Lars Erik Kristensen finished medical school at Copenhagen University, Denmark in 2002 and became a doctor in medical science with a PhD in clinical medicine at Lund University in April 2008. The following year Prof. Kristensen became a specialist in internal medicine and rheumatology.
Prof. Kristensen’s research focus is on degenerative and inflammatory arthritis with a focus on patient value, lifestyle factors, treatment response and predictors thereof in RCT and observational settings. He fulfilled a post doc at Karolinska University, Sweden from 2010-2012 and was managing his own research group (SSATG) in Lund between 2011 and 2013. Since 2014, he has been head of research at the Parker Institute, a research institute engaging more than 50 researchers across different disciplines.
He holds an honorary Doctoral position at Lund University (Docent/professor since 2014), and a research associated professorship at Copenhagen University since 2016. Prof. Kristensen is a board member and head of research in the Danish national society of Rheumatologists, and he has given over 250 lectures at national and international congresses and meetings.