Associated researchers

Freddy Karup Pedersen, professor emeritus


Freddy Karup Pedersen has worked as a senior consultant in pediatrics at the Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet and as a professor in International Pediatrics at the University of Copenhagen. His main clinical and research interests are in pediatric infectious diseases, childhood immunizations ,pediatric reheumatology and international child health. He is the coordinator of a more than 25 years lasting cooperation with the large Childrens Hospital no 1 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

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Email: Freddy.Karup.Pedersen@regionh.dk

​Anja Poulsen, Consultant, PhD


Anja Poulsen is a senior consultant in pediatrics at at the Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet. She has a subspecialisation in pediatric infectious diseases, and is currently working at a semi-intensive ward. She has low income country experience with capacity building and operational research from Guinea-Bissau, Vietnam, Tanzania and Kyrgyztan. She did her PhD thesis “Determinants of viral diseases” (RSV and chickenpox) in Guinea-Bissau. Her main interest is childhood immunizations, pediatric infections, and international child health. 

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Email: Anja.Poulsen.01@regionh.dk

Jesper Kjærgaard, MD, PhD, Postdoc


Jesper Kjærgaard currently works at the Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Rigshospitalet. Jesper does research in Pediatrics, Implemenatation Science, Clinical Trials and Public Health. His main current project is 'FRESH AIR study' – a Horizon2020 funded project focused on improving diagnosis and treatment of children under 5 years with respiratory symptoms. The FRESH AIR consortium includes collaborators in Uganda, Kyrgyzstan, Vietnam, Greece, UK, Netherlands and the US.

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Email: Jesper.Kjaergaard@regionh.dk

Filip Castberg, MD, PhD student 


Filip Castberg is a paediatric trainee at the Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Copenhagen University Hospital (Rigshospitalet). His main research interest is the interaction between malaria, iron supplementation and iron biomarkers. He was in charge of the clinical field work in Hohoe, Ghana, in the MAVARECA Study (Malaria Research and Capacity Building in Ghana).

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Email: fcastberg@gmail.com

Kia Hee Schultz Dungu, MD


Kia Hee Schultz Dungu is junior doctor and has done research on gut microbiota and enteric pathogens among children with severe acute malnutrition in Uganda. Currently, she is also involved in projects regarding candidemia in a Danish nationwide cohort of children and language barriers and use of interpreters for children at hospitals in Denmark. 

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Email: kia.hee.schultz.dungu@regionh.dk
             kiaschultz@hotmail.com

​Charlotte Holm-Hansen, MD, PhD student


Charlotte Holm-Hansen is junior doctor and currently a PhD-student in neonatology in low- and middle income countries with a special focus on mHealth (mobile health) tools. She has previous experience in emerging infectious diseases and surveillance from Statens Serum Institut. She has worked in WHO on climate change and health, the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs on matters related to health, and have concluded the first year of paediatric residency. She is active in various groups related to global heatlh. 

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Email: charlotteholmhansen@gmail.com


Lotte Jensen, MD, PhD student


Lotte Jensen has worked with tuberculosis and related conditions in a sub-Saharan setting. Other areas of interest are immunity after vaccination among immunocompromised and healthy children, and infectious diseases among children. She is an alternate member of the board for the Danish Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (DIPS).

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Email: lotte.jensen@regionh.dk

Malene Landbo Børresen, MD, PhD


Malene is a staff specialist in Neuropediatric and Senior Researcher at Department of Epidemiological Research at Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen. She has done research on infectious diseases and neurological diseases in Greenland for the last 12 years and did her PhD on Hepatitis B in Greenland. Currently she is involved in projects regarding Epilepsy among children in Greenland and Hepatitis B and D in the Arctic. Furthermore, she is doing a project on encephalitis among children in Myanmar and Nepal

Special interests and skills: Epidemiology and register-based projects, infectious diseases, neurological diseases 

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Email: malene.landbo.02.boerresen@regionh.dk

Mathilde Nørgaard, medical student


Mathilde is currently studying medicine at the University of Copenhagen. She was introduced to the Global Health Unit at Rigshospitalet during an internship as part of her MSc. in Global Health (KU). She has a great interest in many areas within global health including children’s health, non-communicable diseases, infectious diseases and the linkage between infectious diseases and non-communicable diseases in low and middle-income countries. She was part of the team planning a one-day seminar on non-communicable diseases and the 12th international course in paediatric infectious disease and global health in Sri Lanka in 2017. Mathilde has previously worked with malaria in the North Eastern part of Tanzania. She is currently working on a paper about underprivileged children in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. 

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Email: majnoergaard@gmail.com

Thomas Nørrelykke Nissen, MD, PhD

The focus on Thomas’ research is in the cross field between clinical and immunological vaccinology, infectious disease diagnostics and applied mobile health in low and middle income countries. He has worked with clinical and immunological research in Tanzania and Denmark with focus on diagnostics and immunological response to vaccines. Currently he is working on development of a clinical decision support application to assist clinicians to assess children with acute respiratory symptoms in low and middle income countries.   

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Email: tnnissen@gmail.com

Kristoffer Vogler, MD


Kristoffer Vogler works at the Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Rigshospitalet, as a part of his recidency in pediatrics. He is currently participating in the 'FRESH AIR study’ lead by Jesper Kjærgaard with a project on the use of home-made spacers in rural areas in Kyrgyzstan. Kristoffer has gained experience on global health issues through his work with Médecins sans Frontières on missions in DR Congo, Nepal and Liberia. He is teaching the subjects Rapid Health Assessment and Communicable Diseases in the course Health in Emergencies and Refugee Health at Copenhagen University.

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Email: kristoffervogler@gmail.com

Alexandra Kruse, MD, PhD


Alexandra is paediatric infection disease specialist with Oxford Diploma and associate professor at Copenhagen University with main interest in child health in immigrant and unstable setting.

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Email: alexandra.kruse@dadlnet.dk

Stine Lund, MD, PhD


Dr. Stine Lund is a paediatrician with extensive experience in global reproductive and child health. Her area of special interest is health systems in Sub-Saharan Africa where she for the last decades have worked for numerous organisations including Danida (Danish International Development Agency) and as an independent consultant. 
Dr. Stine Lund has extensive experience with innovative use of mobile phone solutions to improve maternal and child health in Sub-Saharan Africa. She is responsible for the development, research and scale up of two exciting mHealth innovations; the Wired Mothers and the Safe Delivery App. The Wired Mothers is a SMS based system that links women to health systems throughout pregnancy and early childhood while the Safe Delivery App uses animation-videos to improve quality of care with a focus on lifesaving interventions such as management of post-partum haemorrhage and neonatal resuscitation. 
Academically Dr. Stine Lund holds a PhD degree and is affiliated with the Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, Denmark with a focus on conducing randomized controlled trials in Ghana, Ethiopia and Tanzania.

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Email: stine_lund@dadlnet.dk


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