TEACHING

My teaching experience so far in different institutions covers a wide variety of courses for graduate and undergraduate students in several fields. Currently, I am the lead teacher and course coordinator for Environmental Epidemiology (SMKK09001U) at the University of Copenhagen. In addition, I am a guest lecturer in other courses as well.

ENVIRONMENTAL EPIDEMIOLOGY (SMKK09001U)

This course is offered in MSc Program of Environmental Science as compulsory course. It covers description and analysis of health effects in population occurring entirely or partly due to environmental factors. It is focused on the methodology and interpretation of environmental epidemiology and the most relevant environmental factors covering the following topics: Demography and disease patterns; Analytical epidemiology: design and causality; Exposure and outcome assessment; Dose-response relationships; Bias and confounding; Critical interpretation of epidemiological studies, design and data; Molecular epidemiology with laboratory based development and use of biomarkers for exposure, susceptibility and effect; Gene-environment interactions; Biostatistics and power calculation in environmental epidemiology; Epidemiology of hormone disruptors, radiation, food carcinogens, heavy metals and occupational exposures. Air pollution epidemiology is covered in a separate course.

 

European Institute for Innovation & Technology (EIT) Health PhD Program on Epidemiology of Ageing and Dementia Prevention (EpiDEMPrev)

EpiDEMPrev is targeting PhD students registered in European PhD programs suitable for EIT Label on “Innovation and Entrepreneurship on Healthy Living and Active Ageing”. Partners in EpiDEMPrev are:

• Imperial College London
• The University of Newcastle upon Tyne
• University Medical Center Groningen
• Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra, EPE
• Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Norte E.P.E.
• Instituto Pedro Nunes
• Universidade de Coimbra
• Universidade de Évora
• Universidade de Lisboa
• University of Copenhagen

The course, offered by Center for Healthy Aging (CEHA), University of Copenhagen, on behalf of the EIT Health Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) is focused on exploring the aging phenomena through an interdisciplinary lens with a special focus on the complex nature of the phenomenon with its consequences for methodology and causal interpretation of human observational studies. The course coordinators are: Prof. Naja Hulvej Rod, Prof. Rudi Westendorp, and Prof. Zorana Jovanovic Andersen (all from University of Copenhagen). The course faculty are: Prof. Lefkos T Middleton (Imperial College London) and Assistant Professor Heresh Amini (University of Copenhagen).