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Prof. Dr. Dr. med. Ulrich Mueller

Honorary Project Leader

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  • 1967 - 1975: Study of Medicine and Sociology at the Universities of Tübingen, Berlin and Frankfurt, Germany
  • 1975: Final exam in Medicine, Universität Tübingen, Germany
  • 1976: Doctor of Medicine, Universität Tübingen, Germany
  • 1979: Doctor of Philosophy (subject: Sociology), Universität Frankfurt, Germany; medical licence to practise medicine
  • 1986: Licence to teach "Sociology", Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
  • 1990: Preliminary diploma in Mathematics, Universität Heidelberg, Germany
  • 1993: Licence to teach "Social Sciences in Informatics", Department of Informatics, Universität Koblenz, Germany

Professional Background

  • 1973 - 1975: Graduate student (Dr. med.), Universität Tübingen, Germany
  • 1976 - 1978: Graduate student (Dr. phil.), Max-Planck-Institute for Social Sciences, Starnberg, Germany
  • 1979 - 1987: Assistant professor at the Institute of Sociology, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
  • 1981 - 1983: Visiting scholar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), USA
  • 1987 - 1993: Scientific leader, Zentrum für Umfragen, Methoden und Analysen (ZUMA), Mannheim, Germany
  • 1994 - 2014: Professor of Medical Sociology and Community Medicine; director of the Institute for Medical Sociology and Community Medicine, Department of Medicine of the Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany
  • Since 07/2015: Honorary project leader of the research group 3.3: Mortality Follow-Up of the German National Cohort Consortium at the Federal Institute for Population Research (BiB), Wiesbaden, Germany

Memberships and Activities in Scientific Associations

  • Since 2000: Population Association of America (PAA)
  • Since 2000: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sozialmedizin und Prävention (DGSMP) [German Society for Social Medicine and Prevention]
  • 2002-2008: Expert at the Institue for Medical and Pharmaceutical Exam Questions for the field of examination on "community medicine", Mainz, Germany
  • Since 2005: International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP)
  • Since 2012: International Epidemiological Association (IEA)
  • Since 2012: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Epidemiologie (DGEpi) [German Society for Epidemiology]
  • Since 2014: Collaborator of the Global Burden of Disease Study
    In cooperation with the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

Scholarships, Grants and Awards

  • 1976: Doctoral scholarship, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Berlin, Germany
  • 1976 - 1978: Doctoral scholarship, Max Planck Institute for Social Sciences, Starnberg, Germany
  • 1981 - 1983: Research grant of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) [German Research Foundation] for the research stay at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  • 2002: Second prize of the Population Association of China (together with Youhua Chen) for "Comparative Study on Marital Supply and Demand in China and Germany"

Selected Publications

  • Global Burden of Disease Cancer Collaboration [co-author] (2015): The Global Burden of Cancer 2013. In: JAMA Oncology 1,4: 505-527
  • Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 Collaborators [co-author] (2015): Global, Regional, and National Incidence, Prevalence, and Years Lived with Disability for 301 Acute and Chronic Diseases and Injuries in 188 Countries, 1990–2013: A Systematic Analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. In: The Lancet 386,9995: 743-800
  • Global Burden of Disease 2013 Mortality and Causes of Death Collaborators [co-author] (2015): Global, Regional, and National Age-Sex Specific All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality for 240 Causes of Death, 1990-2013: A Systematic Analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. In: The Lancet 385,9963: 117-171
  • Mazur, Allan; Westerman, Ronny; Werdecker, Andrea; Mueller, Ulrich O. (2014): Testosterone and Type 2 Diabetes in Men. In: Aging Male 17,1: 18-24
  • Mueller, Ulrich O. (1993): Social Status and Sex. In: Nature 363: 490

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