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Presenter: Mr. Dr. A. Waldmann

Dr. Annika Waldmann is the Vice Director of the Institute of Social Medicine and Epidemiology, University of Luebeck, Germany, since 2013. Her main research foci are quality of life aspects, patient and family reported outcomes, mainly in the oncological setting, cancer survivorship issues, and the evaluation of cancer early detection programs. However, her scientific roots lie in another field: Annika Waldmann holds a diploma in Food Science and German Language. She started to work as an epidemiologist in 2001 at the Leibniz University in Hannover, Germany. Her research interest at that time was vegan nutrition and its impact on health. After finishing her PhD in the year 2004, she joined the Institute of Cancer Epidemiology which hosts the population-based Cancer Registry Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Her research focus changed to cancer epidemiology, health services research, and evidence-based medicine. Since the year 2013 she holds a venia legendi for health services research and epidemiology and is an associate professor of the University of Luebeck, Germany. She lectures in social medicine, clinical epidemiology, and evidence based medicine. Until today, she has published more than 80 articles in international journals. In 2015 she became the president of the “Certificate Commission Epidemiology” of four German scientific societies.