University of Münster
Medical studies at the universities of Giessen, Kiel and Heidelberg Training in internal medicine at Enköping`s Hospital in Sweden (1970 1971) and at Mannheim, University of Heidelberg, 1974-1977.Studies in Epidemiology and Public Health at UCLA (MPH 1972) and UNC -Chapel Hill (PhD 1980)
Epidemiology and prevention of cardiovascular diseases, e.g., Munich Blood Pressure Study and Program, worldwide WHO MONICA project, PI MONICA Augsburg. Europe wide EUROASPIRE I, II, III project, member of the SCORE project. Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee, Association for the Mediterranean Diet: nutrition and lifestyle. Pioppi, Italy. Studies on active and pas sive smoking in Germany. Calculation of 3300 annual deaths from passive smoking in Germany in 2006.Epidemiology of asthma and allergies in childhood and adolescents, e.g. worldwide ISAAC project. Occupational epidemiology, e.g. studies in the American and German rubber industry.