Morten Frisch, MD, PhD, DSc (Med.)

Morten Frisch
Consultant, adjunct professor
Statens Serum Institut
5 Artillerivej , 206/317
DK-2300 Copenhagen S
+45 3268 3268


Morten Frisch is a consultant and senior investigator conducting epidemiological research at Statens Serum Institut. Additionally, Morten Frisch serves as adjunct professor of sexual health epidemiology at Aalborg University. Morten Frisch is project leader of Project SEXUS ( Morten Frisch has been a member of the Department of Epidemiology Research's Steering Committee since 2005.

Academic background
2012: Adjunct professor, Aalborg Universitet
2008: Associate professor, University of Copenhagen
2002: Doctor of Medicine D.Sc.(Med.) University of Copenhagen
1995: Ph.D, University of Copenhagen
1989: M.D., University of Copenhagen

Research area

Epidemiology of sexual health and ill-health, cancers and autoimmune diseases

Prices and awards

2013: Danish AIDS Foundation's Research Award

2012: Fritz Kauffmann Award

2002: Thorvald Madsen Award

2001: Award from the Classenske Fideicommis' Jubilee Foundation

1997: Danish Cancer Society's Award for young cancer researchers

Selected publications

Ulff-Møller CJ, Simonsen J, Kyvik KO, Jacobsen­ S, Frisch M. Family history of systemic lupus erythematosus and risk of autoimmune disease: nationwide cohort study in Denmark 1977 to 2013. Rheumatology 2017;6:957-964

Rottmann N, Hansen DG, Christensen RD, Hagedoorn M, Frisch M, Nicolaisen A, Kroman N, Flyger H, Johansen C. Satisfaction with sex life in sexually active heterosexual couples dealing with breast cancer – a nationwide longitudinal study. Acta Oncologica 2017;2:212-219.

Frisch M, Simonsen J. Cultural background, non-therapeutic circumcision and the risk of meatal stenosis and other urethral stricture disease: two nationwide register-based cohort studies in Denmark 1977-2013 The Surgeon 2016;

Frisch M, Earp BD. Circumcision of male infants and children as a public health measure in developed countries: a critical assessment of recent evidence. Global Public Health 2016;

Frisch M, Simonsen J. Ritual circumcision and risk of autism spectrum disorder in 0- to 9-year-old boys - national cohort study in Denmark. J Roy Soc Med 2015;108:266-279

Nielsen NM, Bager P, Simonsen J, Hviid A, Stenager E, Brønnum-Hansen H, Koch-Henriksen N, Frisch M. Major stressful life events in adulthood and risk of multiple sclerosis. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2014;85:1103-1108

Jørgensen KT, Harpsøe MC, Jacobsen S, Jess T, Frisch M. Increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis in women with pregnancy complications and poor self-rated health: A study within the Danish National Birth Cohort. Rheumatology 2014;53:1513-1519

Frisch M, Nielsen NM, Pedersen BV. Same-sex marriage, autoimmune thyroid gland dysfunction and other autoimmune diseases in Denmark 1989-2008. Eur J Epidemiol 2014:29:63-71