Bergen Epilepsy Research Group (BERG)
The SCAN-AED research team

Julie Werenberg Dreier, MSPH PhD

Postdoctoral fellow at the National Centre for Register-based Research, Aarhus University. Using register-based data her research focus on the causes and consequences of epilepsy and psychiatric comorbidity.

Areas of interest:

Register-based epidemiology, neuroepidemiology, psychiatric epidemiology, perinatal epidemiology, pharmacoepidemiology, epidemiological methods, epilepsy, febrile seizures, children, neurodevelopment.


Selected publications:

Daugaard CA; Sun Y; Dreier JW; Christensen J (2019). Use of antiepileptic drugs in women of fertile age. Danish Medical Journal. Vol 66(8) p. A5563.


Christensen J, Pedersen L, Sun Y, Dreier JW, Brikell I, Dalsgaard S (2019). Association of Prenatal Exposure to Valproate and Other Antiepileptic Drugs With Risk for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Offspring. JAMA Network Open. Vol 2(1), p. e186606


Dreier JW, Pedersen CB, Cotsapas C, Christensen J (2019). Childhood seizures and risk of psychiatric disorders in adolescence and early adulthood. A Danish nation-wide cohort study. Lancet Child & Adolescent Health. Vol 3(2), p. 99-108.


Ahlers FS, Benros ME, Dreier JW, Christensen J (2019). Infections and risk of epilepsy in children and young adults: a nationwide study. Epilepsia. Vol 60(2), p. 275-283.


Dreier JW, Petersen L, Pedersen CB, Christensen J (2018). Parental age and risk of epilepsy: A nationwide register-based study. Epilepsia. Vol 59(7), p. 1334-1343.


Dreier JW, Berg-Beckhoff G, Andersen AMN, Susser E, Nordentoft M, Strandberg-Larsen K. (2018). Fever and infections in pregnancy and psychosis-like experiences in the offspring at age 11. A prospective cohort study within the Danish National Birth Cohort. Psychological Medicine. Vol. 48(3), p. 426-436.


Dreier JW, Berg-Beckhoff G, Andersen PK, Andersen AMN. (2017). Prenatal Exposure to Fever and Infections and Academic Performance: A Multilevel Analysis. American Journal of Epidemiology. Vol 186(1), p. 29-37.