2006-2007

Member of  Norwegian Government Investigation Committee of Cluster of Cancer Cases at Trondheim University

2004-2008

Member of the Preventive Medicine Committee, the Danish Heart Association

2003-2006

Member of the Research Council, Aalborg Hospital

2003-2013

Member of  “KOR”, the Coordinating Organ for Registry Research, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation

2003-2008

Member of the Steering Committee for the Unit of Good Clinical Practice, Aarhus University

2002-2004

Member of the Psycho-social Research Committee of the Danish Cancer Society 

2002-2004

Member of “KOF”, group of strategic planning and infrastructure for cancer research in Denmark, the Danish Medical Research Council

2002

Chair of the Scientific Committee, Second Nordic Conference in Epidemiology, Aarhus, Denmark

2001-2004

Member of the Scientific Board, Center for Evaluation and Medical Technology Assessment, the Danish National Board of Health

2001

Faculty Member, International Conference on Thrombosis and Hemostasis Issues in Cancer. Bergamo, Italy

2000

Member of the Organizing and Scientific Committee of the first Nordic Conference in Epidemiology, Bergen, Norway

1998-2004

Member of the Biomedical Research Committee, the Danish Heart Association

1998-2001

Vice President  of the Danish Epidemiological Society

1998-2001

Representative for the Danish Medical Society

1998-2001

Member of the Steering Committee of the Danish Association for the Study of Liver Disease

1996-2000

Coordinator for the European Research Group on drug safety in pregnancy (Biomed Program)

1995-1996

Member of the International Pregnancy and Child Birth Group of the Cochrane Collaboration