Clinical Epidemiology

Clinical Epidemiology

The department of Clinical Epidemiology addresses clinically relevant questions and examines them on the basis of epidemiological methods.

The overriding focus of the department is on the detection and prevention of

  • Diseases,
  • Unfavorable courses of disease and,
  • Drug risks.


We use mainly longitudinal data to answer the respective research questions and place particular emphasis on formative and vulnerable phases in the life course.

Research areas of the department

In the area of drug safety research, data from the German Pharmacoepidemiological Research Database (short GePaRD) is used to investigate the safety of new drugs after approval. The safety of medicines in special populations (e.g., the elderly, pregnant women) is also of interest.

Another research area is the epidemiology of neuropsychiatric disorders. The focus is on attention-deficit / hyperactivity disorder in children and adolescents, as well as on diseases of later adulthood like Parkinson's disease and related psychiatric disorders.

Translational cancer epidemiology concentrates on the (further) development and evaluation of strategies for the reduction of cancer incidence and mortality. The focus is on applied research, for example, colorectal cancer screening and cancer prevention in individuals with familial risk of cancer. The Bremen Cancer Registry is an important basis of this research focus.

Research databases of the department

The project-based German Pharmacoepidemiological Research Database (short GePaRD) was established by BIPS and is continuously maintained and expanded. It contains claims data from statutory health insurance (SHI) providers and comprises information from about 20 million insurance members since the year 2004.

The Bremen Cancer Registry is a clinical and population-based cancer registry that collects and evaluates data on cancer incidence, therapies, and mortality of all cancer patients diagnosed and / or treated in the federal state of Bremen.

The Bremen Mortality Index (BreMI) is a database providing all information recorded on death certificates of Bremen residents who have died since January 1, 1998. The information stored in the database includes all entries on the death certificates.

Units

Research Infrastructures

Current projects

Staff

Eberle, Andrea, Dr.
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56962
Fax: +49 (0)421 218-56941
eberle(at)leibniz-bips.de

Fassmer, Alexander
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56866
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fassmer(at)leibniz-bips.de

Gerds, Heike
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56860
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gerds(at)leibniz-bips.de

Haug, Ulrike, Prof. Dr.
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56862
Fax: +49 (0)421 218-56821
haug(at)leibniz-bips.de

Heinig, Miriam
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56881
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heinig(at)leibniz-bips.de

Hense, Sabrina, Dr.
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56843
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hense(at)leibniz-bips.de

Langner, Ingo, Dr.
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56867
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langner(at)leibniz-bips.de

Luttmann, Sabine, Dr.
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56961
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luttmann(at)leibniz-bips.de

Mikolajczyk, Rafael, PD Dr.
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56870
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miko(at)leibniz-bips.de

Oppelt, Katja Anita
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56870
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oppelt(at)leibniz-bips.de

Pisa, Federica, Dr.
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56869
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pisa(at)leibniz-bips.de

Reinold, Jonas
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56868
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reinold(at)leibniz-bips.de

Riedel, Oliver, PD Dr.
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56883
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riedel(at)leibniz-bips.de

Schäfer, Wiebke
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56887
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wschaefer(at)leibniz-bips.de

Schink, Tania, Dr.
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56865
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schink(at)leibniz-bips.de

Scholle, Oliver
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56878
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scholle(at)leibniz-bips.de

Schröder, Carsten, Dr.
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56884
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schroeder(at)leibniz-bips.de

Schulze, Antje
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56874
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schulze(at)leibniz-bips.de

Strutz, Uwe
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56864
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strutz(at)leibniz-bips.de

Thiel, Anne
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56863
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thiel(at)leibniz-bips.de

Timmer, Antje, PD Dr.
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56881
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timmer(at)leibniz-bips.de

Wentzell, Nadine
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56879
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wentzell(at)leibniz-bips.de

Witzleb, Anna Julia
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56843
Fax: +49 (0)421 218-56941
witzleb(at)leibniz-bips.de