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Apl. Prof. Dr. sc. hum. Volker Winkler

MSc biol.




After his studies in biology Volker Winkler did his PhD within the DFG Research Training Group 793 ‘Epidemiology of communicable and chronic, non-communicable diseases and their interrelationships’. In 2015, he became Deputy Head of the unit ’Epidemiology and Biostatistics’ within the Heidelberg Institute of Global Health and one year later, he received the venia legendi in epidemiology. Since 2019, he is member of the crosscutting research group on systematic reviews and meta-analysis and later he became leader of the research group ’Epidemiology of Transition’.

Considerations of the health and its determinants of population groups facing major changes are his main interests. He focuses on migrants, on non-communicable diseases and on the analysis of longitudinal data as well as on systematic reviews. Generally, his research as well as his teaching activities focus on topics using quantitative methods. Furthermore, he is PI and the coordinator of the Heidelberg Graduate School of Global Health which aims to provide medical students with an opportunity to engage in global health research.




Awarded adjunct professor (außerplanmäßiger Professor) for Epidemiology at the University of Heidelberg
2016 Venia legendi in Epidemiology, University of Heidelberg
2008 Dissertation Dr. sc. hum., Heidelberg Institute of Global Health
2004 Diploma in Biology, University of Heidelberg


since 2018   

Coordinator: Heidelberg Graduate School of Global Health

since 2018

Global Health Journal Club at the Heidelberg Institute of Global Health
2017-2021    Beyond the t Test: Epidemiology and Biostatistics for Doctoral Students Heidelberg University
2015-2018 The Hartmut Hoffmann-Berling International Graduate School of Molecular and Cellular Biology (HBIGS): ‘Basic Statistics for Biologists or how to choose the appropriate statistical test’


‘Module 4: Research foundations’ Master of Science in International Health at Heidelberg University
2010-2020    Epidemiology ‘Epidemiologie, Medizinische Biometrie und Medizinische Informatik’ within the Curriculum                                Medicinale (HeiCuMed) at Heidelberg University


‘Grundlagen der Epidemiologie und Statistik’ Bachelor in Health Education at the School of Education Heidelberg