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Professor Department Chair at Aarhus University

Areas of Interest

1. The epidemiology of gastrointestinal diseases 2. Determinants of long-term prognosis for chronic diseases, in particular the clinical pathways and the interaction between multiple chronic diseases, complications and outcome. 3. Observational studies of safety of medical interventions and treatments 4. Methods in clinical epidemiology – use of routine health care data and large datasets


Dr. Henrik Toft Sørensen is Professor of Clinical Epidemiology and Department Chair at Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark. An gastroenterologist/hepatologist and internist by clinical training, he also has doctoral degrees in Health Services Research, Clinical Epidemiology and Science. He focuses on chronic disease, in particular cancer epidemiology and the epidemiology of gastrointestinal disorders. He is the leader of several international studies and is working with Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology on eosinophilic esophagitis and the epidemiology of colorectal cancer and its precursor. He has extensive teaching and supervision experience.

Education and Training

  • Medical School Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Residency Aalborg University Hospital, Denmark
  • Fellowship Aarhus University, Denmark
  • MD Aarhus University, Denmark
  • PhD Aalborg University, Denmark
  • DMSc Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Dsc Aarhus University, Denmark
Henrik Toft Sørensen
  • Address

    Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Aarhus University, Olof Palmes Allé 43-45

    8200 Aarhus N