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Dr. Andrea Werdecker

Senior Research Fellow

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Education

  • 1982 - 1989: Studies in Nutritional and Domestic Sciences, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, Germany
  • 1989: Diplom degree, Ecotrophology, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, Germany
  • 2005: Certificate "Curriculum nutritional medicine" of the German Medical Association
  • 2009: Accredited expert of lipometabolism at the Kompetenznetzwerk Fettstoffwechsel [network of excellence on lipometabolism] of the QUETHEB
  • 2013: Certificate for university didactics in medicine, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
  • 2016: Dr. rer. med., Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany
    Doctoral Thesis: Patient-Empowerment-Effekte auf den Lipidstatus von Patienten mit Diabetes mellitus Typ 2 durch rechnergestützte Risikokommunikation [Patient empowerment effects on the lipid status of patients with type 2 diabetes by computer-based risk communication]

Professional Background

  • 1989 - 1990: Personnel at the Dresdner Bank, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
  • 1990 - 2001: Quality assurance manager, Grieb GmbH & Co. KG Milchzentrale Gießen, Germany
  • 2001 - 2003: Part-time employment in nutritional consultation
  • 2004: Self-employment in nutritional consultation, Staufenberg, Germany
  • 2006: Professional qualification and registration in nutritional therapy, QUETHEB, Laufen, Germany
  • Since 2010: Part-time employment in nutritional therapy and consultation, Staufenberg, Germany
  • 2010 - 2015: Researcher at the Institute of Medical Sociology and Social Medicine, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany
  • Since October 2014: Researcher at the NAKO Health Study Consortium "Mortality Follow-Up"
  • Since July 2015: Researcher at the Federal Institute for Population Research (BiB), Wiesbaden, Germany

Memberships and Activities in Scientific Associations

  • Since 2006: German Society of Qualified Nutritional Therapists and Consultants (QUETHEB)
  • Since 2006: Association of Ecotrophologists
  • Since 2008: Deutsche Gesellschaft zur Bekämpfung von Fettstoffwechselstörungen und ihren Folgeerkrankungen DGFF (Lipid-Liga)
  • Since 2009: Network of excellence on lipometabolism of the QUETHEB
  • Since 2009: German Allergy and Asthma Association
  • Since 2010: Population Association of America (PAA)
  • Since 2010: German Society for Social Medicine and Prevention (DGSMP)
  • Since 2011: German Diabetes Association (DDG)
  • Since 2012: Founding member of the Center for Population and Health
  • 2009 - 2012: German Society for Lipid Science (DGF)
  • Since 2014: International Epidemiological Association (IEA)
  • Since 2015: German Society for Epidemiology (DGEpi)
  • Since 2014: Collaborator der Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD)
  • Since 10/2016: Member of GBD Scientific Council

Selected Publications

  • GBD 2015 Obesity Collaborators [co-author] (2017). Health Effects of Overweight and Obesity in 195 Countries over 25 Years. N Engl J Med. 2017 Jul 6;377(1):13-27. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1614362. Epub 2017 Jun 12. PubMed PMID: 28604169; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5477817.
  • GBD 2015 Healthcare Access and Quality Collaborators. [co-author] (2017): Healthcare Access and Quality Index based on mortality from causes amenable to personal health care in 195 countries and territories, 1990-2015: a novel analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. Lancet. 2017 May 18. pii: S0140-6736(17)30818-8. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(17)30818-8. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Global Burden of Disease Health Financing Collaborator Network. [co-author] (2017): Evolution and patterns of global health financing 1995-2014: development assistance for health, and government, prepaid private, and out-of-pocket health spending in 184 countries. Lancet. 2017 May 20;389(10083):1981-2004. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(17)30874-7. Epub 2017 Apr 19.
  • Global Burden of Disease Child and Adolescent Health Collaboration [co-author] (2017): Child and Adolescent Health From 1990 to 2015: Findings From the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors 2015 Study. JAMA Pediatr. 2017 Jun 1;171(6):573-592. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2017.0250.
  • GBD 2015 Mortality and Causes of Death Collaborators [co-author] (2016): Global, regional, and national life expectancy, all-cause mortality, and cause-specific mortality for 249 causes of death, 1980-2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. Lancet. 2016 Oct 8;388(10053):1459-1544. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(16)31012-1. PubMed PMID: 27733281; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5388903.

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