Danish Research Institute for Suicide Prevention - DRISP
Mental Health Center Copenhagen
Kildegaardsvej 28, Opg. 15, 4. sal
Tel: +45 2060 7552
Merete Nordentoft is Professor in Psychiatry, University of Copenhagen. Merete Nordentoft played a leading role in developing and implementing early intervention services in Denmark. She is an expert in epidemiology, suicidal behaviour, psychopathology and early intervention in psychosis. She has led the process from research to implementation of early intervention services all over Denmark. Professor Nordentoft has worked with suicide prevention at a national level since 1997 and together with a group of epidemiologists from Nordic countries, she has demonstrated that life expectancy for people with schizophrenia is 15 to 20 years shorter than in the general population. Professor Nordentoft was given the prestigious awards: The Golden Scalpel, Global Excellence in Health, and the Richard Wyatt Award.
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