Dan Wolf Meyrowitsch

Dan Wolf Meyrowitsch

Associate Professor

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    Dan Meyrowitsch is an epidemiologist (MSc, PhD), lecturer, and head of research at the Global Health Section, Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

    He has more than 30 years of experience in teaching, mentoring, and researching global health with a particular focus on epidemiology, health systems, and health promotion in low- and middle-income countries.

    Dan Meyrowitsch has lived and worked in Africa and Asia and has served as a principal investigator, coordinator and project manager in several major research projects funded by, among others, the EU and Danida (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark), as well as acted as a consultant for UN organizations and the World Bank.

    In his current research, Dan Meyrowitsch primarily focuses on maternal and newborn health, gestational diabetes, and type-2 diabetes in low- and low-middle income countries. This research includes the development and evaluation of new and innovative intervention models, including co-created training and information dissemination, and informal support for people living with chronic illness.

    Roles as principal investigator

    • Enabling best possible childbirth care in Tanzania. Danida, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark. DKK 12 million. Ongoing. Link to project.
    • The climate change - antenatal care study: Co-creating antenatal care. Danida, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark. DKK 10 million. Will be initiated in October 2023


    Co-applicant and researcher in ongoing projects

    • Gestational diabetes in Vietnam. Danida, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark
    • Living together with chronic disease: Informal support for diabtes management in Vietnam. Danida, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark
    • Living online with suicidal thoughts
    • Understanding how mobility affects forcibly displaced persons’ continuity of chronic disease care (CONTINUITY). Novo Nordisk Fonden, Denmark
    • Mass drug administration targeting Onchocerca volvulus in Owabi catchment area in Ashanti Region, Ghana: Determinants of drug coverage and drug uptake. Danida, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark


    Present course responsibilites:

    Coordinator of course Strategies of health promotion and disease prevention (MSc Global Health)

    Teach demographic methods, epidemiological transition, epidemiological methods, Mass-drug administration at courses at MSc Global Health, Master of Disaster Management and Public Health (all programmes hosted by Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen)


    Specific topics

    • Epidemiological methods
    • Demographic transtion
    • Epidemiological transition
    • Use of Dissability-Adjusted Life Years as a measure for disease burden
    • Mass-drug administration
    • Health promotion on social media
    • Fake-health science, including cognitive bias
    • Demographic measures and methods
    • Cost-effectiveness models


    Development of new teaching/learning approaches 

    Contributions to Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) hosted at Coursera. org with focus on demographic transition, epidemiological transition, inequity in health, lymphatic filariais and mass-drug administration. https://www.coursera.org/learn/global-health-introduction?irclickid=Tm4XmeXeYxyNR43wQ209ISHVUkAVdY2G2XTI0E0&irgwc=1&utm_medium=partners&utm_source=impact&utm_campaign=226800&utm_content=b2c

    Development of online roleplays as a tool to analyse online health promotion and dissemination of fake-health science on social media. https://www.oercommons.org/authoring/54189-health-promotion-and-fake-health-science-on-social   

    Possible conflicts of interest

    No conflict of interest. 

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