Section for Biostatistics

About us

The research conducted at the Section for Biostatistics comprises statistical methodological research primarily of relevance to health science. Furthermore, we cooperate on a current basis with medical doctors and dentists from a number of health science research environments about solving statistical challenges and developing relevant statistical methodology. 


Helle Al-Hakem Student Teacher

Niels Trolle Andersen Associate professor
Phone: +4587167994

Bo Martin Bibby Associate professor
Phone: +4587167996

Morten Frydenberg Associate professor

Therese Koops Grønborg Assistant Professor
Phone: +4587168476

Stefan Nygaard Hansen Assistant Professor
Phone: +4587168476

Mette Lise Lousdal PhD Student
Phone: +4587167997

Katrine Bødkergaard Nielsen Research Assistant

Morten Overgaard
Phone: +4587155708

Erik Thorlund Parner Professor
Phone: +4587167995

Henrik Støvring Associate professor
Phone: +4587167991

Aparna Udupi Statistician

Michael Væth Professor
Phone: +4587167987


The methodological research can be divided into the following main areas:

  • Analysis of register-based epidemiologic studies. This primarily relates to different types of “time-to-event” data – an area continuously calling for development of methods which partly reflect the structure of register data (e.g. truncation, delayed reporting and misclassification), and which can be applied when dealing with complicated sequences of events (e.g. recurrent events, different types of events and multidimensional data).
  • Methods for analysis of longitudinal data. In experimental as well as observational studies, repeated measurements of a large number of factors are often made. When analysing such data there is a potentially complicated correlation structure to consider, as variation in data will be due to both intra- and inter-individual factors. This research area also involves methods for analysis of pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic data.
  • Comparison and evaluation of measurement methods. Diagnostic tests are developed on a current basis, and, consequently, there is a great need for optimal statistical methods for evaluation thereof.

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The Department of Public Health is undertaking a reorganisation, which among other things entails that the current eight sections will be reduced to three.

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Head of secretariat Annette Bachmann
Department of Public Health
Aarhus University
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DK-8000 Aarhus C

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