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Anders Koch

13.01.2016

CV: Anders Koch, MD, PhD, MPH
Senior researcher; Staff specialist (infectious diseases)

Departments of Epidemiology Research & Infectious Disease Epidemiology Department of Infectious Diseases
Statens Serum Institut, Artillerivej 5 Rigshospitalet University Hospital
DK-2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark Blegdamsvej 9, DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark
Telephone: (+45) 3268 3964 (work) Telephone: (+45) 3545 0736 (work)
(+45) 2986 8802 (mobile)
Email ako@ssi.dk, Homepage http://www.epiresearch.dk

Personal
Born: January 8, 1964

Education
1982: Baccalaureate, Ingrid Jespersens Gymnasium, Copenhagen, Denmark.
1991: MD, University of Copenhagen.
2000: PhD (epidemiology), University of Copenhagen.
2009: MPH, University of Copenhagen.
2014: Diploma in tropical infections, Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden
2015: Specialist in Infectious Diseases

Honor
1989: Awarded gold medal of the University of Copenhagen, for a prize paper on Greenlandic biological anthropology.

Employment
1991 - 94: Medical doctor, Royal Danish Navy; Internship, Hillerød Hospital, North Zealand, Denmark; Resident (general sur-gery), Hvidovre University Hospital, Copenhagen.
1994 - 00: Researcher, Department of Epidemiology Research, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen (PhD student 1996 – 99).
2000 - 01: Resident (Oto-rhino-laryngology), National University Hospital, Copenhagen (leave, SSI).
2001 - 10: Senior researcher, Department of Epidemiology Research, Statens Serum Institut. Manager of the Section for Re-search in Greenland, Department of Epidemiology Research, and adviser to the Greenlandic Health System.
2002 - 10: Clinical employments as resident of up to 1½ years length (Oto-rhino-laryngology and infectious diseases, National University Hospital, Copenhagen (leave, SSI).
2004: Assistant doctor, National Board of Health. Drafted National Influenza Pandemic Plan (leave, SSI).
2010 - 15: Specialist registrar-in-training (Infectious diseases), Rigshospitalet University Hospital, Copenhagen, & Senior re-searcher (unpaid), Department of Epidemiology Research, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen.
2015 -: Senior researcher, Departments of Epidemiology Research & Infectious Disease Epidemiology (Section for Vaccine Preventable Diseases), SSI, & Staff specialist, Department of Infectious Diseases, Rigshospitalet University Hospital, Copenhagen

Field work
1992 -: In total 1½ years of field work in various areas of Greenland.

Publications and presentations
1992 -: 78 printed & accepted peer-reviewed original papers in international journals. Four book chapters. More than 80 oral and 20 poster presentations on epidemiological topics at scientific congresses and meetings in Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Greenland, England, France, Spain, USA, Canada, Russia, Australia, Japan, and Brazil.

Academic supervision and management experience
2000 -: PhD supervisor for 11 PhD students. Supervisor for 10 medical students (University theses). External examiner for 3 PhD theses.
2001 -: Manager of the Section for Research in Greenland, Department of Epidemiology Research, Statens Serum Institut.
2010-: External examiner for the public health educations, University of Copenhagen.

Academic teaching
2000 -: Teacher at and organizer of postgraduate university courses in epidemiology including infectious disease epidemiology for physicians, PhD students, medical and public health university students, and nurses specialized in hospital hygiene.

Review experience
2000 -: Reviewer for more than 16 medical journals.
2014 -: Deputy Editor, the International Journal of Circumpolar Health

Committees
2000 -: Board member, the Danish Society for Medical Research in Greenland; since 2012 Chairman.
2004 -: Member of the International Circumpolar Surveillance Steering Committee, CDC, Alaska.
2012 -: Board member, the Danish Society for infectious Diseases.
2012 - 15: Vice President, The International Union for Circumpolar Health
2015-: President, The International Union for Circumpolar Health
2015-: Board member, The Danish Society for Travel Medicine

Main scientific focus areas
1994 -: Epidemiological field- and register-based studies in Greenland, primarily within infectious diseases and cancer.

International collaborations
Comprehensive collaborations with circumpolar researchers primarily from the CDC, Anchorage, Alaska, and Health Can-ada. Main organizer of yearly working group meetings in infectious diseases in the Arctic with participants from the USA, Canada, Greenland, Norway, Sweden, and Russia. Vice President of The International Union for Circumpolar Health.

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