Terese Sara Høj Jørgensen

Terese Sara Høj Jørgensen

Associate Professor

Primary fields of research

I am heading the newly started research group Social Epidemiology at the section of Social Medicine. The primary focus of the groups is to use state of the art epidemiological methods to explore questions regarding sociale conditions and health. I have a major interest in explaining the role of intergenerational relationships in social inequality in health. I focus especially on three major themes in this field; 1) the importance of social foreground for health in old age, 2) social differences in heritability of mental and somatic conditions and 3) the importance of health on intergenerational educational mobility. In addition to these research themes, I also explore social inequality in development, treatment and survival of psychiatric disease. I have substantial national and international experience with register-based research and application of new and advanced methods within the field of social epidemiology. 

I am currently coorganizer of the NordicEpi conference, which will tak place in Copenhagen on June 12-14 2024. Please visit the following website for more information: NordicEpi 2024 - Welcome 


6 selected publications

  1. Gronemann FH, Jacobsen RK, Wium-Andersen MK, Jørgensen MB, Osler M, Jørgensen TSH. Association of Familial Aggregation of Major Depression With Risk of Major Depression. JAMA Psychiatry. 2023;80(4):350-359. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2022.4965
  2. Jørgensen TSH, Osler M, Fors S, Nilsson CJ, Meyer A, Modig K. Adult offspring and their socioeconomic resources for development and survival of stroke: A Swedish and Danish nationwide register-based study. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. 2023. https://doi.org/10.1177/14034948231152352
  3. Sloth MMB, Neble Larsen E, Godtfredsen NS, Osler M, Jørgensen TSH. Impact of offspring and their educational level on readmission and death among older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a nationwide cohort study using multistate survival models. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 2023;77(9):558-564. 77. https://doi.org/10.1136/jech-2022-220243
  4. Larsen EN, Sloth MMB, Nielsen J, Andersen SP, Osler M, Jørgensen TSH. The interplay between the impact of household's and children's education on the risk of type 2 diabetes and death among older adults: a Danish register-based cohort study. Public Health. 2023;224:178-184. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2023.08.033
  5. Jørgensen TSH, Osler M, Jorgensen MB, Jørgensen A. Mapping diagnostic trajectories from the first hospital diagnosis of a psychiatric disorder: a Danish nationwide cohort study using sequence analysis. The Lancet Psychiatry. 2022;10(1):12-20. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2215-0366(22)00367-4
  6. Jørgensen TSH, Wium-Andersen IK, Wium-Andersen MK, Jørgensen MB, Prescott E, Maartensson S o.a. Incidence of Depression After Stroke, and Associated Risk Factors and Mortality Outcomes, in a Large Cohort of Danish Patients. JAMA Psychiatry. 2016 okt.;73(10):1032-1040. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2016.1932


Course leader at the course Health and Society in a Multidisciplinary Perspective, Master of Public Health

Teaching assistant at the course Medical sociology, Master in Medicine 

Teaching assistant at the course Social Epidemiology and Pandemics, Bachelor in Public Health

Teaching assistant in SAS-programming, Master in Public Health

Supervising 2-year projects, Bachelor projects and Master projects in Public Health Science

Supervising Internship Projects for Bachelor and Master Students in Public Health

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