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Curriculum Vitae for Jacob v B. Hjelmborg

Professor in Biostatistics, MSc, PhD, in mathematics, specialized in biostatistics with focus on twin and family study methodology. He is national editor of Scandinavian Journal of Statistics, co-lead researcher of the Nordic Twin Cancer Study and responsible for the Analysis of Twin Data Workshop held yearly since 2008 with international participation.

Work address
Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Biodemography, Dept. of Public Health, Univ. of Southern Denmark, J.B. Winsloews Vej 9B, 5000 Odense C, Denmark
E-mail: jhjelmborg@health.sdu.dk

Education and academic degrees
Ph.D. in Mathematics at the Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Southern Denmark, 2000
Professor in Biostatistics at Institute of Public Health (IPH), University of Southern Denmark
(SDU), 2014-
Associate Professor in Biostatistics, IPH, SDU, 2006-2014
Assistant Professor in Biostatistics, IPH, SDU, 2004-2006
Post Doc in Biostatistics, Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, 2001-2004
Post Doc in Mathematics, Institute of Mathematics, University of Oslo, Norway, 2000-2001
Ph.D. Student, Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Southern Denmark,
Graduate Student, The Fields Institute of Mathematics, University of Toronto, Canada, 1995-1996

Management and administrative positions
Head of the biostatistics unit, University of Southern Denmark, 2007-
Board member of the Danish Twin Registry, 2006-
National editor of Scandinavian Journal of Statistics, 2015-
Supervision service in biostatistics, University of Southern Denmark, 2003-

Academic memberships
• Danish Society for Theoretical Statistics
• The International Society for Twin Studies

Supervisor for more than 20 PhD, MD, MSc and BA students

• The Nordic Cancer Union (PI, 650.000DKK), NIH National Institute of Public Health (USA) (Key, 5.270.00DKK, Main: Christensen ), Harvard Univ and Ellison Foundation (Key, 133.000DKK), NIH Telomere Dynamics (Key, 3.570.000DKK, Main: Christensen and Aviv), DSF (Key, 7.651.00DKK, Main: Johannesen), Bloch’s legat (with S. Fibiger).

Scientific publications
As of April 2018: 132 peer reviewed publications. H-index: 29 (ISI Web of Science)

Selected Publications
• Genetic influence on human lifespan and longevity By: Hjelmborg, JV; Iachine, I; Skytthe, A; et al. HUMAN GENETICS Volume: 119 Issue: 3 Pages: 312-321 Published: APR 2006

• Familial Risk and Heritability of Cancer Among Twins in Nordic Countries By: Mucci, Lorelei A.; Hjelmborg, Jacob B.; Harris, Jennifer R.; et al. Group Author(s): Nordic Twin Study Canc NorTwinCan JAMA-JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION Volume: 315 Issue: 1 Pages: 68-76 Published: JAN 5 2016

• The Heritability of Prostate Cancer in the Nordic Twin Study of Cancer By: Hjelmborg, Jacob B.; Scheike, Thomas; Holst, Klaus; et al. CANCER EPIDEMIOLOGY BIOMARKERS & PREVENTION Volume: 23 Issue: 11 Pages: 2303-2310 Published: NOV 201

• On stability of C*-algebras By: Hjelmborg, JV; Rordam, M JOURNAL OF FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS Volume: 155 Issue: 1 Pages: 153-170 Published: MAY 10 1998

• Estimation of direct effects for survival data by using the Aalen additive hazards model By: Martinussen, Torben; Vansteelandt, Stijn; Gerster, Mette; et al.JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL STATISTICAL SOCIETY SERIES B-STATISTICAL METHODOLOGY Volume: 73 Pages: 773-788 Part: 5 Published: 2011

• Estimating heritability for cause specific mortality based on twin studies By: Scheike, Thomas H.; Holst, Klaus K.; Hjelmborg, Jacob B. LIFETIME DATA ANALYSIS Volume: 20 Issue: 2 Special Issue: Pages: 210-233 Published: APR 2014

• Purely infinite and stable C*-algebras of graphs and dynamical systems By: Hjelmborg, JV ERGODIC THEORY AND DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS Volume: 21 Pages: 1789-1808 Part: 6 Published: DEC 2001

• Paternal age and telomere length in twins: the germ stem cell selection paradigm By: Hjelmborg, Jacob B.; Dalgard, Christine; Mangino, Massimo; et al. AGING CELL Volume: 14 Issue: 4 Pages: 701-703 Published: AUG 2015

• Genetic Analysis of Rare Disorders: Bayesian Estimation of Twin Concordance Rates By: van den Berg, Stephanie M.; Hjelmborg, Jacob vB. BEHAVIOR GENETICS Volume: 42 Issue: 5 Pages: 857-865 Published: SEP 2012

• Svane, AM, Soerensen, M, Lund, J, Tan, Q, Jylhävä, J, Wang, Y, Pedersen, NL, Hägg, S, Debrabant, B, Deary, IJ, Christensen, K, Christiansen, L & Hjelmborg, JB 2018, 'DNA Methylation and All-Cause Mortality in Middle-Aged and Elderly Danish Twins' Genes, bind 9, nr. 2, 78. DOI: 10.3390/genes9020078


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