Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2004
    Director of the todays 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

  • Fluck J., Lindstädt B., Ahrens W., Beyan O., Buchner B., Darms J., Depping R., Dierkes J., Neuhausen H., Müller W., Zeeb H., Golebiewski M., Löffler M., Löbe M., Meineke F., Klammt S., Fröhlich H., Hahn H., Schulze M., Pischon T., Nöthlings U., Sax U., Kusch H., Grabenhenrich L., Schmidt C. O., Waltemath D., Semler S., Gehrke J., Kirsten T., Prasser F., Thun S., Weiler L., Pigeot I. NFDI4Health – Nationale Forschungsdateninfrastruktur für personenbezogene Gesundheitsdaten. Bausteine Forschungsdatenmanagement: Empfehlungen und Erfahrungsberichte für die Praxis von Forschungsdatenmanagerinnen und -managern. 2021;2:72-85.

  • NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC), in collaboration with Ahrens W., Pigeot I., Pohlabeln H. Heterogeneous contributions of change in population distribution of body mass index to change in obesity and underweight. eLife. 2021;10:e60060.

  • Priesemann V., Meyer-Hermann M., Pigeot I., Schöbel A. Der Beitrag von epidemiologischen Modellen zur Beschreibung des Ausbruchsgeschehens der COVID-19-Pandemie. Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz. 2021;64(9):1058-1066.

  • Ahrens W., Greiser K. H., Linseisen J., Pischon T., Pigeot I. Erforschung von Erkrankungen in der NAKO Gesundheitsstudie. Die wichtigsten gesundheitlichen Endpunkte und ihre Erfassung. Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz. 2020;63(4):376-384.

  • Ahrens W., Siani A., Adan R., De Henauw S., Eiben G., Gwozdz W., Hebestreit A., Hunsberger M., Kaprio J., Krogh V., Lissner L., Molnár D., Moreno L. A., Page A., Picó C., Reisch L. A., Smith R. M., 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;46(5):1394-1395j.

  • 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.

  • Ahrens W., Pigeot I. (editors). Handbook of epidemiology. 2nd edition. New York: Springer; 2014.

  • Ahrens W., Moreno L. A., 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):4-14.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Growing up healthy: Obesity prevention tailored to critical transition periods in the early life-course (GrowH!)

  • National Research Data Infrastructure for Personal Health Data (NFDI4Health)

  • NFDI4Health – Task Force COVID-19: Better understanding the COVID-19 outbreak and its consequences through integrated and harmonised research efforts

  • Leibniz ScienceCampus Bremen – Digital Public Health (LSC Digital Public Health)

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

  • 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 (IDEFICS Study)

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the Executive Board of the International Biometric Society, since 2021

  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the ZB MED – Information Centre for Life Sciences, since 2020

  • Member of the Supervisory Board of the Leibniz Institute DSMZ-German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures, since 2017

  • 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

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

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


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