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  • Universitetsvej 1, 27.2

    DK-4000 Roskilde

    Denmark

20122018
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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

Biology and Chemistry, Masters Degree, Roskilde University

1 Sep 19801 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

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Research Output 2012 2018

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

Simonsen, L., 2018

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperCommunication

Cholera epidemics of the past offer new insights into an old enemy

Phelps, M. D., Linnet Perner, M., Pitzer, V. E., Andreasen, V., Jensen, P. K. M. & Simonsen, L., 2018, In : Journal of Infectious Diseases. 217, 4, p. 641–649

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

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The RAPIDD ebola forecasting challenge: Synthesis and lessons learnt

Viboud, C., Sun, K., Gaffey, R., Ajelli, M., Fumanelli, L., Merler, S., Zhang, Q., Chowell, G., Simonsen, L. & Vespignani, A., 2018, In : Epidemics. p. 13-21

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

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The RAPIDD Ebola forecasting challenge: Model description and synthetic data generation

Ajelli, M., Zhang, Q., Sun, K., Merler, S., Fumanelli, L., Chowell, G., Simonsen, L., Viboud, C. & Vespignani, A., 2018, In : Epidemics. 22, p. 3-12

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

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Activities 2018 2018

  • 1 Lecture and oral contribution

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

Simonsen, L. (Speaker)
6 Jun 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

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Press / Media

Verden er ikke klar til en ny influenzakatastrofe

Lone Simonsen

03/03/2018

1 item of media coverage

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Verden er ikke klar til en ny influenza-katastrofe

Lone Simonsen

19/02/2018

1 item of media coverage

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Den spanske syge blev generalprøven på den store globale epidemi

Lone Simonsen

19/02/2018

1 item of media coverage

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Danske hospitaler var magtesløse mod verdens største epidemi

Lone Simonsen

19/02/2018

1 item of media coverage

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Verden er ikke klar til en ny influenza-katastrofe

Lone Simonsen

18/02/2018

1 item of media coverage

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