Hanan Amadid

Klinisk Epidemiologi


E-mail hanan.amadid.01@regionh.dk
Tlf.  +45 30 9191 28 42


Research area
My research draws on both epidemiological and intervention studies. In either case, I strive to elaborate on the role of free-living physical activity and prevention of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The last several decades have produced a substantial research indicating the health benefits of physical activity, including reduced risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Nevertheless, the prevalence of physical activity in Denmark and similar westernized populations continues to be suboptimal for most as work and daily activities become more and more sedentary. With the advantage of well-characterized populations at risk of developing type 2 diabetes and the use of new physical activity measurement technologies, my aims are to:

1) apply novel statistical methods (Latent Class Models and Decision/Survival Tree Analysis) for identification of physical activity patterns and high risk groups and 2) determine how these are associated to type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

The ultimate goal is to generate more knowledge about physical activity patterns in order to refine and target future physical activity prevention efforts, in terms of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease risk reduction.

Ongoing projects 
EMMA study

2007-2010 Master of Science in Medicine, University of Copenhagen
2003-2006 Bachelor of Science in Medicine, University of Copenhagen

Latest positions
March 2015 PhD-fellow Steno Diabetes Center & Aarhus University
June 2014 – Feb 2015 Residency, Steno Diabetes Center
Dec. 2013 – May 2014 Residency, Department of Endocrinology, Hvidovre Hospital
Oct. 2012 – Nov. 2013 Residency, Department of Endocrinology, Bispebjerg Hospital
July 2011 – Nov. 2015 Teacher of Anatomy, Physiology and Basic Science of Health and Disease, Roskilde Business College
April 2012 – Sep. 2012 Internship, General Medicine, General Practitioner Mette Moesgaard
Oct. 2011 – March 2012 Internship, Department of Orthopaedics Surgery, Hvidovre Hospital
June 2010 – Sep. 2011 Junior Doctor, Department of Psychiatry, Frederiksberg Hospital


Ph.D.-Grant, InnovationFund Denmark, 2014
Ph.D.-Grant, The Danish Heart Association, 2014
Ph.D.-Fellowship, Aarhus University, 2014

Young Investigator Award, European Diabetes Epidemiology Group, 2016

Scientific publications