Research Unit of Clinical Epidemiology

Core tasks

  • Clinical epidemiology and clinical epidemiological research are key functions with regard to practice evidence based medicine and patient treatment in a modern health care system and in a modern university hospital.
  • Diagnosis and treatment are key predictors for the patients’ prognosis, and therefore these two elements constitute the main cornerstone of clinical epidemiology. Exactly, the quality of diagnosis and treatment are key elements in the practice of evidence based patient treatment.
  • In Center for Clinical Epidemiology we perform clinical epidemiology at the highest international level, with the focus of patient diagnostics, treatment, and prognosis. Our research is conducted in cooperation with local, regional, national and international researchers and research institutions.
  • We offer consultancy within clinical epidemiology and data analyses to all clinical departments, health care authorities, and other business partners (local, regional, national or international). All projects that are related to clinical epidemiology and data analyses are very welcome.
  • Research education, and supervision of medical students and PhD students.

Research Areas

University of Southern Denmark

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Research Areas

All research activities at the center are affiliated with the Department of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark.

  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Chronic diseases
  • Fertility and reproduction
  • Acute infections
  • Biomarkers
  • Cancer
  • Vulnerable patients in the health care system
  • Patient involvement

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Head of Research

Professor, MD

Bente Mertz Nørgård

+ (45) 2133 3258

ORCID: 0000-0002-

Adjunct Professor

Ass. Professor, MD

Pedro Povóa

Centro Hospitala de
Lisboa Central, Nova
Medical School CEDOC,
New University of Lisbon,
Lisbon, Portugal.

ORCID: 0000-0002-

Adjunct Professor

Ass. Professor, MD

Sonia Friedman

Tufts University School
of Medicine,
Chief of
Tufts Medical School,
Boston, MA. US.

ORCID: 0000-0002-


Adjunct Professor

Ass. Professor, MD

Fernando Zampieri

Research coordinator

Hospital do Coração-HCor,
São Paulo

University of São Paulo
São Paulo, Brazil

ORCID: 0000-0001-9315-6386