Short CV/Education and training

  • 1992
    Certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG-Certification)

  • 1993
    Medical degree (Medizinisches Staatsexamen), RWTH Aachen, Medical Faculty

  • 1996
    Dr. med., RWTH Aachen, Medical Faculty, Department of Physiology

  • 1999
    M.P.H., University of Bielefeld, School of Public Health, Department of Public Health Medicine

  • 2009
    Habilitation and Venia legendi, Medical Faculty, University of Duisburg-Essen

  • 2011
    Professor of Environmental Epidemiology, IUF Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine at the Heinrich Heine University and Medical Faculty, University of Düsseldorf

  • 2016
    Professor of Environmental Epidemiology, Institute for Occupational, Social and Environmental Medicine; Heinrich-Heine-University of Düsseldorf

Research experience:

  • 1993 – 1995
    Internship and Residency, Internal Medicine/Pulmonary Medicine

  • 1995 – 1996
    Residency, Internal Medicine

  • 2001 – 2004
    Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, University of Duisburg-Essen

  • 2005 – 2011
    Head of the Unit of Environmental and Clinical Epidemiology, Institute for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, University of Duisburg-Essen

  • 2006 – 2008
    Interim Head of the Unit of Biometry and Bioinformatics,Institute for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, University of Duisburg-Essen

  • 2007 – 2011
    Head of the Clinical Cancer Registry, Institute for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, University of Duisburg-Essen

  • 2008 – 2009
    Visiting scientist at the Department of Environmental Health), Harvard School of Public Health

  • 2011 – 2016
    Head of Environmental Epidemiology of Aging Research Group, IUF Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine at the Heinrich Heine University and Medical Faculty, University of Düsseldorf

  • Since 2016
    Head of Environmental Epidemiology Group at the Institute of Occupational, Social and Environmental Medicine, Heinrich-Heine University of Düsseldorf

Selected publications

  • Fuks KB, Weinmayr G, Basagaña X, Gruzieva O, Hampel R, Oftedal B, et al… Hoffmann B. 2016 "Long-Term Exposure to Ambient Air Pollution and Traffic Noise and Incident Hypertension in seven cohorts of the European Study of Cohorts for Air Pollution Effects (ESCAPE)". European Heart Journal 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehw413 ehw413 First published online: 24 October 2016

  • Tzivian L, Dlugaj M, Winkler A, Weinmayr G, Hennig F, Fuks KB, Vossoughi M, Schikowski T, Weimar C, Erbel R, Jöckel KH, Moebus S, Hoffmann B; Heinz Nixdorf Recall Study Investigative Group. Long-Term Air Pollution and Traffic Noise Exposures and Mild Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults: A Cross-Sectional Analysis of the Heinz Nixdorf Recall Study. Environ Health Perspect. 2016;124(9):1361-8.

  • Hoffmann B, Luttmann-Gibson H, Cohen A, Zanobetti A, de Souza C, Foley C, Suh HH, Coull BA, Schwartz J, Mittleman M, Stone P, Horton E, Gold DR. Opposing Effects of Particle Pollution, Ozone and Ambient Temperature on Arterial Blood Pressure. Environ Health Perspect 2012;120:241-6.

  • Fuks K, Moebus S, Hertel S, Viehmann A, Nonnemacher M, Dragano N, Möhlenkamp S, Jakobs H, Kessler C, Erbel R, and Hoffmann B. Long-Term Urban Particulate Air Pollution, Traffic Noise and Arterial Blood Pressure. Environ Health Perspect 2011;119:1706-11.

  • Bauer M, Fuchsluger M, Moebus S, Nonnemacher M, Möhlenkamp S, Dragano N, Kessler C, Jakobs H, Memmesheimer M, Erbel R, Jöckel KH and Hoffmann B. Urban particulate matter air pollution is associated with subclinical atherosclerosis – results from the Heinz Nixdorf Recall Study, J Am Coll Cardiol. 2010;56:1803-8.

  • Hoffmann B, Moebus S, Möhlenkamp S, Stang A, Lehmann N, Dragano N, Schmermund A, Memmesheimer M, Mann K, Erbel R and Jöckel KH on behalf of the Heinz Nixdorf Recall Study Investigative Group. Residential exposure to traffic is associated with coronary atherosclerosis. Circulation 2007;116:489-496.

  • Hoffmann B, Moebus S, Stang A, Beck EM, Dragano N, Möhlenkamp S, Schmermund A, Memmesheimer M, Mann K, Erbel R, Jöckel KH. Residence close to high traffic and prevalence of coronary heart disease. Eur Heart J 2006;27:2696-2702.


Selected projects

  • ELAPSE: Effects of Low-Level Air Pollution: A Study in Europe

  • Effects of ultrafine particles from indoor activities (EPIA)

  • Common pathways for the development and progression of air-pollution induced chronic comorbidities in old age – Follow up study of the SALIA cohort

  • Chronic exposure to particulate air pollution and progression of subclinical atherosclerosis – Investigation based on the Heinz Nixdorf Recall Study

  • Air pollution and inflammatory mediators of atherosclerosis- Investigation based on the Heinz Nixdorf Recall Study

  • ESCAPE – Effects of long-term exposure to air pollution on health in European cohorts

  • Ultrafeine Partikel und Mortalität im Ruhrgebiet

  • Predictive value of reflux for incidence of chronic venous disease – Analysis of the Bonn Vein Study

  • Wenn die Stadt krank macht: Einflüsse der sozialen und physikalisch-chemischen Umwelt auf die Gesundheit älterer Menschen

  • Childhood social position and associations between environmental exposures and health outcomes

  • Evaluation of the cause specific mortality during the 2003 heat wave in Germany

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the Research Committee of the Health Effects Institute, Boston, USA (since 2014)

  • Chair of the European Chapter of the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology (2013-2016)

  • Vice Chair of the Umweltmedizinkommission (Commission for Environmental Medicine and Environmental Public Health) of the Umweltbundesamt and the Robert-Koch Institute, since 2012 (Vice-Chair since 2016)

  • Appointed member of the Innenraumlufthygienekommission (Commission on Indoor Air Quality) of the Umweltbundesamt, since 2011

  • Elected counselor of the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE), 2010 – 2012

  • Member of the international Special Review Board of the Health Effects Institute (Boston, USA), 2011 – 2013

  • Member of the Fachausschuss Epidemiologie of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Medizinische Informatik, Biometrie und Epidemiologie e.V. (GMDS), 2011 – 2013

  • Member of the international review board of the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, 2009

  • Member of the German Epidemiological Society

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