Andreas Stang

Andreas Stang Prof. Dr. med., MPH
Leiter des Zentrums für Klinische Epidemiologie (ZKE)

Tel.: +49 201 / 92239 289
Fax: +49 201 / 92239 333


Curriculum vitae:


Beruflicher und wissenschaftlicher Werdegang

  Prof. Andreas Stang MPH born in 1965, studied Medicine and finished his MD degree in 1992 at Free University of Berlin. He worked as a clinician from 1992 through 1994. Thereafter, he studied Public Health (MPH) (focus: epidemiology and biostatistics) at Boston University with Kenneth J Rothman and Charles Poole from 1995 through 1996. He was working as an epidemiologist at University of Essen from 1996 through 2004. Prof. Stang has been certified as an experienced epidemiologist by the German Society of Epidemiology (DGEPI) in 2000. From 2004 through 2014, he was professor of clinical epidemiology at University of Halle. Since 2009, he was director of the Institute of Clinical Epidemiology at University of Halle. In 2014, Prof. Stang became Professor of Epidemiology at the Medical Faculty, University of Duisburg-Essen, University Hospital of Essen and became director of the Center of Clinical Epidemiology. He is one of the editors of the European Journal of Epidemiology. Besides teaching at the Medical School, he teaches cancer epidemiology (3-day course) at the School of Public Health at University of Düsseldorf annually. Furthermore, he teaches a 10-day course of epidemiologic methods at Berlin School of Public Health. He also teaches within the MSE program at University of Mainz. Prof. Stang has more than 170 peer-reviewed contributions (Medline) as first, co-author or last author. His major research topics are cancer epidemiology especially cancer registry epidemiology, cardiovascular epidemiology, and epidemiologic methods. Since 2012, he is adjunct professor of epidemiology at the Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Boston University.


Cardiovascular epidemiology, cancer epidemiology, epidemiologic methods.

Publikationen (2015):

Bohley S, Trocchi P, Robra BP, Mau W, Stang A. The regional myocardial infarction registry of Saxony-Anhalt (RHESA) in Germany – rational and study protocol. BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2015;15:45

Hamra GB, Stang A, Poole C. The researcher and the consultant: from testing to probability statements. Eur J Epidemiol 2015; Jun 25 [epub ahead]

Karciauskiene J, Valiukeviciene S, Stang A, Gollnick H. Beliefs, perceptions, and treatment modalities of acne among schoolchildren in Lithuania: a cross-sectional study. Int J Dermatol 2015;54:70-78

Kowall B, Stang A, Rathmann W, Kostev K. No reduced risk of overall, colorectal, lung, breast, and prostate cancer with metformin therapy in diabetic patients: database analyses from Germany and the UK. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2015;24:865-74

Rusner C, Stang A, Dieckmann KP. Recommendations regarding computed tomography imaging in follow-up for stage I nonseminoma testicular cancer remain a challenge (letter). J Clin Oncol 2015;33:2323

Saal S, Becker C, Lorenz S, Schubert M, Kuss O, Stang A, Müller T, Kraft A, Behrens J. Effect of a stroke support service in Germany: a randomized trial. Top Stroke Rehabil 2015; Apr 28 [epub ahead]

Stang A, Schuler M, Kowall B, Darwiche K, Kühl H, Jöckel KH. Lung cancer screening using low dose CT scanning in Germany—extrapolation of results from the National Lung Screening Trial. Dtsch Arztebl Int 2015; 112:637–44;

Stang A. Daytime napping and health consequences: much epidemiologic work to do (editorial). Sleep Med 2015;16:809-810

Stang A, Bray F, Dieckmann KP, Lortet-Tieulent J, Rusner C. Mortality of testicular cancer in East and West Germany 20 years after reunification: a gap not closed yet. Urol Int 2015;95:160-6

Stang A, Trabert B, Rusner C, Poole C, Almstrup K, Rajpert-De Meyts E, McGlynn KA. A survey of etiologic hypotheses among testicular cancer researchers. Andrology 2015;3:19-26

Publikationen (2014):

Dlugaj M, Weinreich G, Weimar C, Stang A, Dragano N, Wessendorf TE, Teschler H, Winkler A, Wege N, Moebus S, Möhlenkamp S, Erbel R, Jöckel KH. Sleep-disordered breathing, sleep quality, and mild cognitive impairment in the general population. J Alzheimers Dis 2014;41:479-497

Dralle H, Stang A, Sekulla C, Rusner C, Lorenz K, Machens A. Surgery for benign goiter in Germany: fewer operations, changed resectional strategy, fewer complications. Chirurg 2014;85:236-245

Erbel R, Lehmann N, Churzidse S, Rauwolf M, Mahabadi AA, Möhlenkamp S, Moebus S, Bauer M, Kälsch H, Budde T, Montag M, Schmermund A, Stang A, Führer-Sakel D, Weimar C, Roggenbuck U, Dragano N, Jöckel KH. Progression of coronary artery calcification seems to be inevitable, but predictable – results of the Heinz Nixdorf Recall (HNR) study. Eur Heart J 2014;35:2960-2071

Frey UH, Moebus S, Möhlenkamp S, Kälsch H, Bauer M, Lehmann N, Nöthen M, Mühleisen TW, Stang A, Erbel R, Jöckel KH, Peters J, Siffert W. GNB3 gene 825 TT variant predicts hard coronary events in the population-based Heinz Nixdorf Recall study. Atherosclerosis 2014;237:437-442

Hollatz MF, Stang A. Nationwide shoulder arthroplasty rates and revision burden in Germany: analysis of the national hospitalization data 2005 to 2006. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2014;23:267-274

Kälsch H, Lehmann N, Berg MH, Mahabadi AA, Mergen P, Möhlenkamp S, Bauer M, Kara K, Dragano N, Hoffmann B, Moebus S, Schmermund A, Stang A, Jöckel KH, Erbel R. Coronary artery calcification outperforms thoracic aortic calcification for the prediction of myocardial infarction and all-cause mortality: the Heinz Nixdorf Recall Study. Eur J Prev Cardiol 2014;21:1163-1170

Kälsch H, Lehmann N, Mahabadi AA, Bauer M, Kara K, Hüppe P, Moebus S, Möhlenkamp S, Dragano N, Schmermund A, Stang A, Jöckel KH, Erbel R. Beyond Framingham risk factors and coronary calcification: does aortic valve calcification improve risk prediction? The Heinz Nixdorf Recall Study. Heart 2014;100:930-937

Kantelhardt EJ, Mathewos A, Aynalem A, Wondemagegnehu T, Jemal A, Vetter M, Knauf E, Reeler A, Bogale S, Thomssen C, Stang A, Gemechu T, Trocchi P, Yonas B. The prevalence of estrogen receptor-negative breast cancer in Ethopia. BMC Cancer 2014;14:895

Kantelhardt EJ, Moelle U, Begoihn M, Addissie A, Trocchi P, Yonas B, Hezkiel P, Stang A, Thomssen C, Vordermark D, Gemechu T, Gebrehiwot Y, Wondemagegnehu T, Aynalem A, Mathewos A. Cervical cancer in Ethopia: survival of 1,059 patients who received oncologic therapy. Oncologist 2014;19:727-734

Kantelhardt EJ, Zerche P, Mathewos A, Trocchi P, Addissie A, Aynalem A, Wondemagegnehu T, Erusmo T, Reeler A, Yonas B, Tinsae M, Gemechu T, Jemal A, Thomssen C, Stang A, Bogale S. Breast cancer survival in Ethiopia: a cohort study of 1,070 women. Int J Cancer 2014;135:702-709

Karciauskiene J, Valiukevičienė S, Gollnick H, Stang A. The prevalence and risk factors of adolescent acne among schoolchildren in Lithuania: a cross-sectional study. J Eur Academ Dermatol Venerol 2014;28:733-740

Kontautiene S, Stang A, Gollnick H, Valiukeviciene S. The role of phenotype, body mass index, parental and sun exposure factors in the prevalence of melanocytic nevi among schoolchildren in Lithuania. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2014; doi 10.1111/jdv.12905

Lehmann N, Möhlenkamp S, Mahabadi AA, Schmermund A, Roggenbuck U, Seibel R, Grönemeyer D, Budde T, Dragano N, Stang A, Mann K, Moebus S, Erbel R, Jöckel KH. Effect of smoking and other traditional risk factors on the onset of coronary artery calcification: results of the Heinz Nixdorf Recall Study. Atherosclerosis 2014;232:339-345

Rusner C, Streller B, Stegmaier C, Trocchi P, Kuss O, McGlynn KA, Trabert B, Stang A. Risk of secondary primary cancers after testicular cancer in East and West Germany: a focus on contralateral testicular cancers. Asian J Androl 2014;16:285-289

Rusner C, Wolf K, Bandemer-Greulich U, Engel J, Stegmaier C, Holleczek B, Schubert-Fritschle G, Tillack A, Stang A. Risk of contralateral second primary breast cancer according to hormone receptor status in Germany. Breast Cancer Res 2014;16:452

Schmidt-Pokrzywniak A, Kalbitz S, Kuss O, Jöckel KH, Bornfeld N, Stang A. Assessment oft he effect of iris colour and having children on 5-year risk of death after diagnosis of uveal melanoma: a follow-up study. BMC Ophthalmol 2014;14:42

Stang A. An introduction to causality principles in biomedical research. Gesundheitswesen 2014;76:874-882

Stang A, Büchel C. Renal surgery for kidney cancer in Germany 2005-2006: length of stay, risk of postoperative complications and in-hospital death. BMC Urol 2014;14:74

Stang A. “Chart-confirmed Guillain-Barre syndrome after 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccination among the Medicare population 2009-2010”. Am J Epidemiol 2014;179:660 (letter)

Stang A, Büchel C. A novel approach for estimating the nationwide incidence of renal cancer. Emerg Themes Epidemiol 2014;11:8

Stang A, Hawk H, Knowlton R, Gershman ST, Kuss O. Hysterectomy-corrected incidence rates of cervical and uterine cancers in Massachusetts, 1995 to 2010. Ann Epidemiol 2014;24:849-854

Stang A, Jöckel KH. Avoidance of representativeness in presence of effect modification. Int J Epidemiol 2014;43:630-631 (letter)

Stang A, Kluttig A, Moebus S, Völzke H, Berger K, Greiser KH, Stöckl D, Jöckel KH, Meisinger C. Educational level, prevalence of hysterctomy, and age at amenorrhoea: a cross-sectional analysis of 9536 women from six population-based cohort studies in Germany. BMC Womens Health 2014;14:10

Stang A, Rusner C. Re: “Null association between histology of first and second primary malignancies in men with bilateral testicular germ cell tumors”. Am J Epidemiol 2014;179:1036 (letter)

Stang A, Stang M. An inter-state comparison of cardiovascular risk factors in Germany: towards an explanation of high ischemic heart disease mortality in Saxony-Anhalt. Dtsch Arztebl Int 2014;111:530-536

Steinmetz A, Stang A, Kornhuber M, Röllinghoff M, Delank KS, Altenmüller E. From embouchure problems to embouchure dystonia? A survey of self-reported embouchure disorders in 585 professional orchestra brass players. Int Arch Occup Environ Health 2014;87:783-792

Walendy V, Strauss C, Rachinger J, Stang A. Treatment of aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage in Germany: a nationwide analysis of the years 2005-2009. Neuoepidemiology 2014;42:90-97

Zinkhan M, Berger K, Hense S, Nagel M, Obst A, Koch B, Penzel T, Fietze I, Ahrens W, Young P, Happe S, Kantelhardt JW, Kluttig A, Schmidt-Pokrzywniak A, Pillmann F, Stang A. Agreement of different methods for assessing sleep characteristics: a comparison of two actigraphs, wrist and hip placement, and self-report with polysomnography. Sleep Med 2014;15:1107-1114

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