Head of Division:

Prof. Dr. med. Antje Timmer


Josephine Lühmann

+49 (0)441 798-2772

Postal adress:

Division of Epidemiology and Biometry
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg
Ammerländer Heerstr. 114-118
26129 Oldenburg

Visitor adress:

Campus Haarentor, Building V04
Ammerländer Heerstraße 140
26129 Oldenburg

Epidemiology and Biometry

Division of Epidemiology and Biometry

Welcome to the webpage of the Division of Epidemiology and Biometry within the Faculty of Medicine.


There are two studies open for recruitment

  • MIDDEL (cluster-randomized trial on singing and music therapy in persons with dementia and depression).
  • ISS (Online Survey on iIntegrating the patient perspective to validate a new measure of disease severity in inflammatory bowel disease)

If you are interested in participating, please refer to the project sites. Knowledge of the German language is required for both projects. However, the MIDDEL trial has international partners in Bergen, Groningen, Nottingham, Melbourne and Ankara. Please contact the study team if you wish to participate.

Team, open positions: Our team has grown and is now at long last provisonally complete. We may take on students for qualification work.

Pandemic: Please visit the university information page for current regulations.


Clinical Epidemiology: A Daydream?

    "To the pure clinician, the clinical research published in general medical journals is no longer really understandable, because the design and the analyses have become too complicated. To the pure methodologist, it may not be evident how particular findings fit with background clinical and basic science knowledge. .....If we want to preserve and reinforce proper judgements about the theory and practice of medicine—including the use of ‘big data’ and the use of ‘personalised medicine’—we need people with both types of knowledge in one head"

Vandenbroucke 2017


"Zwei Dinge sind zu unserer Arbeit nötig: Unermüdliche Ausdauer und die Bereitschaft, etwas, in das man viel Zeit und Arbeit gesteckt hat, wieder wegzuwerfen"

Albert Einstein.



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