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Rasmus Køster-Rasmussen
Rasmus Køster-Rasmussen

Postdoc, ph.d.

  • Forskningsenheden for Almen Praksis

    Center for Sundhed og Samfund, Øster Farimagsgade

    1014 København K

Curriculum vitae for Rasmus Køster-Rasmussen

Born 2nd of September 1975
Married to architect Maya Lahmy, farther for 2 girls, lives in Copenhagen, Denmark
Phone: 50599866, e-mail:

Present employment
2018 - 2021

Postdoc, the Research Unit for General Practice in Copenhagen, Institute for Public Health, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

2016 - 2021

Fellow in family medicine, Capital Region, Denmark

2015 - 2016

Postdoc, the Research Unit for General Practice in Copenhagen, University of Copenhagen

2011 - 2015

PhD fellow University of Southern Denmark & the Research Unit for General Practice

2010 - 2020

Consultant for DSAM (the Danish College of General Practitioners). Coauthor, editor and developer of national guidelines for prehospital triage in Denmark

2009 - 2011

Research assistant, The Research Unit for General Practice in Copenhagen, Institute for Public Health, Copenhagen University

2008 – 2009

Residency in family medicine, Luster County, Norway
2007 – 2008

Residency in internal medicine, infectious disease/cardiology, Hvidovre Hospital, Denmark

2005 – 2007
Internship (medicine, surgery and general practice) in Roskilde County, Denmark

Academic degrees

2015 PhD from University of Southern Denmark
2005 MD from University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Other merits
2018 -

Advisory board member in DD2

2016 - 2020
Representative for DSAM (the Danish College of General Practitioners) in the National Board of Health working groups for management of obesity

2011 -

Board member in the Danish health NGO Diálogos. Leader of Diálogos public health program concerning mercury pollution from small-scale gold mining in the Philippines, Uganda and Mozambique.

2009 - 2013

Board member of the National Research Council for general practice

Clinical clerkship, Dep. of Infectious Disease, Beth Israel Medical Centre, New York City

International education

Causal inference - advanced statistics, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine


International Course in Nutritional Epidemiology, Imperial College London
Original scientific publications (peer reviewed and pubmed listed)

2019 Rozing MP, Møller A, Aabenhus R, Siersma V, Rasmussen K, Køster-Rasmussen R. Changes in HbA1c during the first six years after the diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes mellitus predict long-term microvascular outcomes. PLoS One

2019 Stoffersen B, Køster-Rasmussen R, Cardeño JIC, et al. Comparison of Gold Yield with Traditional Amalgamation and Direct Smelting in Artisanal Small-Scale Gold Mining in Uganda. J Health Pollut

2019 Aabenhus R, Vøhtz C, Køster-Rasmussen R. Genomic medicine in primary care. Ugeskr Laeger. 2019;181(7A):V11180754

2019 Siersma V, Køster-Rasmussen R, Bruun C, et al. Visual impairment and mortality in patients with type 2 diabetes. BMJ Open Diabetes Research and Care 2019;7:e000638. doi: 10.1136/bmjdrc-2018-000638.

2018 Willadsen TG, Siersma V, Nicolaisdóttir DR, Køster-Rasmussen R, Jarbøl DE, Reventlow S, Mercer SW, Olivarius NF. Multimorbidity and mortality: A 15-year longitudinal registry-based nationwide Danish population study. J Comorb. 2018 Oct 14;8(1). Doi: 10.1177/2235042X18804063
2018Kjølbye CB, Drivsholm TB, Ertmann RK, Lykke K, Rasmussen RK. Motor function tests for 0-2-year-old children - a systematic review. Dan Med J. 2018 Jun;65(6). pii: A5484.

2018 Willadsen TG, Siersma V, Nielsen ABS, Køster-Rasmussen R, Guassora AD, Jarbøl DE, Eusebi P, Malterud K, Reventlow S, de Fine Olivarius N. The effect of structured personal care on diabetes symptoms and self-rated health over 14 years after diabetes diagnosis. Prim Care Diabetes. 2018 Aug;12(4):354-363. doi: 10.1016/j.pcd.2018.03.007. PMID: 29705674

2018 B Stoffersen, PWU Appel, Leoncio D Na-Oy, AS Sekamane, IZ Ruiz, R Køster-Rasmussen. Introduction of Mercury-Free Gold Extraction to Small-Scale Miners in the Cabo Delgado Province in Mozambique. Journal of Health & Pollution Vol. 8, No. 19 — September 2018.
2017 Broedbaek K, Køster-Rasmussen R, Siersma V, Persson F, Poulsen HE, de Fine Olivarius N. Urinary albumin and 8-oxo-7,8-dihydroguanosine as markers of mortality and cardiovascular disease during 19 years after diagnosis of type 2 diabetes - A comparative study of two markers to identify high risk patients. Redox Biol. 2017 Oct;13:363-369. doi: 10.1016/j.redox.2017.06.005. Epub 2017 Jun 15.

2017 Aabenhus R, Siersma V, Sandholdt H, Køster-Rasmussen R, Hansen MP, Bjerrum L.Identifying practice-related factors for high-volume prescribers of antibiotics in Danish general practice. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2017 Aug 1;72(8):2385-2391. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkx115.

2016 Willadsen TG, Bebe A, Køster-Rasmussen R, Jarbøl DE, Guassora AD, Waldorff FB, Reventlow S, Olivarius Nde F. The role of diseases, risk factors and symptoms in the definition of multimorbidity - a systematic review. Scand J Prim Health Care. 2016 Jun;34(2):112-21. doi: 10.3109/02813432.2016.1153242. Epub 2016 Mar 8.

2016 Køster-Rasmussen R, Simonsen MK, Siersma V, Henriksen JE, Heitmann BL, de Fine Olivarius N. Intentional Weight Loss and Longevity in Overweight Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: A Population-Based Cohort Study. PLoS One. 2016 Jan 25;11(1):e0146889. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0146889. eCollection 2016.
2015 Rasmus Køster-Rasmussen, Maria Lurenda Westergaard, Marie Brasholt, Richard Gutierrez, Erik Jørs, Jane Frølund Thomsen. Mercury pollution from small-scale gold mining can be stopped by implementing the gravity-borax method - a two-year follow-up study from two mining communities in the Philippines. NEW SOLUTIONS: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy. New Solut. 2016 Feb;25(4):567-87. doi: 10.1177/1048291115607929. Epub 2015 Oct 13.

2015 PhD thesis. Rasmus Køster-Rasmussen. Weight changes in general practice. Dan Med J. 2017 Jun;64(6). pii: B5376.

2015 Rasmus Køster-Rasmussen, Caroline Amalie Permin, Volkert Siersma, Jan Erik Henriksen, Berit Lilienthal Heitmann, Poul Erik Heldgaard, Niels de Fine Olivarius. Back on track - smoking cessation and weight changes over nine years in a community-based cohort study. Prev Med. 2015 Dec;81:320-5. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2015.09.025. Epub 2015 Oct 9.

2015 de Fine Olivarius N, Siersma VD, Køster-Rasmussen R, Heitmann BL, Waldorff FB. Weight changes following the diagnosis of type 2 diabetes: the impact of recent and past weight history before diagnosis. Results from the Danish Diabetes Care in General Practice (DCGP) study. PLoS One. 2015 Apr 15;10(4):e0122219.
2015 Jandorf S, Siersma V, Køster-Rasmussen R, de Fine Olivarius N, Waldorff FB. The impact of patients' involvement in cooking on their mortality and morbidity: a 19-year follow-up of patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Scand J Prim Health Care. 2015 Mar;33(1):33-9
2014 Rasmus Køster-Rasmussen, Volkert Siersma, Thorhallur I Halldorsson, Niels de Fine Olivarius, Jan E Henriksen and Berit L Heitmann. Missing portion sizes in FFQ – alternatives to use of standard portions. Pubic Health Nutrition
2012 Køster-Rasmussen R, Simonsen MK, Olivarius NF. Kan patienter med hypertension leve længere ved at spise slankekost? Danish Medical Journal.
2008 Køster-Rasmussen R, Korshin A, Meyer CN. Antibiotic treatment delay and outcome in acute bacterial meningitis. Journal of Infection 2008; 57(6): 449-54.
2007 Korshin A, Køster-Rasmussen R, Meyer CN; Danish Bacterial Meningitis Group. Adjunctive steroid treatment: local guidelines and patient outcome in adult bacterial meningitis. Scand J Infect Dis. 2007; 39(11-12): 963-8.
2007 Meyer CN, Schønheyder HC, Bangsborg J, Nielsen XC, Møller JK, Mølbak K, Korshin A, Rønneberg E, Køster-Rasmussen R, Høiby N; Dansk Bakteriel Meningitis Gruppe. Bacterial meningitis in Denmark 2002-2003. A nation-wide laboratory-based registration. Ugeskr Laeger. 2007; 169(6): 503-6

Non-peer reviewed scientific works

2012 Rasmus Køster-Rasmussen, Flemming Skovsgaard, Helge Rasmussen, Peter Torsten Sørensen. The Danish College of General Practitioners (DSAMs) telephone triage for use in General Practice.

2011 Boer Y, Køster-Rasmussen R, Johansen L G, Reventlow J L, Skovsgaard F, Svendsen K R, Sørensen P T, Zarling M. AKUTHÅNDBOGEN 2011 - Håndtering af akutte symptomer i almen praksis – visitation og behandling i dag- og vagttid. DSAM. (Triage of acute symptoms in primary care – a national guideline) Published online at 2011.

2007 Perez E, Appel PWU, Koester-Rasmussen R. Training of Small Scale Miners and their Families in Safe Handling of Mercury During Extraction of Gold in the Philippines. Improving Access to Social Services: health services and income opportunities for Small Scale Miners and Their Families. Report for the World Bank from the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS). 2007

Other relevant publications – dissemination of research

2019 Rasmus Køster-Rasmussen. Mercury pollution from artisinal small-scale gold mining. Ramazzini – Norsk tidsskrift for arbeits- og miljømedisin. 2019.
2016 Rasmus Køster-Rasmussen. Vægttab og risiko for hjertekarsygdom og død hos patienter med type 2 diabetes. VASKULÄR MEDICIN Tidskrift för Svensk förening för hypertoni, stroke och vaskulär medicin. Nr 2. 2016. Volym 32.
2016 Rasmus Køster-Rasmussen. Diabetesdiagnose kan være en motiverende faktor for vægttab. BestPractice – faglig dialog mellem læger. Jul 2016

2015 Rasmus Køster-Rasmussen et al.
Geoviden. Kviksølv. GEOLOGI OG GEOGRAFI NR. 02.

2015 Rasmus Køster-Rasmussen. Mine overvægtige patienter − Hvad skal jeg sige til dem? Månedsskrift for almen praksis oktober 2015.

2015 Rasmus Køster-Rasmussen. Tæl ikke kilo – tæl kilometer.

Practicus 2015, Bind 39, Nr. 224, s. 34-35.

2012 Rasmus Køster-Rasmussen, Jane Frølund Thomsen, Tilde Müller, Maria Westergaard, Marie Brasholt, Erik Jørs og Peter Appel. Mercury-free gold extraction in the Philippines.
Asian-Pacific Newsletter.

Popular media – dissemination of research (not updated)
2020 Skal overvægtige patienter tabe sig? Podcast. Månedskriftet for praktisk lægegerning.

2011-2017 I have been a thorough user of and the popular science site has got at least 8 articles that communicate results from my research. Follow the link to see these articles

2017 Sofie Hagen smider sin badevægt i Sortedamsøen
2017 DR2. Dokumentar. Det er fedt at være tyk. Sofie Hagen meets doctor Rasmus Køster-Rasmussen that convince her to throw her scales into Sortedams Sø. Send first time 10.06.2017.
2015 Weekendavisen. Vægttab fjerner ikke risiko. Interview with Rasmus Køster-Rasmussen by Jane Benarroch. 2015 februar 6th p. 4-5. ISSN 0106-4142
2015 Kristeligt Dagblad. Inaktivitet er en langt større dræber end overvægt. Interview with Rasmus Køster-Rasmussen by Jannie Iwankow Søgaard. KD 17. april 2015.

2013 Berlingske. Dansk forsker: Drop fokus på vægttab. Berlingske 3. januar 2013

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