Dr. Stefan Rach

Beruflicher Werdegang
  • seit 7/2014 Fachgruppenleiter 'Feldarbeit'
    Leibniz-Institut für Präventionsforschung und Epidemiologie - BIPS
  • 2012 - 2014 Mitglied im Forschungszentrum Neurosensorik
    Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
  • 7/2012 - 7/2014 Postdoctoral Researcher, Projektleitung
    Abteilung Allgemeine Psychologie, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
  • 5/2010 – 7/2012 Postdoctoral Researcher
    Abteilung Allgemeine Psychologie, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
  • 1/2006 – 4/2010 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter
    Abteilung Kognitionspsychologie, SFB/TR 31 „Das aktive Gehör“, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
  • 2/2004 – 12/2005 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter
    Jacobs University Bremen

  • 2010 PhD in Psychology
    Jacobs University Bremen
  • 8/2004 - 12/2009 Promotionsstudent Psychologie
    Jacobs University Bremen
  • 2004 Diplom-Psychologe
    Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
  • 10/1999 - 1/2004 Studium der Psychologie
    Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg

    Ausgewählte BIPS-Veröffentlichungen

  • Zeitschriftenartikel mit peer-review

  • NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC), unter Mitarbeit von Ahrens W, Pigeot I, Pohlabeln H, Rach S. Worldwide trends in underweight and obesity from 1990 to 2022: A pooled analysis of 3663 population representative studies with 222 million children, adolescents, and adults. The Lancet. 2024;403(10431):1027-1050.
  • Curnow E, Carpenter JR, Heron JE, Cornish RP, Rach S, Didelez V, Langeheine M, Tilling K. Multiple imputation of missing data under missing at random: Compatible imputation models are not sufficient to avoid bias if they are mis-specified. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 2023;160:100-109.
  • Herrera-Espejel PS, Rach S. The use of machine translation for outreach and health communication in epidemiology and public health: Scoping review. JMIR Public Health and Surveillance. 2023;9:e50814.
  • Kleineidam L, Stark M, Riedel-Heller SG, Pabst A, Schmiedek F, Streit F, Rietschel M, Klinger-König J, Grabe HJ, Erhardt A, Gelbrich G, Schmidt B, NAKO Investigators, Berger K, Wagner M, unter Mitarbeit von Rach S, Günther K. The assessment of cognitive function in the German National Cohort (NAKO) - Associations of demographics and psychiatric symptoms with cognitive test performance. The World Journal of Biological Psychiatry. 2023;24(10):909-923.
  • Merz S, Jaehn P, Pischon T, Fischer B, Wirkner K, Rach S, Günther K, Obi N, Holmberg C, on behalf of the AdvanceGender Study Group. Investigating people's attitudes towards participating in longitudinal health research: An intersectionality-informed perspective. International Journal for Equity in Health. 2023;22:23.
  • NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC), unter Mitarbeit von Ahrens W, Pigeot I, Pohlabeln H, Rach S. Diminishing benefits of urban living for children and adolescents' growth and development. Nature. 2023;615(7954):874-883.
  • Rach S, Kühne L, Zeeb H, Ahrens W, Haug U, Pohlabeln H. Mild COVID-19 infection associated with post-COVID-19 condition after 3 months – A questionnaire survey. Annals of Medicine. 2023;55(1):2226907.
  • Schmiedek F, Kroehne U, Goldhammer F, Prindle JJ, Lindenberger U, Klinger-König J, Grabe HJ, Riedel-Heller SG, Pabst A, Streit F, Zillich L, Kleineidam L, Wagner M, Rietschel M, Rujescu D, Schmidt B, NAKO Investigators, Berger K, unter Mitarbeit von Rach S, Günther K. General cognitive ability assessment in the German National Cohort (NAKO) - The block-adaptive number series task. The World Journal of Biological Psychiatry. 2023;24(10):924-935.
  • Kuß O, Becher H, Wienke A, Ittermann T, Ostrzinski S, Schipf S, Schmidt CO, Leitzmann M, Pischon T, Krist L, Roll S, Sand M, Pohlabeln H, Rach S, Jöckel K-H, Stang A, Müller U, Werdecker A, Westerman R, Greiser KH, Michels KB. Statistical analysis in the German National Cohort (NAKO) - Specific aspects and general recommendations. European Journal of Epidemiology. 2022;37(4):429-436.
  • Wolters M, von der Haar A, Baalmann A-K, Wellbrock M, Heise T, Rach S. Effects of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation in the prevention and treatment of depressive disorders - A systematic review and meta-analysis. Nutrients. 2021;13:1070.
  • Rach S, Günther K, Hadeler B. Participants who were difficult to recruit at baseline are less likely to complete a follow-up questionnaire - Results from the German National Cohort. BMC Medical Research Methodology. 2020;20:187.
  • Schipf S, Schöne G, Schmidt B, Günther K, Stübs G, Greiser KH, Bamberg F, Meinke-Franze C, Becher H, Berger K, Brenner H, Castell S, Damms-Machado A, Fischer B, Franzke C-W, Fricke J, Gastell S, Günther M, Hoffmann W, Holleczek B, Jaeschke L, Jagodzinski A, Jöckel K-H, Kaaks R, Kauczor H-U, Kemmling Y, Kluttig A, Krist L, Kurth B-M, Kuß O, Legath N, Leitzmann M, Lieb W, Linseisen J, Löffler M, Michels K, Mikolajczyk R, Pigeot I, Mueller U, Peters A, Rach S, Schikowski T, Schulze MB, Stallmann C, Stang A, Swart E, Waniek S, Wirkner K, Völzke H, Pischon T, Ahrens W. Die Basiserhebung der NAKO Gesundheitsstudie: Teilnahme an den Untersuchungsmodulen, Qualitätssicherung und Nutzung von Sekundärdaten. Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz. 2020;63(3):254-266.
  • Thumann B, Börnhorst C, Ahrens W, Arvidsson L, Gwozdz W, Iguacel I, Mårild S, Molnár D, Rach S, Russo P, Tornaritis M, Veidebaum T, De Henauw S, Michels N, on behalf of the IDEFICS and I.Family consortia. Cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between psychosocial well-being and cardiometabolic markers in European children and adolescents. Psychosomatic Medicine. 2020;82(8):764-773.
  • Langeheine M, Pohlabeln H, Ahrens W, Günther K, Rach S. Study invitations with envelopes made from recycled paper do not increase likelihood of active responses or study participation in the German National Cohort. BMC Research Notes. 2019;12:468.
  • Samkange-Zeeb F, Foraita R, Rach S, Brand T. Feasibility of using respondent-driven sampling to recruit participants in superdiverse neighbourhoods for a general health survey. International Journal of Public Health. 2019;64(3):451-459.
  • Steenbock B, Buck C, Zeeb H, Rach S, Pischke CR. Impact of the intervention program "JolinchenKids - Fit and Healthy in Daycare" on energy balance related-behaviors: Results of a cluster controlled trial. BMC Pediatrics. 2019;19:432.
  • van Meer F, van der Laan LN, Eiben G, Lissner L, Wolters M, Rach S, Herrmann M, Erhard P, Molnár D, Orsi G, Viergever MA, Adan R, Smeets P, on behalf of the I.Family consortium. Development and body mass inversely affect children's brain activation in dorsolateral prefrontal cortex during food choice. NeuroImage. 2019;201:116016.
  • Langeheine M, Pohlabeln H, Lauria F, Veidebaum T, Tornaritis M, Molnár D, Eiben G, De Henauw S, Moreno LA, Williams G, Ahrens W, Rach S. Attrition in the European child cohort IDEFICS/I.Family: Exploring associations between attrition and body mass index. Frontiers in Pediatrics. 2018;6:212.
  • Langeheine M, Pohlabeln H, Ahrens W, Rach S, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Consequences of an extended recruitment on participation in the follow-up of a child study: Results from the German IDEFICS cohort. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. 2017;31(1):76-86.
  • Pohlabeln H, Rach S, De Henauw S, Eiben G, Gwozdz W, Hadjigeorgiou C, Molnár D, Moreno LA, Russo P, Veidebaum T, Pigeot I, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Further evidence for the role of pregnancy-induced hypertension and other early life influences in the development of ADHD: Results from the IDEFICS study. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. 2017;26(8):957-967.
  • Schierholz I, Finke M, Kral A, Büchner A, Rach S, Lenarz T, Dengler R, Sandmann P. Auditory and audio-visual processing in patients with cochlear, auditory brainstem, and auditory midbrain implants: An EEG study. Human Brain Mapping. 2017;38(4):2206-2225.
  • Steenbock B, Zeeb H, Rach S, Pohlabeln H, Pischke CR. Design and methods for a cluster-controlled trial conducted at sixty-eight daycare facilities evaluating the impact of "JolinchenKids - Fit and Healthy in Daycare", a program for health promotion in 3- to 6-year-old children. BMC Public Health. 2017;18:6.
  • Hauthal N, Debener S, Rach S, Sandmann P, Thorne JD. Visuo-tactile interactions in the congenitally deaf: A behavioral and event-related potential study. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience. 2015;8:98.
  • Schierholz I, Finke M, Schulte S, Hauthal N, Kantzke C, Rach S, Büchner A, Dengler R, Sandmann P. Enhanced audio-visual interactions in the auditory cortex of elderly cochlear-implant users. Hearing Research. 2015;328:133-147.
  • Strüber D, Rach S, Neuling T, Herrmann CS. On the possible role of stimulation duration for after-effects of transcranial alternating current stimulation. Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience. 2015;9:311.
  • Helfrich RF, Knepper H, Nolte G, Strüber D, Rach S, Herrmann CS, Schneider TR, Engel AK. Selective modulation of interhemispheric functional connectivity by HD-tACS shapes perception. PLoS Biology. 2014;12(12):e1002031.
  • Buchbeiträge

  • Reineke A, Pigeot I, Ahrens W, Rach S. MODYS - A modular control and documentation system for epidemiological studies. In: Bammann K, Lissner L, Pigeot I, Ahrens W, Herausgeber. Instruments for health surveys in children and adolescents. Cham: Springer International Publishing. 2019. S. 25-45.

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