Tobias Kurth

Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology

Department of Epidemiology

Other Affiliations


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