PhD Programme Epidemiology

The PhD programme “Epidemiology” is a three-year doctoral programme in the area of epidemiological research and is coordinated by the Department of Epidemiology of the HZI.

The PhD programme is a collaborative effort of the Department of Epidemiology, the HZI Grad School and the HBRS (MHH). After successful completion, candidates will be awarded a PhD or, in some instances, a Dr. rer. nat.

Current admissions for the PhD Programme are only possible if funding is assured by the applicant (e.g. by a scholarship or a third party).

Example modules:

  • Bookclub: “K. Rothman: Epidemiology- an introduction” – Dr. Stefanie Castell
  • Data Quality in the Era of Digital Epidemiology – Dr. Stephan Glöckner
  • Good Epidemiological Practice – Dr. Jördis Ott
  • Machine Learning – Prof. Dr. Frank Klawonn
  • Outbreak and Surveillance – Prof. Dr. Gérard Krause


Prof. Dr. Gérard Krause

Dr. Jördis J. Ott

Department of Epidemiology
Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research
Inhoffenstraße 7
38124 Braunschweig

PhD Office:
Sylvia Richter

Phone: + 49 (0) 531 6181 - 3136

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