Henrik Møller


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Research interests

Cancer epidemiology and analysis of cancer care and outcomes at the population level.


Orchid author ID: orchid.org/0000-0001-8200-5929
411 publications 1987-2021; 187 as first or last author.
19,000 citations; h-index: 79

Biographical details

Lead Epidemioloigst, Dr.Med.
The Danish Clinical Quality Program and Clinical Registries (RKKP), Aarhus, Denmark

Professor of Cancer Epidemiology and Health Services Research (part time), Aalborg University

Professor of Cancer Epidemiology (emeritus) at King's College London

Honorary Professorial Fellow, Centre for Cancer Prevention, Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London


Academic degrees and major distinctions:

University of Copenhagen: BA (social sciences; 1980-1983); BSc, MSc (biology; 1976-1984); Dr.Med. (Doctor Medicinae; 2001).

Nordic Association for Andrology, Young Scientist Award, 1997.

Conferred the title The Professor of Cancer Epidemiology in the University of London in January 2000.

Honorary Professor, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, 2000.

Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom, 2002.

NHS National Institute for Health Research, Senior Investigator, 2008.

Honorary Professor, Queen Mary University of London, 2012.

Honorary Professor, Aarhus University, 2012.

Honorary Professor, Public Health England, 2015.

Professor, Aalborg University, 2019.


Education and employment:

08.1973‑06.1976: High‑school, Rungsted Statsskole, Rungsted, Denmark.

09.1976‑06.1984: University of Copenhagen. BSc and MSc in biology and BA in social science. Post-graduate research student at Institute of Population Biology, 1981‑84. Specialisation and research in ecology, demography and population genetics.

09.1984‑08.1985: British Council Studentship at Department of Pure & Applied Zoology, University of Reading, England. Theoretical and experimental work in demography and population genetics.

09.1985‑05.1986: External teacher (part time) at the School of Nursing at Bispebjerg Hospital, Copenhagen.

03.1986‑01.1992: Epidemiologist at the Danish Cancer Registry, the Danish Cancer Society. Cross‑sectional study of endogenous nitrosation. Cohort studies of cancer incidence in patient groups. Case‑control studies of testicular cancer and cryptorchidism. Fellowships from the Danish Medical Research Council and the Danish Cancer Society.

08.1988‑01.1992: External lecturer in epidemiology (part time) at University of Copenhagen.

01.1992‑08.1995: Scientist and Acting Unit Chief in Unit of Carcinogen Identification and Evaluation, International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyons, France. Preparation of IARC Monographs on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans. Organisation of working group meetings. Research in cancer epidemiology.

10.1995-12.1999: Director, Centre for Register-based Research, the Danish National Research Foundation, Copenhagen. Founding Director of the Centre. Provision of information and practical assistance to researchers on the use of data from administrative registers. Research in epidemiology, demography and social medicine.

01.2000-present: Professor (2000-2018) and part-time Professor (2018-present) of Cancer Epidemiology at King’s College London. Director at the Thames Cancer Registry (2000-2011). National and international leadership roles in cancer registration. Director of Cancer Epidemiology and Population Health, King’s Health Partners Comprehensive Cancer Centre (2011-2017). Head of Cancer Epidemiology, Population & Global Health Programme (2015-2017). Research in cancer epidemiology and health services research.

02.2018-present: Lead Epidemiologist, The Danish Clinical Quality Program and Clinical Registries (RKKP), Aarhus, Denmark.  The Danish Clinical Registries (RKKP) constitutes the infrastructure of National Clinical Quality Databases, and Danish Multidisciplinary Cancer Groups (DMCG).  The Clinical Registries in Denmark are mandated by law and regulated by the national government.  They are financed and owned by Denmark's five regional governments.

10.2019-present: Professor of Cancer Epidemiology and Health Services Research, Aalborg University.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Medicine, University of Copenhagen

Award Date: 1 Jan 2001

Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Copenhagen

Award Date: 1 Jan 1984

Master of Science, Biology, University of Copenhagen

Award Date: 1 Jan 1984

Bachelor of Arts, Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen

Award Date: 1 Jan 1983

External positions

Honorary Professorial Fellow, Queen Mary University of London

1 Jun 201231 May 2018

Honorary Professor, LSHTM London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine


Honorary Professor of Epidemiology, Aarhus University

Honorary Professor, PHE Public Health England


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