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DMD, PhD Berit LILIENTHAL HEITMANN Head of Research, Unit for Dietary Studies, The Parker Institute, Copenhagen University Hospital, Frederiksberg


1987 Degree in Dentistry, School of Dentistry, University of Copenhagen, DK
1993 Ph.D. in nutrition, Research Dept. of Human Nutrition, The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Copenhagen, DK
1998 Professor competent in epidemiology, University of Southern Denmark, DK
1998-2002 Head of Section of Health Promotion in Hospitals at the Centre for Preventive Medicine (afdelingsleder), Glostrup University Hospital, DK
2002-2008 Research leader, Institute of Preventive Medicine, DK
2008-2011 Vice director, Director for Research and HR, Institute of Preventive Medicine, DK
2011-2012 Institute Director (acting), Institute of Preventive Medicine, DK
2012-2015 Vice director, Director for Research and Education, Institute of Preventive Medicine, DK
since 2015 Research Leader, Research Unit for Dietary Studies, The Parker Institute, DK


Member of the group developing The Collaborative Pan-European Transdisciplinary Obesity Research Network - PanEuroTORN, auspied by the European Association for the Study on Obesity
Member of Academy of Finland s evaluation panel (Health1216- nutrition, life style and environmental health)
Advisory board member of the Danish Diabetes Association research committee
Boardmember of Astrid Grete Stampes Foundation in support of research with clinical relevance in the areas of food allergy and allergic lungdiseases


Døring N, Ghaderi A, Bohman B, Heitmann BL, Larson C, Berglind D, Hansson L, Sundblom E, Magnusson M, Blennow M, Tynelius P, Forsberg L, Rasmussen F. Motivational Interviewing to Prevent Childhood Obesity: A Cluster RCT. Pedriatics. 2016 Apr 12 [Epub ahead of print]
Larsen SC, Ängquist L, Moldovan M, Huikari V, Sebert S, Cavadino A, Ahluwalia TS, Skaaby T, Linneberg A, Husemoen LLN, Toft U, Pedersen O, Hansen T, Herzig KH, Jarvelin MR, Power C, Hyppönen E, Heitmann BL, Sørensen TIA. Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D status and longitudinal changes in weight and waist circumference: influence of genetic predisposition to adiposity. PLoS One. 2016 Apr 14;11(4):e0153611
Jacobsen R., Moldovan M, Vaag AA, Heitmann BL. ERRATUM Vitamin D fortification and seasonality of birth in type 1 diabetic cases: D-tect study. J Dev Orig Health Dis. 2016 Apr 18:1. [Epub ahead of print]
Jensen C., Stougard M, Sørensen TI, Heitmann BL. Response to  Prenatal exposure to vitamin-D from fortified margarine and milk and body size at age 7 years . Eur J Clin Nutr. 2016 May 11 [Epub ahead of print]


Young Scientist Award: FASEB summer research conference on genetic and behavioral influences on nutrient metabolism and obesity, Colorado, USA, 1995
Young Scientist Award: The CIBA Foundation Symposium on the origins and consequences of obesity, Kingston, Jamaica (followed by a 4 week stay at the Dept. of Community Health, School of Medicine, University of Auckland, New Zealand), 1995
Young Scientist Award: The EASO young investigator award, 7th European Congress on Obesity, Barcelona, Spain, 1996
Kelloggs Communication Award, Copenhagen, DK, 2009