Annette Erlangsen, Head of Program

Associate Professor, Head of program


Profile on ​​ResearchGate:

Research interests

I have been dedicated to research on suicide prevention since 1999. My main research focus has ​been population-based studies using register data and examining suicide risk in association with stressful life events, such as diagnosis of a serious illness, as well as among socially stigmatized and marginalized groups, such as sexual minority groups, bereaved by suicide, asylum-seekers, people in prison and homeless. In addition, I am involved in interventions where we examine whether tools, such as online-based therapy and psychoeducation help people with suicide thoughts and their relatives. My research interests also cover means restriction and involvement of people with lived experiences into efforts of suicide prevention efforts.

​Selected publi​cations

Erlangsen, A; Jacobsen, AL; Ranning, A; Nordentoft, M; Frisch, M. (2023) Association of transgender identity with suicide attempts and mortality in Denmark. JAMA.

Nordentoft M, Erlangsen A. (2019) Suicide-turning the tide. SCIENCE. 2019 Aug 23;365(6455):725.

Erlangsen, A; et al. (2018) Genetics of suicide attempts in individuals with and without mental disorders: a population-based genome-wide association study. Molecular Psychiatry.

Erlangsen A, Lind BD, Stuart EA, et al. (2015) Short-term and long-term effects of psychosocial therapy for people after deliberate self-harm: a register-based, nationwide multicentre study using propensity score matching. Lancet Psychiatry 2; 47-58.


Honorary Associate Professor at Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

Adjunct Associate Professor at Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, USA.

Danish Research Institute for Suicide Prevention – DRISP
Psychiatric Center Copenhagen
Gentofte Hospitalsvej 15,4
DK-2900 Hellerup