Staff Research Group "Environmental Risks"

Source: HMGU

Dr. Susanne Breitner
Senior Scientist; Deputy head of research unit 'Environmental Risks'

Phone: +49 89 3187-4481
Fax: +49 89 3187-3380
E-mail
Building/Room: 56/254


Group: Environmental Risks

 

Education
 

  • 2003 - 2007: PhD in statistics with applications in epidemiology at the Department of Statistics, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Munich, Germany
  • 2004: Visiting doctoral student at the Environmental Epidemiology Program, Prof. Joel Schwartz, Boston, Harvard School of Public Health, USA (3 months)
  • 1997 - 2003: Studies of Statistics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Munich, Germany; Diplom Statistik: Master of Science Statistics


Experience

  • 2018 - Present: Senior scientist at the IBE - Chair of Epidemiology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Munich, Germany
  • 05/2012 - 06/2012: Visiting scientist at the Environmental Public Health Division of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
  • 2012 - Present: Senior scientist at Helmholtz Zentrum München, Neuherberg, Germany
  • 2009 - Present: Lectures on advanced epidemiology and environmental epidemiology for MPH- and MScEpi-students at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Munich, Germany
  • 2007 - 2012: Postdoctoral fellow at Helmholtz Zentrum München, Neuherberg, Germany
  • 2003 - 2007: Research associate at the Institute of Epidemiology, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Neuherberg, Germany
  • 2003 - 2006: Research associate at the Statistical Consulting Unit (STABLAB), Department of Statistics, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Munich, Germany
  • 2000 - 2003: Student assistant at the Statistical Consulting Unit (STABLAB), Department of Statistics, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Munich, Germany


Current Research Focus

My research interests include the effects of particulate air pollution and air temperature on health outcomes. I am especially interested in the statistical methodology of air pollution and air temperature analyses including environmental burden of disease, synergistic effects of air pollution and weather, and multi-pollutant approaches.

Web of Science Researcher ID: B-5348-2014; ORCID:  0000-0002-0956-6911; > 65 publications; > 1.700 citations; H-index 23

Currently most relevant research projects

  • EXHAUSTION: "Exposure to heat and air pollution in EUrope - cardiopulmonary impacts and benefits of mitigation and adaptation"
  • HI-CAM: "Helmholtz-Initiative Climate Adaptation and Mitigation: two Sides of the same Coin"
  • UF&Health: "Health effects of ultrafine particles in Europe"
  • "Nitrogen dioxide: population-weighted exposure assessment and quantification of environmental burden of disease in Germany"
  • CATHGEN : "CATHeterization GENetics Research Project"