Jørgen Lous

DMSc, professor emeritus

  • J.B. Winsløws Vej 9, indgang B, 1. Sal

    5000 Odense C


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Curriculum vitae for Professor, dr. med. Jørgen Lous

Institute of public Health, General Practice private address
University of Southern Denmark Jagtvej 20A,
J.B.Winsløwsvej 9A DK-8270 Højbjerg
DK-5000 Odense C. Denmark
e-mail: jlous@health.sdu.dk

Present appointments/activities
Professor in general practice at Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark from Nov. 2001.
Chairman for the Danish Committee of Multi-practice Studies in General Practice, from1993.
Member of the Research Council for Health and Disease, Danish Research Agency, Ministry of Science technology and Innovation. Aug. 2005-
General practitioner in Hjorring 1976-1988 and Aarhus from 2001.

Doctor of Medical Science Aarhus University 1994. Thesis: Secretory otitis media in schoolchildren. Is screening for secretory otitis media advisable?
Ass. Professor at Institute of general practice, Aarhus University 1991-2001
Project coordinator in a population preventive project: ”Vejle County – a heart county” 1988-1991 and scientific coordinator 1991-1993.
General practitioner and School Health Officer in North Jutland, 1976-88
Hospital education, Hjørring Hospital, 1971-76
Cand.med. from Aarhus University, 1971

Earlier activities
2000-2005 Co-editor at the Ear- Nose- and Throat Disorders Group, Cochrane Collaboration
1999-2001 Member of the board, Centre of Clinical Pharmacology, Aarhus University.
1997-2006 Member of the scientific panel , Ugeskrift for Læger¬¬¬
1993-95 Institute director, Institute of General Practice, Aarhus University.
1988-91 Project coordinator in “Vejle County – a heart county” a preventive project.
1987-89 and 1994-2002 Ass. national editor at The Scand J Primary Health Care.
1983 90 External lector at Institute of General Practice, University of Aarhus.
During the years reviewer for several journals within general practice, otorhinolaryngology, epidemiology and other disciplines.

Research areas of special interest
Diagnosis, treatment and complications of upper respiratory tract infections, especially otitis media, language and cognitive development in children with otitis media.
Prevention in general practice of life style diseases
Systematic Cochrane reviews

Research awards
1988 The Schering-price (DSAM) for scientific work on otitis media.
1992 The Halfdan Mahler-price, PLO’s prevention price for my work in Vejle County in preventing cardio-vascular diseases.
1995 The “Magda og Svend Aage Friederichs Mindelegat” for my research work.

Other academic work
Censor in general practice at Copenhagen and Aarhus University since 1994.
I have been a member of evaluation committees for professor appointments in USA 1993, Norway 2006 and several ass. Professor appointments at Aarhus, Odense and Copenhagen University since 1992.
I have evaluated several Ph.d. thesis and have been advisor for 5 Ph.d. students, two of them as head advisor. I am advisor for several general practitioners and students in their research projects.

Selected resent papers (five years) peer reviewed original scientific work
Se list.

Book chapters
Lous J. Tympanometry in general practice during 1 year. In: Blueston CD, Casselbrant ML, Lim DJ, editors. 8th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Otitis Media. Hamilton, Canada: BC Decker Inc Publisher, 2004.
Lous J, Galker E, Dørup J, Lauritsen MB, Williamson IG. Status of the word perception-in-noice test. In: Lim DJ, Bluestone CD, Casselbrant ML, editors. 8th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Otitis Media. Hamilton: BC Decker Inc Publisher, 2004.
Lous J, Østergaard I. Klinisk håndtering af patienter i almen praksis (kapitel). In: Østergaard I, Andersen JS, Christensen B, Damsbo N, Witt K, editors. Almen medicin. København: Munksgaard Danmark, 2003: 89-106.
Lous J, Galker E. Otitis media og sproglig udvikling. Medicinsk Årbog 2002. København: Munksgaards Forlag, 2001: 61-69.
Prof.bedømmelse: Ina Gravel, New York, USA, 1998 and Irene Hetlevik, Norway, 2006
Ph.d. bedømmelser:Vilhjalmar Arason, Use of antimicorbials and carriage of penicillin-resistant pneumococci in children; repeated cross-sectional studies covering 10 years, Iceland, 2006
Ellen M Mikkelsen, Impcat of genetic counseling for hereditary bearst and ovarian cancer disposition on psychosocial outcomes and risk perception: a population-based follow-up study, Århus 2006
Annette Holm, Community-acquired lower respiratory tract infection; aetiology and outcome, SDU, Odense 2005 (formand)
Jesper O Christensen, Screening for type 2 DM, Niels Steens Hosp., 2004
Ditte Dragsted, Kighoste i Danmark, SSI, 2004

Research areas

  • Upper respiratory tract infections
  • Childrens' middle ear infection 
  • Prevention
  • Smoking cessation



External positions

Praktiserende læge

1. Apr 19762017

Research areas

  • Obesity
  • Lifestyle diseases
  • Infection


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