Staff

Prof. Dr. Annette Peters
Director of the Institute

Phone: +49 89 3187-4566
Fax: +49 89 3187-3364
E-mail
Building/Room: 56/213


Education

  • 1992: Diplom Biologie (Master of Science in Biology), University of Tübingen, Germany
  • 1996: Dr. rer. biol. hum. (Doctoral Degree), Medical School, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
  • 1998: Master of Science in Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA
  • 2003: Habilitation in Epidemiology (Associated Professor level), Medical School, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany

Professional Experience

  • 1993 - 1994: Visiting doctoral student, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA
  • 1995 - 2000: Post-Doc, Institute of Epidemiology, Helmholtz Zentrum München (former GSF), Neuherberg, Germany.
  • 1997 - 1998: Post-doctoral Fellow, Environmental Epidemiology Program, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA
  • 2001 - 2007: Head of the Research Unit 'Health Effects of Ambient Particles', Institute of Epidemiology, Helmholtz Zentrum München (former GSF), Neuherberg, Germany
  • 2007 - 2010: Head of the Research Units 'Epidemiology of Air Pollution Health Effects' and ‘Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases’, Institute of Epidemiology, Helmholtz Zentrum München (former GSF), Neuherberg, Germany
  • 2003 – present: Privatdozent Epidemiology Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
  • 2008 – 2013: Adjunct Associate Professor at the Department of Environmental Health Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA
  • since 2010: Director of the Institute of Epidemiology II, Helmholtz Zentrum München
  • 2011 – 2014: Interim Director of the Research Unit Molecular Epidemiology


Professional Activities

Field editor: Particle and Fibre Toxicology; Review board member: Environmental Health Perspectives;

Referee for:  American Journal of Epidemiology, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, Atmospheric Environment, Biometrics, Inhalation Toxicology, International Journal of Biometeorology, International Journal of Epidemiology, Circulation, Epidemiology, Environmental Health Perspectives, European Heart Journal, European Respiratory Journal, International Journal of Epidemiology, Journal of the American Medical Association, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, Lancet, Nature Clinical Practice Cardiovascular Medicine, New England Journal of Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Statistics in Medicine, Thorax

Grant evaluation for: British Lung Foundation, UK; Department of Health, UK; Environmental Protection Agency, USA; German Research Foundation, GER; Medical Research Council, UK; Programm Lebensgrundlage Umwelt und ihre Sicherung (BWPLUS), GER; European Research Council, BE; Health Effects Institute, USA

Scientific meeting organisation: Member of the Organisation Committee for the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology Annual Meeting 2001, Garmisch, Germany; GSF-International Workshop on “Cardiovascular and Neurological Effects of Fine and Ultrafine Particles” Munich, 2004; German-American Frontiers of Science 2005, Irvine, USA; German-American Frontiers of Science 2006, Potsdam, Germany; Pallas Athene: Women in Science – Science for Women, 2006/07, GSF-Workshop series; German-American Frontiers of Science 2007, Irvine, USA; Member of the International Organisation Committee for the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology Annual Meeting 2007, Mexico City, Mexico; Member of the International Organisation Committee for the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology Annual Meeting 2011, Barcelona, Spain

Service for national and international bodies:

  • Member of Expert Panels of the Health Effects Institute, Boston, MA (2001-2005) and of Expert panel on WHO Global Update on Air Quality Guidelines (2003-2005)
  • Background paper (2005) for California Update on NO2 guidelines
  • International Olympic Committee, Expert Panel on Air Pollution (2007-2008)
  • Rat für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsdaten, Arbeitsgruppe Geodaten (2010-2011)
  • Stellvertretende Leiterin der AG Umweltmedizin des Robert-Koch-Instituts, Berlin (Vice chair of the commission on  environmental medicine oft he Robert-Koch-Institute, Berlin)


Scientific societies:

  • German Association of Epidemiology
  • President of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) 
(Councilor 2003–2005, President-Elect 2011, President 2012-13, Past-President 2014)
  • Expert Reviewer of the WHO-led REVIHAAP project (Review of Evidence on Health Aspects of Air Pollution)


Awards

  • German Scholarship Foundation, 1989 – 1992, 1993 – 94
  • David V. Bates Award, American Thoracic Society, 2000
  • Johann-Peter-Süßmilch Medaille, GMDS-Gesellschaft für medizinische Statistik, Biometrie und Epidemiologie, 2005