Mette Bliddal

Mette Bliddal, Postdoc,PhD
Tel.: +45 29 43 79 12
Area of interest: Reproductive epidemiology, maternal health, importance of weight and pregnancy-related weight change in women's long-term mental and physical health, cancer epidemiology, methodological approaches.
See Mette Bliddal's publication- and activity list here.


  • Epidemiology
  • Register-based Research
  • Programming in STATA
  • Questionnaires
  • Cohort studies
  • Guidance
  • Education

Own research projects:

It is well known that large data collections with direct contact to the participants and with repeated follow-up studies are challenged by non-participation. It can be women who completely drop out of the study, or women who do not respond to specific inquiries. These dropouts rarely happen randomly and can potentially affect associations between exposure and outcome. In a study the selection of maternal characteristics are described in data from a follow-up study, mothers follow-up, in the large Danish cohort Better Health in Generations. Furthermore, examine whether there are potential selection bias in four selected exposure-outcome associations. The study is a collaboration between researchers at Aarhus University, University of California, Los Angeles and University of Southern Denmark.

Supervisor for:

Graduate students at the Master of Science in Health (Midwifery): Anne Rosenbæk, midwife, Anita Dombernowsky, midwife & Susanne Brondbjerg, midwife. RUNmama - pregnancy, race and incontinence. Running is women's favourite form of exercise. Pregnancy affects women's exercise patterns and with data collected for the project via an Internet-based questionnaire, it is desired to examine women's running habits before, during and after pregnancy. At the same time, examine how running during pregnancy affects women's risk of experiencing urinary incontinence afterwards.


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