• Kemitorvet, 201, 116

    2800 Kgs. Lyngby

    Denmark

20052021

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I am a DVM and a PhD in Epidemiology. I am a senior reseracher at the Epidemiology and Risk Modelling Group and the Division of Epidemiology and Microbial Genomics.

 

 

My main research is the epidemiology and control of foodborne diseases.  I have focused on developing methods for attributing the burden of foodborne diseases to the responsible sources, on surveillance of foodborne hazards, and on microbial risk assessment. I have developed source attribution methods for Denmark, and developed or assisted the development of methods for other European and non-European countries. Currently, I lead the Danish initiative to estimate the burden of food-associated diseases in Denmark (FoodBurden). I am a member of the WHO’s initiative to estimate the global burden of foodborne diseases (Foodborne Disease Epidemiology Reference Group (FERG)) and of the Global Foodborne Infections Network (GFN), and have been involved in other international projects, namely the EU’s network of excellence Med Vet Net, and EFSA working groups.

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2013

Research stay at the Nutritional Research Institute in Lima, Peru: Estimating the regional and global incidence and mortality of diarrheal diseases caused by 11 foodborne hazards (July 2013).

2008

Research stay at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, Enteric Disease Epidemiology Branch, Division of Foodborne, Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, Georgia: Attribution of human salmonellosis and campylobacteriosis in European countries using data from outbreak investigations (January to June 2008).

2007

Research stay at the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Laboratory of Zoonoses and Environmental Microbiology Bilthoven, The Netherlands: Attribution of human salomonellosis by comparative exposure assessment (February  to April 2007).

2005 

Internship in Microbiological Risk assessment: Relative risk of Shigatoxin- producing E. coli in imported and domestic fresh meat, Swiss Federal Veterinary Office (1st of June to 30th  of July).

Internship in Microbiological Risk Assessment: Risk Assessment for Verocytotoxin-ProducingEscherichia coli (VTEC) in humans in Denmark, Danish Meat and bacon Council, Copenhagen (1st of February to 4th of March).

2004

Internship in Toxicological Risk Assessment: Mercury in fish: assessment of the risk for a group of Portuguese consumers; development of stochastic and deterministic models, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Lisbon, Technical University of Lisbon (1st of October to 31st of January).



Language Skills:
English
Portuguese
Spanish
Italian

Research areas

Burden of disease studies.

Source attribution studies of foodborne diseases.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

External positions

Senior researcher, National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark

2014 → …

Researcher, National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark

20052013

Research assistant, the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Lisbon

20052006

Keywords

  • User defined:
  • Burden of Disease
  • Food safety
  • Source attribution
  • Risk assessment
  • Salmonella
  • Foodborne zoonoses

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