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Univ.- Prof. Dr. med. Dipl.-Psych. Joachim Kugler

Professor for Health Sciences / Public health at the Technische Universität Dresden (TU), Germany. 

M.D. at the University of Düsseldorf, Germany

Research fellow at the Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health (Cambridge,Mass.)

Diploma in Psychology at the University of Düsseldorf

Visiting professor at the University of Bayreuth, the Dresden International University and the University of Essen/ Duisburg.

Areas of expertise

Health care research; health care politics; evaluation of clinical pathways; evidence based medicine; quality of life research; health behavior

Section Editors

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Sophie Baumann, Prof. Dr. - Prevention and Community Health
Leiterin der Abteilung Methoden der Community Medicine, Greifswald, Germany


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Bernhard Elsner, PhD - Physical Activity and Health

Ernst-Abbe University of Applied Sciences, Jena. Professor of Physiotherapy, School of Health and Nursing.

Areas of expertise: Physical activity; Physical rehabilitation; Systematic Reviews; (Network) Meta-Analysis.


Holger Gothe, Dr. - Health Care Research
Adjunct Professor of Public health, University of Tyrol (UMIT), Austria


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Dr. rer. hum. biol. Janice Hegewald, MSc. - Occupational Health

(German Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)

Master of Science in Epidemiology from the George Washington University in Washington DC, USA

Areas of expertise: Occupational epidemiology, work-related cardiovascular, metabolic, and musculoskeletal diseases; systematic reviews and meta-analyses on the etiology of work-related diseases and risk assessment; extra-aural effects of occupational and environmental noise


Norbert Schmitz, Prof. Dr. - Mental Public Health
Professor of Population Medicine, University Tübingen, Germany and adjunct Professor of Public Health, McGill University, Canada