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Clinical Epidemiology


Professor Toft Sorensen

Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark

Professor Toft Sorensen


Editor-in-Chief: Professor Henrik Toft Sørensen

Dr Sørensen became an MD in 1983. He had clinical employments in the period 1983 to 1994, and from 1996 to 2004. Dr. Sørensen became a specialist in internal medicine 1993 and hepatology in 1997. He won the gold medal award from Aarhus University in 1985. Dr Sørensen earned a PhD degree in 1994 and a DMSc in 1996.

From 1998 to 2004, Dr Sørensen worked as a consultant at the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Aarhus University Hospital. Since 2000, he has been professor of clinical epidemiology at Aarhus University, and head of Department of Clinical Epidemiology at Aarhus University Hospital. He is furthermore, visiting professor at Stanford University, and adjunct professor at University of North Carolina and Boston University, USA. 

Dr Sørensen has a substantial number of publications within the field of clinical epidemiology, pharmacoepidemiology, and determinants of the prognosis of cardiovascular, infections, gastrointestinal, and cancer diseases. He is principal investigator on several international studies and has been supervisor for more than 45 students who have received the PhD degree. 

Dr Sørensen is a member of the Board of Directors for the Danish Council for Independent Research, and has assessed grant applications and several professorships in a number of European countries and in the US. He has been awarded with several awards including the 2012 Hagedorn Prize.


Professor Ehrenstein

Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Aarhus University, Denmark

Professor Ehrenstein

Associate Editor: Dr Vera Ehrenstein

Dr Ehrenstein earned a doctorate in epidemiology in 2008 and a master of public health degree in epidemiology and biostatistics in 2000, from the Boston University School of Public Health. She is currently associate professor at the Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Aarhus University, Denmark; previously she held various academic positions, with roles of co-investigator or statistician for epidemiologic studies.

Dr Ehrenstein has published peer-reviewed articles within the fields of clinical epidemiology, pharmacoepidemiology, and fetal origins of adult disease (link to publications). Dr. Ehrenstein coordinates several international post-authorization safety studies; supervises PhD students; and teaches graduate courses in clinical epidemiology, database research, and scientific publishing.


Professor Pedersen

Professor Pedersen

Statistical Editor: Professor Lars Pedersen

Lars Pedersen obtained his degree in statistics from the Department of Theoretical Statistics at Aarhus University in 1999 and earned a PhD degree from Aalborg University in 2009. He has been chief statistician at the Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Aarhus University Hospital since 2000. In 2003, he became associate professor in clinical biostatistics at Aarhus University and has been professor in clinical data science since 2012.

Dr Pedersen has published peer-reviewed articles within the fields of clinical epidemiology and pharmacoepidemiology. He has been responsible for establishing and developing a system of high quality medical databases which are linkable by information from the Danish Civil Registration System. Dr Pedersen is head of centre for biostatistics and data management at Department of Clinical Epidemiology. The centre employs 25 biostatisticians and data managers. Dr Pedersen has developed and implemented epidemiologic designs and statistical methods in scientific epidemiological studies as well as in relation to monitoring quality of medical interventions in hospitals and drug safety in general. His research focuses on adverse drug effects and the prognoses of various diseases and he is the scientific manager of the department’s involvement in a number of European projects aimed at developing systems to detect adverse effects of drugs at an early stage. In addition, Dr Pedersen is the lead statistician on several research projects with international collaborators from Stanford University, California and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA.


Professor Petersen

Primary Care and Population Health, University College London, United Kingdom

Professor Petersen

Irene Petersen, Department of Primary Care & Population Health, University College London, UK


Editorial Board

Eric Benchimol, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics and School of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Ottawa; Director and Scientist, Health Information Technology Program, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, Ottawa; Core Scientist, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Ottawa, Canada

Nikolay Briko, M.D., Professor, Head of The Department of Epidemiology and Evidence Based Medicine, Sechenov First Moscow Government Medical University, Russia

M. Alan Brookhart, Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA

Warren S. Browner, CEO, California Pacific Medical Center, and Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA

Pierre Duhaut, Chief of the Internal Medecine Department, RECIF (Réseau d'Epidémiologie Clinique International Francophone), Jules Verne University of Picardy, France

John K Field, Professor and Director of Research, Roy Castle Lung Cancer Research Programme, Department of Molecular and Clinical Cancer Medicine, Institute of Translational Medicine, The University of Liverpool, UK

Susan Jick, Professor of Epidemiology, Director Boston Collaborative Drug Surveillance Program, Boston University School of Public Health, Lexington, MA, USA

Li Jin, Consultant Clinical Scientist, Virus Reference Department, National Infection Service, Public Health England, London, UK

Helle Kieler, Head of the Centre for Pharmacoepidemiology, Karolinska Institutet, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden

Sumit R. Majumdar, Professor of Medicine, Endowed Chair in Patient Health Management, Faculties of Medicine and Dentistry and Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Alberta, Canada

Harvey Murff, Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center, Institute for Medicine and Public Health, Nashville, TN, USA

Roberta B. Ness, Vice President for Innovation, University of Texas, Houston; James Rockwell Professor, School of Public Health, USA

Nigam H. Shah, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Assistant Director, Center for Biomedical Informatics Research, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA.

Liam Smeeth, Head of Department, Non-Communicable Disease Epidemiology, Wellcome Trust Senior Clinical Research Fellow, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK

Miriam CJM Sturkenboom, Professor Dr., Department of Medical Informatics, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Vasiliy V. Vlassov, MD, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Vice President, Society for Evidence Based Medicine, Moscow, Russia

Jiyao Wang, Professor, Dept. of Gastroenterology, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University; Director, Center of Evidence-based Medicine, Fudan University, People's Republic of China; President, ChinaCLEN (Chinese Clinical Epidemiology Network) Board of Trust, INCLEN (International Clinical Epidemiology Network)

Noel S Weiss, Professor, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Washington, Seattle, WA USA

Siyan Zhan, Professor and Director, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Director of the Centre of Post-marketing Safety Evaluation PUHSC, School of Public Health, Peking University, People's Republic of China