Staff

Dr. Renée Stark
Deputy head of research group 2

Phone: +49 89 3187-4176
E-mail
Building/Room: 96/11

Academic Record:

  • Medical Degree (M.D.), University of Alberta, Canada
  • FRCP(C), Internal Medicine, University of Calgary, Canada
  • Endocrinology and Metabolism Fellowship, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
  • Master of Public Health (MPH) at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
  • Ph.D (Dr. rer. biol. hum.) at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich

Research Interests:

  • Economic aspects of adverse drug events
  • Measurement of costs and health related quality of life in chronic diseases (e.g. inflammatory bowel diseases, diabetes mellitus)
  • Prediction and extrapolation of medication costs
  • Analysis of cost data with generalised linear models
  • Association of diet with healthcare costs and health-related quality of life
  • Costs, prevention and treatment of obesity

Current Research Projects:

Publications:

(A full list of publications can be found here)

  • Kähm, K.; Stark, R.G.; Laxy, M.; Schneider, U.; Leidl, R. Assessment of excess medical costs for persons with type 2 diabetes according to age groups: An analysis of German health insurance claims data. Diabetic Med., accepted (2019)
  • Olm, M.; Stark, R.G.; Beck, N.; Röger, C.; Leidl, R. Impact of interventions to reduce overnutrition on healthcare costs related to obesity and type 2 diabetes: A systematic review. Nutr. Rev., accepted (2019)
  • Lennerz, B.S.; Moss, A.; von Schnurbein, J.; Bickenbach, A.; Bollow, E.; Brandt, S.; Luetke-Brintrup, D.; Mühlig, Y.; Neef, M.; Ose, C.; Remy, M.; Stark, R.G.; Teuner, C.M.; Wolters, B.; Kiess, W.; Scherag, A.; Reinehr, T.; Holl, R.W.; Holle, R.; Wiegand, S.; Hebebrand, J.; Wabitsch, M. Do adolescents with extreme obesity differ according to previous treatment seeking behavior? The Youth with Extreme obesity Study (YES) cohort. Int. J. Obes., accepted (2018)
  • Bamberger, C.; Rossmeier, A.; Lechner, K.; Wu, L.; Waldmann, E.; Fischer, S.; Stark, R.G.; Altenhofer, J.; Henze, K.; Parhofer, K.G. A walnut-enriched diet affects gut microbiome in healthy caucasian subjects: A randomized, controlled trial. Nutrients 10:244 (2018)
  • Huber, M.B.; Präger, M.; Coyle, K.; Coyle, D.; Lester-George, A.; Trapero-Bertran, M.; Nemeth, B.; Cheung, K.L.; Stark, R.G.; Vogl, M.; Pokhrel, S.; Leidl, R. Cost-effectiveness of increasing the reach of smoking cessation interventions in Germany: Results from the EQUIPTMOD. Addiction 113, 1, 52-64 (2018)
  • Bamberger, C.; Rossmeier, A.; Lechner, K.; Wu, L.; Waldmann, E.; Stark, R.G.; Altenhofer, J.; Henze, K.; Parhofer, K.G. A walnut-enriched diet reduces lipids in healthy caucasian subjects, independent of recommended macronutrient replacement and time point of consumption: A prospective, randomized, controlled trial. Nutrients 9:1097 (2017)
  • Laxy, M.; Stark, R.G.; Peters, A.; Hauner, H.; Holle, R.; Teuner, C.M. The non-linear relationship between BMI and health care costs and the resulting cost fraction attributable to obesity. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 14:984 (2017)
  • Timmer, A.; Stark, R.G.; Peplies, J.; Classen, M.; Laass, M.W.; Koletzko, S. Current health status and medical therapy of patients with pediatric-onset inflammatory bowel disease: A survey-based analysis on 1280 patients aged 10-25 years focusing on differences by age of onset. Eur. J. Gastroenterol. Hepatol. 29, 1276-1283 (2017)
  • Yates, N.; Teuner, C.M.; Hunger, M.; Holle, R.; Stark, R.G.; Laxy, M.; Hauner, H.; Peters, A.; Wolfenstetter, S.B. The economic burden of obesity in Germany: Results from the population-based KORA studies. Obes. Facts 9, 397-409 (2016)
  • Ulrich, S.; Holle, R.; Wacker, M.; Stark, R.; Icks, A.; Thorand, B.; Peters, A.; Laxy, M. The cost burden of type 2 diabetes in Germany – Results from the population-based KORA Studies. BMJ Open 6:e012527 (2016)

Conference presentations:

  • Can dietary quality be associated healthcare costs in adolescents? (DDGÖ) – Augsburg, 2019
  • Association of dietary quality with health care costs in healthy persons participating in the KORA Study (EUHEA) – Maastricht, 2018
  • Association of dietary quality with health care costs in healthy persons participating in the KORA Study (DGGÖ)  – Hamburg, 2018
  • Exploratory analyses of the association between diet and healthcare costs – Oral presentation at the conference of the German Health Economic Association (DGGÖ) – Basel, 2017
  • Are healthcare costs increased in overweight or obese adolescents? – Oral presentation at the conference of the European Health Economic Association (EUHEA) – Hamburg, 2016
  • Is being overweight or obese in adolescence associated with increased healthcare costs? – Oral presentation at the conference of the German Health Economic Association (DGGÖ) – Berlin, 2016
  • Evaluation of medication costs of children with inflammatory bowel disease based on a cost diary? Oral presentation at the conference of the German Health Economic Association (DGGÖ) – Bielefeld, 2015
  • Bridging the gap between economic endpoints and medical management, does valuated health predict mortality? Oral presentation at the European conference of Health Economics Association (ECHE) – Dublin, 2014
  • Bridging the gap between economic endpoints and medical management, does valuated health predict mortality? Oral presentation at the conference of the German Health Economic Association (DGGÖ) – Munich, 2014

Reviewer for the following journals:

  • BMC Medical Research Methodology
  • BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism
  • Diabetic Medicine
  • Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
  • IHEA- Abstract review for ECHE (2014)
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
  • Pharmacoeconomics
  • Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
  • Plos One
  • BMC Research Notes
  • BMJ Open
  • European Journal of Public Health
  • Scandanavian Journal of Rheumatology

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