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Andreas Mielck

Helmholtz Zentrum München, Institut für Gesundheitsökonomie und Management im Gesundheitswesen, Munich, Germany

Fellow of the ZiF research group "Normative Aspects of Public Health"

Scientific Career

Andreas Mielck (born 1951) studied sociology at the University of Hamburg, Germany (degrees: Dipl.-Soz., Dr. phil.) und then epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA (degree: Master of Public Health in Epidemiology). He gained some research experiences in Hamburg (Institute of Sociology, Institute of Medical Sociology), and since 1989 he works at the Helmholtz Zentrum Munich, Institute of Health Economics and Health Care Management. Since 1993 he teaches social-epidemiology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich. In 1997 he founded the working group 'social-epidemiology' and was its spokesman until 2011; the working group is part of different scientific organizations. From 2002 to 2008 he was assistant chairman of the German Society for Medical Sociology (DGMS).

Main Research Activities

Health inequalities are the focus of his work since the beginning. This includes (a) publication of extensive reviews, (b) research projects of health inequalities concerning mortality, morbidity, health risks and resources, (c) participation in European projects on health inequalities. Also, as a scientific consultant concerning health inequalities, he is working in various health policy projects in Germany, currently for example in the project 'interventions for reducing health inequalities' of the Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA) and in the project 'Health Targets in Germany' ( At the moment his research concentrates mainly on health care inequalities and on regional deprivation.

Publications (selection)

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