Congratulations to the Paul Dudley White International Scholar Award winners announced during #EpiLifestyle24 this March!

This award recognizes the team with the highest-ranked scientific abstract (TitleAssociation of Serum Magnesium with Metabolic Syndrome and the Role of Chronic Kidney Disease: Population-Based Cohort Study and Mendelain Randomization) from every participating country - a total of 20 countries this year.

Among them was Dr. Shugaa Addin Nuha, a Ph.D. candidate in our Ph.D. program since October 2021.





10 Year Anniversary of our Ph.D. Program Medical Research in Epidemiology and Public Health

when: Monday, 9 October 2023
from 2 pm to 7 pm
at the Carl Friedrich von Siemens Stiftung, Südliches Schlossrondell 23, 80638 München
motto: Innovative Evidence Strategies in Public Health and Epidemiology


CELEBRATION of the 10th anniversary of our Ph.D. program Medical Research in Epidemiology and Public Health on October 9 at the Carl Friedrich von Siemens Stiftung - a great success!

On the occasion of our 10th anniversary, a select group of scientists gathered on Monday, October 9, 2023, for our anniversary celebration, to which the spokespersons of the program, Prof. Ulrich Mansmann and Prof. Eva A. Rehfuess had invited.
We had the pleasure to celebrate in the beautiful ambience of the Carl Friedrich von Siemens Foundation and were especially happy to welcome the Dean of the Medical Faculty, Prof. Thomas Gudermann, who despite his tight schedule found the time to come as well as to give a laudation on our program.
For the key notes we could win Prof. Dr. Ulrich Dirnagl, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Director of the QUEST, who inspired the audience with his lecture Reproducibility: Foundation of science as well as Prof. Cécile Knai, Ph.D., MPH, Rnutr, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, who captivated us all with her lecture on Systems thinking as a framework to study the Commercial Determinants of Health. Each of the presentations was followed by a very lively discussion!
Among the guests were high-ranking representatives of the LMU Clinic, the IBE, Helmholtz Munich, the TUM, the LGL as well as the head of the MMRS Munich Medical Research School, Dr. Antje Hentrich and the Special Advisor Natural Sciences and Medical Research of the GraduateCenterLMU, Dr. Kerstin Bleuel.
Former as well as current supervisors and coordinators, alumni, current doctoral students in our program as well as accepted Ph.D. candidates starting this winter semester completed the picture.
Special thanks go to Dr. Annette Hartmann, the main organizer of this event.



Nikos Nikolaou, MSc, a doctoral student in our Ph.D. program since summer semester 2020, won the 1st place poster prize in AI4Health Summer School 2023 in Paris - CONGRATULATIONS!

The poster was entitled “Investigating the interplay of environmental, neighborhood and socio-economic features to predict cardiovascular health: a nationwide machine learning framework” and it showed the latest results of our project Noise2NAKOAI





June 2023


The Stephan Weiland Prize is awarded for outstanding publications by young epidemiologists. The Young Talent Prize is awarded for first authors whose publications focus on methods or results from epidemiological research and have a recognizable connection to research in Germany.


Stefan Weiland Price DGEpi
Best Paper
Yanyan Shi, Ph.D. candidate since winter semester 2022/23,
Supervisor: Prof. Eva Grill


 March 2023

Danielle Rogner wins prize from the La Roche Posay foundation granting 25,000€ for PhD project MDHH Germany

Dr. Danielle Rogner, PhD candidate Medical Research in Epidemiology and Public Health (Ph.D.-EPH), won the research grant with a focus on quality of life in dermatological skin conditions for Europe from the La Roche Posay foundation for her PhD project “national registry MDHH Germany for rare genodermatosis Morbus Darier and Morbus Hailey-Hailey”.
With this grant, the registry will be supported financially and medical events with surgeons, wound managers etc. can be initiated in order to improve the quality of life of affected individuals on the long run.

On March 22nd at 4.15pm, there was a hybrid event - detailed information on program and location can be found here.



March 2022


Editors choice:
One of the most influential papers during the last 5 years in Biometrical Journal
Halimuniyazi Haliduola
Supervisor: Prof. U. Mansmann
CEN - International Biometrical Society

A paper ↗ by Halimu Haliduola - published March 2022 as part of his PhD thesis in the Biometrical Journal is considered as one of the journal's highlights during the last couple of years and will be featured as a special talk at the CEN2023 ↗ conference.

Arne Bathke, the editor of the Biometrical Journal wrote:

We have looked through the download and citation statistics for the articles published in the last couple of years, and your paper has been downloaded by many colleagues, indicating strong interest in the topic and the content (more than 1200 downloads so far). In combination with the fact that we also consider it a very strong and interesting paper, we would like to invite you to present the paper at CEN 2023 in the above mentioned session. The paper studies an machine learning approach to impute missing longitudinal clinical trial data assuming it as a mixtrue of MNAR /not missing at random) and MAR (mising at random).  - Arne Bathke




  • Every Wednesday (until further notice) from 10am to 12pm we offer a personal counseling hour at the IBE (without appointment)
  • The next application round will start on Dec 1st 2024 with a deadline on Jan 31st, 2025.

 Please note: The open consultation is unfortunately cancelled today, June 5th AND on June 12th.

We are pleased to introduce a short video about our Ph.D. program Medical Research in Epidemiology and Public Health.
Have a look and gain impressions and background information, get to know our team and some of our PhD candidates and alumni!