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Name: Rasch, Vibeke

Position title: Professor, Consultant

Education/training:
1990: Field of study: Medicine, Degree: MD, University of Southern Denmark
2000: Field of study: Gyn & Obs, Degree: PhD, University of Southern Denmark
2003: Field of study: International Health, Degree: PhD, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
2010: Field of study: International Health, Degree: D.Sci, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
2012: Field of study: Gyn & Obs, Degree: consultant, Odense University Hospital

Positions and employments:
1990-1996 Assistant Medical Doctor, Departments of Medicine, Surgery, Urology, Oncology, Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Odense University Hospital, Denmark
1996-1999 PhD fellow, Dept. of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark,
1999-2000 Assistant Medical Doctor, Dept. of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Svendborg Hospital
2000-2003 Research fellow, Dept. of Public Health, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
2000-2003 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark
2003-2008 Associate Professor, Dept. of International Health, Immunology & Microbiology, University of Copenhagen
2009-2012 Associate Professor, Dept. of Gynecology and Obstetrics (Uro-gynecological team), Odense University, Hospital, Denmark
2012- Consultant, Dept. of Gynecology and Obstetrics (Uro-gynecological team), Odense University, Hospital, Denmark
2012- Professor, Institute of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark

Other experience
More than 15 years experiences in sexual and reproductive health research in Tanzania with focus on unsafe abortion, postabortion care, sexually transmitted infections (especially HIV and HPV) and maternity and delivery care. Principal responsible party in an enhancing research capacity building project in Vietnam focusing on the intersection between reproductive health and HIV and has further on behalf of the Danish National Board of Health conducted research among immigrant women, their contraceptive use and occurrence of induced abortion.

Involvement in international research and research capacity building programmes
2000-2002     Principal investigator in a combined quantitative and qualitative study focusing on induced abortion and contraceptive use among ethnic Danish women and immigrant women. Funded by the Danish National Board of Health
2000-2003     Principal investigator in a Danida funded project on unsafe abortion and postabortion care conducted in collaboration with Muhimbili National Center, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
2002-2005     Partner in an EU INCO-DEV project: “Enhancing health system quality of care in pregnancy and childbirth based on locally generated evidence and adapted interventions” . A collaboration between Heidelberg University, Muhimbili College of Health Sciences, Tanzania and Karolinska Institutet
2000-2005     Partner in the first phase of a Danida funded Enreca project: “Strengthening Population and Reproductive Health Research in Vietnam (REACH). A Capacity-Building and Interdisciplinary Research Project between Scientific Institute for Population, Family and Children and University of Copenhagen
2004-2005     Partner in a qualitative study of refugees and immigrants contraceptive attitudes, experiences and use. Funded by the Danish National Board of Health
2004-2005     Main Danish counter partner in the Duo-Denmark fellowship, an exchange program of postgraduate students from Hanoi Medical University and University of Copenhagen
2005-2006     Team leader of the USAID Postabortion Care Technical Advisory Panel
2005-2011     Main Danish counter partner in the second phase of the REACH project. The research produced 19 papers in international journals, 4 papers in national journals, 1 book chapter, 10 policy briefs, 4 Ph.D. and 5 Master students
2008-2011     Main Danish counter partner in a Danida funded project: “Primary and secondary prevention of cervical cancer in Tanzania” conducted in collaboration with Ocean Road Cancer Institute, Tanzania, Danish Cancer Society, University of Tubingen and University of Copenhagen
2011-     Representing University of Southern Denmark in the BSU Platform on Human HealthPartner, the Tanzania country platform
2012-     Partner in a Danida funded project: “Intimate Partner Violence in Tanzania and Vietnam (PAVE) An Interdisciplinary Research Project between Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre, Hanoi Medical University, University of Copenhagen and University of Southern Denmark

Involvement in teaching and PhD and Master education
Teaching experience in sexual and reproductive health from University of Copenhagen, University of Southern
Denmark, Karolinska Institutet, Lund-Malmø University, Scientifically Institute of Family, Population and
Children, Hanoi, Vietnam and Jimma University Hospital, Ethiopia. Supervisor for 11 PhD students and 35 master students.

Scientific achievements
Has received grants for 14 mio DKK as main applicant (Danida, Sida, Danish National Board of Health, Danish Federation of Obstetrician and Gynecologist and Nordic Federation of Obstetrician and Gynecologist). Author of 60 papers in international scientific journals, 4 review publications, 1 book, 2 book chapters, 9 scientific reports and 27 international peer reviewed abstracts. In addition author of 7 papers which are presently undergoing review. All research activities have had a focus on reproductive health

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Vietnam Medicine & Life Sciences
HIV Medicine & Life Sciences
Prenatal Care Medicine & Life Sciences
Contraceptive Agents Medicine & Life Sciences
Pregnant Women Medicine & Life Sciences
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms Medicine & Life Sciences
violence Agriculture & Biology
Cohort Studies Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 1998 2019

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Competing needs: A qualitative study of cervical cancer screening attendance among HPV-positive women in Tanzania

Linde, D. S., Rasch, V., Mwaiselage, J. D. & Gammeltoft, T. M., 27. Feb 2019, In : BMJ Open. 9, 2, 8 p., e024011.

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Early Detection of Cancer
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Interviews
Nurses
Health Behavior
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Factors associated with a cervical high-grade lesion on cytology or a positive visual inspection with acetic acid among more than 3300 Tanzanian women

Baldur-Felskov, B., Mwaiselage, J., Faber, M. T., Kjaerem, M., de la Cour, C. D., Munk, C., Kahesa, C., Iftner, T., Rasch, V. & Kjaer, S. K., Feb 2019, In : Tropical Medicine & International Health. 24, 2, p. 229-237

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

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Cell Biology
Odds Ratio
HIV
Confidence Intervals
Body Mass Index
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Intimate Partner Violence among Pregnant Women and Postpartum Depression in Vietnam: A Longitudinal Study

Nhi, T. T., Hanh, N. T. T., Hinh, N. D., Toan, N. V., Gammeltoft, T., Rasch, V. & Meyrowitsch, D. W., 24. Apr 2019, In : BioMed Research International. 2019, 9 p., 4717485.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Postpartum Depression
Vietnam
Longitudinal Studies
Pregnant Women
Health
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Intimate partner violence and subsequent premature termination of exclusive breastfeeding: A cohort study

Madsen, F. K., Holm-Larsen, C. E., Wu, C., Rogathi, J., Manongi, R., Mushi, D., Meyrowitsch, D. W., Gammeltoft, T., Sigalla, G. N. & Rasch, V., 1. Jun 2019, In : PLOS ONE. 14, 6, 13 p., e0217479.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
violence
breast feeding
cohort studies
Cohort Studies
pregnancy

Management of stress urinary incontinence using vaginal incontinence pessaries in rural Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Shayo, B. C., Mwakanyamale, D. J., Masenga, G. G. & Rasch, V., 29. May 2019, In : International Urogynecology Journal.

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Pessaries
Stress Urinary Incontinence
Urine
Vaginal Discharge
Equipment and Supplies

Activities 2010 2014

Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (External organisation)

Vibeke Rasch (Member)
5. Nov 2014

Activity: MembershipMembership of commitees, commissions, boards, councils, associations, organisations, or similar

Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (External organisation)

Vibeke Rasch (Member)
3. Nov 20144. Nov 2014

Activity: MembershipMembership of commitees, commissions, boards, councils, associations, organisations, or similar

PAVE project, supervision of PhD students

Vibeke Rasch (Other)
1. Oct 20141. Nov 2014

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies

Mobile phones – a powerful tool in maternal health care

Vibeke Rasch (Lecturer)
28. Aug 2014

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies

Induced abortion

Vibeke Rasch (Lecturer)
26. Aug 2014

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies

Press / Media

Vacciner til afrikanske kvinder

Vibeke Rasch

23/09/2014

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Vacciner til afrikanske kvinder

Vibeke Rasch

23/09/2014

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Forskning i livmoderhalskræft i Tanzania

Vibeke Rasch

23/09/2014

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Vacciner til afrikanske kvinder

Vibeke Rasch

23/09/2014

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Vacciner til afrikanske kvinder

Vibeke Rasch

23/09/2014

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Teaching & Supervision