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Dr. Susanne Breitner-Busch (neé Breitner)

Senior Scientist, Research Group “Environmental Risks”
+49 89 3187-4481Email meBuilding/Room: 56/226

“Applying multidisciplinary approaches – including climate and air pollution sciences and environmental epidemiology – to investigate the intersection of climate change, air pollution, and human health and protect susceptible populations.”

“Applying multidisciplinary approaches – including climate and air pollution sciences and environmental epidemiology – to investigate the intersection of climate change, air pollution, and human health and protect susceptible populations.”

Academic career and research areas

Dr. Susanne Breitner-Busch holds a Diploma in Statistics. In 2007, she received her doctorate in Statistics from the LMU Munich. She then worked as a postdoc at the Institute for Epidemiology, Helmholtz Zentrum München, in the research group "Epidemiology of Air Pollution Effects". From 2011 until 2021, she had been deputy leader of the research group "Environmental Risks" at the Institute for Epidemiology at Helmholtz Zentrum München.

Dr. Breitner-Busch’s research interests are on the intersection of weather/climate change, air pollution, and human health. Her work involves applying multidisciplinary approaches in climate and air pollution sciences, exposure assessment, and environmental epidemiology to investigate the impact of particulate and gaseous air pollution, weather and climate change on human health. Dr. Breitner-Busch is especially interested in the statistical methodology of air pollution and air temperature analyses including environmental burden of disease, synergistic effects of air pollution and weather, and multi-pollutant approaches. Important partners for her research are the Multi-County Multi-City Database Network, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and the European Burden of Disease Network.

Fields of Work and Expertise

Environmental EpidemiologyAir PollutionMeteorologyClimate ChangeEnvironmental Burden of Disease

Professional Background

Since 2018

Senior Scientist at the IBE-Chair of Epidemiology, LMU Munich

2012

Visiting scientist for 2 months at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

2011-2021

Deputy Working Group Leader “Environmental Risks” at the Institute of Epidemiology at Helmholtz Munich

2007

Dr. rer. nat. (PhD) in Statistics, LMU Munich, Munich, Germany

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