Research

Ongoing projects

Research Interests (selection)

  • Clinical Trials
    • with a focus on complex clinical trial designs such as master protocols
  • Model-based Boosting
    • Model Building and Model Choice
    • GAMLSS
  • Reproducible Research

Awards

  • "gmds-Förderpreis 2009"

    awarded by the "Deutschen Gesellschaft für Medizinische Informatik, Biometrie und Epidemiologie e.V." (gmds) for an outstanding thesis in the area of medical biometry for my thesis "Variable Selection and Model Choice on Survival Models with Time-Varying Effects".

  • "Bernd-Streitberg-Preis 2009"

    awarded by the International Biometric Society - German Region (IBS-DR) for outstanding biometrical publications and theses for my thesis "Variable Selection and Model Choice on Survival Models with Time-Varying Effects".

Previous Projects and Clinical Studies

  • PacCis-RCT
    Randomisierte Phase III-Studie zur Radiochemotherapie lokal weit fortgeschrittener Kopf-Hals-Tumoren der Stadien III und IVA-B: Reduktion der Strahlendosis im Rahmen der Radiochemotherapie (RCT) mit Paclitaxel/Cisplatin im Vergleich zu einer Standard-RCT mit 5-FU/Cisplatin.
    Homepage der Studie, ClinicalTrials.gov

  • Triple A Initiative Study- Aktionsplan Akute Atemnot
    A prospective randomized study of coordinated diagnostic pathways and treatment algorithms for patients with acute dyspnea including point-of-care testting of cardiac biomarkers by the Emergency Medical Service team.
    ClinicalTrials.gov

  • Zukunftswerkstatt Demenz
    Kontrollierte klinische Studie zur Evaluation des Konzepts Edukation Demenz. Gefördert durch das Bundesministerium für Gesundheit.

Memberships

Editorial Work

Organisation of Workshops and Sessions