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Volker Winkler

Publications in peer-reviewed journals

Iwamoto Y, Kaucher S, Lorenz E, Bärnighausen T, Winkler V. (2019) Development of breast cancer mortality, considering the implementation of mammography screening programs - a comparison of western European countries. BMC Public Health;19(1):823. doi: 10.1186/s12889-019-7166-6.

Buhler C, Winkler V, Runge-Ranzinger S, Boyce R, Horstick O. (2019) Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of environmental methods for dengue vector control. PLoS Negl Trop Dis.;13(7):e0007420. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0007420. [Epub ahead of print]

Weigel C, Chaisaingmongkol J, Assenov Y, Kuhmann C, Winkler V, Santi I, Bogatyrova O, Kaucher S, Bermejo JL, Leung SY, Chan TL, Lasitschka F, Bohrer MH, Marx A, Heyny-von Haußen R, Herold-Mende C, Dyckhoff G, Boukamp P, Delank KW, Hörmann K, Lippert BM, Baier G, Dietz A, Oakes CC, Plass C, Becher H, Schmezer P, Ramroth H, Popanda O. (2019) DNA methylation at an enhancer of the three prime repair exonuclease 2 gene (TREX2) is linked to gene expression and survival in laryngeal cancer. Clin Epigenetics 2019 May 3;11(1):67. doi: 10.1186/s13148-019-0666-5.

Winkler V, Kaucher S, Deckert A, Leier V, Holleczek B, Maisinger C, Razum O, Becher H. (2018) Cohort Profile: Aussiedler Mortality (AMOR) – Cohort Study on Ethnic German Migrants from the Former Soviet Union. BMJ open 0:e024865. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-024865

Kynast-Wolf G, Schoeps A, Winkler V, Stieglbauer G, Müller O, Sie A, Becher H. (2018) Clustering of infant mortality within families in rural Burkina Faso. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2018 Nov 19. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.17-0669.

Salazar MA, Law R, Winkler V. (2018) Health consequences of the Zamboanga armed conflict using a syndromic surveillance database. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15(12), 2690; doi: 10.3390/ijerph15122690

Stolpe S, Ouma M, Winkler V, Meisinger C, Becher H, Andreas D. (2018) Self-rated health among migrants from the former Soviet Union in Germany - a cross-sectional study. BMJ open 8:e022947. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-022947

Kaucher S, Kajüter H, Becher H, Winkler V. (2018) Cancer incidence and mortality among ethnic German migrants from the former Soviet Union. Front. Oncol. 8:378. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2018.00378

Cho AB*, Jaehn P*, Holleczek B, Becher H, Winkler V. (2018) Stage of cancer diagnoses among migrants from the former Soviet Union in comparison to the German population – are diagnoses among migrants delayed? BMC Public Health; 18(1):148. doi: 10.1186/s12889-018-5046-0
(* equal contribution)

Sonntag D, Gilbody S, Winkler V, Shehzad A. (2018)  German EstSmoke: Estimating adult smoking-related costs and consequences of smoking cessation for Germany. Addiction; 113(1):125-136. doi: 10.1111/add.13956. Epub 2017 Sep 18.

Becher H, Belau M, Winkler V, Aigner A. (2018) Estimating lung cancer mortality attributable to second hand smoke exposure in Germany. Int J Public Health. 2018 Apr;63(3):367-375. doi: 10.1007/s00038-017-1022-1. Epub 2017 Jul 29.

Kaucher S, Deckert A, Becher H, Winkler V. (2017) Migration pattern and mortality of ethnic German migrants from the former Soviet Union: a cohort study in Germany. BMJ open Dec 19;7(12):e019213. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019213.

Becher H, Winkler V. (2017) Estimating the standardized incidence ratio (SIR) with incomplete follow-up data. BMC Med Res Methodol; 17:55; doi:  10.1186/s12874-017-0335-3

Kaucher, S, Leier, V, Deckert, A, Holleczek, B, Meisinger, C, Winkler, V, Becher, H. (2017) Time trends of cause-specific mortality among resettlers in Germany, 1990 through 2009. European Journal of Epidemiology. Published online: 17 March 2017; DOI:10.1007/s10654-017-0240-4

Salazar MA, Law R, Pesigan A, Winkler V. (2017) Health Consequences of Typhoon Haiyan in the Eastern Visayas Region Using a Syndromic Surveillance Database. PLOS Currents Disasters Feb 6 . Edition 1.

Anderson CL, Becher H, Winkler V. (2016) Tobacco Control Progress in Low and Middle Income Countries in Comparison to High Income Countries. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 13(10):1039. doi:10.3390/ijerph13101039

Salazar MA, Pesigan A, Law R, Winkler V. (2016) Post-disaster health impact of natural hazards in the Philippines in 2013. Global Health Action 9:31320.

Jaehn P, Holleczek B, Becher H, Winkler V. (2016) Histologic types of gastric cancer among migrants from the former Soviet Union and the general population in Germany – what kind of prevention do we need? Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 28:863-870.

Winkler V, Mangolo NJ, Becher H. (2015) Lung cancer in South Africa: A forecast to 2025 based on smoking prevalence data. BMJ Open 5:e006993.

Deckert A, Winkler V, Meisinger C, Heier M, Becher H. (2015) Suicide, substance abuse, and external cause mortality pattern among German repatriates in Augsburg region: reflections of migration related trouble? J Psychiatr Res 63:36-42.

Winkler V, Lan Y, Becher H. (2015) Smoking prevention policies in West African countries and their effects on smoking prevalence. BMC Public Health 15:1216.

Winkler V, Holleczek B, Stegmaier C, Becher H. (2014) Cancer incidence in ethnic German migrants from the Former Soviet Union in comparison to the host population. Cancer Epidemiol 38:22-7.

Deckert A, Winkler V, Meisinger C, Heier M, Becher H. (2014) Myocardial infarction incidence and ischemic heart disease mortality in German repatriates: overall results and time trends in a cohort study in the region of Augsburg, Germany. Eur J Public Health 24:127-33.

Winkler V, Leitzmann M, Obi N, Ahrens W, Edinger T, Giani G, Linseisen J, Löffler M, Michels K, Nöthlings U, Schipf S, Kluttig A, Wichmann HE, Hoffmann B, Jöckel KH, Becher H. (2014) Response in individuals with and without foreign background and application to the National Cohort in Germany: which factors have an effect? Int J Public Health 59:555-63.

Reiss K, Berger U, Winkler V, Voigtländer S, Becher H, Razum O. (2013) Assessing the effect of regional deprivation on mortality avoiding compositional bias: A natural experiment. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 67:213-8.

Winkler V1, Ott JJ1, Cowan M, Becher H. (2013) Smoking prevalence and its impacts on lung cancer mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa: An epidemiological study. Preventive Medicine 57:634–640.

Winkler V, Holleczek B, Stegmaier C, Becher H. (2012) Prostate Cancer Among Ethnic German Migrants from the Former Soviet Union. Global Health Action eISSN 1654-9880.

Kuhrs E, Winkler V, Becher H. (2012) Risk factors for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases among ethnic Germans from the former Soviet Union: results of a nested case-control study. BMC Public Health 12:190.

Winkler V, Ng N, Tesfaye F, Becher H. (2011) Predicting lung cancer deaths from smoking prevalence data. Lung Cancer. 74:170-7.

Volodina A, Bertsche T, Kostev K, Winkler V, Haefeli WE. Becher H. (2011) Drug utilization patterns and reported health status in ethnic German migrants (Aussiedler) in Germany: a cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health 11:509.

Winkler V, Ott JJ, Becher H. (2010) Reliability of Coding Causes of Death with ICD-10 in Germany. Int J Public Health 55:43-8.

Ott JJ, Paltiel AM, Winkler V, Becher H. (2010) The impact of duration of residence on cause-specific mortality: a cohort study of migrants from the Former Soviet Union residing in Israel and Germany. Health Place 16: 79-84.

Deckert A, Winkler V, Paltiel A, Razum O, Becher H. (2010) Time trends in cardiovascular disease mortality in Russia and Germany from 1980 to 2007 - are there migration effects? BMC Public Health 10:488.

Winkler V1, Ng N1, Minh VH, Tesfaye F, Wall S, Becher H. (2009) Predicting lung cancer death in Africa and Asia: differences with WHO estimates. Cancer Causes Control 20: 721-30.

Ronellenfitsch U, Kyobutungi C, Ott JJ, Paltiel A, Razum O, Schwarzbach M, Winkler V, Becher H. (2009) Stomach cancer mortality in two large cohorts of migrants from the Former Soviet Union to Israel and Germany: are there implications for prevention? Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 21: 409-16.

Winkler V, Ott JJ, Holleczek B, Stegmaier C, Becher H. (2009) Cancer profile of migrants from the Former Soviet Union in Germany: incidence and mortality. Cancer Causes Control 20: 1873-1879.

Ott JJ, Paltiel AM, Winkler V, Becher H. (2008) Chronic disease mortality associated with infectious agents:  A comparative cohort study of migrants from the Former Soviet Union in Israel and Germany. BMC Public Health 8: 110.

Winkler V1, Ott JJ1, Kyobutungi C, Laki J, Becher H. (2008) Effects of residential changes and time patterns on external cause mortality in migrants: Results of a German cohort study. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health 36: 524-31.

Becher H, Kyobutungi C, Laki J, Ott JJ, Razum O, Ronellenfitsch U, Winkler V. (2007)  Mortalität von Aussiedlern aus der ehemaligen Sovietunion: Ergebnisse einer Kohortenstudie. Deutsches Ärzteblatt 23: A-1655-1662.

 1Authors contributed equally to the paper

Book chapters

Becher H, Winkler V. (2016) Die AMOR-Studien – Untersuchungen zu Mortalität bei (Spät)- Aussiedlern. In: Jahrbuch für deutsche und osteuropäische Volkskunde - Band 57, Fendl E,  Kasten T,  Mezger W,  Prosser-Schell M,  Retterath HW, Scholl-Schneider S (Hrsg.),  ISBN 978-3-8309-3515-5, Waxmann, Münster

Winkler V andBecher H. (2011) Epidemiology of Prostate Cancer: The Case of Ethnic German Migrants from the Former Soviet Union, Prostate Cancer - Original Scientific Reports and Case Studies, Philippe E. Spiess (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-307-342-2, InTech,  Available from: http://www.intechopen.com/articles/show/title/epidemiology-of-prostate-cancer-the-case-of-ethnic-german-migrants-from-the-former-soviet-union

Other publications

Winkler V1, Becher H1. (2011) Lung cancer mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa. Int J Cancer. 129:1537-9. letter to the Editor

Winkler V, Becher H. (2010) Lung cancer in Sub-Saharan Africa. Gesundheitswesen 72 - V224. DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1266416. abstract

Winkler V, Becher H. (2010) Global Cancer cases and Lung cancer in Sub-Saharan Africa. BMJ. rapid response 27/7/10

Winkler V. (2008) Specific Aspects of the Health Profile in Ethnic German Migrants from the Former Soviet Union. Inauguraldissertation zur Erlangung des Doctor scientiarum humanarum, Medizinischen Fakultät der Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg.

Winkler V. (2004) Schätzung der tabakassoziierten Lungenkrebsfälle in afrikanischen Entwicklungsländern. Diplomarbeit, Fakultät für Biowissenschaften der Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg.

1First two authors contributed equally to the paper