Shoaib Afzal

Shoaib Afzal

Clinical Professor

Member of:

  • Clinical Biochemistry

My primary research interests are the epidemiology of major non-communicable diseases and mortality in the general population with special focus on cardiovascular disease and respiratory disease. For this purpose, I use high quality data from settings spanning general population cohorts, such as the Copenhagen General Population Study, to nationwide registry studies, while applying advanced epidemiological methods including causal inference approaches.

Fields of interest

Clinical epidemiology, genetic epidemiology, vitamin D, obstructive pulmonary disease, cardiovascular disease, obesity, use of metabolomics for prediction in cardiovascular and other diseases.


2001 Anatomy II for medical students, Faculty of Health and Medical Science, University of Copenhagen (~70 hours of classroom teaching).

2009-2010 Tutor in Clinical Pharmacology for medical students (~50 hours of classroom teaching). 


2020- Lectures in clinical biochemistry for medical students

2020- Post-graduate courses in research training for medical doctors

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