Peer reviewed publications


Reproductive factors, lifestyle and dietary habits among pregnant women in Greenland.
Terkelsen AS, Long M, Hounsgaard L, Bonefeld-Jorgensen EC. Reproductive factors, lifestyle and dietary habits among pregnant women in Greenland:The ACCEPT sub-study 2013-2015. Scand J Public Health. Jun 1 2017:1403494817714188.

“Patient involvement in healthcare professional practice in hospital – A question about knowledge”.
Aagaard, Tine. International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 76: 1, 1403258, 2017.

Contamination of the Arctic reflected in microbial metagenomes from the Greenland ice sheet Environ.
Hauptmann, AL; Sicheritz-Pontén, T; Cameron, KA; Bælum, J; Plichta, DR; Dalgaard, M; Stibal, M (2017) Res. Lett. 12 074019

Telemedicine in Greenland: Citizens' Perspectives
Nielsen, L. O., Krebs, H. J., Albert, N. M., Anderson, N., Catz, S., Hale, T. M., Hansen, J., Hounsgaard, L., Kim, T. Y., Lindeman, D., Spindler, H., Marcin, J. P., Nesbitt, T., Young, H. M. & Dinesen, B. 2017 I : Telemedicine and e-Health.

Symptoms and health-related quality of life in patients with advanced cancer: A population-based study in Greenland
Augustussen, M., Sjøgren, P., Timm, H., Hounsgaard, L. & Pedersen, M. L. 2017 I : European Journal of Oncology Nursing. 28, s. 92-97

Relatives' level of satisfaction with advanced cancer care in Greenland: a mixed methods study
Augustussen, M., Hounsgaard, L., Pedersen, M. L., Sjøgren, P. & Timm, H. 2017 I : International Journal of Circumpolar Health. 76, 1, 9 s., 1335148

Experiences and expectations in the first trimester of pregnancy : a qualitative study. 

Lou, Stina; Frumer, Michal; Schlütter, Mette; Petersen, Olav B; Vogel, Ida; Nielsen, Camilla P.
I: Health Expectations, Bind 20, Nr. 6, 12.2017, s. 1320-1329.

Loss-of-function variants in ADCY3 increase risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes.
Grarup N, Moltke I, Andersen MK, Dalby M, Vitting-Seerup K, Kern T, Mahendran Y, Jørsboe E, Larsen CVL, Dahl-Petersen IK, Gilly A, Suveges D, Dedoussis G, Zeggini E, Pedersen O, Andersson R, Bjerregaard P, Jørgensen ME, Albrechtsen A, Hansen T. Nat Genet. 2018 Jan 8. doi: 10.1038/s41588-017-0022-7. [Epub ahead of print]

Associations between vitamin D status and atherosclerosis among Inuit in Greenland.
Gjødesen CU, Jørgensen ME, Bjerregaard P, Dahl-Petersen IK, Larsen CVL, Noël M, Melbye M, Cohen AS, Lundqvist M, Hougaard DM, Helge JW, Nielsen NO. Atherosclerosis. 2018 Jan;268:145-151. doi: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2017.11.028. Epub 2017 Dec 1.

The obesity-associated risk of cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality is not lower in Inuit compared to Europeans: A cohort study of Greenlandic Inuit, Nunavik Inuit and Danes.
Rønn PF, Lucas M, Laouan Sidi EA, Tvermosegaard M, Andersen GS, Lauritzen T, Toft U, Carstensen B, Christensen DL, Jørgensen ME. Atherosclerosis. 2017 Aug 18;265:207-214. doi: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2017.08.011

Selection in Europeans on fatty acid desaturases associated with dietary changes.
Buckley MT, Racimo F, Allentoft ME, Jensen MK, Jonsson A, Huang H, Hormozdiari F, Sikora M, Marnetto D, Eskin E, Jørgensen ME, Grarup N, Pedersen O, Hansen T, Kraft P, Willerslev E, Nielsen R. Mol Biol Evol. 2017 Mar 16. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msx103. [Epub ahead of print]

Physical Activity and Abdominal Fat Distribution in Greenland.
Dahl-Petersen IK, Brage S, Bjerregaard P, Tolstrup J, Jørgensen ME. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2017 Jun 2. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000001337. [Epub ahead of print]

Ethnic differences in anthropometric measures and abdominal fat distribution: a cross-sectional pooled study in Inuit, Africans and Europeans.
Rønn PF, Andersen GS, Lauritzen T, Christensen DL, Aadahl M, Carstensen B, Jørgensen ME. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2017 Jan 13. pii: jech-2016-207813. doi: 10.1136/jech-2016-207813.

The effects of ventilation tubes versus no ventilation tubes for recurrent acute otitis media or chronic otitis media with effusion in 9 to 36 month old Greenlandic children – The SIUTIT trial: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.
Demant MN, Jensen RG, Jakobsen JC, Gluud C, Homøe P.  Trials. 2017 Jan 19;18(1):30. doi: 10.1186/s13063-016-1770-x. PMID: 28103950

Recurrent otorrhea in chronic suppurative otitis media - Is biofilm the missing link?
Jensen RG, Johansen HK, Bjarnsholt T, Eickhardt-Sørensen SR, Homøe P. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2017 Jul;274(7):2741-2747. doi: 10.1007/s00405-017-4586-8. Epub 2017 May 2.

High awareness of diabetes in the health care system in Greenland measured as a proportion of population tested with glycated haemoglobin within 2 years.
Pedersen ML. Diabetol Metab Syndr. 2017 May 3;9:30. doi: 10.1186/s13098-017-0230-4. eCollection 2017.

Dental caries and weight among children in Nuuk, Greenland, at school entry.
Madsen SS, Wetterstrand VJR, Pedersen ML. 28:92-97. doi: 10.1016/j.ejon.2017.03.004. Epub 2017 Apr 7. Int J Circumpolar Health. 2017;76(1):1311535. doi: 10.1080/22423982.2017.1311535.

Gonorrhoea in Greenland, incidence and previous preventive measures: a review to improve future strategies.
Berntsen S, Karlsen APH, Pedersen ML, Mulvad G. Int J Circumpolar Health. 2017;76(1):1350092. doi: 10.1080/22423982.2017.1350092. Review.

CPT1A Missense Mutation Associated With Fatty Acid Metabolism and Reduced Height in Greenlanders.
Skotte L1, Koch A2, Yakimov V2, Zhou S2, Søborg B2, Andersson M2, Michelsen SW2, Navne JE2, Mistry JM2, Dion PA2, Pedersen ML2, Børresen ML2, Rouleau GA2, Geller F2, Melbye M2, Feenstra B1. Circ Cardiovasc Genet. 2017 Jun;10(3). pii: e001618. doi: 10.1161/CIRCGENETICS.116.001618.


Lasse O. Nielsen, MSc, Hans J. Krebs, MSc, Nancy M. Albert, PhD, Nick Anderson, PhD, Sheryl Catz, PhD, Timothy M. Hale, PhD, John Hansen, PhD, Lise Hounsgaard, PhD, Tae Youn Kim, PhD, David Lindeman, PhD, Helle Spindler, PhD, James P. Marcin, MD, Thomas Nesbitt, MD, Heather M. Young, PhD, and Birthe Dinesen, PhD: Telemedicine in Greenland: Citizens’ Perspectives. TELEMEDICINE and e-HEALTH. 

Lasse Overballe Nielsen, Sequssuna Olsen, Dorte Ejg Jarbøl and Michael Lynge Pedersen: Spirometry in Greenland: a cross-sectional study on patients treated with medication targeting obstructive pulmonary disease. International Journal of Circumpolar Health.

Pedersen ML, Olesen J, Jørgensen ME, Damm P. Gestational diabetes mellitus in Greenland: a national study of prevalence and testing efficacy. Int J Circumpolar Health. 2016 Aug 24;75:32167. doi: 10.3402/ijch.v75.32167.

Viskum ES, Pedersen ML. Prevalence of diagnosed diabetes and quality of care among Greenlanders and non-Greenlanders in Greenland. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2016 Sep 21;121:91-98. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2016.09.006. [Epub ahead of print].

Pedersen ML, Poulsen P, Berthelsen L, Nørgaard C, Hoffmann S, Jensen JS. Rapid spread of Neisseria gonorrhoeae ciprofloxacin resistance due to a newly introduced resistant strain in Nuuk, Greenland, 2012-2015: a community-based prospective cohort study. BMJ Open. 2016 Aug 30;6(8):e011998. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011998.

Tuberculosis outbreak in East Greenland: groups at risk in an isolated arctic setting. Bjorn-Mortensen K, Andersen AB, Koch A, Ladefoged K, Lillebaek T, Michelsen SW, Rendal T, Andersson M, Simonsen J, Soborg B. 2016.

Kvinde med globulusfornemmelse. Todsen T, Lober A, Lyngaard F.Ugeskr Laeger. 2016 Feb 22;178(8).

Transfer from point-of-care Ultrasonography training to diagnostic performance on patients-a randomized controlled trial. Todsen T, Jensen ML, Tolsgaard MG, Olsen BH, Henriksen BM, Hillingsø JG, Konge L, Ringsted C. Am J Surg. 2016 Jan;211(1):40-5.


Developing an emergency ultrasound app - a collaborative project between clinicians from different universities. Foss KT, Subhi Y, Aagaard R, Bessmann EL, Bøtker MT, Graumann O, Laursen CB, Weile J, Todsen T. Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med. 2015 Jun 20;23:47.

Preparing for emergency: a valid, reliable assessment tool for emergency cricothyroidotomy skills. Melchiors J, Todsen T, Nilsson P, Wennervaldt K, Charabi B, Bøttger M, Konge L, von Buchwald C. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Feb;152(2):260-5.

Problems of Professional Disempowerment: An Initial Study of Social Work Conditions in Greenland. Arnfjord, S. & Hounsgaard, L. 2015 I : Intersectionalities : A Global Journal of Social Work Analysis, Research, Polity and Practice. 4, 1.

Videnskredsløb skal styrke sundhedsprofessionelles kompetencer. Kristensen, H. K., Hounsgaard, L., Poul, B., Stryhn, H. M. & Pedersen, S. W. 2015 I : Sygeplejersken. 115, 10, s. 74-79 5 s.

Empirically Testing Thematic Analysis (ETTA): Methodological Implications in Textual Analysis Coding System. Gildberg, F. A., Bradley, S. K., Tingleff, E. B. & Hounsgaard, L. 2015 I : Nordisk Sygeplejeforskning. 15, 2, s. 193-207.

Parentel divorce and parental death: an intergrative sysmatic review of Childrens double bereavement. Marcussen, J., Thuen, F., Poul, B. & Hounsgaard, L. 2015 I : Clinical Nursing Studies. 3 , 4, s. 103-111.

Health Care Kalaallisut. Aagaard, T. Abstract og præsentation.  ICCH-konferencen 2015 i Oulu, Finland 12. juni 2015.

Hverdagsliv med sygdom – Patienters kulturelle perspektiver på sundhedspraksis i Grønland. Aagaard, T. INUSSUK – Arktisk forskningsjournal, nr. 1 2015.  Bogudgivelse- revideret ph.d.-afhandling.

Lise Hounsgaard, Family care where a family member is chronically ill with Parkinson’s disease – a qualitative study, 16th International Congress on Circumpolar Health, Oulu, Finland on 8-12 June 2015, Poster.

Albertsen N, Mulvad G, Pedersen ML. Incidence of syphilis in Greenland 2010-2014: The beginning of a new epidemic? Int J Circumpolar Health. 2015 Jul 17;74:28378. doi: 10.3402/ijch.v74.28378. eCollection 2015.

Pedersen MM, Pedersen ML. Incidence of Patients Diagnosed With Acute Cystitis in Nuuk, Greenland Management in the Primary Health Care Setting Primary Health Care 5: 179. doi: 10.4172/2167-1079.1000179.

McMAHON BJ, Bruce MG, Koch A, Goodman KJ, Tsukanov V, Mulvad G, Borresen ML, Sacco F, Barrett D, Westby S, Parkinson AJ.The diagnosis and treatment of Helicobacter pylori infection in Arctic regions with a high prevalence of infection: Expert Commentary. Epidemiol Infect. 2015 Jun 22:1-9.

Rolskov AS, Bjorn-Mortensen K, Mulvad G, Poulsen P, Jensen JS, Pedersen ML. Rapid change in the ciprofloxacin resistance pattern among Neisseria gonorrhoeae strains in Nuuk, Greenland: time to reconsider preventive and treatment strategies. Int J Circumpolar Health. 2015 May 5;74:26916.  


Aagaard, Tine. 2014. ”Hverdagsliv med sygdom – Patienters kulturelle perspektiver på sundhedspraksis i Grønland”. Ph.d.-afhandling. Institut for Sygepleje og Sundhedsvidenskab, Ilisimatusarfik/University of Greenland.

Udvikling og brug af web-baserede apps. Yousif Subhi, Kim Thestrup Foss, Mikael Johannes Vuokko Henriksen, Tobias Todsen. Læring og Medier (LOM). Årg. 7, Nr. 12. 2014.

Hounsgaard, L., Jensen, A. B., Wilche, J. P. & Dolmer, Kendetegn ved sygeplejepraksis i mindre byer og bygder i Grønland I. 2014 I : Sygeplejersken. 1, s. 71-81.

Laursen J, Milman N, Pind N, Pedersen H, Mulvad G. The association between content of the elements S, Cl, K, Fe, Cu, Zn and Br in normal and cirrhotic liver tissue from Danes and Greenlandic Inuit examined by dual hierarchical clustering analysis.J Trace Elem Med Biol. 2014 Jan;28(1):50-5.

Johan Emdal Navne, M.D. (2014): Epidemiology of Streptococcus pneumoniae in Greenland - Colonization, Invasive Disease and Vaccine Impact. Department of Epidemiology Research, National Center of Health Data and Disease control, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Schjetlein AL, Jørgensen ME, Lauritzen T, Pedersen ML. Periodontal status among patients with diabetes in Nuuk, Greenland. Int J Circumpolar Health. 2014 Dec 11;73:26093. doi: 10.3402/ijch.v73.26093.

Rex KF, Larsen NH, Rex H, Niclasen B, Pedersen ML. A national study on weight classes among children in Greenland at school entry. Int J Circumpolar Health. 2014 Oct 20;73. doi: 10.3402/ijch.v73.25537.

Reiss EA, Pedersen ML. Smoking among patients in the primary health care system in Nuuk, Greenland. Clinical Nursing Studies, 2014, 2 (4):74-79.

Pedersen ML, Bjerregaard P, Jørgensen ME. GAD65 antibodies among Greenland Inuit and its relation to glucose intolerance. Acta Diabetol. 2014 Aug;51(4):641-6. doi: 10.1007/s00592-014-0569-z. 

Forty-five year trends in overweight and obesity in an indigenous arctic inuit society in transition and spatiotemporal trends, Andersen Stig, Fleischer Rex Karsten, Noahsen Paneeraq, Sørensen Hans Christian Florian, Larsen Nicolai Hardenberg, Mulvad Gert, Lauerberg Peter, American Journal of Human Biology 04/2014. 


Arnfjord, S., Hounsgaard. L. (2013)“Transforming a disempowered social worker profession using participatory action research in Greenland”. In Modernization and Heritage: how to combine the two in iniit socities, (ED) Karen Langaard & Kenneth Nuuk: Forlaget Atuadkat.

Bjorn-Mortensen K, Lynggaard F, Lynge Pedersen M. High prevalence of atrial fibrillation among Greenlanders with ischemic stroke - atrial fibrillation found in more than 30% of cases. Int J Circumpolar Health. 2013 Nov 22;72:22628. doi: 10.3402/ijch.v72i0.22628. 

Bjorn-Mortensen K, Lynggaard F, Pedersen ML. Incidence of Greenlandic stroke-survivors in Greenland: a 2-year cross-sectional study. Int J Circumpolar Health. 2013 Nov 22;72:22626. doi: 10.3402/ijch.v72i0.22626. 

Bacterial vaginosis diagnosed from first void urine specimens. Raluca DatcuDionne Gesink, Gert Mulvad, Ruth Montgomery-AndersenElisabeth RinkAnders KochPeter AhrensJørgen Skov Jensen Journal of clinical microbiology 11/2013. 

Jensen, A.B., Hounsgaard, L. “I only smoke when I have nothing to do" - A qualitative study on how smoking is part of everyday life in a Greenlandic village”. International Journal of Circumpolar Health.  2013, 72:21657.

Lise Hounsgaard, Mikaela Augustussen, Helle Møller, Stephen Bradley & Suzanne Møller, ”Women's perspectives on illness in being screened for cervical cancer”. International Journal of Circumpolar Health. 2013, 72:21089.

Hounsgaard, L., Jensen, A.B., Præst Wilche, J “The nature of nursing practice in rural and remote areas of Greenland”. International Journal of Circumpolar Health. 2013, 72: 20964.

Vaginal microbiome in women from Greenland assessed by microscopy and quantitative PCR. Raluca DatcuDionne Gesink, Gert Mulvad, Ruth Montgomery-AndersenElisabeth Rink,Anders KochPeter AhrensJørgen Skov Jensen BMC Infectious Diseases 10/2013; 13(1):480.  

The association between content of the elements S, Cl, K, Fe, Cu, Zn and Br in normal and cirrhotic liver tissue from Danes and Greenlandic Inuit examined by dual hierarchical clustering analysis. Jens LaursenNils MilmanNiels PindHenrik Pedersen, Gert Mulvad. Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology 09/2013.

A Call for Urgent Monitoring of Food and Water Security Based on Relevant Indicators for the Arctic. Lena Maria NilssonGeorgia DestouniJames BernerAlexey A Dudarev, Gert Mulvad, Jon Oyvind OdlandAlan ParkinsonConstantine TikhonovArja RautioBirgitta Evengård AMBIO A Journal of the Human Environment 08/2013.

Damsgaard L, Pedersen ML. Use of glycosylated haemoglobin as diagnostic tool in Greenland: prevalence of diagnosed diabetes mellitus. Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome. 2013, 5:59.

Pedersen ML, Clausen-Dichow P, Poulsen P, Nyborg H, Jensen JS. Low Prevalence of Ciprofloxacin-Resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae in Nuuk, Greenland. Sex Transm Dis. 2013 Aug;40(8):639-40.

Ethical challenges and lessons learned from inuulluataarneq - "having the good life" study: a community-based participatory research project in greenland. Elizabeth RinkRuth Montgomery-AndersenAnders Koch, Gert Mulvad, Dionne Gesink Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics 04/2013; 8(2):110-8. 

Raised BMI cut-off for overweight in Greenland Inuit - a review. Stig AndersenKarsten Fleischer RexPaneeraq NoahsenHans Christian Florian Sørensen, Gert Mulvad, Peter Laurberg International journal of circumpolar health. 01/2013; 72. 

Indicators of food and water security in an Arctic Health context - results from an international workshop discussion. Lena Maria NilssonJames BernerAlexey A Dudarev, Gert Mulvad, Jon Øyvind OdlandAlan ParkinsonArja RautioConstantine TikhonovBirgitta Evengård. International journal of circumpolar health. 01/2013; 72. 

Polyunsaturated fatty acids and calcaneal ultrasound parameters among Inuit women from Nuuk (Greenland): a longitudinal study. Alexandra-Cristina PaunescuPierre AyotteEric DewaillySylvie DodinHenning S Pedersen, Gert Mulvad, Suzanne Côté International journal of circumpolar health. 01/2013; 72. 

Motzfeldt I, Andreassen S, Pedersen AL, Pedersen ML.  Prevalence of postpartum depression in Nuuk, Greenland-a cross sectional study using Edinburg Postnatal Depression Scale. Int J Circumpolar Health 2013, 72: 21114 -

Bloch LH, Drachmann GH, Pedersen ML. High prevalence of medicine-induced attempted suicides among females in Nuuk, Greenland, 2008-2009. Int J Circumpolar Health 2013, 72: 21687 -

Olsen S, Jarbøl D, Kofoed M, Abildskov K,  Pedersen ML. Prevalence and management of patients using medication targeting obstructive lung disease: A cross-sectional study in primary healthcare in Greenland. Int J Circumpolar Health 2013, 72: 20108 - 


Aagaard, T.; Borg, T.; Hounsgaard, L. ”Hverdagsliv og daglig livsførelse”. Grønlandsk Kultur- og Samfundsforskning, 2012, Ilisimatusarfik.

Pedersen ML, Rolskov A, Jacobsen JL, Lynge AR. Frequent use of primary health care service in Greenland: an opportunity for undiagnosed disease case-finding. Int J Circumpolar Health. 2012 Jul 24;71:1-5.

Bundgaard M, Jarbøl DE, Paulsen MS, Jacobsen JL Pedersen ML. Prevalence of the use of antihypertensive medications in Greenland. A study of quality of care amongst patients treated with antihypertensive drugs. Int J Circumpolar Health 2012, 71: 18431 -

Prevalence of the use of antihypertensive medications in Greenland: a study of quality of care amongst patients treated with antihypertensive drugs. Bundgaard M, Jarbøl DE, Paulsen MS, Jacobsen JL, Pedersen ML. Int J Circumpolar Health. 2012;71.

Frequent use of primary health care service in Greenland: an opportunity for undiagnosed disease case-finding. Pedersen ML, Rolskov A, Jacobsen JL, Lynge AR. Int J Circumpolar Health. 2012 Jul 24;71.

Mycoplasma genitalium presence, resistance and epidemiology in Greenland. Dionne C Gesink; Aka Binzer; Gillian Frosst; Anders Koch; Ruth Montgomery-Andersen; Stephan Montgomery-Andersen; Gert Mulvad; Ove Rosing Olsen; Upaluk Poppel; Elizabeth Rink; Flemming Stenz; Lee Vernich; Jørgen Skov Jensen International journal of circumpolar health 2012;71():1-8.

Diabetes mellitus in Greenland.Pedersen ML. Dan Med J. 2012 Feb;59(2):B4386.

Pedersen ML. Diabetes mellitus in Greenland. Dan Med J. 2012 Feb;59 (2).

Other publications

Exploring challenges and possibilities in providing welfare among the elderly in southern Greenland - an exploratory study.
Nielsen, Lasse Overballe; Schlütter, Mette; Hounsgaard, Lise; Nørtoft, Kamilla Pernille Johansen; Jensen, Tenna. 2017. Poster session præsenteret ved Conference of the European Transcultural Nursing Association, Odense, Danmark. Poster

Aldringsidentitet i spændingsfeltet mellem fangersamfund og velfærdsstat.
Nørtoft, KPJ & Jensen, T i Psyke og Logos: Psykologiske perspektiver i Grønland. 1 udg, bind. 38, Psyke & Logos, s. 32-51. 2017

Microvascular complications in Nuuk, Greenland, among Greenlanders and non-Greenlanders diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
Pedersen ML.  Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2017 Dec 1;136:1-6. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2017.11.030. [Epub ahead of print]

Report of the AMAP/EU-PolarNet Stakeholder Workshop on Arctic Health and Wellness (2016) (Greenland Center for Health Research has written section 5.1 Community health perspectives)

AMAP Assessment 2015: Human Health in the Arctic (Greenland Center for Health Research has participated in the work of chapter 2: “Overview of ongoing cohort and dietary studies in the Arctic” and chapter 6: “Risk communication”)

Aagaard, Tine (2015): ”Etik, kultur & viden” (Tikiusaaq nr. 2, side 10)

Aagaard, Tine (2015): ”Nogle resultater af projektet hverdagsliv med sygdom” (Tikiusaaq nr. 1)

Aagaard, Tine (2014): ”Rehabilitering på dagsordenen” (Tikiusaaq nr. 2, leder)

Aagaard, Tine (2014): ”Grønlandsk mad på hospitalsmenuen – ernæring, livskvalitet og bæredygtighed” (Tikiusaaq nr. 1)

GCHR annual report 2014 (in Danish)

Aagaard, Tine (2012): ”Hverdagsliv med sygdom” (Tikiusaaq nr. 2, side 22)