Research fellow

Dr. Claudia Börnhorst

Curriculum vitae

  • since April 2020: Research associate in the research group "Statistical Methods for Causal Inference"
  • June 2014: Research stay at the School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, UK
  • Feb./March 2013: Research stay at the World Health Organization (Regional Office for Europe, Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • Dec. 2012: PhD degree at the University of Bremen (Title: Validity of dietary data in young populations and implications of measurement errors)
  • since October 2008: BIPS: research associate; Unit "Statistical Methods in Epidemiology"
  • September 2008: Diploma economical mathematics
  • 2006-2007: Exchange semester: JKU Linz, Austria
  • 2003-2008: Studies economical mathematics/diploma, University of Bielefeld

Memberships

Projects

Selected publications

  • Articles with peer-review

  • Börnhorst C, Heger D, Mensen A. Associations of childhood health and financial situation with quality of life after retirement - Regional variation across Europe. PLOS ONE. 2019;14(4):e0214383.
    https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0214383
  • Börnhorst C, Russo P, Veidebaum T, Tornaritis M, Molnár D, Lissner L, Mårild S, De Henauw S, Moreno LA, Intemann T, Wolters M, Ahrens W, Floegel A, on behalf of the IDEFICS and I.Family consortia. Metabolic status in children and its transitions during childhood and adolescence - The IDEFICS/I.Family study. International Journal of Epidemiology. 2019;48(5):1673-1683.
    https://doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyz097
  • Thumann B, Börnhorst C, Michels N, Veidebaum T, Solea A, Reisch LA, Moreno LA, Lauria F, Kaprio J, Hunsberger M, Heidinger-Felsõ R, Gwozdz W, De Henauw S, Ahrens W, on behalf of the IDEFICS and I.Family consortia. Cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between psychosocial well-being and sleep in European children and adolescents. Journal of Sleep Research. 2019;28(2):e12783.
    https://doi.org/10.1111/jsr.12783
  • Iguacel I, Fernández-Alvira JM, Ahrens W, Bammann K, Gwozdz W, Lissner L, Michels N, Reisch LA, Russo P, Szommer A, Tornaritis M, Veidebaum T, Börnhorst C, Moreno LA. Prospective associations between social vulnerabilities and children's weight status: Results from the IDEFICS study. International Journal of Obesity. 2018;42(10):1691-1703.
    https://doi.org/10.1038/s41366-018-0199-6
  • Iguacel I, Michels N, Ahrens W, Bammann K, Eiben G, Fernández-Alvira JM, Mårild S, Molnár D, Reisch LA, Russo P, Tornaritis M, Veidebaum T, Wolters M, Moreno LA, Börnhorst C, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Prospective associations between socioeconomically disadvantaged groups and metabolic syndrome risk in European children. Results from the IDEFICS study. International Journal of Cardiology. 2018;272:333-340.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2018.07.053
  • Börnhorst C, Siani A, Tornaritis M, Molnár D, Lissner L, Regber S, Reisch LA, De Decker A, Moreno LA, Ahrens W, Pigeot I, on behalf of the IDEFICS and I.Family consortia. Potential selection effects when estimating associations between the infancy peak or adiposity rebound and later body mass index in children. International Journal of Obesity. 2017;41(4):518-526.
    https://doi.org/10.1038/ijo.2016.218
  • Wolters M, Dering C, Siani A, Russo P, Kaprio J, Risé P, Moreno LA, De Henauw S, Mehlig K, Veidebaum T, Molnár D, Tornaritis M, Iacoviello L, Pitsiladis Y, Galli C, Foraita R, Börnhorst C, on behalf of the IDEFICS and I.Family consortia. The role of a FADS1 polymorphism in the association of fatty acid blood levels, BMI and blood pressure in young children - Analyses based on path models. PLOS ONE. 2017;12(7):e0181485.
    https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0181485
  • Börnhorst C, Siani A, Russo P, Kourides Y, Sioen I, Molnár D, Moreno LA, Rodríguez G, Ben-Shlomo Y, Howe H, Lissner L, Mehlig K, Regber S, Bammann K, Foraita R, Ahrens W, Tilling K. Early life factors and inter-country heterogeneity in BMI growth trajectories of European children: The IDEFICS study. PLOS ONE. 2016;11(2):e0149268.
    https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0149268
  • Börnhorst C, Tilling K, Russo P, Kourides Y, Michels N, Molnár D, Rodríguez G, Moreno LA, Krogh V, Ben-Shlomo Y, Ahrens W, Pigeot I, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Associations between early body mass index trajectories and later metabolic risk factors in European children: The IDEFICS study. European Journal of Epidemiology. 2016;31(5):513-525.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s10654-015-0080-z
  • Greve B, Pigeot I, Huybrechts I, Pala V, Börnhorst C, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. A comparison of heuristic and model-based clustering methods for dietary pattern analysis. Public Health Nutrition. 2016;19(2):255-264.
    https://doi.org/10.1017/S1368980014003243
  • Börnhorst C, Wijnhoven TM, Kunešová M, Yngve A, Rito AI, Lissner L, Duleva V, Petrauskiene A, Breda J. WHO European Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative: Associations between sleep duration, screen time and food consumption frequencies. BMC Public Health. 2015;15:442.
    https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-015-1793-3
  • Börnhorst C, Bel-Serrat S, Pigeot I, Huybrechts I, Ottevaere C, Sioen I, De Henauw S, Mouratidou T, Mesana MI, Westerterp K, Bammann K, Lissner L, Eiben G, Pala V, Rayson M, Krogh V, Moreno LA, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Validity of 24-h recalls in (pre-)school aged children: Comparison of proxy-reported energy intakes with measured energy expenditure. Clinical Nutrition. 2014;33(1):79-84.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clnu.2013.03.018
  • Börnhorst C, Huybrechts I, Hebestreit A, Krogh V, De Decker A, Barba G, Moreno LA, Lissner L, Tornaritis M, Loit H-M, Molnár D, Pigeot I, on behalf of the IDEFICS and I.Family consortia. Usual energy and macronutrient intakes in 2-9-year-old European children. International Journal of Obesity. 2014;38(S2):S115-S123.
    https://doi.org/10.1038/ijo.2014.142
  • Börnhorst C, Huybrechts I, Ahrens W, Eiben G, Michels N, Pala V, Molnár D, Russo P, Barba G, Bel-Serrat S, Moreno LA, Papoutsou S, Veidebaum T, Loit H-M, Lissner L, Pigeot I, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Prevalence and determinants of misreporting among European children in proxy-reported 24-hour dietary recalls. British Journal of Nutrition. 2013;109(7):1257-1265.
    https://doi.org/10.1017/S0007114512003194
  • Börnhorst C, Huybrechts I, Hebestreit A, Vanaelst B, Molnár D, Bel-Serrat S, Mouratidou T, Moreno LA, Pala V, Eha M, Kourides Y, Siani A, Eiben G, Pigeot I, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Diet-obesity associations in children: Approaches to counteract attenuation caused by misreporting. Public Health Nutrition. 2013;16(2):256-266.
    https://doi.org/10.1017/S1368980012004491
  • Börnhorst C, Hense S, Ahrens W, Hebestreit A, Reisch LA, Barba G, von Kries R, Bayer O, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. From sleep duration to childhood obesity - What are the pathways? European Journal of Pediatrics. 2012;171(7):1029-1038.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s00431-011-1670-8
  • Presentations at scientific meetings/conferences (invited)

  • Börnhorst C. Research in life-course epidemiology: Exemplary studies based on the IDEFICS/I.Family cohort. Kolloquium des Deutschen Instituts für Ernährungsforschung (DIfE), 4. April 2016, Potsdam.
  • Börnhorst C. Statistische Methoden in der Life-Course Epidemiologie: Beispielanwendungen im Rahmen der IDEFICS/I.Family Kohorte. Institutskolloquium des Instituts für Medizinische Epidemiologie, Biometrie und Informatik (IMEBI), 3. September 2015, Halle (Saale).
  • Börnhorst C. Statistische Methoden in der Life-Course Epidemiologie: Beispielanwendungen im Rahmen der IDEFICS/I.Family Kohorte. Internes Kolloquium der Abteilung für Epidemiologie und Gesundheitsmonitoring des Robert Koch-Instituts, 15. September 2015, Berlin.
  • Pigeot I, Börnhorst C. Herausforderungen bei der statistischen Auswertung longitudinaler Studien. Kolloquium "Statistische Methoden in der Empirischen Forschung", 13. Januar 2015, Berlin.
  • Pigeot I, Börnhorst C. Dietary assessment in young children: Statistical methods to assess the association between food intake and childhood obesity. Satellite Symposium on Nutritional Epidemiology during the Joint Meeting of the International Biometric Society (IBS) Austro-Swiss and Italian Regions, 19 June 2015, Milan, Italy.
  • Pigeot I, Börnhorst C. Challenges in the statistical analysis of longitudinal data. European Conference on Data Analysis (ECDA), 2-4 September 2015, Exeter, United Kingdom.
  • Presentations at scientific meetings/conferences

  • Börnhorst C, Tilling K, Russo P, Kourides Y, Michels N, Molnár D, Rodríguez G, Moreno LA, Krogh V, Ben-Shlomo Y, Ahrens W, Pigeot I, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Associations between early body mass index trajectories and later metabolic risk in European children: The IDEFICS Study. 14th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA), 3-6 June 2015, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
  • Börnhorst C, Tilling K, Russo P, Kourides Y, Michels N, Molnár D, Rodríguez G, Moreno LA, Krogh V, Ben-Shlomo Y, Ahrens W, Pigeot I. Early body mass index trajectories and later metabolic risk in European children: The IDEFICS study. European Congress of Epidemiology, 25-27 June 2015, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
  • Börnhorst C, Greve B, Pigeot I. A comparison of heuristic and model-based clustering methods for dietary pattern analysis. 2nd European Conference on Data Analysis (ECDA), 2-4 July 2014, Bremen.
  • Börnhorst C, Huybrechts I, Eiben G, Molnár D, Moreno LA, Pala V, Eha M, Kourides Y, Siani A, Pigeot I, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Diet-obesity relationships in children: Approaches to handle implausible dietary recalls. 8th International Conference on Diet and Activity Methods (ICDAM), 14-17 May 2012, Rome, Italy.
  • Börnhorst C, Bel-Serrat S, Bammann K, Moreno LA, Huybrechts I, Eiben G, Pigeot I. Validität von Ernährungsdaten bei Kleinkindern: Vergleich zwischen 24-Stunden Erinnerungsprotokollen und objektiv gemessenem Energieverbrauch. "Biometrie, Epidemiologie und Informatik - Gemeinsam forschen für Gesundheit". 56. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Medizinische Informatik, Biometrie und Epidemiologie (GMDS) und 6. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Epidemiologie (DGEpi), 26.-29. September 2011, Mainz.
  • Börnhorst C, Günther F, Jahn I. Wie wird geschlechtersensible Forschung in der Epidemiologie aktuell "gemacht"? Erste Ergebnisse einer Suche nach guten Beispielen im Projekt Epi goes Gender. "Prävention sozial und nachhaltig gestalten". Gemeinsamer Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Sozialmedizin und Prävention (DGSMP) und der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Medizinische Soziologie (DGMS) in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Medizinischen Dienst der Krankenversicherungen (MDK), 21.-23. September 2011, Bremen.
  • Posters at scientific meetings/conferences

  • Börnhorst C, Siani A, Tornaritis M, Molnár D, Lissner L, Reisch LA, Moreno LA, Ahrens W, Pigeot I, on behalf of the I.Family consortium. Potential selection effects when estimating associations between the infancy peak and adiposity rebound and later BMI in children. European Congress of Epidemiology, 4-6 July 2018, Lyon, France. (Abstract published in: Revue d'Épidémiologie et de Santé Publique. 2018;66(Suppl.5):S422)

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Prizes and awards

  • 1st Prize in Oral Communication modality in the area of Metabolism (W. Ahrens, C. Börnh, I. Pigeot)
    European Childhood Obesity Group (ECOG) (2018)
    Oral presentation "Trajectories of overweight and metabolic syndrome in the IDEFICS/I.Family cohort"
  • Aufnahme in das Leibniz-Mentoring Programm
    Leibniz Association (2015)
    Strategic support of highly qualified researchers

Teaching

  • SoSe 2010: Stochastics (Tutorial), University of Bremen
  • WiSe 2010/2011: Nonparametric methods (Seminar), University of Bremen
  • SoSe 2011: Stochastics (Tutorial), University of Bremen
  • SoSe 2012: Stochastics (Tutorial), University of Bremen
  • SoSe 2013: Statistical modelling 2 (Tutorial), University of Bremen

The responsibility for the content of this page lies with Claudia Börnhorst.