Grete Katrine Teilmann

Grete Katrine Teilmann

Clinical Associate Professor

Member of:

  • Paediatrics

Mailing address
Børne- og ungeafdelingen, Nordsjællands hospital
Dyrehavevej 29, 3400 Hillerød, Denmark

Permanent Address
Vandtårnsvej 30
3460 Birkerød, Denmark

Email:, Phone: + 45 48294240 (work) +45 27284291 (private)



2016                  Management in research, RegionH leadership course

2010                   Medical specialist in pediatrics

2007                   Ph.d, University of Copenhagen

1997                  MD, University of Copenhagen

1992                   Supplementary training in” Professional Communication”, Roskilde University


Professional Experience

2012-      Senior Physician, Department for children and adolescents, Nordsjællands Hospital

2012-20 Half-time senior researcher, Department for children and adolescents, Nordsjællands Hospital

2016-                 Member of National Board of Adoption

2015-22             Member of Ethics Committee, Capital Region 

2012-                 Clinical assistant professor, Copenhagen University

2010-11 Senior Resident, Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Rigshospitalet

2006-10             Junior resident, Rigshospitalet/Gentofte Hospital (specialist training)

2001-06 Junior doctor and research assistant, Department for Growth and Reproduction, Rigshospitalet

1998-00             Junior doctor, Department for children and adolescents, Nordsjællands Hospital

1997-98             Junior doctor, clinical basic education, Hillerød Hospital


Clinical expert areas

Medical specialist in pediatrics since 2010, since 2016 staff-specialist.

Care of patients from 0-18 years of age, with a special focus on:

  • Social pediatrics, special focus on functional disorders in children and adolescents
  • Adolescents with chronic diseases, adherence and transition
  • Pediatric endocrinology (growth, metabolism, puberty, overweight)
  • Children and adolescents with multimorbidity (somatic and psychiatric disease)


Scientific focus areas

Part-time researcher in Department for children and adolescents, focusing on:

  • Overweight and obesity in children and adolescents, treatment outcomes and development of models of care
  • Early programming of healthy development (weight, metabolism, puberty and other markers)
  • Adolescents with chronic diseases, development of new technologies to support adherence and transition
  • Mental health in chronic conditions


Teaching focus areas

  • Clincal assistant professor at University of Copenhagen. Participates in pre- and postgraduate teaching as courseleader, lecturer, examinator and in bedsidesupervision for 80-90 medical students/year particiapting in course of pediatrics. Focus on endocrinology, adolescent medicine and general pediatrics
  • Postgraduate teaching in national and international courses in adolescent medicine
  • Postgraduate research training (Pædiatrisk Forskningstræningsmodul)
  • Postgraduate teaching in growth and puberty, adolescent medicine and social pediatrics for GPs, NGOs (Sex&Samfund, Adoption&Samfund), dentists and others


Main Research and Project Management Experience

Contributed with scientific papers (39), abstracts (31), book chapters and contribution to books (9). H-index 19. Citations 4327. Oral presentations (15) and poster presentations (27) at national and international conferences.

Responsible for planning and completion of scientific studies as well as innovative and intersectorial projects. Completed RegionH research management training course.




Examples of ongoing and completed projects

FitMum, FitBaby and FitKids studies: Impact of maternal exercise during pregnancy on physical activity, psychomotor development and growth of offspring”. Children of 220 women participating in the FitMum-RCT are followed to evaluate physical activity level, psycho-motor development and metabolism in the offspring and parental risk of developing postpartum depression. Funded by Det Frie Forskningsråd (2,7 mio kr) and Novo Nordisk Foundation (2,9 mio kr), University of Copenhagen 2019-ongoing. Role: Study design, funding, supervisor for two Ph.D students


“Effective, safe and qualified treatment for overweight children and adolescents: A shared-care project between 8 municipalities and the Department for Children and Adolescents, Nordsjællands Hospital” A chronic care model applied in an intersectoral design including >300 children and adolescents with severe overweight. Research concerning mental health and behavioral screening. Funded by Danish Ministry of Health, 6,5 mio kr. Nordsjællands Hospital, 2014-2018. Role: Study design, funding, project manager


“Development and evaluation of an mHealth app to young people with diabetes to support self-management”. A mixed methods design identified users’ needs before designing the app within an overall iterative PD approach and testing it in a randomized controlled trial (RCT). Funded by the Danish Agency for Digitisation, Centre for Telemedicine, Capital Region of Denmark, 2,8 mio kr.  Nordsjællands Hospital, 2012-17. Role: Principal supervisor for PhD student.


“Establishing Center of Adolescent Medicine, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet”. Participated in designing, applying, establishing, evaluating and implementing the Center of Adolescent Medicine, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet. Funded by The Egmont Foundation, 7 mio kr Rigshospitalet, 2009-12. Role: Project design, funding, teammember


Academic Supervision

Pregraduate supervision: Supervisor of seven bachelor proejcts and ten master thesis.


Ph.D. supervision: Supervisor of PhD-students, three graduated, four ongoing

2023 (enrolment submitted april 2023): Cand. scient. san. Annika Nordkamp: “Nurse-led intervention to promote and protect health in adolescents with mental illness and co-existing overweight and obesity”, co-supervisor, UCPH

2022- (expected submission 2025): MD steffie Vang: “Long-term follow-up on childhood adiposity after randomized controlled lifestyle interventions in pregnancy – The FitKids study”, primary supervisor, UCPH

2022- (expected submission 2026): MD Clara Barfod Parellada:The Infant Health Study – Promoting healthy weight development through sensitive parenting to vulnerable infants”, The National Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, co-supervisor

2021- (expected submission 2024) Cand. Scient.san. publ. Anne Dsane Andersen: Impact of maternal exercise during pregnancy on physical activity, psychomotor development and growth of offspring. Co-supervisor, UCPH

2019-23: MD Tina Goharian, University of Copenhagen: Cardioendocrinological peptides in children and adolescents. Main supervisor, UCPH

2013-2017: MD Pernille Castensøe-Seidenfade, University of Copenhagen: Development and evaluation of an mHealth app to young people with diabetes to support self-management. Main supervisor, UCPH

2012-15: MD Rikke Lindgaard Hedeland, University of Copenhagen: Suidicide attempts with acetaminophen in adolescence”. Co-supervisor, UCPH


Ph.D. assessment: Participated in five PhD-assessment comittees

2023: Caroline Green, “Advancing triage of pediatric patients at the Medical Helpline 1813 by using video triage and parental degree-of-worry” chair of assessment committee

2022: Freja Cecilie Barrett Mørk “Insulin Sensitivity in Pediatric and Adolescent Type 1 Diabetes

2019: Jens Otto Broby Madsen ”Bone turnover markers in pediatric and adolescent Type 1 Diabetes”, University of Copenhagen, chair of assessment committee

2018: Gitte Susanne Rasmussen “Identifying young peoples needs for support to manage moderate to severe psoriasis in daily life” Aarhus Universitet, opponent

2017: Tenna Ruest Haarmark Nielsen “Dyslipdemia and Circulating Lipids in Danish Children and Adolescents”, University of Copenhagen, chair of assessment committee


International relations

Participated in international teaching and research in relation to “European Training in effective adolescent care and health” (EuTeach) and International Association of Adolescent Health (IAAH) with researchers from related institutions (Professor Deborah Christie, University College Hospital, London, UK, Dr. JC Suris, Université de Lausanne, Switzerland, Professor Susan Sawyer, Royal Childrens Hospital, University of Melbourne, Australia).


Other activities

Reviewer for national and internatinal scentific journals.

Vidensråd for forebyggelse: Co-author of report on mental health in 0-9 year old children (2021)

Head of Danish Society for Adolescent Medicine (2022-)

Novo Nordisk Foundation, reviewer 2019

Organizer of scientific national and international courses and congresses, satellite symposia and workshops (IAAH congress 2010, 2011, Danish Society for Adolescent Medicine 2023, 2021, 2019, 2017, 2015).

Member of steering committee Graduate Programme (GP), Clinical Research, Health, University of Copenhagen (2014-18)




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