Anni Brit Sternhagen Nielsen – University of Copenhagen

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Anni Brit Sternhagen Nielsen

Senior researcher, political scientist, nurse, PhD


 

The Research Unit for General Practice
Department of Public Health
Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Copenhagen
Øster Farimagsgade 5
P.O. Box 2099
DK-1014 Copenhagen
Denmark 

Telephone: +45 353-37293
E-mail: annibrit@sund.ku.dk


I teach doctors at the Research Unit in research training in the specialty general medicine in the Eastern Region.
As a researcher I am especially interested in the concept ”self-rated health ” and the importance self-rated health has for future diseases and death – and the overall use of the concept in the clinic. Furthermore, my areas of interest are risk factors in diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and also how diabetes patients cope with the treatment and experience life with diabetes.

Educations
PhD in health science, MA in political science, nurse

Employments

2007- Centre for Health Research in Greenland, National Institute of Public Health, SDU (researcher)

2007-2009

Administrator/academic assistant in the research training for doctors in the specialty general medicine, The Research Unit for General Practice in Copenhagen

2004- 2007

The Research Unit for General Practice in Copenhagen (post doc and academic assistant)

1999-2004

The Research Unit for General Practice in Copenhagen (PhD student)

1998-1999

The Research Unit for General Practice in Copenhagen (research assistant)

1987-1995

Nurse and professional committee duties

 

Primary areas of research
Diabetes
Self-rated health
Educational research
 

Ongoing research
Patient perspective of a life with type 2 diabetes 
Self-rated health: Independent predictor of total immortality, and death caused by ischemic heart disease.  Longitudinal analysis of self-rated health during 20 years of the 1936 population in Glostrup, physical examinations carried out at the age of 40, 45, 51 and 60.