Staff

Source: HMGU

Prof. Dr. Barbara Thorand
Head of Research Group 'Diabetes Epidemiology', MPH, Nutritional Scientist, Epidemiologist

Phone: +49 89 3187-4480
Fax: +49 89 3187-3667
E-mail
Building/Room: 56/205


Group: Diabetes Epidemiology

Researcher ID: B-5349-2014

Research Interests:

  • Novel biomarkers and lifestyle as risk factors for type 2 diabetes
  • Novel biomarkers and risk of diabetic complications with a focus on coronary heart disease
  • Effect of lifestyle and dietary habits including supplement use on healthy aging


Academic Education:

  • 04/2007: Venia legendi for „Epidemiology“, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany
  • 12/1997: Master of Public Health (MPH); Major: Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA
  • 10/1996: PhD in Nutritional Science (Dr. oec. troph.), University of Bonn, Germany
  • 06/1993: Diploma in Nutritional Science (Dipl. oec. troph.), University of Bonn, Germany


Work Experience:

  • 01/2012 – 03/2015: Deputy-Director Institute of Epidemiology II, Helmholtz Zentrum München
  • 11/2010 – present: Working Group Leader “Diabetes Epidemiology”
  • 09/2002 – 10/2010: (Senior) Scientist at the Institute of Epidemiology, Helmholtz Zentrum München
  • 05/2002 – 09/2002: Senior Scientist at the Division of Epidemiology, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany
  • 06/1999 – 04/2002: Scientist at the Institute of Epidemiology, GSF National Research Center for Environment and Health, Neuherberg, Germany
  • 05/1998 – 05/1999: Scientist at the Central Hospital Augsburg, Germany
  • 08/1997 – 12/1997: Teaching Assistant, Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
  • 07/1993 – 08/1996: Research/Teaching Assistant, Institute of Nutritional Science, University of Bonn, Germany


Awards and Scholarships:

  • 2017: Accepted for European Nutrition Leadership Programme (ENLP) Advanced Seminar
  • 2002: Young Investigator Award of German Society of Epidemiology
  • 1997: TROPHICA-Award for PhD thesis (now OECOTROPHICA Award)
  • 1996 – 1997: Scholarship German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Programme Epidemiology/Public Health
  • 1996: Accepted for European Nutrition Leadership Programme (ENLP)
  • 1994 – 1996: Scholarship Graduiertenförderung NRW for PhD thesis