Anna-Janina Stephan, MPH

wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin


Early Stage Researcher at the IBE - Chair for Biometry and Bioinformatics


Institut für Medizinische Informationsverarbeitung, Biometrie und Epidemiologie der
Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München
Marchioninistr. 15
81377 München

Raum: K U1 820
Telefon: +49 (0)89 / 4400-74481
Fax: +49 (0)89 / 4400-77491

Research Interest

Since October 2015, I am a PhD candidate in the field of Medical Research - Epidemiology and Public Health at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich with a special focus in epidemiology of ageing. The working title of my PhD project is: “The concept of deficit accumulation and its predictors” and I hope that this project will contribute to a better understanding of how people differ in their health trajectories in older age, providing potential starting points for the development of preventive approaches. In this context, I am working with data from large population-based cohort studies, and also had the opportunity to gain insight in the process of data collection and quality assurance for these types of studies. My current methodological interests lie in longitudinal data analysis, especially generalised linear mixed models and survival analysis.

Additionally, I have worked on projects in the field of health services research since 2015, applying qualitative and quantitative methods to help develop complex interventions targeting quality of life in vertigo patients and nursing home residents.


Prof. Dr. Eva Grill, MPH

Academic milestones

2014 Master of Public Health, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich
Thesis: "The association of leisure and household physical activity with deficit accumulation as a summary measure for health status in a population of older adults: results from the cross-sectional KORA-Age study".
2012 Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Administrative Science, Universität Konstanz
Thesis: "Eine explorative Untersuchung der Unternehmensperspektive auf kritische Erfolgsfaktoren in Auslandsentsendungen“(translated title: „An explorative analysis of the corporate perspective on critical success factors in foreign assignments".



2013-2014 Scholarship: Deutschlandstipendium der Louise Blackborne Stiftung an der LMU München


Academic Professional experience

2017-present Scientist at the Institute for Medical Information Processing, Biometry and Epidemiology,
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
2015-2016 Scientist at the German Center for Vertigo and Balance Disorders, Klinikum der
Universität, München
2015 Scientist at the Institute for Medical Information Processing, Biometrics and Epidemiology,
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München