Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology
- Professor of Public Health and Epidemiology and Director of the Institute of Public Health, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany.
- Co-director, Centre Virchow-Villermé, for Public Health Paris – Berlin, Campus Berlin.
- Consulting 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
- Interrelationship between vascular risk factors, neurological diseases, and cardiovascular disease with a particular focus on migraine, stroke, restless legs syndrome, cognition, and Parkinson’s disease [neuroepidemiology/cardiovascular epidemiology]
- Evaluation of risks and benefits of medication use [pharmacoepidemiology]
- Causal inference and the evaluation of methods to control for confounding, particularly the propensity score [population health science methods]
- Overlap between causal inference and clinical risk prediction
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