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Representative FlüGe: Prof. Dr. Alexander Krämer

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12:00-14:00 p.m.
Short biography

Prof. Dr. med. Alexander Krämer studied medicine and philosophy in Tübingen and Berlin. In 1981 he gained a doctoral degree (Dr. med.) at the Freie Universität Berlin with an experimental project in the area of neurovegetative physiology. After training as a specialist in internal medicine, he switched to public health. He worked for 4 years in the USA in the research area of infectious disease epidemiology, at the National Institute of Health, and lastly as assistant professor at the Division of Epidemology School of the School of Public Health, University of Minnesota. In 1994 he was appointed professor (C4) at Bielefeld University in Public Health Medicine and Biomedical Basic Research and was therefore involved in the foundation of the Bielefeld School of Public Health (BISPH), the first independent institution for public health in Germany.

Focus topics

  • Epidemiology of infectious diseases
  • Migrant health
  • Burden-of-Disease Studies
  • Health promotion at universities
  • Occupational health promotion
  • Health in mega-cities
  • Public Health theories and models

Membership in professional organisations and bodies

  • Since 2013: Associate Editor "Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine: an Open Access Journal"
  • Since 2013: Member of the Ethics Committee of Bielefeld University (EUB)
  • Since 2011: Head of the section of Public Health at the Koch-Metschnikow Forum (KMF)
  • Since 2007: Head of the Doctoral Programme (DrPH) at the Department of Public Health Medicine, Bielefeld University
  • Since 2003: Active member of the section "Infectious Disease Control" (IDC) of the European Public Health Association (EUPHA)
  • 2001-2005: Representative of the Master of Science in Epidemiology Programme in Germany
  • 2000-2006: Deputy Director of the working group "Angewandte Infektionsepidemiologie"(Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology) of the German Society for Epidemiology (DGEpi)
  • 2000-2005: Head of the Certification Commission "Epidemiology" of the DGEpi
  • since 1990: German Society for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology (GMDS)
  • since 1992: International Epidemiology Association
  • since 1992: German Society of Infectious Diseases (DGI)
  • since 1996: German Society for Epidemiology (DGEpi)
  • 1987-2007: German Society of Internal Medicine (DGIM)
  • 1992-2004: New York Academy of Science
  • 1999-2003: American Public Health Association
  • 1987-1994: American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • 1992-1994: Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER)


The complete index of publications is available as a download.