Head of Division:

Prof. Dr. med. Antje Timmer


Imke Garten

+49 (0)441 798-2772

Postal adress:

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

Visitor adress:

Campus Haarentor, Building V04
Ammerländer Heerstraße 140
26129 Oldenburg

Unit of Epidemiology and Biometry

The Division of Epidemiology and Biometry represents two essential methods disciplines within the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.

We are committed to the principles of Evidence based Medicine. In research and teaching, we aim to decrease knowledge gaps, advance methods and promote research integrity and transparency in order to improve the quality of health care within the region and beyond.

Our specific expertise and interest is focused on clinical epidemiology. We have, among others, actively ongoing cooperations with the IBD Cochrane Group (London ON), Cochrane Germany (Freiburg), the BIPS (Bremen), RTI-Health Solutions (Barcelona), various clinical departments within the Oldenburg cooperation clinics and partners from other Faculties within the University (e.g. Music, pedagogics).

Cancer epidemiology also features prominently in our port-folio. We have formed a close working relationship with the Cancer Registry for Lower Saxony (Epidemiologischen Krebsregister Niedersachsen) and other partners, such as the Departments of Visceral Surgery and Oncology in Oldenburg University Hospitals and the University Medical Center in Groningen.

The third area of research develops around the advancement of methods in biometry. Funded by a 3year DFG grant distributional regression methods are introduced to survival analysis. Methods are also applied to geriatric mobility data from the AEQUIPA project, to time to event data from lung cancer patients of the University Clinic for Oncology at the Pius-Hospital in Oldenburg, and to results from our own study on satisfaction with care in bowel disease.


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