Peter Kjær Mackie Jensen
Øster Farimagsgade 5, bg. 9, indg. P, Postboks 2099, 1014 København K, CSS, bg.22, Bygning: 22.0.10
Copenhagen Center for Disaster Research
Dr. Peter Kjær Mackie Jensen
Associate Professor, Research group manager
Department of Public Health. Faculty of Health and Medical Science, University of Copenhagen
Tlf +45-30590738 firstname.lastname@example.org www.cope.ku.dk Orchid ID: 0000-0002-8856-2395
PhD in Environmental Hygiene University of Copenhagen, MSc environmental engineering Technical University of Denmark
Areas of expertise
Sanitation, Cholera, Diarrhoea transmission routes, Disaster Management, Drinking and domestic water use, Sanitation and Environmental hygiene in low income countries,
PhD supervised: 4 (2 passed, 2 submitted pending defences) and 2 co supervision on-going. Master Thesis supervised: 28+
Research funds generated
Total 3,6 mill US$ (2004- current): Danida, University of Copenhagen star program, Lundbæk foundation, Industriens fond etc.
Winner of the Danish Design Award 2016 for a hygienic, child-friendly latrine.
Current research responsibilities in Denmark and abroad
* Principal Investigator: “Combatting Cholera Caused by Climate Change”: Research project in collaboration with International Center for Diarrhoea Research, Dhaka University and Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. Funded by Danida research grant, 2013-2017. www.cope.ku.dk/research/cholera/
* Research Leader, Section of Global health, Department of Public Health 2015-
- 29 Radio interviews mainly Danish National Radio(Orientering and P1 morgen)
- 37 TV Interviews mainly Aljazeera (disaster expert) and TV2 News (Danish)
- 48+ interviews for newspaper articles
Selected work experience in Denmark and international
* Associate Professor. Research group Manager, Section of Global health, Dep of Public Health 2010-
* Director of COPE Copenhagen Centre of Disaster research. UC. 2012 –2017
* Designer of education program, director of studies: Master of Disaster Management. UC. 2006-2013
* Assistant Professor: Institute of Immunology, Microbiology and International Health, UC 2007-2010
* DANIDA/WHO Ache Indonesia. Member of Danish government Mission to the Tsunami hit areas to evaluate the risk of water related diseases. 2005
* Postdoc: Human excreta use in agriculture in Vietnam - a study from the field to the latrine, UC. 2004-2006
* Associate Expert. Head of water quality activities. Int. Water Management Inst. Colombo, Sri Lanka 1997 - 9
* Environmental engineer Bioplan Denmark. Implementing biogas plants in South Africa 1996 – 1997
* Interne as Water engineer at Rural Advice Center, ANC, Johannesburg South Africa 1993
* Board member of Study advisory committee: Disaster and Risk manager. Metropol. 2013-2018
* Board member of Acess2innovation Aalborg University. 2010-2017
* Board member of CAST Centre for Advanced Security Theory UC 2009- 2014
* Danish association for sustainable development – UBU. Vice Chairman. 2002 - 2006
* Board member of the NGO “Kazakhstan Society” 1992 – 1997
Epidemiology and Infection, Water and Health, Tropical Medicine and International Health. Bulleting of WHO. American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, International Journal of Infectious Diseases, Ecological Engineering, Disaster Journal.
Peer Reviewed Journal articles:
1. Ferdous, Jannatul; Sultana, Rebeca; Rashid, Ridwan B.; Tasnimuzzaman, Md.; Nordland, Andreas; Begum, Anowara; Jensen, Peter K. M. 2018 A Comparative Analysis of Vibrio cholerae Contamination in Point-of-Drinking and Source Water in a Low-Income Urban Community, Bangladesh. / Frontiers in Microbiology, Vol. 9, 03.2018.
2. Rieckmann, Andreas. Tamason, Charlotte. Gurley, Emily; Rod, Naja. and Jensen, Peter K M (2018) Exploring droughts and floods and their association with cholera outbreaks in Sub-Saharan Africa: a register-based ecological study from 1990 to 2010. American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene in press
3. Hossain, Z. Z. Ferdous, J. Tulsiani, S. Jensen, P. K. M. and Begum A. 2018. Quantitative analysis of nucleic acid extraction methods for Vibrio cholerae using Real-time PCR and conventional PCR. Mymensigh Medical Journal (Accepted for April issue, 2018).
4. Hossain, Z. Z. Ferdous, J. Tulsiani, S. Jensen, P., K., M. and Begum A. 2018.Toxigenic and
transmission potential of Vibrio cholerae in Hilsha (Tenualosa ilisha) for human consumption in Bangladesh. Frontiers in Microbiology 9:222. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2018.00222
5. Phelps, Matthew D. Perner, Mads. Pitzer, Virginia. Andersen, Viggo. Jensen, Peter Kjær Mackie andSimonsen, Lone. (2017)"Cholera epidemics of the past offer new insights into an old enemy." Journal of Infectious Diseases. jix602, https://doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jix602
6. Phelps, Matthew D. Azman, Andrew S. Lewrand, Joseph A. Antillion, Mairna. Simonsen, Lone. Andersen, Viggo. Jensen, Peter Kjær Mackie. Pitzer, Virginia. (2017). "The importance of thinking beyond the water-supply in cholera epidemics: A historical urban case-study." PLoS neglected tropical diseases 11.11 : e0006103.
7. Linderberg, Y. L., Egedal, K., Hossain, Z. Z., Phelps, M., Tulsiani, S., Begum, A., and Jensen, P.K.M. 2017. Can E. coli fly? The role of flies as transmitters of Escherichia coli to food in an urban slum in Bangladesh. Trop. Med. Intern. Health. November. DOI: 10.1111/tmi.13003.
8. R Rashid, J Ferdous, S Tulsiani, PKM Jensen, A Begum (2017) Development and Validation of a Novel Real-time Assay for the Detection and Quantification of Vibrio cholera. Frontiers in Public Health 5:109
9. J Ferous,Z Hossain, S Tulsiani, R B Rsahid, PKM Jensen and A Begum (2016) Optimization and Validation of Real Time PCR Assays for Absolute Quantification of toxigenic Vibrio cholerae and Escherichia coli. Tropical biomedicine 33(4):641
10. C C Tamason, S Tulsiani, B A Hoque, A Siddique, P KM Jensen. (2016) What is cholera? A preliminary study on caretakers knowledge in Bangladesh. Journal of Health Population and Nutrition, Vol. 35, No. 3,
11. C Tamason, S Bessias, A Villada, SM Tulsiani, JHJ Ensink, ES Gurley, PKM Jensen (2016). Measuring domestic water use: a systematic review of methodologies that measure unmetered water use in low-income settings Tropical Medicine & International Health vol. 21, 11, p. 1389-1402
12. I Farhana, ZZ Hossain, S H Tulsiani, PKM Jensen, A Begum. (2016) Survival of Vibrio cholerae O1 on fomites. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 32(9)
13. Grant, S. L., Tamason, C. C. & Jensen, P. K. M.(2015) Climatization: A critical perspective of framing disasters as climate change events. Climate Risk Management. 10, s. 27-34 8 s.
14. S Grant, CC Tamason, AK Siddique, PKM Jensen (2015) Drinking Cholera: An Exploratory Study in Coastal Bangladesh of Salinity Levels and Palatability of Drinking Water . Trop. med. & int. health 20.4.455-461.
15. Jensen, P. K. M., Tulsiani, S. & von Ahnen Haugaard, H. (2015) katastrofer og teologi i katastrofens teologi. Kritisk Forum for Praktisk Teologi Vol. 141, s. 81-87 (Danish)
16. Keraita B., Jensen PKM., Konradsen F. Akple M. Rheinländer T. (2013) Accelerating uptake of household latrines in rural communities in the Volta region of Ghana. Jour of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Develop Vol 3 (1) pp 26–34
17. Peter Kjær Mackie Jensen, Pham Duc Phuc and Line Knudsen (2010) How do we sell the hygiene message- with dollars, dong or excreta? Environmental Health 9:27
18. PKM Jensen, D Meyrowitsch and F Konradsen (2010) Vand og sanitet i katastrofe situationer Ugeskrift for læger 172(2):109
19. Peter Kjær Mackie Jensen, Pham D Phuc, F Konradsen, Lise T Klarkm and A Dalsgaard (2009) Survival of Ascaris eggs and hygienic quality of human excreta in Vietnamese composting latrines. BMC Environmental Health 2009, 8:57
20. PKM Jensen, PD Phuc, L Knudsen, A Dalsgaard and F Konradsen (2008) Hygiene versus fertilizer. The use of human excreta in agriculture - a Vietnamese example. Int Jour of Hygiene and Environ. Health. Vol 211, Issue 3-4 pp 432-439
21. Knudsen, L.G., Pham, P.D., Nguyen H.T., Samuelsen, H., Jensen, P.M.K., Dalsgaard, A., Raschid-Sally, L. and Konradsen, F. (2008) The Fear of Awful Smell: Risk Perceptions Among Farmers in Vietnam Using Wastewater and Excreta in Agriculture. Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, Vol. 39, No. 2,
22. PK Jensen, P D Phuc , A Dalsgaard and F Konradsen (2005). Successful sanitation promotion must recognize the use of latrine wastes in agriculture – the example of Vietnam. Bulletin of the WHO. Vol. 83 Issue 11 pp 873-874.
23. PK Jensen, G Jayasinghe, W Hoek, S Cairncross A Dalsgaard (2004). Is there an association between bacteriological drinking water quality and childhood diarrhoea in developing countries? Trop Med & Int. Health. V9 (11) 1210-1215.
24. PK Jensen, Jh Ensink, G Jayasinghe, W Hoek, S Cairncross A Dalsgaard (2003). Effect of chlorination of drinking-water on water quality and childhood diarrhoea a village in Pakistan. J. of Health, Population and Nutrition.V 21(1) 26-31.
25. Peter Kjær Jensen, Jeroen H. J. Ensink, Gayathri Jayasinghe, Wim van der Hoek, Sandy Cairncross and Anders Dalsgaard (2002). Domestic transmission routes of pathogens: the problem of in-house contamination of drinking water during storage in developing countries. Tropical Medicine and International Health. Vol.7 Issue 7 pp. 604-609
26. Jeroen H. J. Ensink, M. Rizwan Aslam, Flemming Konradsen, Peter Kjær Jensen and Wim van der Hoek (2002) Linkages between Irrigation and Drinking Water in Pakistan. IWMI Working Paper 46. Colombo Sri Lanka
27. Peter K. Jensen, Yutaka Matsuno, Wim van der Hoek and Sandy Cairncross (2001). Limitations of irrigation water quality guidelines from a multiple use perspective. Irrigation and Drainage Systems Vol 15, Issue 2 pp 117-128
28. Wim van der Hoek, F Konradsen, Jeroen H. J. Ensink, M Mudasser and PK Jensen (2001). Irrigation water as a source of drinking water: is safe use possible? Tropical Medicine and International Health. Vol. 6 no.1 pp 46-54
29. Peter Kjær Jensen, Bent Aalbæk, Rizwan Aslam and Anders Dalsgaard (2001). Specificity for field enumeration of Escherichia coli in tropical surface waters.J. of Microbiological Meth. Vol. 45 n2. pp135-141
30. Peter Kjær Jensen (2001). Domestic users of irrigation water -water quality and health impacts. PhD Thesis. Royal Danish Veterinary and Agricultural University. Copenhagen, Denmark. ISBN 87-988517-1-3
Posters, abstracts and public articles:
1. Jannatul Ferdous, Ridwan Rashid, Md Tasnimuzzaman, Suhella Tulsiani, Peter Kjaer Mackie Jensen, Anowara Begum. A Comparative Study of Cholera Transmission via Source of Supply and Point of Drinking Water at the Households. American Society for Microbiology (ASM Microbe 2017, New Orleans, LA, June 1-5, 2017). Session Type-Symposium. Main Session 421- Bugs in Water and their Associated Recent Outbreaks
2. Hossain ZZ, Leekitcharoenphon P, Dalsgaard A, Sultana R, Begum A, Jensen PKM, Hendriksen RS. Comparative Genomics of Vibrio cholerae O1 Isolated from Cholera Patients in Bangladesh. Presented on ‘International Conference on Genomics Nanotech & Bio engineering (ICGNB)’, May 2017, Dhaka.
3. Hossain ZZ, Sultana R, Tulsiani SM, Begum A, Jensen PKM. Prevalence of Diarrheagenic Escherichia coli in Case Household Environment in Bangladesh. Presented at ‘The 13rd The Asian Congress on Biotechnology 2017’, July 2017, Thailand.
4. Sabera Saima, Jannatul Ferdous, Suhella Tulsiani, Peter Kjær Mackie Jensen and Anowara Begum (2017) Diversity of Antibiotic Resistant Diarrheagenic Escherichia coli of Phylogroup B1 Isolated from Communal Source Water and Household Drinking Water Conference Paper. The 13th Asian Congress on Biotechnology Bangkok 2017
5. Mads Linnet Perner, Matthew Phelps, Mathias Mølbak Ingholt, Peter Kjær Mackie Jensen and Lone Simonsen (2017) Singular cholera epidemics in 19th-century Denmark: Investigating patterns of transmission with historical source material.Poster Trieste 2017
6. Z Hossain, I Farhana, Y Lindberg M Phelps, PKM Jensen (2016) Can Cholera Fly? Poster American Society Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 65th annual meeting Alanta USA
7. Matthew Phelps, Mads Linnet Perner, Emma Davidsen, Peter Kjær Mackie Jensen and Lone Simonsen (2016) Epidemiological description of unmitigated cholera epidemics in 19th century Denmark Poster American Society Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 65th annual meeting Alanta USA
8. Jannatul Ferdous, Ridwan Rashid, Suhella Tulsiani, Peter Kjær Mackie Jensen and Anowara Begum (2016) Prevalence of Virulent Escherichia coli Belonging B1 Phylogroup in Municipal Water Supply in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Poster ASM Microbe 2016 Boston
9. Zenat Zebin Hossain, Israt Farhana, Suhella Tulsiani, Peter Kjær Mackie Jensen and Anowara Begum (2016) Investigation of household contamination of Vibrio cholerae in Bangladesh. Poster ASM Microbe 2016 Boston
10. Zenat Zebin Hossain, Israt Farhana, Suhella Tulsiani, Peter Kjær Mackie Jensen and Anowara Begum (2016).Molecular Analysis and Toxigenic Potential of Vibrio cholerae Isolated from Hilsha fish (Tenualosa ilisha), Bangladesh. Poster ASM Microbe 2016 Boston
11. Jannatul Ferdous, Ridwan Rashid, Suhella Tulsiani, Peter Kjær Mackie Jensen and Anowara Begum (2016) Identification of E. coli through analysis of 16S rRNA sequencing, isolated from municipal water supply systems and household drinking water. Poster 2nd international south Asian biotechnology conference Bangladesh
12. Israt Farhana, Zenat Zebin Hossain, Suhella Tulsiani, Peter Kjær Mackie Jensen and Anowara Begum (2016) Survival of Vibrio cholerae O1 on fomites. Poster 2nd international south Asian biotechnology conference Bangladesh
13. Jannatul Ferdous, Md. Tasminuzzaman, Suhella Tulsiani, Peter Kjær Mackie Jensen and Anowara Begum. (2015). Evaluation of molecular typing methods- ERIC PCR and REP PCR to reveal genetic heterogeneity of Vibrio cholerae in water from river Turag. Poster Bangladesh Society of Microbiologists, Microbes for Benefits of Society,1st International Conference. Bangladesh
14. Ridwan Rashid, Jannatul Ferdous, Suhella Tulsiani, Peter Kjær Mackie Jensen and Anowara Begum (2015). Prevalence of Pathotypes of Escherichia coli in Drinking Water of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Poster Bangladesh Society of Microbiologists, Microbes for Benefits of Society,1st International Conference. Bangladesh
15. Zenat Zebin Hossain, Israt Farhana, Suhella MohanTulsiani, Peter Kjær Mackie Jensen and Anowara Begum (2015). Incidence of Vibrio cholerae in Hilsha (Tenualosa ilisha) of Bangladesh. Poster Bangladesh Society of Microbiologists, Microbes for Benefits of Society,1st International Conference. Bangladesh
16. Phelps, M. D., Andreasen, V., Pitzer, V., Lewnard, J., Jensen, P. K. M.&Simonsen, L.Spatial and temporal analysis of the transmissibility and mortality burden of a 1853 cholera epidemic in Copenhagen Poster Epidemic 5 Florida. 2015
17. Jannatul Ferdous, Zenat Zebin Hossain, Suhella Tulsiani, Peter Kjær Mackie Jensen and Anowara Begum (2014). Standard curve quantification for bacterial DNA using a real-time PCR assay. International Conference on Emerging Challenges in Biotechnology, Human Health and Environment Indore, India
18. LC Sengupta, CC Tamason. PKM Jensen (2013) The Choleraphone. Poster. Trop. med. & int. health 18, 212-212
19. PKM Jensen, CC Tamason, R Dahlberg (2013) Store toilet dag. Weekendavisen 15 November (in danish)
20. PKM Jensen, KC Lauta, R Dahlberg (2011)Fra krig til katastrofehjælp. Kronik Berlingske, 30 October (In danish)
21. C Tamason, PKM Jensen. Combating cholera caused by climate change. Abstract. Trop. Med & INT HEALTH 18, 41-41
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