Britt Jensen

Britt Jensen

Britt Wang Jensen, Postdoc, the Lifecourse Epidemiology Group, Center for Clinical Research and Prevention, Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital, The Capital Region, Copenhagen, Denmark

I have a background in Human Nutrition and my main research interest is on the causes and consequences of obesity in childhood. Recently my research has focused on the consequences of obesity in childhood.

During the last years I have investigated how childhood body size is associated with adult diseases including several forms of cancer (colon, rectal, kidney and oesophageal), type 2 diabetes and dementia. I am also interested in how changes in body size throughout childhood and from childhood to adulthood affect the risk of later disease.

Currently I am examining how body size development during childhood, using latent class trajectories, relates to risk of obesity-related cancers and the possible interplay with type 2 diabetes.

I am excited to be a part of the EASO Early Career Network board and look forward to the collaboration.

You can read more about my work at

When I am not doing research, I like to be physically active with my family, biking and skiing.