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  • Universitetsvej 1, 27.2

    DK-4000 Roskilde

    Denmark

1990 …2022

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Research

Lone Simonsen is a professor of population health sciences, at the Department of Science and Environment at RUC, following an EU-funded Marie Curie Action funded visiting professorship at U. of Copenhagen.  She also holds a position as Research Professor in Global Health at George Washington U. in DC.  After obtaining a masters degree from Roskilde University in 1985, she pursued a PhD in population genetics at U. Massachusetts, Amherst in 1992, did a postdoc at the Danish Technical U. and later trained at the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in infectious disease epidemiology. She is an elected member of the Danish Royal Academy of Sciences & Letters. 

Over the past 20+ years she has worked at the US-CDC, World Health Organization (WHO) and the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) on issues including HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, antibiotic resistance, SARS, pandemic influenza, e-health, surveillance systems and vaccine program evaluation. Before moving to academia in 2007, she was a senior epidemiologist at the NIH-NIAID and later a senior fellow with RAPIDD, an epidemiological modeling network at Fogarty-NIH.  She has published ~200 peer-reviewed papers, book chapters and commentaries, happily working with international colleagues and in an interdisciplinary manner (H-index 65; I10-index 147; >20000 citations).  A representative subset of her publications can be found in "Research outputs".

Her research currently focuses on modeling historical and contemporary pandemics and emerging infectious diseases, population transitions to long healthy lives, "Big data" in health, and vaccine program evaluation.  Lone enjoys mentoring students and look forward to teach courses in Epidemiology and Global Health, with a focus on interesting case studies.

Education/Academic qualification

Population Genetics, PhD, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

1 Jan 19871 Feb 1992

Award Date: 1 Feb 1992

Biology and Chemistry, Masters Degree, Roskilde University

1 Sep 19801 Jun 1985

Award Date: 1 Jun 1985

Applied Epidemiology, EIS Diploma

Aug 1992Jun 1994

Microbial Ecology, Postdoctoral Fellow

1 Jan 19921 Aug 1992

External positions

Research Professor, Department of Global Health, George Washington University

30 Jul 2007 → …

Keywords

  • Health, Medicine
  • Epidemiology
  • Historical Epidemiology
  • Pandemic Influenza
  • Vaccine Program Evaluation
  • Disease Burden Modeling
  • Global Health
  • cholera

Publication network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Research Output

Asymptomatiske personer står for stor andel af COVID-19-smitte

Simonsen, L., 21 Apr 2020, In : Ugeskrift for Laeger. 2020, 9, 1 p.

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Estimating the early death toll of COVID-19 in the United States

Weinberger, D., Cohen, T., Crawford, F., Mostashari, F., Olson, D., Pitzer, V. E., Reich, N. G., Russi, M., Simonsen, L., Watkins, A. & Viboud, C., 2020, (Submitted) In : medRxiv. Preprint

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearch

Surveillance data confirm multiyear predictions of rotavirus dynamics in New York City

Olson, D. R., Lopman, B. A., Konty, K. J., Mathes, R. W., Papadouka, V., Ternier, A., Zucker, J. R., Simonsen, L., Grenfell, B. T. & Pitzer, V. E., 2020, In : Science Advances. 6, 9, eaax0586.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Are expensive vaccines the best investment in lower-middle income countries?

Simonsen, L., Wijhe, M. V. & Taylor, R. J., 1 May 2019, In : The Lancet Global Health. 7, 5, p. E548-E549 2 p.

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Challenges in Estimating the Impact of Vaccination with Sparse data

Shioda, K., Schuck-Paim, C., Taylor, R. J., Lustig, R., Simonsen, L., Warren, J. L. & Weinberger, D. M., 2019, In : Epidemiology. 30, 1, p. 61-68 8 p.

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Projects

Activities

  • 2 Lecture and oral contribution

Centennial Reflections on the 1918 Spanish Influenza Pandemic: Insights and Remaining Puzzles

Lone Simonsen (Speaker)

6 Jun 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

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PANDEMIER I FORTID, NUTID OG FREMTID

Lone Simonsen (Speaker)

5 Nov 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

Press / Media

Nu har Sverige den højeste dødelighed i verden: 'Vi kan lære af det'

Lone Simonsen

22/05/2020

1 item of Media coverage

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Endnu en dag uden nye coronadødsfald

Lone Simonsen

22/05/2020

1 item of Media coverage

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Kan vi lave virus i laboratoriet?

Lone Simonsen

22/05/2020

1 item of Media coverage

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Coronaafdelinger rundt om i landet bliver lukket

Lone Simonsen

22/05/2020

1 item of Media coverage

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