Portrait (Tobias Kurth)

Tobias Kurth

Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology

Department of Epidemiology

Other Affiliations

Director of Research, Inserm ​​Research Center for Epidemiology and Biostatistics (U897) – Team Neuroepidemiology and University of Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
Associate Epidemiologist, Division of Preventive Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA


My principal areas of research consist of three main focuses:

  1. the interrelationship between vascular risk factors, neurological diseases, and cardiovascular disease with particular focus on migraine, stroke, restless legs syndrome, and Parkinson’s disease [neuroepidemiology/cardiovascular epidemiology];
  2. the evaluation of risks and benefits of medication use [pharmacoepidemiology]
  3. the evaluation of methods to control for confounding, particularly the propensity score [epidemiologic methods].


M.D., 1996, Eberhard-Karls-University, Tübingen, Germany
M.Sc. (Epidemiology), 2000, Harvard School of Public Health
Sc.D. (Epidemiology), 2003, Harvard School of Public Health

Useful links

Health Determinants in Societies (HEADS) Program