Professor Tobias Kurth, Professor of Public Health and Epidemiology, was appointed new co-director of the Centre Virchow-Villermé on 1 January 2016 and will lead the centre jointly with Professor Elke Schaeffner and Professor Antoine Flahault.
The Centre Virchow-Villermé is affiliated to the Institute of Public Health at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, also directed by Kurth as of 1.1.2016. Furthermore he represents Charité at the Executive Board of the Berlin School of Public Health (BSPH).
Tobias Kurth studied medicine and graduated at Eberhard Karls University in Tübingen. He then went on to attend the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health in Boston from 1999 – 2003 and graduated with a Doctor of Science in Epidemiology. Professor Kurth continued working at Harvard Medical School as a researcher and lecturer in the fields of epidemiology and medicine and was appointed Associate Professor at both faculties in 2006. From 2009 to 2011 he worked as a Director of Science at the French National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM) and at the University of Pierre and Marie Curie in Paris. Since 2011 he has been based at the University of Bordeaux. In addition, in 2014, Kurth was appointed as an associate professor of epidemiology at Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health in Boston. His research interests lie in the field of neurological and cardiovascular diseases at the population level, as well as in the effects and side effects of approved drugs.