Cecilia Smith Simonsen
Position: PhD student, MD
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Background: Cecilia Smith Simonsen has a medical degree from The University of Glasgow, Scotland (2007). She did her foundation years in Greater Glasgow and started her neurology training at the Hospital of Telemark in Skien in 2010 and later at Drammen Hospital (VVHF). As of 2015 she has been working 50% as a clinical registrar at the department of neurology in Drammen and 50% as a researcher in the MS group at Oslo University Hospital.

Research project:  Cecilia Smith Simonsen is doing her PhD project on multiple sclerosis and NEDA. The project title is “Predictors for disease susceptibility and disease progression in Multiple sclerosis”. The aims are to determine the proportion of all MS patients in Oslo, Buskerud and Telemark achieving NEDA, the natural course of the disease and predictors for disease susceptibility, progression and NEDA.

Main supervisor: Elisabeth Gulowsen Celius (MD, PhD) Co-supervisors: Stine Marit Moen (MD, PhD) and Kari Anne Bjørnarå (MD, PhD, senior consultant at department of neurology, Drammen Hospital)

Methodology and interests:

  • Epidemiology
  • Clinical research and clinical trials in MS
  • MS and bone health