Research fellow

Thomas Heise

Curriculum vitae

  • since 07/2019 Research associate at the Unit Social Epidemiology, Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology - BIPS, Bremen, Germany
  • 05/2014-06/2019 Research associate at the Cooperative Research Group for Evidence-Based Public Health, University Bremen/ Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology - BIPS, Bremen, Germany
  • 04/2017-05/2017 Visiting researcher at Public Health Insight and “Cochrane Public Health”, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
  • 04/2007-12/2013 Diploma in Health Economics (Dipl. Gesundheitsökonomie), University of Cologne, Germany
  • 10/2011-03/2012 Intern at the “Cochrane Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders Group”, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany
  • 02/2009-03/2009 Intern for Birgitt Bender, B’90/Die Grünen’s spokesperson for health, Member of the German “Bundestag”, Berlin, Germany

Research interests

  • systematic reviews
  • prevention of obesity & T2DM

Selected publications

  • Articles with peer-review

  • Kebede M, Peters M, Heise T, Pischke CR. Comparison of three meta-analytic methods using data from digital interventions on type 2 diabetes. Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy. 2019;12:59-73.
    https://doi.org/10.2147/DMSO.S180106
  • Khan Z, Suliankatchi RA, Heise T, Dreger S. Naswar (smokeless tobacco) use and the risk of oral cancer in Pakistan: A systematic review with meta-analysis. Nicotine and Tobacco Research. 2019;21(1):32-40.
    https://doi.org/10.1093/ntr/ntx281
  • Kebede M, Zeeb H, Peters M, Heise T, Pischke CR. Effectiveness of digital interventions for improving glycemic control in persons with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes: A systematic review, meta-analysis, and meta-regression analysis. Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics. 2018;20(11):767-782.
    https://doi.org/10.1089/dia.2018.0216
  • Nussbaumer-Streit B, Klerings I, Wagner G, Heise T, Dobrescu A, Armijo-Olivo S, Stratil J, Persad E, Lhachimi SK, Van Noord M, Mittermayr T, Zeeb H, Hemkens L, Gartlehner G. Abbreviated literature searches were viable alternatives to comprehensive searches: A meta-epidemiological study. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 2018;102:1-11.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinepi.2018.05.022
  • von Philipsborn P, Stratil J, Heise T, Landgraf R, Hauner H, Rehfuess E. Voluntary industry initiatives to promote healthy diets: A case study on a major European food retailer. Public Health Nutrition. 2018;21(18):3469-3476.
    https://doi.org/10.1017/S1368980018002744
  • Heise T, Romppel M, Molnar S, Buchberger B, van den Berg A, Gartlehner G, Lhachimi SK. Community gardening, community farming and other local community-based gardening interventions to prevent overweight and obesity in high-income and middle-income countries: Protocol for a systematic review. BMJ Open. 2017;7(6):e016237.
    https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-016237
  • Kebede M, Christianson L, Khan Z, Heise T, Pischke CR. Effectiveness of behavioral change techniques employed in eHealth interventions designed to improve glycemic control in persons with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis protocol. Systematic Reviews. 2017;6:211.
    https://doi.org/10.1186/s13643-017-0609-1
  • Ogurtsova K, Heise T, Linnenkamp U, Dintsios C-M, Lhachimi SK, Icks A. External validation of type 2 diabetes computer simulation models: Definitions, approaches, implications and room for improvement - A protocol for a systematic review. Systematic Reviews. 2017;6:267.
    https://doi.org/10.1186/s13643-017-0664-7
  • Heise T, Katikireddi SV, Pega F, Gartlehner G, Fenton C, Griebler U, Sommer I, Pfinder M, Lhachimi SK. Taxation of sugar-sweetened beverages for reducing their consumption and preventing obesity or other adverse health outcomes (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2016;8:CD012319. (Selected by the Cochrane Editorial Unit as one of ten titles for the second Cochrane Review Support Programme funding round.).
    https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD012319
  • Lhachimi SK, Pega F, Heise T, Fenton C, Gartlehner G, Griebler U, Sommer I, Pfinder M, Katikireddi SV. Taxation of the fat content of foods for reducing their consumption and preventing obesity or other adverse health outcomes (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2016;10:CD012415.
    https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD012415
  • Articles without peer-review

  • Lhachimi SK, Heise T. Lebensmittelbesteuerung zur Prävention von Adipositas? Zwischen staatlichem Eingriff, persönlicher Freiheit und industriellen Interessen. Impulse für Gesundheitsförderung. 2017;96(3):7-8.
    http://www.gesundheit-nds.de/images/pdfs/impulse/LVG-Zeitschrift-Nr96-Web.pdf
  • Lhachimi SK, Busert LK, Flatz A, Gartlehner G, Griebler U, Heise T, Mütsch M, Rehfuess E. Reaching out to Europe - Cochrane Public Health Europe and its research agenda. Zeitschrift für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität im Gesundheitswesen. 2016;110-111:104-106.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.zefq.2015.11.007
  • Editorials

  • Lhachimi SK, Heise T. Die Zuckersteuer - Mittel zur breitenwirksamen Prävention von Adipositas? Ernährung im Fokus. 2017;17(11-12):318-321.
  • Presentations at scientific meetings/conferences (invited)

  • Heise T. Steuern zur Förderung gesunder Ernährung: Eine internationale Übersicht. 12. Herbsttagung der Deutschen Diabetes Gesellschaft (DDG) und 34. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Adipositas-Gesellschaft (DAG), 9.-10. November 2018, Wiesbaden.
  • Presentations at scientific meetings/conferences

  • Griebler U, Mütsch M, Heise T, Busert LK, Lhachimi SK. Rapid Reviews: Schnelle Evidenzsynthese für gesundheitspolitische EntscheidungsträgerInnen? Gemeinsam informiert entscheiden. 17. Jahrestagung des Deutschen Netzwerks Evidenzbasierte Medizin, 3.-5. März 2016, Köln.
  • Heise T, Richter B. Berücksichtigung patientenrelevanter Endpunkte in Cochrane Reviews: Eine randomisierte textbasierte Analyse. "Gemeinsam informiert entscheiden". 17. Jahrestagung des Deutschen Netzwerks Evidenzbasierte Medizin, 3.-5. März 2016, Köln.
  • Posters at scientific meetings/conferences

  • Heise T, Griebler U, Katikireddi SV, Gartlehner G, Fenton C, Sommer I, Pfinder M, Lhachimi SK. Unique methodological challenges to incorporating studies on food taxation into Cochrane Reviews: Comparing Cochrane EPOC and Reeves et al 2017 study design classifications. 25th Cochrane Colloquium, 16-18 September 2018, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
  • Commentaries

  • von Philipsborn P, Heise T, Lhachimi SK, Landgraf R, Hauner H. Adipositas-Prävention: Eine Steuer auf Süßgetränke ist an der Zeit. Deutsches Ärzteblatt. 2017;114(4):A160-A165.

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Teaching

  • since 05/2014 Guest lecturer: "Introduction to Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis" as part of the seminar "Evidence-based health care", FB11, University Bremen

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