Latest Publications

April 2022

Fink, Anne; Doerre, Achim; Demuth, Ilja; Doblhammer, Gabriele: Potential of prevention strategies for the modifiable risk factor type 2 diabetes with relation to the future number of dementia patients in Germany– a multi-state projection through 2040. BMC Neurol 22, 157 (2022). DOI:

Reinke, Constantin; Doblhammer, Gabriele; Schmid, Matthias; Welchowski, Thomas: Dementia risk predictions from German claims data using methods of machine learning. In: Alzheimer's & Dementia (2022). DOI:

March 2022

Grigoriev, Olga; Doblhammer, Gabriele: Does the Mortality of Individuals with Severe Disabilities Contribute to the Persistent East–West Mortality Gap Among German Men?. European Journal of Population (2022): 1-25. DOI: 10.1007/s10680-022-09609-4.

Kreft, Daniel; Doblhammer, Gabriele: Sex and Gender Differences in Environmental Influences on Dementia Incidence in Germany, 2014–2019: An Observational Cohort Study Based on Health Claims Data. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease Preprint (2022): 1-15. DOI: 10.3233/JAD-215030.

February 2022

Benjamin Aretz: The short- and long-term effects of the Great Recession on late-life depression in Europe: The role of area deprivation, Social Science & Medicine, Vol. 294, 2022, 114697.

Doblhammer, Gabriele; Reinke, Constantin; Kreft, Daniel: Social disparities in the first wave of COVID-19 incidence rates in Germany: a county-scale explainable machine learning approach BMJ Open 2022;12:e049852. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-049852.

January 2022

Georges, Daniela: The effect of informal caregiving on physical health among non-migrants and Ethnic German Immigrants in Germany: a cohort analysis based on the GSOEP 2000–2018. BMC Public Health 22, 121 (2022).

Fink, Anne; Hermann Andreas, Günster Christian; Doblhammer Gabriele: Influenza vaccination in patients with dementia and Parkinson’s disease—an analysis of routine health insurance data for the years 2014–2019. Dtsch Arztebl Int 2022; 119: 66–7. DOI: 10.3238/arztebl.m2022.0101.

Nestler, Sophia; Kreft, Daniel; Doblhammer, Gabriele, Guthoff, Rudolf: Frech, Stephanie: Progression to severe visual impairment and blindness in POAG patients: pace and risk factors—a cohort study using German health claims data. BMJ Open Ophthalmology 2022;7:e000838. doi:10.1136/ bmjophth-2021-000838.

December 2021

Reinke, Constantin; Buchmann, Nikolaus; Fink, Anne; Tegeler, Christina; Demuth, Ilja; Doblhammer, Gabriele: Diabetes duration and the risk of dementia: a cohort study based on German health claims data. Age and ageing, 2021. DOI:10.1093/ageing/afab231.

October 2021

Doblhammer, Gabriele; Kreft, Daniel; Reinke, Constantin: Regional Characteristics of the Second Wave of SARS-CoV-2 Infections and COVID-19 Deaths in Germany. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 10663. DOI: