Mahnaz Badpa

Mahnaz Badpa


Early Stage Researcher at the Institute of Epidemiology, Helmholtz Zentrum München


Helmholtz Zentrum München
Institute of Epidemiology
Ingolstädter Landstraße 1
D-85764 Neuherberg

Raum: 235a (Building 56)
Telefon: +49 89 3187 43546

Project Title

Influence of environmental risk factors and neighbourhood characteristics on presymptomatic type 1 diabetes in children in Bavaria, Germany

Research Interest

My major research interest is how various environmental factors affect human health.
My current PhD project is based on the Fr1da study which initially aimed to screen children for island autoantibodies against pancreatic beta cells. I am studying the effect(s) of environmental factors such as air pollution, temperature, noise pollution, etc. on the incidence of presymptomatic type 1 diabetes, using statistical and spatial methods.



Prof. Dr. Annette Peters
Prof. Dennis Nowak
Prof. Eva-A. Rehfuess
Dr. Alexandra Schneider

Curriculum Vitae


9/2020 – present: Ph.D. candidate in Medical Research: Epidemiology & Public Health, LMU Munich, Germany

05/2019 - Present: Ph.D. candidate in Epidemiology and Environmental Risks, Institute of Epidemiology, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Neuherberg, Germany

2016 - 2018: M.Sc. in Epidemiology, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

2012 - 2015: M.Sc. in Healthcare Administration at School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Tehran, Iran

2007 - 2011: B.Sc. in Health Services Management at School of Health Management and Information Science, Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Tehran, Iran


A. Saucy; M. Röösli; N. Künzli; M. Tsai; Ch. Sieber; T. Olaniyan; R. Baatjies; M. Jeebhay; M. Davey; B. Flückiger; R. N. Naidoo; M. A. Dalvie; M. Badpa; K. D. Hoogh, Land Use Regression modeling of outdoor NO2 and PM2.5 concentrations in three low income areas in the Western Cape Province, South Africa. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Vol. 15, No. 7(2018).

R. Z. Khodayari, A. Adel, M. Badpa, M. Adel, H. Ravaghi, A Survey on Awareness of Clinical Governance in Clinical Staff of Tehran's Teaching Hospitals. Global Journal of Health Science. Vol 6, No 6 (2014): p 37.

A. Sayarifard, L. Ghadirian, A. Mohit, M. Eftekhar, M. Badpa, F. Rajabi, Assessing mental health literacy: What medical sciences students’ know about depression. Medical Journal of the Islamic Republic of Iran (MJIRI). Vol 29 (2015): p29.

F. E. Azar, F. Farzianpour, M. Badpa, A. R. Foroushani, M. Azmal, Evaluation of Green Hospital Dimensions in Teaching and Private Hospitals Covered by Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Journal of Service Science and Management. Vol 8, No 02 (2015): p159.