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The Niels Bohr Professorship aims to kindle innovation in psychiatric epidemiology.

The research is funded by the Danish National Research Foundation. and is based at the National Centre for Register-based Research, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University, Denmark.

The research focusses on psychiatric epidemiology - we want to estimate the frequency of mental disorders in the community, and learn more about the nature of mental disorders.

For example we wish to examine comorbidity - how different types of mental disorders combine with other disorders.

We will also explore ways to estimate the burden of mental disorders - including premature mortality, and the burden of mental disorders across the lifespan.

We will also examine how genetic and environmental risk factors combine. We have a particular interest in the role of prenatal vitamin D.

Publications

  • A comprehensive analysis of mortality-related health metrics associated with mental disorders: a nationwide, register-based cohort study.
    Oleguer Plana-Ripoll, Carsten Bøcker Pedersen, [...], John J. McGrath, Thomas Laursen
    The Lancet

  • Pragmatic Psychiatric Epidemiology - If You Can't Count It, It Won't Count.
    J. McGrath, P. Mortensen, H. Whiteford.
    PubMed

  • The association between neonatal vitamin D status and risk of schizophrenia.
    Darryl W. Eyles, Maciej Trzaskowski, [...], Preben Bo Mortensen, John J. McGrath
    Scientific Reports

  • Exploring Comorbidity Within Mental Disorders Among a Danish National Population.
    Oleguer Plana-Ripoll, Carsten Bøcker Pedersen, Yan Holtz, [...], Preben Bo Mortensen, John J. McGrath
    JAMA Psychiatry

Talks

  • Dataviz & Reproducibility for Impactful Research.
    Yan Holtz at the NBP Symposium – Psychiatric Epidemiology. Aarhus, Denmark. slides | video

  • The pervasive nature of comorbidity within mental disorders.
    Oleguer Plana-Ripoll at the NBP Symposium – Psychiatric Epidemiology. Aarhus, Denmark. slides

Data visualization webpages

Most of our studies come with interactive data visualizations allowing readers to explore results in depth.

Association between mortality and mental disorders

A comprehensive analysis of mortality associated with different types of mental disorders, presenting both Mortality Rate Ratios (MRRs) and premature mortality estimated using Life-Years-Lost (LYLs)..

Online application | Related publication




Comorbidity within mental disorders using Danish registers

This website shows the patterns of comorbidity between pairs of 10 broad types of treated mental disorders.
The data can be explored by sex, types of disorder, or time since onset. We show relative risks (Hazard Ratios) and absolute risks.
In addition, you can download the results, and see links to Github for more details of the statistical methods and data visualization tools.

Online application | Related publication

NBP Conferences

We organized conferences related to psychiatric epidemiology.
You can access all talks online on this YouTube Channel

Short introductory material

A collection of short clips introducing the basic concepts of psychiatric epidemiology.




introductory video to comorbidity

Mental disorders and mortality

A comprehensive analysis of mortality associated with different types of mental disorders. - Watch

introductory video to comorbidity

Vitamin D & Schizophrenia

The association between neonatal vitamin D status and risk of schizophrenia. - Watch

introductory video to comorbidity

Comorbidity: definition

The interconnection between mental disorders - Watch

introductory video to comorbidity

Measuring comorbidity

Como can be measured with absolute or relative risk - Watch








Contact

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