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Marin Strøm
Programme Leader of Public Health, Associate Professor in Health Sciences
Faculty of Health Sciences
Telephone +298 292272
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Description of teaching

Courses 2016-2020

  • Health pedagogics, disease prevention and health promotion (15 ECTS), Master in Public Health, University of Faroe Islands, course leader and main lecturer/teacher
  • Epidemiology (7.5 ECTS), Master in Public Health, University of Faroe Islands, course leader and main lecturer/teacher
  • Basic course in epidemiology (3 ECTS), PhD course, Centre for Health Science and University of the Faroe Islands, course leader and main lecturer/teacher
  • Health research and research methods (15 ECTS), Master in Public Health, University of Faroe Islands, course leader and main lecturer/teacher
  • Course in quantitative methods (3 ECTS), B.Sc. in Nursing, University of Faroe Islands, main lacturer/teacher
  • Public Health and epidemiology (15 ECTS), Master in Health Science, University of Faroe Islands, course leader and main lecturer/teacher
  • Different short seminars, lectures and classes at B.Sc. in Nursing, University of Faroe Islands
  • Different short seminars, lectures and classes at Master of Health Science and Master of Public Health, University of Faroe Islands

Courses 2010-2014

  • Basic epidemiology (5 ECTS), Master in Medicine, Faculty of Health, University of Copenhagen, teaching fellow

 

Overview

Marin has planned, organised and taught courses at Bachelor, Master and PhD level at the University of Copenhagen and the University of the Faroe Islands. Her teaching includes several topics related to public health, in particular epidemiology, statistics, social inequality in health, health promotion and disease prevention.

Supervision of students

As a scientific supervisor she has had the main responsibility for several Master students and PhD students, with more to come.

Description of research

During and since her university education Marin has focused on epidemiological methods, the main subject of her research being maternal mental health and children’s neurodevelopment in relation to exposures exerting their effect during fetal life. During the last decade she has been professionally involved in epidemiology, and has undertaken large complex epidemiological analyses coupling questionnaire data from some of the large prospective Danish cohort studies with registry data concerning health and development of both mothers and children.

Overview

Marin is engaged in a series of studies investigating the role of nutrition and other environmental exposures early in life in health and development through childhood, youth and adult life. Recently, she has taken on research into nutritional exposures in the Faroe Islands; an area that has been overlooked for decades, and where knowledge is needed. Furthermore, a grant from the Health Insurance Fund in 2019 will be instrumental in joining in healthy aging in a lifecourse perspective as a new area of research. 

Marin has a secondary affiliation as senior researcher at the Department for Epidemiology Research at Statens Serum Institut, where she engages in many different projects related to nutrition, physical activity and environmental exposures in relation to health and development.

Present projects

Dietary intake and physical activity in young faroese teenagers and the relation with family socio economic indicators and health

The Faroe Islands are generally thought to be a relatively homogenous society, but very little is known about the distribution of health related behaviours among the younger population, and no data exists on how these relate to social environment and health indicators. In this project we investigate food habits, dietary intake and physical activity among 15-19 year old children/youth in the Faroe Islands; and, on the same occasion, to collect data on health and wellbeing from the children, and on socioeconomic indicators and other background characteristics from the parents of these young teenagers.

90years follow-up based on birth records and a mid-life cardiac survey: Building a unique resource for Faroese health researchers

This project will leverage on two unique research resources: 1) Information collected from midwife protocols on children born in the Faroe Islands during 1927-1937; and 2) A cardiac study conducted in 1987 in the Faroe Islands among 3000 men aged 50-59 years (and born during 1927-1937), who completed Rose’s angina questionnaire, and of whom selected groups comprising a total of 527 men were examined clinically. We wish to undertake follow-up through clinical records and assess occurrences of cardio-metabolic diseases, cancer, dementia and depression, from 1987 and until today, in this group.

Cancer epidemiology in the Faroe Islands

Marin is the supervisor of a PhD student who will describe and characterize the epidemiology of cancer, and childhood cancers in particular; investigate associations with demographic and social indicators, time periods, geographic areas etc. through a series of register-based epidemiological studies in the unique Faroese Cancer Registry containing data on all cancer cases since 1960.

Dietary intake in the Faroe Islands

During 2012 and 2016, respectively, dietary data were collected by a validated 360-item semi-quantitative food-frequency questionnaire (FFQ) asking about intake in the previous month in two individual study samples. With this data we will be able to update the knowledge on dietary intake, which has not been mapped out since 1982. Recent reports on consumption of whale meat and seabirds have shown a steady decline, and it may be expected that a shift towards more western diet has happened in the Faroe Islands, despite the remoteness and relative isolation of the islands.

The effect of maternal fish oil supplementation on perinatal depression and infant development

A grant which Marin Strøm received enabled an ‘add-on’ of assessment of maternal perinatal depression and infant development to an ongoing fish oil supplementation trial, originally aimed at investigating the effects on gestational length in northern parts of China, where fish intake is traditionally low. The first paper from the trial has been published, with Marin as senior author, and main results were published in 2019. Analyses regarding the effect of fish oil supplementation on perinatal depression and infant development are ongoing and will be published in 2020 and 2021. 

Finished projects

In her PhD Marin Strøm focused on nutrition and physical activity in women in relation to their later risks of postpartum depression and cardiovascular diseases. Recently she has focused on child cognitive development and psychiatric health in relation to the fetal environment, and papers on the effect of maternal nutrition on offspring ADHD, depression, and child IQ have been published, with more under submission and in writing.

After her PhD Marin has been coordinating the recruitment of women to the project ‘Diabetes and Women’s Health Study’, a study led by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at the National Institutes of Health, and being conducted in the US and Denmark among study participants in the Nurses’ Health Study II (NHS-II) and the Danish National Birth Cohort (DNBC). The first papers resulting from this collaboration have now been published; a whole series of future studies based on these data are underway, and Marin will be lead author on a paper on physical activity in relation to gestational diabetes, as well as co-author on papers involving data on nutrition and physical activity.

Through a Post Doc grant from the Danish Council for Independent Research Marin has been investigating maternal nutrition in relation to offspring risk of autism spectrum disorder in collaboration with Prof. Ascherio and visits to his group at Harvard School of Public Health. First papers from this project have been published, and more are underway.

Overview

Peer reviewed papers

  1. Róin T, Á Lakjuni K, Kyhl K, Thomsen J, Veyhe AS, Róin Á, Rasmussen J, Strøm M. Knowledge about heart failure and self-care persists following outpatient programme- a prospective cohort study from the Faroe Islands. Int J Circumpolar Health. 2019; 78(1):1653139

  2. Olsen SF, Halldorsson TI, Li M, Strøm M, Mao Y, Che Y, Wang Y, Duan F, Olsen J, Zhou W. Examining the Effect of Fish Oil Supplementation in Chinese Pregnant Women on Gestation Duration and Risk of Preterm Delivery. J Nutr. 2019; 149(11): 1942-51

  3. Strøm M, Mortensen EL, Kesmodel US, Halldórsson TI, Olsen J, Olsen SF. Breastfeeding and offspring IQ at age 5. Findings from the lifestyle during pregnancy study. Accepted for publication BMJ Open 

  4. Øyen N, Olsen SF, Basit S, Leirgul E, Strøm M , Carstensen L, Granström C, Tell GS, Magnus P, Vollset SE, Wohlfahrt J, Melbye M. Association Between Maternal Folic Acid Supplementation and Congenital Heart Defects in Offspring in Birth Cohorts From Denmark and Norway.J Am Heart Assoc. 2019 Mar 19;8(6):e011615. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.118.011615 

  5. Madsen MTB, Bjerregaard AA, Furtado JD, Halldorsson TI, Strøm M, Granström C, Giovannucci E, Olsen SF. Comparisons of Estimated Intakes and Plasma Concentrations of Selected Fatty Acids in Pregnancy.Nutrients. 2019 Mar 6;11(3). pii: E568. doi: 10.3390/nu11030568 

  6. Maslova E, Hansen S, Strøm M, Halldorsson TI, Grunnet LG, Vaag AA, Olsen SF. Fish intake in pregnancy and offspring metabolic parameters at age 9–16 - Does gestational diabetes modify the risk Nutrients, 2018, 10, 1534; doi:10.3390/nu1010153 

  7. Tikellis G, Dwyer T, Paltiel O, Phillips GS, Lemeshowe S, Golding J, Northstone K, Boyd A, Olsen SF, Ghantous A, Herceg Z, Ward MH, Håberg SE, Magnus P, Olsen J, Strøm M, Mahabir S, Jones RR, Ponsonby A-L, Clavel J, Charles MA, Trevathan E, Qian Z, Maule MM, Qiu X, Hong Y-C, Brandelise S, Roman E, Wake M, Heq J-R, Linet MS. The International Childhood Cancer Cohort Consortium (I4C): A research platform of prospective cohorts for studying the etiology of childhood cancers. Accepted for publication in Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology

  8. Maslova E, Hansen S, Grunnet LG, Strøm M, Bjerregaard AA, Hjort L, Kampmann FB, Madsen CM, Thuesen ACB, Bech BH, Halldorsson TI, Vaag AA, Zhang C, Olsen SF. Maternal glycemic index and glycemic load in pregnancy and offspring metabolic health in childhood and adolescence – a cohort study of 68,471 mother-offspring dyads from the Danish National Birth Cohort. Accepted for publication in European Journal of Clinical Nutrition

  9. Olsen SF, Halldorsson TI, Thorne-Lyman AL, Strøm M, Gørtz S, Granstrøm C, Nielsen PH, Wohlfahrt J, Lykke JA, Langhoff-Roos J, Cohen AS, Furtado JD, Giovannucci EL, Zhou W. Plasma concentrations of long chain n-3 fatty acids in early and mid-pregnancy and risk of early preterm birth. EBioMedicine, In Press

  10. Rasmussen MH, Strøm M, Wohlfahrt J, Videbech P, Melbye M. Risk, treatment duration, and recurrence risk of postpartum affective disorder in women with no prior psychiatric history: A population-based cohort study. PLoS Med. 2017 Sep 26;14(9):e1002392. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002392

  11. Strøm M, Granstrom C, Lyall K, Ascherio A, Olsen SF. Folic acid supplementation and intake of folate in pregnancy in relation to offspring risk of autism spectrum disorder. Psychol Med. 2018 Apr;48(6):1048-1054. doi: 10.1017/S0033291717002410. Epub 2017 Sep 26

  12. Grunnet LG, Hansen S, Hjort L, Madsen CM, Kampmann FB, Thuesen ACB, Granstrøm C, Strøm M, Maslova E, Frikke-Schmidt R, Damm P, Chavarro J, Zhang C, Hu FB, Olsen SF, Vaag AA. Adiposity, Dysmetabolic Traits and Earlier Onset of Female Puberty in Adolescent Offspring of Women with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: A clinical study within the Danish National Birth Cohort. Diabetes Care. 2017 Dec;40(12):1746-1755. doi: 10.2337/dc17-0514

  13. Maslova E, Hansen S, Grunnet LG, Strøm M, Bjerregaard AA, Hjort L, Kampmann FB, Madsen CM, Baun Thuesen AC, Bech BH, Halldorsson TI, Vaag AA, Olsen SF. Maternal protein intake in pregnancy and offspring metabolic health at age 9-16 y: results from a Danish cohort of gestational diabetes mellitus pregnancies and controls. Am J Clin Nutr. 2017 Aug;106(2):623-636. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.115.128637. Epub 2017 Jul 5

  14. Stratakis N, Roumeliotaki T, Oken E, Ballester F, Barros H, Basterrechea M, Cordier S, de Groot R, den Dekker HT, Duijts L, Eggesbø M, Pia Fantini M, Forastiere F, Gehring U, Gielen M, Gori D, Govarts E, Inskip HM, Iszatt N, Jansen M, Kelleher C, Mehegan J, Moltó-Puigmartí C, Mommers M, Oliveira A, Olsen SF, Pelé F, Pizzi C, Porta D, Richiardi L, Rifas-Shiman SL, Robinson SM, Schoeters G, Strøm M, Sunyer J, Thijs C, Vrijheid M, Vrijkotte TG, Wijga AH, Kogevinas M, Zeegers MP, Chatzi L. Fish and seafood consumption during pregnancy and the risk of asthma and allergic rhinitis in childhood: a pooled analysis of 18 European and US birth cohorts. Int J Epidemiol. 2017 Feb 27. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyx007. [Epub ahead of print]

  15. Hrolfsdottir L, Schalkwijk CG, Birgisdottir BE, Gunnarsdottir I, Maslova E, Granström C, Strøm M, Olsen SF, Halldorsson TI. Maternal diet, gestational weight gain, and inflammatory markers during pregnancy. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2016 Oct;24(10):2133-9. doi: 10.1002/oby.21617. Epub 2016 Sep 1

  16. Bowers KA, Olsen SF, Bao W, Halldorsson TI, Strøm M, Zhang C. Plasma Concentrations of Ferritin in Early Pregnancy Are Associated with Risk of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus in Women in the Danish National Birth Cohort. J Nutr. 2016 Sep;146(9):1756-61. doi: 10.3945/jn.115.227793. Epub 2016 Aug 10

  17. Li S, Zhu Y, Chavarro JE, Bao W, Tobias DK, Ley SH, Forman JP, Liu A, Mills J, Bowers K, Strøm M, Hansen S, Hu FB, Zhang C. Healthful Dietary Patterns and the Risk of Hypertension Among Women With a History of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: A Prospective Cohort Study. Hypertension. 2016 Jun;67(6):1157-65

  18. Hansen S, Strøm M, Maslova E, Dahl R, Hoffmann HJ, Rytter D, Bech BH, Henriksen TB, Granström C, Halldorsson TI, Chavarro JE, Linneberg A, Olsen SF. Fish oil supplementation during pregnancy and allergic respiratory disease in the adult offspring. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2017 Jan;139(1):104-111.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2016.02.042. Epub 2016 Apr 25

  19. Hansen S, Strøm M, Olsen SF, Dahl R, Hoffman HJ, Granström C, Rytter D, Bech BH, Linneberg A, Maslova E, Kiviranta H, Rantakokko P, Halldórsson TI. In utero exposure to persistent organic pollutants and offspring allergic sensitization and lung function at 20 years of age. Clin Exp Allergy. 2016 Feb;46(2):329-36

  20. Petersen SB, Strøm M, Maslova E, Granström C, Vestergaard P, Mølgaard C, Olsen SF. Predicted vitamin D status during pregnancy in relation to offspring forearm fractures in childhood: A study from the Danish National Birth Cohort". Br J Nutr. 2015 Dec 14;114(11):1900-8

  21. Paltiel O, Tikellis G, Linet M, Golding J, Lemeshow S, Phillips G, Lamb K, Stoltenberg C, Håberg SE, Strøm M, Granstrőm C, Northstone K, Klebanoff M, Ponsonby A-L, Milne E, Pedersen M, Kogevinas M, Ha E, Dwyer T, on behalf of the International Childhood Cancer Cohort Consortium members. Birthweight and childhood cancer: preliminary findings from the International Childhood Cancer Cohort Consortium (I4C). Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. 2015 Jul; 29(4): 335–45

  22. Petersen SB, Rasmussen MA, Olsen SF, Vestergaard P, Mølgaard C, Halldorsson TI, Strøm M. Maternal Dietary Patterns during Pregnancy in Relation to Offspring Forearm Fractures: Prospective Study from the Danish National Birth Cohort. Nutrients. 2015; 7(4):2382-2400

  23. Hansen S, Maslova E, Strøm M, Linneberg A, Halldorsson TI, Granström C, Dahl R, Hoffmann HJ, Olsen SF. The long-term programming effect of maternal 25-hydroxyvitamin D in pregnancy on allergic airway disease and lung function in offspring after 20 to 25 years of follow-up. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2015 Jul; 136(1): 169-96

  24. Petersen SB, Olsen SF, Mølgaard C, Granström C, Cohen A, Vestergaard P, Strøm M. Maternal Vitamin D Status and Offspring Bone Fractures: Prospective Study over Two Decades in Aarhus City, Denmark. PLoS ONE 2014; 9(12): e114334. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0114334

  25. Maslova E, Hansen S, Thorne-Lyman AL, Jensen CB, Strøm M, Cohen A, Nielsen NO, Olsen SF. Predicted vitamin D status in mid-pregnancy and child allergic disease. Pediatr Allergy Immunol. 2014 Nov;25(7):706-13. doi: 10.1111/pai.12295

  26. Olsen SF, Maslova E, Strøm M. Fetal programming - expands the obstetrician's field of work. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2014 Nov; 93(11):1075-6. doi: 10.1111/aogs.12520

  27. Olsen SF, Birgisdottir BE, Halldorsson TI, Brantsaeter AL, Haugen M, Torjusen H, Petersen SB, Strøm M, Meltzer HM. Possibilities and considerations when merging dietary data from the world's two largest pregnancy cohorts: the Danish National Birth Cohort and the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2014 Nov; 93(11):1131-40. doi: 10.1111/aogs.12513

  28. Li M, Halldórsson TI, Bjerregaard AA, Che Y, Mao Y, Hu W, Wang Y, Zhou W, Olsen SF, Strøm M. Relative Validity and Reproducibility of a Food Frequency Questionnaire Used in Pregnant Women from a Rural Area of China. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2014 Nov; 93(11):1141-9. doi: 10.1111/aogs.12460

  29. Strøm M, Halldórsson TI, Hansen S, Granström C, Maslova E, Petersen SB, Cohen AS, Olsen SF. Vitamin D measured in maternal serum and offspring neurodevelopmental outcomes. A prospective study with long-term follow up. Ann Nutr Metab. 2014;64(3-4):254-61. doi: 10.1159/000365030

  30. Zhang C, Hu FB, Olsen SF, Vaag A, Gore-Langton R, Chavarro JE, Bao W, Yeung E, Bowers K, Grunnet LG, Sherman S, Kiely M, Strøm M, Liu A, Mills J, Fan R. Rationale, Design, and Methodology for the Diabetes & Women’s Health (DWH) Study. A study of long-term health implications of glucose intolerance in pregnancy and their determinants. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2014 Nov; 93(11):1123-30. doi: 10.1111/aogs.12425

  31. Bao W, Tobias DK, Bowers K, Hu FB, Chavarro J, Vaag AA, Grunnet LG, Strøm M, Mills J, Liu A, Kiely M, Zhang C. A prospective cohort study of physical activity and sedentary behaviors in relation to the risk of progression from gestational diabetes to type 2 diabetes. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Jul;174(7):1047-55. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.1795

  32. Strøm M, Hansen S, Olsen SF, Haug LS, Rantakokko P, Kiviranta H, Halldorsson TI. Persistent organic pollutants measured in maternal serum and offspring neurodevelopmental outcomes - a prospective study with 20 years follow up. Environ Int. 2014 Jul;68:41-8. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2014.03.002. Epub 2014 Apr 2

  33. Leventakou V, Roumeliotaki T, Martinez D, Barros H, Brantsaeter AL, Casas M, Charles MA, Cordier S, Eggesbø M, van Eijsden M, Forastiere F, Gehring U, Govarts E, Halldórsson TI, Hanke W, Haugen M, Heppe DH, Heude B, Inskip HM, Jaddoe VW, Jansen M, Kelleher C, Meltzer HM, Merletti F, Moltó-Puigmartí C, Mommers M, Murcia M, Oliveira A, Olsen SF, Pele F, Polanska K, Porta D, Richiardi L, Robinson SM, Stigum H, Strøm M, Sunyer J, Thijs C, Viljoen K, Vrijkotte TG, Wijga AH, Kogevinas M, Vrijheid M, Chatzi L. Fish intake during pregnancy, fetal growth, and gestational length in 19 European birth cohort studies. Am J Clin Nutr. 2014 Mar;99(3):506-16. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.113.067421. Epub 2013 Dec 11

  34. Maslova E, Hansen S, Strøm M, Halldorsson TI, Olsen SF. Maternal intake of vitamins A, E and K in pregnancy and child allergic disease: a longitudinal study from the Danish National Birth Cohort. Br J Nutr. 2014 Mar 28;111(6):1096-108. doi: 10.1017/S0007114513003395. Epub 2013 Nov 11

  35. Nielsen NO, Strøm M, Boyd HA, Andersen EW, Wohlfahrt J, Lundqvist M, Cohen A, Hougaard DM, Melbye M. Vitamin D Status during Pregnancy and the Risk of Subsequent Postpartum Depression: A Case-Control Study. PLoS One. 2013; 8(11):e80686

  36. Maslova E, Hansen S, Jensen CB, Thorne-Lyman AL, Strøm M, Olsen SF. Vitamin D intake in mid-pregnancy and child allergic disease - a prospective study in 44,825 Danish mother-child pairs. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2013 Oct 31;13(1):199

  37. Hansen S, Strøm M, Olsen SF, Maslova E, Rantakokko P, Kiviranta H, Rytter D, Bech BH, Hansen LV, Halldorsson TI. Maternal Concentrations of Persistent Organochlorine Pollutants and the Risk of Asthma in Offspring: Results from a Prospective Cohort with 20 Years of Follow-up. Environ Health Perspect 2014; 122(1):93-9

  38. Bjørn Jensen C, Thorne-Lyman AL, Vadgård Hansen L, Strøm M, Odgaard Nielsen N, Cohen A, Olsen SF. Development and validation of a vitamin D status prediction model in danish pregnant women: a study of the Danish national birth cohort. PLoS One. 2013;8(1):e53059

  39. Maslova E, Strøm M, Oken E, Campos H, Lange C, Gold D, Olsen SF. Fish intake during pregnancy and the risk of child asthma and allergic rhinitis - longitudinal evidence from the Danish National Birth Cohort. Br J Nutr 2013; 8:1-13

  40. Maslova E, Strøm M, Olsen SF, Halldorsson TI. Consumption of Artificially-Sweetened Soft Drinks in Pregnancy and Risk of Child Asthma and Allergic Rhinitis. PLoS ONE 2013; 8(2): e57261

  41. Maslova E, Strøm M, Halldorsson TI, Olsen SF. Low-fat yoghurt intake in pregnancy associated with increased child asthma and allergic rhinitis risk: a prospective cohort study. J Nutr Sci 2012; 1, e5, p1-11

  42. Petersen SB, Rasmussen MA, Strøm M, Halldorsson TI, Olsen SF. Sociodemographic characteristics and food habits of organic consumers – a study from the Danish National Birth Cohort. Public Health Nutr 2012; Sep 12:1-10 (available on CJO doi:10.1017/S1368980012004119)

  43. Maslova E, Granström C, Hansen S, Petersen SB, Strøm M, Willett WC, Olsen SF. Peanut and tree nut consumption during pregnancy and allergic disease in children—should mothers decrease their intake? Longitudinal evidence from the Danish National Birth Cohort. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2012; 130(3):724-32

  44. Hansen S, Strøm M, Maslova E, Mortensen EL, Granström C, Olsen SF. A Comparison of Three Methods to Measure Asthma in Epidemiologic Studies: Results from the Danish National Birth Cohort. PLoS ONE 2012; 7(5):e36328

  45. Strøm M, Halldorsson TI, Mortensen EL, Torp-Pedersen C, Olsen SF. Fish, n-3 Fatty Acids and Cardiovascular Diseases in Women of Reproductive Age. A Prospective Study in a Large National Cohort. Hypertension 2012; 59(1):36-43

  46. Strøm M, Mortensen EL, Henriksen TB, Olsen SF. Fish Consumption Measured during Pregnancy and Risk of Cardiovascular Diseases Later in Life: An Observational Prospective Study. PLoS ONE 2011; 6(11): e27330

  47. Halldorsson TI, Strøm M, Petersen SB, Olsen SF. Intake of Artificially Sweetened Soft Drinks and Risk of Preterm Delivery: a Prospective Cohort Study of 59,334 Danish Pregnant Women. Am J Clin Nutr 2010; 92 (3): 626-33

  48. Strøm M, Mortensen EL, Halldorsson TI, Osterdal ML, Olsen SF. Leisure-Time Physical Activity in Pregnancy and Risk of Postpartum Depression: A Prospective Study in a Large National Birth Cohort. J Clin Psychiatry 2009; 70;1 2:1707-1714

  49. Strøm M, Mortensen EL, Halldorsson TI, Thorsdottir I, Olsen SF. Fish and Long Chain n-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Intakes During Pregnancy and Risk of Postpartum Depression: A Prospective Study Based on a Large National Birth Cohort. Am J Clin Nutr 2009; 90(1):149-55

  50. Østerdal ML, Strøm M, Klemmensen AK, Knudsen VK, Juhl M, Halldorsson TI, Nybo Andersen AM, Magnus P, Olsen SF. Does Leisure Time Physical Activity in Early Pregnancy Protect Against Pre-eclampsia? Prospective Cohort in Danish Women. BJOG 2009; 116(1):98-107

  51. Halldorsson TI, Thorsdottir I, Meltzer HM, Strøm M, Olsen SF. Dioxin-like Activity in Plasma among Danish Pregnant Women: Dietary Predictors, Birth Weight and Infant Development. Environ Res 2009; 109(1):22-8

  52. Oken E, Osterdal ML, Gillman MW, Knudsen VK, Halldorsson TI, Strøm M, Bellinger DC, Hadders-Algra M, Michaelsen KF, Olsen SF. Associations of Maternal Fish Intake During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Duration with Attainment of Developmental Milestones in Early Childhood: a Study from the Danish National Birth Cohort. Am J Clin Nutr 2008; 88(3):789-96

  53. Olsen SF, Mikkelsen TB, Knudsen VK, Orozova-Bekkevold I, Halldorsson TI, Strøm M, Osterdal ML. Data Collected on Maternal Dietary Exposures in the Danish National Birth Cohort. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 2007; 21(1):76-86

 

Personal data

Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Faroe Islands

Senior researcher, Dept. of Epidemiology Research, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark

Born 7th October 1976 Copenhagen, Denmark
Married, three children born 2002 (♂), 2006 (♂), 2016 (♀)

Education

Bachelor of Science in Public Health Science, Copenhagen University, 2002

Master of Science in Public Health Science, Copenhagen University 2005

Ph.D. in Health Science, Copenhagen University 2010

Positions

2004-2005: Research assistant, Statens Serum Institut

2005-2010: Ph.D. Student, Statens Serum Institut (June 2006-January 2007 maternity leave)

2010-2014: Epidemiologist, Post doc. Dept. Epidemiology Research, Statens Serum Institut

2010-2013: Scientific Secretary in Centre for Fetal Programming

2010-2012: Teaching Fellow in Epidemiology, Faculty of Health, University of Copenhagen

2013-2014: Assistant Guest Editor, Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, Copenhagen, Denmark

2014-2015: Visiting Research Fellow at Department of Occupational Medicine and Public Health           

2015-present: Senior researcher, Epidemiologist, Dept. Epidemiology Research, Statens Serum Institut

2015-present: Associate Professor in Health Sciences at the Faculty of Natural and Health Sciences, University of the Faroe Islands

2017-present: Head of Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Faroe Islands

Talks

Since 2005 Marin has given talks, lectures and presentations at several occasions in the scientific as well as public environment; as invited speaker at international scientific conferences, at seminars and meetings; in media and at public events, as well as particular events for interest groups in relation to research projects and education. 

Administrative responsibilities

Programme leader for Master of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Faroe Islands

Member of Board of Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Faroe Islands

Member of Early Nutrition Ethics Board (Project No.: FP7-289346-EarlyNutrition)

External reviewer for the Icelandic Research Council, Rannis, on area ‘Clinical Sciences and Public Health’

Research grants

Since Marin received her first personal grant for her PhD in 2005 she has become experienced in grantsmanship, has received several grants both locally and from international funding bodies. Furthermore, Marin has been instrumental in large grants for the institutions where she has been working, as well as grants for other PhD students, Post Docs and individual research projects.

Personal

2020 Fonden til Lægevidenskabens Fremme, A.P. Møller fonden

2019 Brødrene Hartmanns Fond

2015 The Health Insurance Fund

2015 The Danish Council for Independent Research, Post Doc stipend (grant no. 4092-00499)

2013-14 Nutricia Research Foundation (grant no. 2013-47)

2005 Fisheries Research Fund of the Faroe Islands, PhD stipend (partial)

2005 Faroese Research Council, PhD stipend (partial)

Travel stipends

2012 The Lundbeckfoundation 

2010 The Danish Heart Foundation

Awards
New Investigator Award at the Power of Programming, International Conference on Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, München, May 2010

Poster of distinction at The Power of Programming, the 2nd International Conference on Developmental Origins of Adiposity and Long-Term Health, Munich, Germany, March 2014

Co-applicant (Main)

2019 Dansk Kræftforskningsfond

2019 The Health Insurance Fund

2017 The Faroese Cancer Society and the Rynkeby foundation

2017 The Health Insurance Fund

2012 The Danish Council for Independent Research (grant no. 1331-00229)

2011 The Danish Council for Independent Research (grant no. 10-094025)

2010 The Lundbeckfoundation (grant no. R54-A5685)

2009 The Lundbeckfoundation (grant no. R32-A2850-B175)

2009 Helsefonden (grant no. 2009B111)


Peer reviews for several international scientific journals, including: “New England Journal of Medicine”, “JAMA Psychiatry”, “Journal of Psychiatric Research”, “Journal of Affective Disorders”, “Environment International”, “American Journal of Clinical Nutrition”, “Antioxidants & Redox Signaling”, ”British Journal of Nutrition”, ”Pediatric Research”, “Journal of the American College of Nutrition”, “Public Health Nutrition”, “Acta Paediatrica”, “Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology”, “Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases”, "Maternal and Child Nutrition", "Nutrition Research Reviews", "The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine", "Nutrition Research", "ADHD".

External reviewer for the Icelandic Research Council, Rannis, on area ‘Clinical Sciences and Public Health’.