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Merete Osler

Merete Osler

Clinical Professor

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, T. S. H., Wium-Andersen, I. K., Wium-Andersen, M. K., Jørgensen, M. B., Prescott, E., Maartensson, S., Kragh-Andersen, P. & Osler, M. Oct 2016 In : J A M A Psychiatry. 73, 10, p. 1032-1040 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  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, M., Rostrup, E., Nordentoft, M., Mortensen, E. L., Kemp, H. B. & Fagerlund, B. Oct 2015 In : World Psychiatry. 14, 3, p. 364-365 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

  3. Published

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

    Osler, M., Mårtensson, S., Wium-Andersen, I. K., Prescott, E., Andersen, P. K., Jørgensen, T. S. H., Carlsen, K., Wium-Andersen, M. K. & Jørgensen, M. B. 1 Feb 2016 In : American Journal of Epidemiology. 183, 3, p. 218-226 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  4. Published
  5. Published

    Alcohol-related morbidity and mortality within siblings

    Søndergaard, G., Osler, M., Andersen, A-M. N., Andersen, P. K., Dalton, S. O. & Mortensen, L. H. Mar 2015 In : Addiction. 110, 3, p. 451-460 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  6. Published

    Hypnotics and mortality-partial confounding by disease, substance abuse and socioeconomic factors?

    Kriegbaum, M., Hendriksen, C., Vass, M., Mortensen, E. L. & Osler, M. 2016 In : Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety. 24, 7, p. 779-783 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  7. Published

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

    Christensen, G. T., Molbo, D., Ängquist, L. H., Mortensen, E. L., Christensen, K., Sørensen, T. I. A. & Osler, M. 2015 In : International Journal of Epidemiology. 44, 2, p. 432-40

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

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