Research at the Institute of Public Health

Research at the Institute of Public Health focuses on

  • Epidemiology (renal, cardiovascular, neuro)
  • Health services research
  • Science research.

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Public Health

In recent decades, scientists have successfully identified many risk factors for diseases and identified causes of the spread of diseases. Now the causal relationships are shifting into the spotlight of public and population health research. Factors that affect health usually do not occur in isolation but are causally linked.

One important research topic at the Institute of Public Health is aging. Aging is a topic that covers aspects of health services research, prevention, epidemiology and methodology.

The epidemiologic research at IPH focuses on nephrology, the cardiovascular system and neurology. By contrast, the health services research at IPH concentrates on the systems, structures and patient-oriented outcomes of the health care system.

Key Research Areas of the Institute of Public Health in Berlin

Recent Publications

2018

Januar - March 2018

Neighborhood Characteristics, Bystander Automated External Defibrillator Use, and Patient Outcomes in Public Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest.
Andersen LW, Holmberg MJ, Granfeldt A, Løfgren B, Vellano K, McNally BF, Siegerink B, Kurth T, Donnino MW; CARES Surveillance Group.
Resuscitation. 2018 Feb 22. pii: S0300-9572(18)30089-3. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2018.02.021.
[Epub ahead of print]

Evaluating the diagnostic value of rescaled β-trace protein in combination with serum creatinine and serum cystatin C in older adults.
Pottel H, Schaeffner E, Ebert N.Clin Chim Acta. 2018 Feb 21;480:206-213. doi: 10.1016/j.cca.2018.02.026. [Epub ahead of print]

Hyperoxia is a modifiable anaesthetic risk factor that varies in the practice of individual anaesthetists.
Staehr-Rye AK, Kurth T, Scheffenbichler FT, Rasmussen LS, Eikermann M.
Br J Anaesth. 2018 Mar;120(3):610-612. doi: 10.1016/j.bja.2017.12.028. Epub 2018 Jan 17. No abstract available.

 Propensity scores - A brief introduction for resuscitation researchers.
Andersen LW, Kurth T.
Resuscitation. 2018 Feb 6;125:66-69. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2018.02.003. [Epub ahead of print]

Migraine and risk of cardiovascular disease.
Kurth T, Rohmann JL, Shapiro RE.
BMJ. 2018 Jan 31;360:k275. doi: 10.1136/bmj.k275.
No abstract available.

Single- versus multiple-sample method to measure glomerular filtration rate.
Delanaye P, Flamant M, Dubourg L, Vidal-Petiot E, Lemoine S, Cavalier E, Schaeffner E, Ebert N, Pottel H.
Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2018 Jan 8. doi: 10.1093/ndt/gfx345.
[Epub ahead of print

Effects of Opioids Given to Facilitate Mechanical Ventilation on Sleep Apnea After Extubation in the Intensive Care Unit.
Timm FP, Zaremba S, Grabitz SD, Farhan HN, Zaremba S, Siliski E, Shin CH, Muse S, Friedrich S, Mojica JE, Kurth T, Ramachandran SK, Eikermann M.

Sleep. 2018 Jan 1;41(1). doi: 10.1093/sleep/zsx191

 Physician specialty and long-term survival after myocardial infarction - A study including all German statutory health insured patients.
Radzimanowski M, Gallowitz C, Müller-Nordhorn J, Rieckmann N, Tenckhoff B.
Int J Cardiol. 2018 Jan 15;251:1-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2017.10.048.
Epub 2017 Oct 22.

Migraine and invasive epithelial ovarian cancer risk in the Nurses' Health Study II and the Women'sHealth Study.
Rice MS, Rist PM, Winter AC, Kurth T, Tworoger SS.
Int J Cancer. 2018 Feb 1;142(3):534-539. doi: 10.1002/ijc.31062.
Epub 2017 Oct 30

April - June 2018

Analysis of shared heritability in common disorders of the brain.
Brainstorm Consortium, Anttila V, Bulik-Sullivan B, Finucane HK, Walters RK, Bras J, Duncan L, Escott-Price V, Falcone GJ, Gormley P, Malik R, Patsopoulos NA, Ripke S, Wei Z, Yu D, Lee PH, Turley P, Grenier-Boley B, Chouraki V, Kamatani Y, Berr C, Letenneur L, Hannequin D, Amouyel P, Boland A, Deleuze JF, Duron E, Vardarajan BN, Reitz C, Goate AM, Huentelman MJ, Kamboh MI, Larson EB, Rogaeva E, St George-Hyslop P, Hakonarson H, Kukull WA, Farrer LA, Barnes LL, Beach TG, Demirci FY, Head E, Hulette CM, Jicha GA, Kauwe JSK, Kaye JA, Leverenz JB, Levey AI, Lieberman AP, Pankratz VS, Poon WW, Quinn JF, Saykin AJ, Schneider LS, Smith AG, Sonnen JA, Stern RA, Van Deerlin VM, Van Eldik LJ, Harold D, Russo G, Rubinsztein DC, Bayer A, Tsolaki M, Proitsi P, Fox NC, Hampel H, Owen MJ, Mead S, Passmore P, Morgan K, Nöthen MM, Rossor M, Lupton MK, Hoffmann P, Kornhuber J, Lawlor B, McQuillin A, Al-Chalabi A, Bis JC, Ruiz A, Boada M, Seshadri S, Beiser A, Rice K, van der Lee SJ, De Jager PL, Geschwind DH, Riemenschneider M, Riedel-Heller S, Rotter JI, Ransmayr G, Hyman BT, Cruchaga C, Alegret M, Winsvold B, Palta P, Farh KH, Cuenca-Leon E, Furlotte N, Kurth T, Ligthart L, Terwindt GM, Freilinger T, Ran C, Gordon SD, Borck G, Adams HHH, Lehtimäki T, Wedenoja J, Buring JE, Schürks M, Hrafnsdottir M, Hottenga JJ, Penninx B, Artto V, Kaunisto M, Vepsäläinen S, Martin NG, Montgomery GW, Kurki MI, Hämäläinen E, Huang H, Huang J, Sandor C, Webber C, Muller-Myhsok B, Schreiber S, Salomaa V, Loehrer E, Göbel H, Macaya A, Pozo-Rosich P, Hansen T, Werge T, Kaprio J, Metspalu A, Kubisch C, Ferrari MD, Belin AC, van den Maagdenberg AMJM, Zwart JA, Boomsma D, Eriksson N, Olesen J, Chasman DI, Nyholt DR, Avbersek A, Baum L, Berkovic S, Bradfield J, Buono R, Catarino CB, Cossette P, De Jonghe P, Depondt C, Dlugos D, Ferraro TN, French J, Hjalgrim H, Jamnadas-Khoda J, Kälviäinen R, Kunz WS, Lerche H, Leu C, Lindhout D, Lo W, Lowenstein D, McCormack M, Møller RS, Molloy A, Ng PW, Oliver K, Privitera M, Radtke R, Ruppert AK, Sander T, Schachter S, Schankin C, Scheffer I, Schoch S, Sisodiya SM, Smith P, Sperling M, Striano P, Surges R, Thomas GN, Visscher F, Whelan CD, Zara F, Heinzen EL, Marson A, Becker F, Stroink H, Zimprich F, Gasser T, Gibbs R, Heutink P, Martinez M, Morris HR, Sharma M, Ryten M, Mok KY, Pulit S, Bevan S, Holliday E, Attia J, Battey T, Boncoraglio G, Thijs V, Chen WM, Mitchell B, Rothwell P, Sharma P, Sudlow C, Vicente A, Markus H, Kourkoulis C, Pera J, Raffeld M, Silliman S, Boraska Perica V, Thornton LM, Huckins LM, William Rayner N, Lewis CM, Gratacos M, Rybakowski F, Keski-Rahkonen A, Raevuori A, Hudson JI, Reichborn-Kjennerud T, Monteleone P, Karwautz A, Mannik K, Baker JH, O'Toole JK, Trace SE, Davis OSP, Helder SG, Ehrlich S, Herpertz-Dahlmann B, Danner UN, van Elburg AA, Clementi M, Forzan M, Docampo E, Lissowska J, Hauser J, Tortorella A, Maj M, Gonidakis F, Tziouvas K, Papezova H, Yilmaz Z, Wagner G, Cohen-Woods S, Herms S, Julià A, Rabionet R, Dick DM, Ripatti S, Andreassen OA, Espeseth T, Lundervold AJ, Steen VM, Pinto D, Scherer SW, Aschauer H, Schosser A, Alfredsson L, Padyukov L, Halmi KA, Mitchell J, Strober M, Bergen AW, Kaye W, Szatkiewicz JP, Cormand B, Ramos-Quiroga JA, Sánchez-Mora C, Ribasés M, Casas M, Hervas A, Arranz MJ, Haavik J, Zayats T, Johansson S, Williams N, Dempfle A, Rothenberger A, Kuntsi J, Oades RD, Banaschewski T, Franke B, Buitelaar JK, Arias Vasquez A, Doyle AE, Reif A, Lesch KP, Freitag C, Rivero O, Palmason H, Romanos M, Langley K, Rietschel M, Witt SH, Dalsgaard S, Børglum AD, Waldman I, Wilmot B, Molly N, Bau CHD, Crosbie J, Schachar R, Loo SK, McGough JJ, Grevet EH, Medland SE, Robinson E, Weiss LA, Bacchelli E, Bailey A, Bal V, Battaglia A, Betancur C, Bolton P, Cantor R, Celestino-Soper P, Dawson G, De Rubeis S, Duque F, Green A, Klauck SM, Leboyer M, Levitt P, Maestrini E, Mane S, De-Luca DM, Parr J, Regan R, Reichenberg A, Sandin S, Vorstman J, Wassink T, Wijsman E, Cook E, Santangelo S, Delorme R, Rogé B, Magalhaes T, Arking D, Schulze TG, Thompson RC, Strohmaier J, Matthews K, Melle I, Morris D, Blackwood D, McIntosh A, Bergen SE, Schalling M, Jamain S, Maaser A, Fischer SB, Reinbold CS, Fullerton JM, Guzman-Parra J, Mayoral F, Schofield PR, Cichon S, Mühleisen TW, Degenhardt F, Schumacher J, Bauer M, Mitchell PB, Gershon ES, Rice J, Potash JB, Zandi PP, Craddock N, Ferrier IN, Alda M, Rouleau GA, Turecki G, Ophoff R, Pato C, Anjorin A, Stahl E, Leber M, Czerski PM, Cruceanu C, Jones IR, Posthuma D, Andlauer TFM, Forstner AJ, Streit F, Baune BT, Air T, Sinnamon G, Wray NR, MacIntyre DJ, Porteous D, Homuth G, Rivera M, Grove J, Middeldorp CM, Hickie I, Pergadia M, Mehta D, Smit JH, Jansen R, de Geus E, Dunn E, Li QS, Nauck M, Schoevers RA, Beekman AT, Knowles JA, Viktorin A, Arnold P, Barr CL, Bedoya-Berrio G, Bienvenu OJ, Brentani H, Burton C, Camarena B, Cappi C, Cath D, Cavallini M, Cusi D, Darrow S, Denys D, Derks EM, Dietrich A, Fernandez T, Figee M, Freimer N, Gerber G, Grados M, Greenberg E, Hanna GL, Hartmann A, Hirschtritt ME, Hoekstra PJ, Huang A, Huyser C, Illmann C, Jenike M, Kuperman S, Leventhal B, Lochner C, Lyon GJ, Macciardi F, Madruga-Garrido M, Malaty IA, Maras A, McGrath L, Miguel EC, Mir P, Nestadt G, Nicolini H, Okun MS, Pakstis A, Paschou P, Piacentini J, Pittenger C, Plessen K, Ramensky V, Ramos EM, Reus V, Richter MA, Riddle MA, Robertson MM, Roessner V, Rosário M, Samuels JF, Sandor P, Stein DJ, Tsetsos F, Van Nieuwerburgh F, Weatherall S, Wendland JR, Wolanczyk T, Worbe Y, Zai G, Goes FS, McLaughlin N, Nestadt PS, Grabe HJ, Depienne C, Konkashbaev A, Lanzagorta N, Valencia-Duarte A, Bramon E, Buccola N, Cahn W, Cairns M, Chong SA, Cohen D, Crespo-Facorro B, Crowley J, Davidson M, DeLisi L, Dinan T, Donohoe G, Drapeau E, Duan J, Haan L, Hougaard D, Karachanak-Yankova S, Khrunin A, Klovins J, Kučinskas V, Lee Chee Keong J, Limborska S, Loughland C, Lönnqvist J, Maher B, Mattheisen M, McDonald C, Murphy KC, Nenadic I, van Os J, Pantelis C, Pato M, Petryshen T, Quested D, Roussos P, Sanders AR, Schall U, Schwab SG, Sim K, So HC, Stögmann E, Subramaniam M, Toncheva D, Waddington J, Walters J, Weiser M, Cheng W, Cloninger R, Curtis D, Gejman PV, Henskens F, Mattingsdal M, Oh SY, Scott R, Webb B, Breen G, Churchhouse C, Bulik CM, Daly M, Dichgans M, Faraone SV, Guerreiro R, Holmans P, Kendler KS, Koeleman B, Mathews CA, Price A, Scharf J, Sklar P, Williams J, Wood NW, Cotsapas C, Palotie A, Smoller JW, Sullivan P, Rosand J, Corvin A, Neale BM.
Science. 2018 Jun 22;360(6395). pii: eaap8757. doi: 10.1126/science.aap8757.


Anesthesia Care Handovers and Risk of Adverse Outcomes.
Madenci AL, Wanis KN, Kurth T.
JAMA. 2018 Jun 5;319(21):2236. doi: 10.1001/jama.2018.4434. No abstract available.

Prediagnostic body size and risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis death in 10 studies.
O'Reilly ÉJ, Wang M, Adami HO, Alonso A, Bernstein L, van den Brandt P, Buring J, Daugherty S, Deapen D, Freedman DM, English DR, Giles GG, Håkansson N, Kurth T, Schairer C, Weiderpass E, Wolk A, Smith-Warner SA.
Amyotroph Lateral Scler Frontotemporal Degener. 2018 Aug;19(5-6):396-406. doi: 10.1080/21678421.2018.1452944. Epub 2018 Apr 16.

Neighborhood characteristics, bystander automated external defibrillator use, and patient outcomes in public out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.
Andersen LW, Holmberg MJ, Granfeldt A, Løfgren B, Vellano K, McNally BF, Siegerink B, Kurth T, Donnino MW; CARES Surveillance Group.
Resuscitation. 2018 May;126:72-79. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2018.02.021. Epub 2018 Mar 2.

Propensity scores - A brief introduction for resuscitation researchers.
Andersen LW, Kurth T.
Resuscitation. 2018 Apr;125:66-69. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2018.02.003. Epub 2018 Feb 6.

Evaluating the diagnostic value of rescaled β-trace protein in combination with serum creatinine and serum cystatin C in older adults.
Pottel H, Schaeffner E, Ebert N.
Clin Chim Acta. 2018 May;480:206-213. doi: 10.1016/j.cca.2018.02.026. Epub 2018 Feb 21.

Glycaemic status and depressive symptoms among adults in Germany: results from the German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Adults (DEGS1).
Weikert B, Buttery AK, Heidemann C, Rieckmann N, Paprott R, Maske UE, Scheidt-Nave C, Busch MA.
Diabet Med. 2018 Jun 11. doi: 10.1111/dme.13707. [Epub ahead of print]

2017

January - December 2017

Hormonal contraceptives and risk of ischemic stroke in women with migraine: a consensus statement from the European Headache Federation (EHF) and the European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health (ESC)
Simona Sacco, Gabriele S. Merki-Feld, Karen Lehrmann Ægidius, Johannes Bitzer, Marianne Canonico, Tobias Kurth, Christian Lampl, Øjvind Lidegaard, E. Anne MacGregor, Antoinette MaassenVanDenBrink, Dimos-Dimitrios Mitsikostas, Rossella Elena Nappi, George Ntaios, Per Morten Sandset, Paolo Martelletti, and on behalf of the European Headache Federation (EHF) and the European Society of
Contraception and Reproductive Health (ESC)
The Journal of Headache and Pain, 2017, DOI 10.1186/s10194-017-0815-1

Effect of a Website That Presents Patients’ Experiences on Self-Efficacy and Patient Competence of Colorectal Cancer Patients: Web-Based Randomized Controlled Trial
Journal of Medical Internet Research, 13.10.17 in Vol 19, No 10 (2017)

NRG Oncology/National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project Decision-Making Project-1 Results: Decision Making in Breast Cancer Risk Reduction
Christine Holmberg, Hanna Bandos, Angela Fagerlin, Therese B. Bevers, Tracy A. Battaglia, D. Lawrence Wickerham and Worta J. McCaskill-Stevens
Cancer Prev Res; 1–10. 4.10.2017

Vollständiger Artikel in American Association for Cancer Research Publications

Deciding on breast cancer risk reduction: The role of counseling in individual decisionmaking – A qualitative study
Sarah B. Blakeslee, Worta McCaskill-Stevens, Patricia A. Parkerc, Christine M. Gunn, Hanna Bandos, Therese B. Bevers, Tracy A. Battaglia, Angela Fagerlin, Jacqueline Müller-Nordhorn, Christine Holmberg
Vollständiger Artikel in Patient Education and Counseling

Exploring Explanatory Models of Risk in Breast Cancer Risk Counseling Discussions: NSABP/NRG Oncology Decision-Making Project 1
Gunn CM1, Bokhour B, Parker VA, Parker PA, Blakeslee S, Bandos H, Holmberg C.
Vollständiger Artikel in Pubmed

NRG Oncology/National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project Decision-Making Project-1 Results: Decision Making in Breast Cancer Risk Reduction
Christine Holmberg, Hanna Bandos, Angela Fagerlin, Therese B. Bevers, Tracy A. Battaglia, D. Lawrence Wickerham and Worta J. McCaskill-Stevens
Cancer Prev Res; 1–10.

Vollständiger Artikel in American Association for Cancer Research Publications

Politics of Vaccination. A global history
Christine Holmberg, senior researcher at the Institute of Public Health, together with Paul Greenough from the University of Iowa, and Stuart Blume, University of Amsterdam.

Physician cooperation in outpatient cancer care. An amplified secondary analysis of qualitative interview data
J. Engler
, C. Güthlin, A. Dahlhaus, E. Kojima, J. Müller-Nordhorn, L. Weißbach, C. Holmberg

Completed projects (selection)

Projectname Category
A Study to Evaluate Different Decision-Making Approaches Used by Women Known to be at Increased Risk for Breast Cancer (DMP-1) Health Services Research
DISCHARGE Studie: Lebensqualität bei Patienten mit Brustschmerzen Health Services Research
Epidemiologische Risiko-Scores als Instrumente des Wissenstransfers Science Studies
Krankheitsvorstellungen und Krankheitserfahrungen von Ovarialkarzinompatientinnen Health Services Research
Berufsprofil und Arbeitsfelder der Diätassistentinnen und Diätassistenten in Deutschland Health Services Research
Sozialpolitische Entwicklungen und die Einführung neuer medizinischer Praktiken Science Studies
Medizinische Versorgung von Menschen ohne legalen Aufenthaltsstatus in Berlin. Eine Befragung von Ärzt/innen in Berlin Health Services Research
Evaluation des Projektes "Unsere Kommune ist demenzfreundlich" Versorgungsforschung
Evaluation des Projektes "Menschen mit Demenz in der Kommune - Achtsamkeit und seelsorgerische Begleitung für Menschen mit Demenz" Health Services Research
Gesundheitsförderung durch Empowerment von Frauen im Setting Stadtteil – Evaluation des Projekts Stadtteilmütter in Berlin-Kreuzberg Health Services Research
Biobanks and the communication of risk knowledge: Interventions by researchers, practioners and artists Science Studies

Research database

For more details please use the Charité research database.