Marie Bergmann

PhD student

, Section of Environmental Health, Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen


Environmental factors have great impact on health, and rational prevention requires deep knowledge of exposure, mechanisms of action and causal relationships with respect to development of disease. The Section conducts research into the influence of environmental factors on public health, using research methods ranging from experimental models to register-based epidemiology.

The research is focused on the interaction between environmental factors and vulnerability, including groups such as the foetus, children and the elderly. The principal emphasis is on the development of:

Molecular and functional assessment of exposure, susceptibility and effects
Experimental in vitro and in vivo model systems
Alternatives to animal experimentation
applied in the study of:

Health effects on children and pregnant women of exposure to chemical agents
Health effects of particles produced by atmospheric pollution and nanotechnology
Medical and environmental psychology

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