Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2004
    Director of the Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology – BIPS, Bremen

  • Since 2001
    Full Professor of Statistics with focus on Biometry and Methods in Epidemiology, University of Bremen, Germany; Head of the Department of Biometry and Data Management, Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology – BIPS, Bremen

  • 1995 – 2001
    Full Professor (C3) for Statistics at the Institute of Statistics, University of Munich

  • 1993 – 1995
    Lecturer (C2) for Statistics in Natural Sciences and Medicine at the Department of Statistics, University of Dortmund

  • 1989 – 1993
    Assistant Professor at the Department of Statistics, University of Dortmund

Selected publications

  • Ahrens W, Siani A, Adan R, De Henauw S, Eiben G, Gwozdz W, Hebestreit A, Hunsberger M, Kaprio J, Krogh V, Lissner L, Molnar D, Moreno LA, Page A, Picó C, Reisch LA, Smith RM, Tornaritis M, Veidebaum T, Williams G, Pohlabeln H, Pigeot I, on behalf of the I.Family consortium. Cohort profile: The transition from childhood to adolescence in European children – How I.Family extends the IDEFICS cohort. International Journal of Epidemiology. 2017; (Epub 2016 Dec 31).

  • Williams G, Pigeot I. Consent and confidentiality in the light of recent demands for data sharing (invited paper). Biometrical Journal. 2017;59(2):240-250.

  • Kollhorst B, Abrahamowicz M, Pigeot I. The proportion of all previous patients was a potential instrument for patients' actual prescriptions of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 2016;69:96-106.

  • NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC), unter Mitarbeit von Ahrens W, Pigeot I. Trends in adult body-mass index in 200 countries from 1975 to 2014: A pooled analysis of 1698 population-based measurement studies with 19.2 million participants. The Lancet. 2016;387(10026):1377-1396.

  • Ahrens W, Moreno LA, Marild S, Molnar D, Siani A, De Henauw S, Böhmann J, Günther K, Hadjigeorgiou C, Iacoviello L, Lissner L, Veidebaum T, Pohlabeln H, Pigeot I, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Metabolic syndrome in young children: Definitions and results of the IDEFICS study. International Journal of Obesity. 2014;38(S2):S4-S14.

  • Ahrens W, Pigeot I, Pohlabeln H, De Henauw S, Lissner L, Molnar D, Moreno LA, Tornaritis M, Veidebaum T, Siani A, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Prevalence of overweight and obesity in European children below the age of 10. International Journal of Obesity. 2014;38(S2):S99-S107.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Determinants of eating behaviour in European children, adolescents and their parents (I.Family,

  • Development and statistical discussion of an index to assess the opportunities for physical activity in the neighborhood environment of children

  • Establishment and operation of the Competence Network of Secondary and Registry Data of the German National Cohort study

  • IDEFICS – Identification and prevention of dietary- and lifestyle-induced health effects in children and infants (

  • Two-phase methodology for the combined analysis of secondary data sources

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the Editorial Board of Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz, since 2002

  • Editor (with Prof. Ahrens) of the new Springer Series "Epidemiology and Public Health", since 2007

  • Deputy head of the scientific council of the German Centre for Cancer Registry Data, Robert Koch Institute, since 2010

  • Member of the Scientific Council of the Research Data Centres of the Federal Statistical Office and the statistical offices of the federal states, since 2013

  • Member of the Representative Council of the International Biometric Society, since 2015

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Additional interests

  • Editorial activities


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