Latest Publications

May 2024

Doblhammer, Gabriele; Spéder, Zsolt (Editors) (2024): Demographic Developments in Eastern and Western Europe Before and After the Transformation of Socialist Countries. Comparative Population Studies, Special Issues Vol. 49

Doblhammer, Gabriele; Spéder, Zsolt (2024): Editorial on the Special Issue “Demographic Developments in Eastern and Western Europe Before and After the Transformation of Socialist Countries”. Comparative Population Studies, Vol. 49, 117-140. DOI: 10.12765/CPoS-2024-05

April 2024

Holtz, Anna V.; Fink, Anne; Tamgüney, Gültekin; Doblhammer, Gabriele (2024): Colonoscopy and Subsequent Risk of Parkinson’s Disease. Journal of Parkinson's Disease, (Preprint), 1-14. DOI: 10.3233/JPD-240017

Georges, Daniela; Doblhammer, Gabriele (2024): Älter und diverser: Demografische Entwicklungen in Deutschland und ihre Herausforderungen für die Gesundheitsversorgung und Pflege. In: Bauer, J.; Becker, C.; Denkinger, M.; Wirth, R. (Hg.): Geriatrie: Das gesamte Spektrum der Altersmedizin für Klinik und Praxis. Stuttgart: Kohlhammer.

March 2024

Weißbach, Rafael; Radloff, Lucas; Reinke, Constantin; Doblhammer, Gabriele (2024): A powerful nonparametric test of the effect of dementia duration on mortality. In: Journal of Nonparametric Statistics, 1–33. DOI: 10.1080/10485252.2024.2320128

December 2023

Fink, Anne; Reinke, Constantin; Aretz, Benjamin; Doblhammer, Gabriele (2023): Can physical activity moderate the relation between systemic inflammation and cognitive performance in an elderly community dwelling population?. Alzheimer's & Dementia, 19 (Suppl. 23), e076099. DOI: 10.1002/alz.076099

Reinke, Constantin; Aretz, Benjamin; Fink, Anne; Doblhammer, Gabriele (2023): The mediating effect of HbA1c levels on the relationship between education and cognitive function. Alzheimer's & Dementia, 19 (Suppl. 22), e076162. DOI: 10.1002/alz.076162

Fink, Anne; Dodel, Richard; Georges, Daniela; Doblhammer, Gabriele (2023): The impact of gender‐specific survival on the incidence of dementia in Parkinson’s disease‐A cohort analysis of Parkinson’s disease patients in German health claims data for the years 2006 to 2017. Alzheimer's & Dementia, 19 (Suppl. 22), e076065. DOI: 10.1002/alz.076065

Rakusa, Elena; Reinke, Constantin; Doblhammer, Gabriele; Schmid, Matthias; Welchowski, Thomas (2023): Is a dementia diagnosis predictive for palliative care?‐A machine learning approach. Alzheimer's & Dementia, 19 (Suppl. 23), e076133. DOI: 10.1002/alz.076133

October 2023

Georges, Daniela; Doblhammer, Gabriele (2023): Informal care and mental health in Germany: What are the differences between non-migrants and ethnic German immigrants? A longitudinal comparative analysis. In: Aging & Mental Health 28 (3), S. 1-12. DOI: 10.1080/13607863.2023.2271866

September 2023

Georges, Daniela; Rakusa, Elena; Holtz, Anna V.; Fink, Anne; Doblhammer, Gabriele (2023): Demenzerkrankungen in Deutschland: Epidemiologie, Trends und Herausforderungen. Journal of Health Monitoring 8(3). Robert Koch-Institut, 32-52. DOI: 10.25646/11566

Fink, Anne; Dodel, Richard; Georges, Daniela; Doblhammer, Gabriele (2023): The Impact of Sex‐Specific Survival on the Incidence of Dementia in Parkinson's Disease. Movement Disorders. DOI: 10.1002/mds.29596

July 2023

Fink, Anne; Pavlou, Maria; Roomp, Kirsten; Doblhammer, Gabriele; Schneider, Jochen G. (2023): Unraveling the Decline: Search for Factors Behind the Trend in Parkinson’s Disease Incidence Rates – A Cohort Study of German Health Claims Data. medRxiv. DOI: 10.1101/2023.06.29.23291993

May 2023

Rakuša, Elena; Fink, Anne; Tamgüney, Gültekin; Heneka, Michael; Doblhammer, Gabriele (2023): Sporadic Use of Antibiotics in Older Adults and the Risk of Dementia: A Nested Case-Control Study Based on German Health Claims Data. Journal of Alzheimer's disease 93(4), 1329 – 1339. DOI: 10.3233/JAD-221153

Jahreis, Kathrin; Brüge, Alina; Borsdorf, Saskia; Fink, Anne et al. (2023): Amisulpride as a potential disease-modifying drug in the treatment of tauopathies. Alzheimer’s Dement. 2023, 1-16. DOI: 10.1002/alz.13090

March 2023

Eisemann, N.; Schnoor, M.; Rakusa, E.; Braren-von Stülpnagel, C. C.; Katalinic; Ludwig, M. ; Sonntag, B. ; Ludwig, A. K. ; Elsner, S. A. (2023): Psychosocial health and quality of life in ICSI and naturally conceived adolescents: a cross-sectional comparison. Quality of life research 32(8), 2223-2234. DOI: 10.1007/s11136-023-03382-5

February 2023

Potts, Sophie; Bergherr, Elisabeth; Reinke, Constantin; Griesbach, Colin (2023): Prediction-based Variable Selection for Component-wise Gradient Boosting. arXiv preprint. DOI: 10.48550/arXiv.2302.13822

Weißbach, Rafael; Dörre, Achim; Wied, Dominik; Doblhammer-Reiter, Gabriele ; Fink, Anne (2023): Left-truncated health insurance claims data: theoretical review and empirical application. Advances in statistical analysis Advance online publication, 1-38. DOI: 10.1007/s10182-023-00471-1

December 2022

Aretz, Benjamin; Costa, Rafael; Doblhammer, Gabriele; Janssen, Fanny (2022): The association of unhealthy and healthy food store accessibility with obesity prevalence among adults in the Netherlands: A spatial analysis. In: SSM-Population Health, 101332. DOI: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2022.101332

October 2022

Nestler, Sophia; Kreft, Daniel; Donndorf, Peter; Ince, Hüseyin; Doblhammer, Gabriele (2022): Stents versus bypass surgery: 3-year mortality risk of patients with coronary interventions aged 50+ in Germany. In: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 17 (1), S. 1-8. DOI: 10.1186/s13019-022-02014-2

May 2022

Westphal, Christina; Doblhammer, Gabriele (2022): Chancen für gesundes Altern: eine Lebenslaufperspektive auf Demenzen und Sterblichkeit. In: Andrea et al. Teti (Hg.): Wohnen und Gesundheit im Alter: Springer, S. 11–29. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-658-34386-6_2.

Doblhammer, Gabriele; Fritze, Thomas; Reinke, Constantin; Fink, Anne (2022b): Can dementia become the most prevalent disease at the time of death in Germany? Projections up to the year 2060 for the five most important diseases at the time of death. In: Journal of Population Ageing, S. 1–18. DOI: 10.1007/s12062-022-09365-7.

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: