Podcast - Prof Olsen on The Danish National Birth Cohort history, content and examples of use

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The Danish National Birth Cohort history, content and examples of use

Presented by Prof. Jørn Olsen, MD, PhD,

Complete PowerPoint slideshow: goo.gl/SO57Ng

Senior consultant and professor at Aarhus University, Denmark

Adjunct professor at University of Southern Denmark and at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA

Professor Jørn Olsen was the former head of the Danish Epidemiology Science Centre (1994-2004). He previously held the position of President of the IEA and the chair of the Department of Epidemiology at UCLA (1994-2011). Professor Olsen’s areas of research include reproductive health, chronic diseases and methods. He has published more than 400 papers in peer-reviewed journals and his publications also include textbooks on epidemiology. He is currently the head of the National Birth Cohort in Denmark, a study among 100,000 pregnant women and their children. The aim of this study is to examine early determinants of health in a cohort that will be followed from conception to death (www.DNBC.DK).

Further details with regards to the Danish National Birth Cohort can be read in the paper “The Danish National Birth Cohort – its background, structure and aim”, Olsen et al., Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 2001; 29: 300-307 http://bit.ly/1qZvLLm.

Organisers: Brenda Lynch & Prof. Patricia Kearney

Recorded 19th April 2016


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