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Name: Andreas Vestergaard Jensen                         


Title: Medical Doctor,


Current position: Phd-student at The Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen


Education: Master of medicine      


Research Experience:


Pregraduate research year student, 2007-2008, at The Department of Infectious Disease, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen.




Faurholt-Jepsen D, Aabye MG, Jensen AV, Range N, Praygod G, Kidola J, Changalucha J, Faurholt-Jepsen M, Jensen L, Jensen S M, Krarup H, Ravn P, Friis H, Andersen AB. Diabetes is associated with lower tuberculosis antigen-specific interferon gamma release in Tanzanian tuberculosis patients and non-tuberculosis controls. Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, 12.03.2014, s. 1-8.


Russell L, Pedersen  M, Jensen AV, Søes LM, Hansen, AB. Two anthrax cases with soft tissue infection, severe oedema and sepsis in Danish heroin users. BMC Infectious Diseases 2013, 13:408.


Jensen AV, Jensen L, Faurholt-Jepsen D, Aabye MG, Praygod G, Kidola J, Faurholt-Jepsen M, Changalucha J, Range N, Krarup H, Friis H, Andersen AB. The Prevalence of Latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection Based on an Interferon-γ Release Assay: A Cross-Sectional Survey among Urban Adults in Mwanza, Tanzania. PLoS One. 2013 May 21;8(5):e64008


Jensen L, Jensen AV, Praygod G, Kidola J, Faurholdt Jepsen D, Changalucha J, Range N, Friis H, Helweg-Larsen J, Jensen JS, Andersen AB. Infrequent detection af pneumocystis jiroveci by PCR in oral wash specimens from TB patients with or without HIV and healthy contacts in Tanzania. BMC infectious diseases. 2010 May 28; 10: 140


PrayGod G, Range N, Faurholt-Jepsen D, Jeremiah K, Faurholt-Jepsen M,  Aabye MG,  Jensen L,  Jensen AV. , Grewal HM,  Magnussen P, Changalucha P,  Andersen AB, Friis H. The effect of energy– protein supplementation on weight, body composition and handgrip strength among pulmonary tuberculosis HIV-co-infected patients: randomised controlled trial in Mwanza, Tanzania. Br J Nutr. 2011 Jul 6:1-9.


Praygod G, Range N, Faurholt Jepsen D, Jeremiah K, Faurholdt Jepsen M, Aabye MG, Jensen L, Jensen AV, Grewal HM, Magnussen P, Changalucha J, Andersen AB, Friis H. Daily multi-micronutrient supplementation during tuberculosis treatment increases weight and grip strength among HIV-uninfected but not HIV-infected patients in Mwanza, Tanzania. J Nutr. 2011 Apr 1; 141(4):685-91. Epub 2011 Feb 23


Praygod G, Range N, Faurholt Jepsen D, Jeremiah K, Faurholdt Jepsen M, Aabye MG, Jensen L, Jensen AV, Grewal HM, Magnussen P, Changalucha J, Andersen AB, Friis H. Weight, body composition and handgrib strenght among pulmonary tuberculosis patients a matched cross sectional study in Mwanza, Tanzania. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2011 Ma;, 105(3): 140-7.Epub 2011 Jan 15.



Research Interest: Infectious diseases, Respiratory medicine, community acquired pneumonia, diabetes mellitus


Ongoing Research:


-          The impact of hyperglycaemia on the outcome acquired pneumonia

-          Infection induced hyperglycaemia and the subsequent risk of developing diabetes mellitus





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