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PD Dr. sc. hum. Volker Winkler

MSc biol.  

Deputy Unit head

After his studies in biology Volker Winkler did his PhD within the DFG graduate program 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 Institute of Global Health. In 2016, he finalized his habilitation (associate professorship) in epidemiology.

His two main research interests are ‘Non-communicable diseases in low and middle income countries’ and ‘Migrant Health’ focusing on individuals from the former Soviet Union. Generally, his research as well as his teaching activities are focused on topics using quantitative methods.


2016 Habilitation in Epidemiology, Institute of Global Health
2008 Dissertation Dr. sc. hum., Institute of Global Health
2004 Diploma in Biology, University Heidelberg


  • Epidemiology for medical students (HeiCuMed) at the Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg
  • "Module 4: Research foundations" Master of Science in International Health at the University of Heidelberg
  • "Basic Statistics for Biologists" The Hartmut Hoffmann-Berling International Graduate School of Molecular and Cellular Biology (HBIGS):
  • "Disease Control: Strategies and Policies" der Short Courses in International Health (tropEd) am Institut für Global Health


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