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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

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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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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. 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. 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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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

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

Dr. Thomas Hendel

Head of Research Management

Dr. Marie Standl

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

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

Dr. Susanne Rospleszcz

Postdoc, Statistician, M.Sc.

Dr. Kathrin Wolf

Senior Scientist; Deputy Head of research unit 'Environmental Risks' View profile

Andrea Schneider

Data Manager

Lika Palabiyik

Study Nurse

Dr. Susanne Breitner-Busch (née Breitner)

Senior Scientist View profile

Fiona Niedermayer

PhD Student

Ines Trentinaglia

Data Manager

Cornelia Schiller

GNC (NAKO) Study Administration

Anne-Katrin Pelak

EPI Administration

Julia Six-Merker

Deputy Head of GNC (NAKO) Biorepository

Sarah Wagner

PhD Student

Lisa Maier

PhD Student

Dr. Regina Pickford, née Rückerl

Senior scientist

Carla Harris

Research Fellow

Maximilian Schwarz

PhD Student

Dr. Ute Kraus

Senior Scientist

Siqi Zhang

Postdoc

Maike Ferland

B.Sc., Data Manager

Dr. Veronika Huber

Senior Scientist

Edith Bachmayer

Office Management Prof. Peters

Mahnaz Badpa

PhD Student

Dr. Claudia Flexeder

Postdoc, Statistician

Birgit Schmuck

Study Doctor

Elke Luxenburger

Technician

Liane Thaller

EPI Administration

Anni Paulini

EPI Administration

Gabriele Kölbl

EPI Administration

Anne Marb

PhD Student

Florian Wagner

IT and Technology

Dr. Jana Nano

Postdoc, Medical Epidemiologist, MD, MSc, PhD

Masna Rai

PhD Student

Lina Lau

PhD Student

Dr. Marco Dallavalle

Data Manager

Yueli Yao

PhD Student

Megi Vogli

Research Fellow

Hong Luo

PhD Student

Michael Dittmann

Finances

Christina Raaz

Research Management

Dr. Susanne Göttlicher (geb. Vogt)

GNC (NAKO) Project Management

Uta Geruschkat

Data Manager

Anna Kilanowski

PhD Student

Mingming Wang

PhD Student

Jiesheng Lin

PhD Student

Dr. Elisabeth Thiering

Postdoc, Statistician

Dipl.–Ing. Mainsi Marowsky-Köppl

Data Manager

Dr. Ina-Maria Rückert-Eheberg

KORA.PASST Coordination

Olga Lang

Data Manager

Dr. Stefan Karrasch

MD, Epidemiologist

Guido Fischer

Data Manager GNC (NAKO) Biorepository

David Scholz

Computer Scientist GNC (NAKO) Biorepository

Susanne Beatrix Tippkötter

Technician GNC (NAKO) Biorepository

Miriam Homburg

Technician GNC (NAKO) Biorepository

Jonathan Adam

Bioinformatiker

Wenli Ni

PhD Student

Xinting Cai

PhD Student

Marie-Theres Huemer

PhD Student

Dr. Eva-Franziska Matthies-Wiesler

Senior Scientist

Nikolaos Nikolaou

PhD Student

Sladjana Jelic

Data Manager

Rosalba Sinisterra

Technician GNC (NAKO) Biorepository

Xheva Halitaj

Technician GNC (NAKO) Biorepository

Dr. Nina Wawro

Statistician/ Quality Manager

Nuha Shugaa Addin

PhD Candidate

Min-qi Liao

PhD Student

Sonja Braun

Doctoral Student

Dr. Simonas Kecorius

Senior Scientist

Tianyu Zhao

Postdoc

Claudia Zeller

Technical Assistant

Harald Hänsch

Data Manager

Dr. Cheng He

Postdoc

Dr. Margit Heier

Head of the KORA Study Center

Claudia Schneck

Data Manager (Augsburg)

Yue Xi

PhD Student

Agnieszka Gatlik

Laboratory Technician (Augsburg)

Oliver Riedl

IT

Ina Fabricius

Laboratory Technician (Augsburg)

Ulrike Kuch

Team Assistance (Augsburg)

Seryan Atasoy

Postdoc

Alice Sommer

PhD Student

Dr. Hamimatunnisa Johar

Epidemiologist

Ava Arshadipour

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Contact Director

Prof. Dr. Annette Peters

Director of the Institute of Epidemiology

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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

Dr. Thomas Hendel

Head of Research Management

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