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Dr. Gerald GARTLEHNER Head, Department of Evidence-Based Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, Danube University Krems


1987-1994 Medical Studies, University of Vienna
1995 Beijing International Acupuncture Training Center,WHO Akupunkturdiplom,Peking, China
1996-2000 Junior Doctor, General Medicien, Emergencey Doctor Diploma
2000-2001 Emergency Doctor, Die Johanniter, Vienna
2001-2002 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Public Health, Master of Public Health
2002-2003 Research Associate, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, USA
2003-2007 Vice-Director,RTI-UNC Evidence -based Practice Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
2006-2009 Adjunct Assistant ProfessorforPublic Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - School of Public Health, USA
2007-2008 scientific Researcher, Ludwig Boltzmann Institut for Health Technology Assessments, Vienna
2011 Habilitation, Epidemiology, Medical University Vienna


Obersten Sanitätsrates des Österreichischen Bundesministeriums für Gesundheit
Scientific Commitee, Institute for Quality and Economics in Health Care Systems (IQWiG), GermanyDeutschland
AHRQ Methodgroup, Rockville, USA
GRADE Arbeitsgruppe


Gartlehner G, Gaynes BN, Amick HR, Asher GN, Morgan LC, Coker-Schwimmer E, Forneris C, Boland E, Lux LJ, Gaylord S, Bann C, Pierl BC, Lohr K. Comparative Benefits and Harms of Antidepressant, Psychological, Complementary, and Exercise Treatments for Major Depression: An Evidence Report for a Clinical Practice Guideline From the American College of Physicians. Annals of Internal Medicine, Feb 9. doi:10.7326/M15-1813. [Epub ahead of print], 2016
Gartlehner G, Dobrescu A, Swinson Evans T, Thaler K, Nussbaumer B, Sommer I, Lohr KN. Average effect estimates remain similar as evidence evolves from single trials to high-quality bodies of evidence: a meta-epidemiologic study. J Clin Epidemiol. 69(1):16-22. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2015.02.013., 2016
Gartlehner G, Dobrescu A, Swinson Evans T, Bann C, Robinson KA, Reston J, Thaler K, Skelly A, Glechner A, Peterson K, Kien C, Lohr KN. The predictive validity of quality of evidence grades for the stability of effect estimates was low: a meta-epidemiological study. J Clin Epidemiol. 2016,70(1):52-60. doi:10.1016/j.jclinepi.08.018.,
Gartlehner G, Nussbaumer B, Gaynes BN, Forneris CA, Morgan LC, Kaminski-Hartenthaler A, Greenblatt A, Wipplinger J, Lux LJ, Sonis JH, Hofmann J, Van Noord MG, Winkler D. Second-generation antidepressants for preventing seasonal affective disorder in adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews; Issue 11. Art. No.: CD011268. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011268.pub2., 2015