Britt Jensen

Britt Jensen

Britt Wang Jensen is a Research Associate with a specific interest in childhood obesity and the link between obesity and cancer.

Britt has a background in Human Nutrition. She currently works as a Research Associate in The Lifecourse Epidemiology Group, Center for Clinical Research and Prevention, Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark. Also, she works part time in the group of Register-based Epidemiology, Department of Translational Medicine, Lund University, Malmö, Sweden.

Her main research interests are within the long-term consequences of childhood obesity, including the associations between obesity and cancer.

During the last years she has been involved in several epidemiological studies examining the associations between childhood body size and adult diseases, including several forms of cancer, type 2 diabetes and dementia. Recently, she has investigated how changes in BMI during child- and adulthood (using latent class trajectory modelling) affect cancer risk.

Currently, she investigates how childhood BMI affect coronary heart disease and the combined effect of adult BMI and cardiometabolic disease on subsequent cancer risk.

She is excited to be part of the EASO Early Career Network board and look forward to collaborating with researchers with similar interests.

You can read more about Britt by visiting her LinkedIn profile.