Tobias Kurth Professor of Public Health and Epidemiology

Course and current status

Tobias Kurth, MD, ScD, is Professor of Public Health and Epidemiology and the Director of the Institute of Public Health at the Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany. He is Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and an Adjunct Associate Epidemiologist and Adjunct Director of neuroepidemiology in the Division of Preventive Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. He further is a Director of Reserch (in "detachement") at Inserm, France.

Tobias Kurth received his M.D. from the University of Tübingen in Germany and a doctorate in epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. He served as a resident in the Department of Neurology at the University Hospital of Essen, Germany, which has a strong focus on migraine headache and stroke.

Dr. Kurth has published >250 articles in indexed journals and is Consulting Clinical Epidemiology Editor at the BMJ. He is involved in teaching and training, specifically in clinical epidemiology, neuroepidemiology, and epidemiologic methods. 


Publications list

Research ID: A-9243-2012

Scientific summary

Tobias Kurth's principal areas of research consist of the following focuses: (i) neuroepidemiology/cardiovascular epidemiology with specific focus on the interrelationships between vascular risk factors, migraine, and cardiovascular disease as well as the prevention and consequences of stroke and Parkinson's disease; (ii) pharmacoepidemiology, specifically the risks and benefits of analgesic use and over-the-counter medications; and (iii) the application of tools to control for confounding in observational studies, particularly the propensity score.

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