Staff Research Group "Environmental Risks"

Source: HMGU

Dr. Ute Kraus
Dipl.-Psych., M.P.H., Postdoc

Phone: +49 89 3187-43173
Fax: +49 89 3187-3380
Building/Room: 56/249

Group: Environmental Risks


  • Since 04/2016: Postoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Epidemiology II, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Neuherberg, Germany

  • 04/2013 – 03/2016: Junior scientist at the Institute of Epidemiology II, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Neuherberg, Germany

  • 07/2006 – 03/2013: Junior scientist at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Munich; guest scientist at the Institute of Epidemiology II, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Neuherberg, Germany

  • 10/2004 – 06/2006: Research associate at the Klinik Roseneck, Prien a. Chiemsee, in cooperation with the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Munich, Germany (Project: “Genetic study of anorexia nervosa in families“)

  • 09/1999 – 02/2001: Student assistant at the Institute of Psychology, Christians-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Kiel, Germany


  • 03/2009 - 03/2016: PhD in human biology (Dr. rer. biol. hum.), Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Munich, Germany

  • 04/2006 - 04/2008: Master of public health (M.P.H.), Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Munich, Germany

  • 10/2001 – 12/2002: Therapeutical qualification in systemic therapy and mentoring

  • 10/1998 - 03/2004: Diploma in Psychology (Dipl.-Psych.), Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Kiel, Germany

Research Interests

My research interests include the effects of particulate and gaseous air pollutants on the cardiovascular system. In addition, I’m particularly focused on the association between short- and long-term noise exposure on cardiovascular health outcomes like changes in ECG parameters and blood pressure. Thereby, I am interested in considering both biological and social dimensions of sex/gender and the interaction with environmental health. Furthermore, I am interested in statistical methods like meta-analyses and the Environmental Burden of Disease concept.

Current Research Projects

> INGER: “Integrating gender into environmental health research: Building a sound evidence basis for gender-sensitive prevention and environmental health protection”

  • Systematic literature search
  • Data collection and data management
  • Data analyses and publication

> "Nitrogen dioxide: population-weighted exposure assessment and quantification of environmental burden of disease in Germany"

  • Systematic literature search
  • Data analyses and publication

> EPA STAR 2: "Source-specific health effects of ultrafine and fine particles"

  • Data management
  • Data analyses and publication

> AIRGENE: "Air Pollution and Inflammatory Response in Myocardial Infarction Survivors: Gene-Environment Interaction in a High Risk Group"

  • Data analyses and publication

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