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Environmental Health Center Institute of Epidemiology

Our mission is to understand the protective and harmful effects of the environment, genes and lifestyle on human health and disease using population-based epidemiology approaches. Knowledge of these interactions leads to novel targeted prevention and intervention approaches for cardiometabolic diseases and allergies.

Our mission is to understand the protective and harmful effects of the environment, genes and lifestyle on human health and disease using population-based epidemiology approaches. Knowledge of these interactions leads to novel targeted prevention and intervention approaches for cardiometabolic diseases and allergies.

Research Groups

Urban Environment Sustainable SDGs
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Dr. Alexandra Schneider

Environmental Risks

The working group Environmental Risks investigates the short- and long-term adverse and beneficial health impacts of environmental factors, such as air pollution, meteorology, climate change, noise and green space in urban areas with a focus on cardiometabolic diseases in adults.

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Prof. Dr. Annette Peters

Exposomics

The primary mission of exposomics research is to understand the complex interplay between environmental exposures and disease development via molecular markers and imaging.

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Prof. Dr. Barbara Thorand

Diabetes Epidemiology

The focus of Diabetes Epidemiology is the identification of determinants for type 2 diabetes and other major chronic diseases related to type 2 diabetes, such as coronary heart disease and stroke, and to investigate their interrelationship.

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Dr. Marie Standl

Allergic Disease Epidemiology

The research group Allergic Disease Epidemiology aims to investigate environmental and life style factors, genetic markers and metabolic processes for the onset and progression of allergic diseases.

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Dr. Josef Cyrys

Environmental Exposure Assessment

The primary aim of Environmental Exposure Assessment is the development and employment of exposure assessment methods for applying in epidemiological studies on health effects of air pollutants.

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Dr. Marie Standl

Lung Epidemiology

The research group Lung Epidemiology examines genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors of lung function during development, growth, and age-related decline.

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Research Unit

Dr. Christian Gieger

Molecular Epidemiology

The Research Unit of Molecular Epidemiology analyses population-based cohorts and case studies for specific diseases, using genomics, epigenomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, and functional analyses. The aim of this research unit is to decipher the molecular mechanisms of complex diseases like type 2 diabetes or obesity. The unit administers the biological specimen repository of the Department of Epidemiology and stores the samples for national and international projects.

People at Epidemiology

Annette Peters

Prof. Dr. Annette Peters

Director of the Institute of Epidemiology View profile

Dr. Alexandra Schneider

Deputy Director of the Institute of Epidemiology, Head of Research Group 'Environmental Risks', Senior Scientist View profile
Porträt Thomas Hendel

Dr. Thomas Hendel

Head of Research Management
Porträt Marie Standl

Dr. Marie Standl

Head of Research Group 'Allergic Disease Epidemiology', Head (ad interim) of Research Group 'Lung Epidemiology', Statistician View profile
Porträt Barbara Thorand

Prof. Dr. Barbara Thorand

Head of Research Group 'Diabetes Epidemiology', MPH, Nutritional Scientist, Epidemiologist View profile

Dr. Andreas Hörlein

Head of GNC (NAKO) Biorepository

Dr. Josef Cyrys

Head of Research Group 'Environmental Exposure Assessment', Senior Scientist
Porträt Kathrin Wolf

Dr. Kathrin Wolf

Senior Scientist; Deputy Head of Research Group 'Environmental Risks' View profile
Porträt Andrea Schneider

Andrea Schneider

Data Manager
Porträt Susanne Breitner

Dr. Susanne Breitner-Busch (née Breitner)

Senior Scientist View profile
Porträt Fiona Niedermayer

Fiona Niedermayer

PhD Student
Porträt Ines Trentinaglia

Ines Trentinaglia

Data Manager
Porträt Cornelia Schiller

Cornelia Schiller

GNC (NAKO) Study Administration
Porträt Anne-Katrin Pelak

Anne-Katrin Pelak

EPI Administration
Porträt Julia Six-Merker

Julia Six-Merker

Deputy Head of GNC (NAKO) Biorepository
Porträt Otto Emil Jutila

Otto Emil Jutila

PhD Student
Porträt Lisa Maier

Lisa Maier

PhD Student
Porträt Miriam Leskien

Miriam Leskien

PhD Student
Porträt Regina Pickford

Dr. Regina Pickford (née Rückerl)

Senior scientist
Porträt Sarah Wagner

Sarah Wagner

PhD Student
Porträt Carla Harris

Carla Harris

Research Fellow
Porträt Maximilian Schwarz

Maximilian Schwarz

PhD Student
Porträt Ute Kraus

Dr. Ute Kraus

Senior Scientist
Porträt Margarethe Woeckel

Margarethe Woeckel

MD Student
Porträt Edith Bachmayer

Edith Bachmayer

Office Management Prof. Peters
Flexeder Claudia

Dr. Claudia Flexeder

Postdoc, Statistician
Porträt Birgit Schmuck

Birgit Schmuck

Study Doctor
Porträt Minqi Liao

Min-qi Liao

PhD Student
Porträt Liane Thaller

Liane Thaller

EPI Administration
Porträt Anna Paulini

Anni Paulini

EPI Administration
Porträt Gabriele Kölbl

Gabriele Kölbl

EPI Administration
Porträt Nikolaos Nikolaou

Nikolaos Nikolaou

PhD Student
Porträt Anne Marb

Anne Marb

PhD Student
Porträt Hanna Feldbusch

Hanna Feldbusch

PhD Student
Porträt Florian Wagner

Florian Wagner

IT and Technology
Porträt Feiling Ai

Feiling Ai

PhD Student
Porträt Marco Dallavalle

Dr. Marco Dallavalle

Data Manager
Porträt Cheng He, Hintergrundfarbe: türkis

Dr. Cheng He

Postdoc
Porträt Yueli Yao

Yueli Yao

PhD Student
Vogli Megi

Megi Vogli

Postdoc
Porträt Luo Hong

Hong Luo

PhD Student

Michael Dittmann

Finances
Porträt Christina Raaz

Christina Bichlmaier (née Raaz)

Research Management
Porträt Thuy Tien Nguyen

Thuy Tien Nguyen

Research Management
Porträt Susanne Goettlicher

Dr. Susanne Göttlicher (née Vogt)

GNC (NAKO) Project Management
Porträit EPI Harald Hänsch

Harald Hänsch

Data Manager
Porträt Uta Geruchkat

Uta Geruschkat

Data Manager
Porträt Sandra Claire Slesinski

Claire Slesinski

Scientist
Porträt Mingming Wang

Mingming Wang

PhD Student
Porträt Margit Heier

Dr. Margit Heier

Head of the KORA Study Center
Porträt Jiesheng Lin

Jiesheng Lin

PhD Student
Porträt Elisabeth Thiering

Dr. Elisabeth Thiering

Postdoc, Statistician
Porträt Viktoria Ocvirk

Dr. Viktoria Ocvirk

Postdoc
Porträt Stefan Karrasch

Dr. Stefan Karrasch

MD, Epidemiologist
Porträtbild EPI Ina-Maria Rückert-Eheberg,

Dr. Ina-Maria Rückert-Eheberg

KORA.PASST Coordination
Porträt EPI Nuha Shugga Addin

Nuha Shugaa Addin

PhD Student
Porträt Yujiao Li

Yujiao Li

PhD Student

Dipl.–Ing. Mainsi Marowsky-Köppl

Data Manager

Olga Lang

Data Manager

Guido Fischer

Data Manager GNC (NAKO) Biorepository

Oliver Riedl

IT Admin and Software Developer (Physicist)

Susanne Beatrix Tippkötter

Technician GNC (NAKO) Biorepository

Miriam Homburg

Technician GNC (NAKO) Biorepository

Marie-Theres Huemer

Postdoc

Dr. Eva-Franziska Matthies-Wiesler

Senior Scientist
Porträt Hitha Ramakrishnan

Hitha Krishna Chirakundil Ramakrishnan

Data Manager

Sladjana Jelic

Data Manager

Rosalba Sinisterra

Technician GNC (NAKO) Biorepository

Xheva Halitaj

Technician GNC (NAKO) Biorepository

Dr. Nina Wawro

Statistician/ Quality Manager
Porträt Elena Grune

Elena Grune

PhD Student
Porträt Yanding Wang

Yanding Wang

PhD Student

Franziska Kirchner

Doctoral Student

Sonja Braun

Doctoral Student

Dr. Simonas Kecorius

Senior Scientist

Claudia Zeller

Technical Assistant

Claudia Schneck

Data Manager (Augsburg)

Yue Xi

PhD Student

Agnieszka Gatlik

Laboratory Technician (Augsburg)

Ina Fabricius

Laboratory Technician (Augsburg)

Ulrike Kuch

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Contact Director

Annette Peters

Prof. Dr. Annette Peters

Director of the Institute of Epidemiology

Contact Deputy Director

Dr. Alexandra Schneider

Deputy Director of the Institute of Epidemiology, Head of Research Group 'Environmental Risks', Senior Scientist

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Contact Research Management

Porträt Thomas Hendel

Dr. Thomas Hendel

Head of Research Management

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