Zorana Jovanovic Andersen is a Professor in Environmental Epidemiology at the Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, and Chair of the European Respiratory Society (ERS) Environment and Health Committee. She has studied links between air pollution and health including cardiometabolic and respiratory diseases, cancer, and most recently with dementia and mental health. Her other areas of research include health effects of road traffic noise, interaction between air pollution and physical activity, air pollution and COVID-19, and capacity building in environmental epidemiology in Eastern Europe. Prof. Andersen is passionate about advocacy on clean air and translation of knowledge from research on health effects of air pollution to policy makers at local, national, European and global level, as an active member of the Air Pollution Expert Group in Copenhagen Municipality, Danish Council for Disease Prevention, Policy Committee of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE), ISEE Council, International Network on Policy in Epidemiology, and WHO Global Air Pollution and Health Technical Advisory Group. She has recently received ERS mid-career Gold-Medal in Epidemiology and Environment.
Updated: August 2023