Majken K. Jensen
Assistant Professor of Nutrition
2005 MSc, Public Health Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
2008 PhD, Epidemiology, Aarhus University, Denmark
My Research focuses on novel metabolic markers of diabetes and cardiovascular risk. I investigate the role of lifestyle, nutrition, genetics, and biomarkers in the development and progression of cardiometabolic diseases.
Current work is focused on cholesterol metabolism and specifically how the presence of a small proinflammatory protein (apolipoprotein C-III) on HDL particles marks a potentially dysfunctional type of HDL that is not inversely associated with risk of cardiovascular disease. I also use candidate gene and genome-wide association studies to investigate genetic variation in cholesterol metabolism, and gene-environment interactions of importance to cardiometabolic diseases.
Investigations are conducted in the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study, the Nurses’ Health Study, the Danish EPIC cohort study (Diet, Cancer and Health), the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis, and the Cardiovascular Health Study.