Short CV/Education and training


  • Since 2016
    Head of the Cancer Registry of the Cantons Zurich and Zug, Division of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute (EPBI), University of Zurich, Zurich

  • 2010 – 2016
    Assistant Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Prevention of Cancer, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Zurich, Zurich

  • 2009 – 2010
    Head of the Unit of Nutritional Epidemiology, Division of Cancer Epidemiology, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg

  • 2004 – 2009
    Scientist, Unit of Nutritional Epidemiology, Division of Cancer Epidemiology, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg


  • 2002 – 2004
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore (USA)

  • 1999 – 2002
    PhD student, Division of Clinical Epidemiology, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg

  • 1999 – 2002
    Research Assistant, Department of Tropical Hygiene, University Hospital, Heidelberg

  • 1996 – 1998
    Nutrition counselor, health insurance companies and community colleges, Alfeld


  • 1999 – 2001
    Justus-Liebig-Universität (Giessen), Department of Nutrition, PhD (Dr. oec. troph.), August 2001

  • 1996 – 1998
    Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Department of Public Health, MPH, August 1998

  • 1995
    Master in Nutrition and Home Economics (Dipl. oec. troph.)

  • 1990 – 1995
    Justus-Liebig-Universität (Giessen), Departments of Nutrition and Home Economics

Selected publications

  • Faeh D, Marques-Vidal P, Brändle M, Braun J, Rohrmann S. Diabetes risk scores and death: predictability and practicability in two different populations. Eur J Public Health. 2014 Jul 31. pii: cku114. PMID: 25085474

  • Martin-Diener E, Meyer J, Braun J, Tarnutzer S, Faeh D, Rohrmann S, Martin BW. The combined effect on survival of four main behavioural risk factors for non-communicable diseases. Prev Med. 2014;65:148-52. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2014.05.023. PMID: 24989976

  • Van Hemelrijck M, Feller A, Garmo H, Valeri F, Korol D, Dehler S, Rohrmann S. Incidence of second malignancies for prostate cancer. PLoS One. 2014 Jul 21;9(7):e102596. PMID: 25047238

  • Richard A, Martin B, Wanner M, Eichholzer M, Rohrmann S. Effects of Leisure-Time and Occupational Physical Activity on Total Mortality Risk in NHANES III According to Sex, Ethnicity, Central Obesity and Age. J Phys Act Health. 2014 Apr 17. PMID: 24770336

  • Rohrmann S, Braun J, Bopp M, Faeh D. Inverse association between circulating vitamin D and mortality – dependent on sex and cause of death? Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2013 Oct 3. doi:pii: S0939-4753(13)00133-6. PMID: 24095147

  • Rohrmann S, Overvad K, Bueno-de-Mesquita HB, Jakobsen MU, Egeberg R, Tjønneland A, Nailler L, Boutron-Ruault MC, Clavel-Chapelon F, Krogh V, Palli D, Panico S, Tumino R, Ricceri F, Bergmann MM, Boeing H, Li K, Kaaks R, Khaw KT, Wareham NJ, Crowe FL, Key TJ, Naska A, Trichopoulou A, Trichopoulos D, Leenders M, Peeters PH, Engeset D, Parr CL, Skeie G, Jakszyn P, Sánchez MJ, Huerta JM, Redondo ML, Barricarte A, Amiano P, Drake I, Sonestedt E, Hallmans G, Johansson I, Fedirko V, Romieux I, Ferrari P, Norat T, Vergnaud AC, Riboli E, Linseisen AJ. Meat consumption and mortality – results from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition. BMC Med. 2013 Mar 7;11:63. PMID:23497300

  • Luczynska A, Kaaks R, Rohrmann S, Becker S, Linseisen J, Buijsse B, Overvad K, Trichopoulou A, Valanou E, Barmpitsioti A, Masala G, Agnoli C, Tumino R, Panico S, Bueno-de-Mesquita HB, van Duijnhoven FJ, Peeters PH, Vermeulen R, Weiderpass E, Brustad M, Skeie G, González CA, Jakszyn P, Quirós JR, Sánchez MJ, Huerta JM, Ardanaz E, Melin B, Johansson AS, Almquist M, Malm J, Khaw KT, Wareham N, Travis RC, Fedirko V, Romieu I, Jenab M, Gallo V, Riboli E, Vineis P, Nieters A. Plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration and lymphoma risk: results of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition. Am J Clin Nutr. 2013;98(3):827-38. PMID: 23885049

  • Faeh D, Rohrmann S, Braun J. Better risk assessment with glycated hemoglobin instead of cholesterol in CVD risk prediction charts. Eur J Epidemiol. 2013 Jul 17. PMID: 23860709

  • Rohrmann S, Linseisen J, Allen N, Bueno-de-Mesquita HB, Føns Johnsen N, Tjønneland A, Overvad K, Rdolf Kaaks R, Teucher B, Boeing H, Pischon T, Lagiou P, Trichopoulou A, Trichopoulos D, Palli D, Vittorio Krogh V, Tumino R, Ricceri F, Argüelles Suárez MV, Agudo A, Sánchez M-J, Chirlaque M-D, Barricarte A, Larrañaga N, Boshuizen H, van Kranen HJ, Stattin P, Johansson P, Bjartell A, Ulmert D, Khaw K-T, Wareham NJ, Ferrari P, Romieux I, Gunter MJR, Riboli E, Key TJ Smoking and the risk of prostate cancer in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition. Brit J Cancer 2013;108(3):708-14. PMID: 23169298

  • Van Hemelrijck M, Eichholzer M, Faeh D, Rohrmann S. Ability of a biomarker-based score to predict death from circulatory disease and cancer in NHANES III. BMC Public Health, 2012 Oct 23;12:895. PMID: 23092358

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Vitamin D concentration in pregnant women and their babies (funded by SNF – NRP69):

  • Risk and protective factors of cancer mortality in Switzerland (funded by Krebsforschung Schweiz)

  • Diet, lifestyle and risk of prostate cancer in Switzerland (funded by Uniscientia)

  • European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) – see:

Membership in scientific bodies/juries


  • Member of the evaluation committee for SSPH+ sabbaticals, 2012, 2013, 2014

  • Mentor in the Mentoring program in the German-speaking part of Switzerland (organized by Lucerne University), 2012/2013

  • Committee member of the MPH program of the Universities of Basel, Bern and Zurich, since 2010


  • Representative of the Swiss Society for Nutrition: Update of D-A-CH dietary guidelines on energy intake, 2011/12

  • Maryland Cancer Plan, Diet and Physical Activity Committee, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 2003


  • German Nutrition Society, since 1995

  • German Epidemiologic Society, since 1998

  • Society for Epidemiologic Research, since 2002

  • American Association for Cancer Research, since 2003

  • Public Health Switzerland, since 2010

  • Swiss Society for Nutrition, since 2010


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