Merete Osler

Merete Osler

Clinical Professor

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    Primary fields of research

    Research in clinical, social and cognitive epidemiology with focus on the bi-directional association between cognitive ability and health as well as the relationship between somatic and mental disease including risk factors and consequences.

    Current research

    Leader of a number of register-based projects with  focus on social and psychological consequences of chronic disease.

    Leader of the Danish Metropolit cohort comprising 11,532 men born in 1953 (

    Leader and founder of the Danish Consript Database containing information on height, weight, education and intelligence from session surveys of 728,160 men born from 1939 to 1959. The database is basis for studies of the influence of social and cognitive factors on health and aging through a lifetime

    Selected publications

    1. Published

      Incidence of Depression After Stroke, and Associated Risk Factors and Mortality Outcomes, in a Large Cohort of Danish Patients

      Jørgensen, Terese Sara Høj, Wium-Andersen, I. K., Wium-Andersen, M. K., Jørgensen, Martin Balslev, Prescott, Eva, Maartensson, S., Andersen, Per Kragh & Osler, Merete, Oct 2016, In: J A M A Psychiatry. 73, 10, p. 1032-1040 9 p.

      Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

    2. Published

      Influence of early life characteristics on psychiatric admissions and impact of psychiatric disease on inflammatory biomarkers and survival: a Danish cohort study

      Osler, Merete, Rostrup, Egill, Nordentoft, Merete, Mortensen, Erik Lykke, Kemp, H. B. & Fagerlund, Birgitte, Oct 2015, In: World Psychiatry. 14, 3, p. 364-365 2 p.

      Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debateResearchpeer-review

    3. Published

      Depression After First Hospital Admission for Acute Coronary Syndrome: A Study of Time of Onset and Impact on Survival

      Osler, Merete, Mårtensson, S., Wium-Andersen, I. K., Prescott, Eva, Andersen, Per Kragh, Jørgensen, Terese Sara Høj, Carlsen, K., Wium-Andersen, M. K. & Jørgensen, Martin Balslev, 1 Feb 2016, In: American Journal of Epidemiology. 183, 3, p. 218-226 9 p.

      Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

    4. Published

      Stressful life events and leucocyte telomere length: Do lifestyle factors, somatic and mental health, or low grade inflammation mediate this relationship? Results from a cohort of Danish men born in 1953

      Osler, Merete, Bendix, L., Rask, L. & Rod, Naja Hulvej, Nov 2016, In: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. 58, p. 248-253 6 p.

      Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

    5. Published

      Alcohol-related morbidity and mortality within siblings

      Søndergaard, G., Osler, Merete, Nybo Andersen, Anne-Marie, Andersen, Per Kragh, Dalton, S. O. & Mortensen, Laust Hvas, Mar 2015, In: Addiction. 110, 3, p. 451-460 10 p.

      Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

    6. Published

      Hypnotics and mortality – confounding by disease and socioeconomic position

      Kriegbaum, Margit, Hendriksen, C., Vass, Mikkel, Mortensen, Erik Lykke & Osler, Merete, 2015, In: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety. 24, 7, p. 779-83 5 p.

      Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

    7. Published

      Cohort Profile: The Danish Conscription Database(DCD): A cohort of 728 160 men born from 1939 through 1959

      Okholm, Gunhild Tidemann, Molbo, Drude, Ängquist, Lars, Mortensen, Erik Lykke, Christensen, K., Sørensen, Thorkild I.A. & Osler, Merete, 2015, In: International Journal of Epidemiology. 44, 2, p. 432-40

      Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

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