New Professor for implementation research and evidence-based prevention at BIPS

Prof. Dr. Daniela Fuhr joined BIPS in mid-July. Previously, she worked at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. At BIPS, she takes over as deputy head of the Department of Prevention and Evaluation. The focus of her work is on implementation research in evidence-based prevention, specifically in the area of mental health.

Prof. Dr. Daniela Fuhr

Prof. Dr. Daniela Fuhr joined BIPS in mid-July - (c)S.Budde/BIPS

"I am very excited to be able to support the Institute in its important work, and I look forward to continuing and advancing implementation research at BIPS," says Prof. Dr. Daniela Fuhr. She adds, "I am particularly excited about the new BIPS projects such as the Leibniz Living Lab in Bremen but also the Leibniz Sciences Campus Digital Public Health"

Daniela Fuhr worked at the World Health Organization in Geneva in the area of health systems research and substance abuse before joining the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2012. She specializes in the development and implementation of scalable psychological interventions that improve symptomatology for depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and alcohol misuse.

BIPS - Health research in the service of the people

BIPS is one of the oldest epidemiology institutes in Germany and is one of the leading international institutes in this field. The population is at the center of our research. We develop effective strategies for the prevention of chronic, non-communicable diseases. The primary goal is to set the course for a healthy life at an early stage. Our research spectrum ranges from method development and the identification of disease causes to intervention and implementation research.

BIPS coordinates the Northwest Cluster of the NAKO Health Study, the largest health study in Germany. It led the IDEFICS/I.Family cohort study, the largest survey of dietary behavior in European children. Since 2004, BIPS has maintained and expanded the Pharmacoepidemiological Research Database (GePaRD), which contains data from approximately 20 percent of the German general population and is one of the largest of its kind in the world. In September 2016, BIPS was also named a WHO Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention, Nutrition and Physical Activity.

BIPS is a member of the Leibniz Association, to which 97 independent leading research institutions belong. The Leibniz Institutes' research activities range from natural sciences, engineering and environmental sciences to economics, spatial and social sciences and the humanities. Leibniz Institutes are dedicated to socially, economically and ecologically relevant issues. Due to their importance for the whole country, the federal and state governments jointly support the institutes of the Leibniz Association. The Leibniz institutes employ around 20,000 people, including 10,000 scientists and researchers. The institutes have a total budget of more than 1.9 billion euros.