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    Odile Sauzet
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Priv.-Doz. Dr. Odile Sauzet

© Odile Sauzet

Head of the statistical consulting unit (StatBeCe)

Room: V9-132

Short CV

  • Since 2016 Head of the Statistik-Beratungs-Centrum (StatBeCe) Bielefeld University, Statistics and Data Analysis Group, Department of Business Administration and Economics

  • Since 2011 Research Associate, Bielefeld School of Public Health, AG3 Epidemiology and International Public Health

  • 2009-11 Research Fellow, Medical statistics, Public Health Sciences and Medical Statistics (PHSMS), School of Medicine, University of Southampton

Complete CV here

Research interests

  • Statistical methods for the evaluation of neighbourhood effects on health

  • Signal detection methods for adverse event of medications

  • Evaluation of statistical method in practice

Research articles

Selected recent research publications:

  • Dudek, V., Razum, O., & Sauzet, O. (2022). Association between housing and health of refugees and asylum seekers in Germany: explorative cluster and mixed model analysis. BMC public health, 22(1), 1-9.

  • Peacock, J. L., Lo, J., Rees, J. R., & Sauzet, O. (2021). Minimal clinically important difference in means in vulnerable populations: challenges and solutions. BMJ open, 11(11),e052338.

  • Breckenkamp, J., Razum, O., Spallek, J., Berger, K., Chaix, B., & Sauzet, O. (2021). A method to define the relevant ego-centred spatial scale for the assessment of neighbourhood effects: the example of cardiovascular risk factors. BMC public health, 21(1), 1-7.

  • Ster, A. C., Phillips, R., Sauzet, O., & Cornelius, V. (2021). Improving analysis practice of continuous adverse event outcomes in randomised controlled trials-a distributional approach. Trials, 22(1), 1-11.

  • Sauzet, O., Breiding, J. H., Zolitschka, K. A., Breckenkamp, J., & Razum, O. (2021). An ego-centred approach for the evaluation of spatial effects on health in urban areas based on parametric semi-variogram models: concept and validation. BMC Med Res Methodol, 21(1), 1-12.

  • Phillips, R., Sauzet, O. & Cornelius, V. Statistical methods for the analysis of adverse event data in randomised controlled trials: a scoping review and taxonomy. BMC Med Res Methodol 20, 288 (2020).

Recent StatBeCe publications:

  • Jansen, G., Sauzet, O., Borgstedt, R, Entz, S., Holland, F.O., Lamprinaki S, Thies, K.C., ScholzS.S., Rehberg S.W. (2022) Incidence, characteristics and predictors of mortality in Intensive-Care-Unit-cardiac-arrest – an observational study. European Journal of Anaesthesiology (to appear)

  • Fretian, A., Graf, P., Kirchhoff, S., Glinphratum, G., Bollweg, T., Sauzet, O., & Bauer, U.(2021). The Long-Term Effectiveness of Interventions Addressing Mental Health Literacy and Stigma of Mental Illness in Children and Adolescents: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Int J Public Health 66:1604072.

  • Jansen, G., Ebeling, N., Latka, E., Krüger, S., Scholz, S. S., Trapp, S., ... & Borgstedt, R. (2021). Impact of COVID-19 adapted guidelines on resuscitation quality in out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest: a manikin study. Minerva anestesiologica.

  • Sudhoff, H., Ay, N., Todt, I., Sauzet, O., Bernal-Sprekelsen, M., & Scholtz, L. U. (2021). A novel technique for patulous Eustachian tube augmentation. European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, 278(7), 2219-2224.

Complete list of publications, please see here: Google Scholar profile or here: PUB list


  • R-package EgoCor User-friendly interface based on the R package 'geoR' to fit exponential parametric models to empirical semi-variograms in order to model the spatial correlation structure of health data. (maintainer and author: Julia Dyck)
  • R-package DistDicho A range of functions covering the present development of the distributional method for the dichotomisation of continuous outcomes. Documentation: (with Jannik Rehse and Janne Helene Breiding)
  • Stata module DistDicho As above but for Stata users (with Maren Kleine).

Awards & funding (selection)

  • PI in Leibniz ScienceCampus SOEP RegioHub at Bielefeld University (Subproject 1: Regional infrastructures, living conditions and perceptions of inequality) since 2020
  • PI in subproject DEPRIV (Identifying, conceptualising, and modelling micro-area factors with effects on the health of vulnerable populations) of the DFG Research Unit FOR 2928: Refugee migration to Germany: a magnifying glass for broader public health challenges (PH-LENS) since 2019
  • PI in DFG project NeHiS (From urban neighbourhood heterogeneities to health inequalities: social mechanisms, environmental exposures and their interaction) 2017-2021

    Complete list of awards and funding here

Professional activities

  • Associate Editor for BMC Public Health

  • Speaker of the working group “Social Epidemiology” of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Epidemiologie (DGEpi)

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