Portrait (Tobias Kurth)

Tobias Kurth

Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology

Other Affiliations

Professor of Public Health and Epidemiology and Director of the Institute of Public Health at the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany.
Adjunct 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

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