Vivi Schlünssen


Contact information

Vivi SchlünssenDepartment of Public Health, Aarhus University / Danish Research Center for the Working Environment, Copenhagen.

Department of Public Health
Bartholins Allé 2
8000 Aarhus C
Mobile: +45 2899 2499

AU profile: 
Researcher of the week (July 2020) at Aarhus University Research Foundation, 

ORCID: 0000-0003-4915-1734

Born April 22, 1965

Academic Training and Degrees
September 27, 2005: Specialist in Occupational Medicine, DK
April 23, 2001: PhD in Medicine, Aarhus University (AU), DK
February 1, 1994: MD, Medical Faculty, AU, DK

Research Employment
2018-: Professor, Department of Public Health, AU, DK
2015-: Professor, Danish Research Center for the Working Environment, Copenhagen
2012- 2015: Consultant, Department of Occupational Medicine, Aarhus University Hospital (AUH), DK
2008-2018: Associate Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, AU, DK
2005-2008: Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, AU, DK
2003-2005: Post doc, Institute of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, AU, DK
2003-05: Medical practitioner, Dept. of Occupational Medicine, Aalborg Hospital, DK
2003-05: Post doc, Institute of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, AU, DK
2002: Post doc, Institute for Risk Assessment (IRAS), Utrecht University, NL

Research profile
The impact of organic dust and microbial diversity on health. Respiratory diseases, allergy, and exposure assessment in the Public Health and the occupational field. Environmental epidemiology. Generation studies.

Supervision of PhD students and research year students
Nine completed and four current PhD students. Four completed research year students.

Review and Evaluation Activities
2018-: Associate editor for Scandinavian Journal for Work, Environment and Health
2017-: Assistant editor for Annals of Work Exposures and Health
2002-: Reviewer for, e.g., BMJ; Thorax; Allergy; JACI; ERJ
2012-2017: Member of the Recruitment Committee, Faculty of Health, AU
Member of 15+ Danish and International scientific boards for assessment of PhD dissertations

Number of peer reviewed publications: 191 (Original papers 151, reviews 40). Book chapters: 7. 
Number of first authorships: 13. Number of last authorships: 37. Number of corresponding authorships: 16.
Total number of citations in Web of Science/Google Scholar 10th August 2020: 3589/4381, H-index 27/39.

Course leader and teacher for, e.g., medical and public health students, PhD students, and physicians in specialist training for occupational and pulmonary medicine. Topics: Environmental epidemiology, occupational medicine, exposure science.

Organizational and administrative duties (selected)
2018-: Board member, Research Ethical Committee, Aarhus University
2017-: Chairman of the Danish "Kvalitetsudvalg" for occupational exposure limits
2011-15: Chairman of DASAM (Danish Society of Occupational and Environmental Medicine)
2012-16: Board member of DSA (Danish Society of Allergology), from 2014 secretary

External grants >1 million as main applicant or WP leader last 2 years
2020: Head of WP6 (Work life exposome, lung function and COPD) in EPHOR (Horizon 2020, call SCi-BHC-2018-2020). Funding for AU 8.6 mil Dkr 2020-2024
2020: CO-head of WP2 (Pesticide distribution and health status) in SPRINT (Horizon 2020, call SFS-2018-2020. Funding for AU 4 mil Dkr 2020-2024
2019: Partner in Brush: Oral microbiome and Respiratory Health, an ERC starting grant for Randi Berthelsen, Bergen University. Funding for AU 2 mil Dkr 2019-2023.