Ramune Jacobsen

PhD, Postdoc

Tel: (+45) 3816 3024
Email: ramune.jacobsen@regionh.dk

Ramune Jacobsen is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and a daily coordinator in a Danish Strategic Research Council project D tect, – an observational study examining associations between early exposure to vitamin D and various disease outcomes later in life.

Ramune Jacobsen has a Master degree in Medical biology from the Russian State University of Medicine (Moscow) from 1994, Master degrees in Public Health from Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (Kaunas) and the University of Eastern Finland (Kuopio) from 2002. In 2010 she received a PhD degree in Social Pharmacy from the University of Copenhagen.

Ramune Jacobsen’s current research interests are focused on outcome assessment in wide spectrum public health interventions for chronic diseases such as diabetes, COPD, chronic pain. Methodologically, she has been working with surveys, questionnaire validation, register data and epidemiology. Ramune Jacobsen has project management experience in an EU F7 project Dismeval, describing and validating methods to assess Disease Management Programmes for chronic conditions in European countries. Ramune Jacobsen has experience in teaching social research methods in health and supervising social pharmacy research projects for bachelor and master students at the University of Copenhagen.

Ramune Jacobsen has ongoing research collaboration with the Research Unit for Chronic Conditions (Bispebjerg Hospital) and the Section for Social and Clinical Pharmacy (University of Copenhagen).


JACOBSEN R, FREDERIKSEN P, HEITMANN BL Exposure to sunshine early in life prevented development of type 1 diabetes in Danish boys. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2016 Apr 1;29(4):417-24

JACOBSEN R, MOLDOVAN M, VAAG AA, HYPPONEN E, HEITMANN BL. Vitamin D fortification and seasonality of birth in type 1 diabetic cases: D-tect study. J Dev Orig Health Dis. 2016 Feb;7(1):114-9.

JACOBSEN R, HYPPONEN E, SØRENSEN TI, VAAG AA, HEITMANN BL. Gestational and Early Infancy Exposure to Margarine Fortified with Vitamin D through a National Danish Programme and the Risk of Type 1 Diabetes: The D-Tect Study. PLoS One. 2015 Jun 1;10(6)
RAMZAN S, HOLME HANSEN E, STIG NØRGAARD L, CANTARERO AREVALO L, JACOBSEN R. Validation of the Danish translation of the Medicine Knowledge Questionnaire among elementary school children. Res Social Adm Pharm. 2014;10(6):918-22.

ELISSEN A, NOLTE E, HINRICHS S, CONKLIN A, ADAMS J, CADIER B, CHEVREUL K, DURAND-ZALESKI I, ERLER A, FLAMM M, FRØLICH A, FULLERTON B, JACOBSEN R, KNAI C, SAZ-PARKINSON Z, SARRIA-SANTAMERA A, SÖNNICHSEN A, VRIJHOEF HJM. Evaluating chronic disease management in real-world settings in six European countries: Lessons from the collaborative DISMEVAL project . International Journal of Care Coordination, 2014, 17:25-37.

JACOBSEN R, SAMSANAVICIENE J, LIUBARSKIENE Z, SJØGREN P, MØLDRUP C, CHRISTRUP L, SCIUPOKAS A, HANSEN OB. Barriers to cancer pain management in Danish and Lithuanian patients treated in pain and palliative care units. Pain Manag Nurs. 2014;15(1):51-8.

JACOBSEN R, RUSCH E, ANDERSEN PK, ADAMS J, JENSEN CR, FRØLICH A. The effect of rehabilitation on health-care utilisation in COPD patients in Copenhagen. Clin Respir J. 2014;8(3):321-9.

JACOBSEN R, ABRAHAMSEN B, BAUEREK M, HOLST C, JENSEN CB, KNOP J, RAYMOND K, RASMUSSEN LB, STOUGAARD M, SØRENSEN TI, VAAG AA, HEITMANN BL. The influence of early exposure to vitamin D for development of diseases later in life. BMC Public Health. 2013; 28;13:515.

JACOBSEN R, RUSCH E, FRØLICH A, ANDERSEN PK, GODFTREDSEN N. Characteristics of COPD Patients Enrolled into Rehabilitation Programme in Copenhagen. ISRN Pulmonology. Volume 2013 (2013).

ELISSEN A, NOLTE E, KNAI C, BRUNN M, CHEVREUL K, CONKLIN A, DURAND-ZALESKI I, ERLER A, FLAMM M, FRØLICH A, FULLERTON B, JACOBSEN R, SAZ-PARKINSON Z, SARRIA-SANTAMERA A, SÖNNICHSEN A, VRIJHOEF H. Is Europe putting theory into practice? A qualitative study of the level of self-management support in chronic care management approaches. BMC Health Serv Res. 2013; 26;13:117.

KNAI C, NOLTE E, BRUNN M, ELISSEN A, CONKLIN A, PEDERSEN JP, BRERETON L, ERLER A, FRØLICH A, FLAMM M, FULLERTON B, JACOBSEN R, KROHN R, SAZ-PARKINSON Z, VRIJHOEF B, CHEVREUL K, DURAND-ZALESKI I, FARSI F, SARRÍA-SANTAMERA A, SOENNICHSEN A. Reported barriers to evaluation in chronic care: experiences in six European countries. Health Policy. 2013;110(2-3):220-8.

JACOBSEN R, VADSTRUP E, RØDER M, FRØLICH A. Predictors of effects of lifestyle intervention on diabetes mellitus type 2 patients. ScientificWorldJournal. 2012;2012:962951.

JACOBSEN R, FRØLICH A, GODTFREDSEN NS. Impact of exercise capacity on dyspnea and health-related quality of life in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2012;32(2):92-100.

NARBEKOVAS A, OBELENIENE B, JACOBSEN R, LIUBARSKIENE Z, BIELIAUSKAITE D. [Students’ attitudes to ethics of artificial fertilization]. Sveikatos mokslai, 2012, 22(3): 58-63.

JACOBSEN R, SAMSANAVICIENE J, LIUABARSKIENE Z, SCIUPOKAS A. Barriers to Pain Management among Lithuanian Cancer Patients. Pain Pract 2010, 6:259-68.

JACOBSEN R, MOLDRUP C, CHRISTRUP L. Rationales behind the choice of administration form with fentanyl: Delphi survey among Danish general practitioners. J Opioid Manag 2010; 6:259-268.

JACOBSEN R, MOLDRUP C, CHRISTRUP L, SJOGREN P, HANSEN OB. Psychological and behavioural predictors of pain management outcomes in patients with cancer. Scand J Caring Sci 2010; 24:781-790.

JACOBSEN R, MOLDRUP C, CHRISTRUP L, SJOGREN P, HANSEN OB. The Danish version of the questionnaire on pain communication: preliminary validation in cancer patients. Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 2009; 53:807-15.

JACOBSEN R, MOLDRUP C, CHRISTRUP L, SJOGREN P, HANSEN OB. The Danish version of the Medication Adherence Report Scale: preliminary validation in cancer pain patients. Pain Pract 2009; 9:1-7.

JACOBSEN R, MOLDRUP C, CHRISTRUP L, SJOGREN P. Patient-related barriers to cancer pain management: a systematic exploratory review. Scand J Caring Sci 2009; 23:190-208.

JACOBSEN R, MOLDRUP C, CHRISTRUP L, SJOGREN P, HANSEN OB. The Danish Barriers Questionnaire-II: Preliminary Validation in Cancer Pain Patients. Pain Pract 2009; 9:266-74.

JACOBSEN R, LIUBARSKIENE Z, MOLDRUP C, CHRISTRUP L, SJOGREN P, SAMSANAVICIENE J. Barriers to cancer pain management: a review of empirical research. Medicina (Kaunas ) 2009; 45:427-433.

JACOBSEN R, MOLDRUP C, CHRISTRUP L. Danish Pain Specialists’ Rationales behind the Choice of Fentanyl Transdermal Patches and Oral Transmucosal Systems-A Delphi Study. Pain Med 2009; 10:1442-51.

LISECKIENE I, LIUBARSKIENE Z, JACOBSEN R, VALIUS L, NORUP M. Do family practitioners in Lithuania inform their patients about adverse effects of common medications? J Med Ethics 2008; 34:137-140.

JACOBSEN R, MOLDRUP C, CHRISTRUP L. Clinical rationale for administering fentanyl to cancer pain patients: two Delphi surveys of pain management experts in Denmark. J Opioid Manag 2008; 4:383-391.

JACOBSEN R, SJOGREN P, MOLDRUP C, CHRISTRUP L. Physician-related barriers to cancer pain management with opioid analgesics: a systematic review. J Opioid Manag 2007; 3:207-214.

LIUBARSKIENE ZV, DARULIS Z, JACOBSEN R. Is the instrumentalization of humans acceptable in contemporary science? Med Sci Monit 2006; 12:LE23-LE24.

LIUBARSKIENE ZV, JUODRYTE I, JACOBSEN R. [What kind of information do family physicians provide to their patients about possible side effects of contraceptive pills?]. Medicina (Kaunas ) 2006; 42:340-345.

GRIGORENKO VG, YAROVOI SV, PAULAUSKAITE R, AMERIK AY: Cloning of cDNA for gransyme-like protein III, a novel serine proteinase from rat duodenum FEBS Lett. 1994;342:278-280.