Jessica Linnéa Bengtsson

Jessica Linnéa Bengtsson



My primary research interest is related to social adversity in childhood and young adulthood and development of type 1 diabetes. My industrial PhD project is a collaboration between the Section of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen and the research group of Clinical Epidemiology at Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen. The title of the project is Childhood Adversities and Type 1 Diabetes Risk and adopts a life course perspective. The primary objective is to elucidate whether social adversity and major life events experienced in childhood is a risk factor for development of type 1 diabetes.

To do this, we use a large national register-based cohort study covering all children born in Denmark from 1980 and onwards, totaling more than 2 million people, called the Danish Life Course (DANLIFE) cohort. You can find the DANLIFE cohort profile under my "Research outputs" or read more about it here: 


I am a teaching assistant at the master's course in epidemiology at the University of Copenhagen. I am also co-supervising projects in public health and epidemiology at both bachelor and master level.

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