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Expertises

Clinical research in inflammatory joint diseases, particularly rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, axial spondyloarthritis and undifferentiated arthritis, particularly regarding clinical investigator-initiated trials, diagnostic tools, outcome measures and imaging.

Main research areas

Research in inflammatory joint diseases, particularly rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, axial spondyloarthritis and undifferentiated arthritis, focusing on investigator-initiated clinical studies, register-based studies and research in the utility of imaging modalities (mainly magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasonography), and soluble biomarkers, in diagnosis, monitoring and prognostication.

Current research

Research in inflammatory joint diseases, particularly rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, axial spondyloarthritis and undifferentiated arthritis, focusing on investigator-initiated clinical studies, and research in the utility of imaging modalities (mainly magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasonography), and soluble biomarkers, in diagnosis, monitoring and prognostication.

Education and academic degrees

Education and academic degrees

  • MD 1990
  • PhD 1996
  • DMSc 1999
  • Specialist in Rheumatology 2002

Positions

Present positions

  • Professor of rheumatology at University of Copenhagen
  • Consultant in rheumatology and chairperson of Copenhagen Center for Arthritis Research (COPECARE), Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Glostrup Hospital

Main research areas

Research areas

  • Interventional and observational clinical studies in rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and spondyloarthritis
  • Imaging in rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and spondyloarthritis
  • Diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers in inflammatory joint diseases

Research and teaching information

  • Web of Science H-index (June 2017): 62, citations ≈ 18,000
  • >3700 PubMed indexed publications
  • >600 abstracts at international conferences
  • >350 invited oral presentations

Teaching and areas of guidance

Supervision/Teaching 

  • Supervisor on 31 (22 completed and 9 ongoing) PhD studies
  • Pregraduate and postgraduate teaching at University of Copenhagen
  • Postgraduate teaching in Europe, Asia, America, and Australia, particularly on imaging in inflammatory joint diseases 

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