Department of Epidemiological Methods and Etiologic Research, Leibniz
Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology – BIPS Bremen, Germany
Wolfgang Ahrens is Professor for Epidemiological Methods at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of the University of Bremen since 2003. He is deputy director of the Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology – BIPS, and head of the Department of Epidemiological Methods and Etiologic Research. Wolfgang Ahrens is an epidemiologist with considerable experience in leading population-based (inter)national multi-center studies involving primary data collection. His research focuses on epidemiological methods with particular emphasis on exposure assessment and the etiology and primary prevention of non-communicable diseases, especially cancer and nutrition- and lifestyle-related disorders. He coordinates two large European cohort studies of more than 16,000 children from eight countries, IDEFICS and I.Family, and he is member of the board of scientific directors of the German National Cohort including 200,000 German residents. He has published more than 220 international peer-reviewed papers and 16 book chapters. He has (co)authored three books, the most recent being a German textbook “Epidemiological Methods” (Springer 2012) and edited six books.
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