Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Wolfgang AHRENS
Projektkoordinator, IDEFICS - Studie zu ernährungs- und lebensstilbedingten Erkrankungen bei Kindern; Stv. Direktor, BIPS - Institut für Epidemiologie und Präventionsforschung GmbH, Bremen
1985 Diploma in Human Biology, University Bremen.
1985-1994 Research fellow in epidemiology of work- and environment-related cancer, Bremen Institute for Prevention Research and Social Medicine, Bremen.
1995-1998 Head of the working group Epidemiology at the Institute for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, University Clinic Essen.
1997 PhD on "Retrospective assessment of occupational exposure in epidemiological case- control studies", University Bremen.
1998-2003 Head of the division Epidemiological Methods and Field Work, remen Institute for Prevention Research and Social Medicine, Bremen.
2000-2003 Assistant Professor for Epidemiology and Public Health, University Bremen.
since 2003 W3-professorship for Epidemiological Methods at Bremen University.
since 2004 Deputy Director of BIPS Institute for Epidemiology and Prevention Research GmbH, Bremen and head of the Dept. Epidemiological Methods and Etiologic Research.
A key focus of research are the causes of lifestyle diseases as well as their primary prevention and the scientific evaluation of intervention measures. He is currently coordinating the largest
Europe-wide intervention study on overweight, obesity and other disorders in children conditioned by nutrition, lifestyle and social factors (www.idefics.eu) and a subsequent prospective cohort
study on lifestyle, diet and exercise in children, adolescents and their parents (I. Family).