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Dr. Boris Brühmann

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Research Interests

Questionnaire design

Assessment of physical activit

Quantitative Research


CoCare (coordinated medical care)


Selected Publications

  • Skender, S., Chang-Claude, J., Paskow, M., Brühmann, B.A., Siegel, E.M., Steindorf, K., and Ulrich, C.M. (2016). Accelerometry and physical activity questionnaires – a systematic review. BMC Public Health, 16(1). doi:10.1186/s12889-016-3172-0
  • Brühmann, B.A., Schmidt, M.E., and Steindorf, K. (2014). Assessment of physical activity in epidemiological studies: Are questionnaires obsolete in the era of accelerometry? GMS Med Inform Biom Epidemiol, 10(1). doi:10.3205/mibe000155
  • Brühmann, B.A., Schmidt, M.E., Wientzek, A., Vigl, M., Teucher, B., Katzke, V.A., Boeing, H., Bergmann, M.M., Kaaks, R., and Steindorf, K. (2014). Reliability and validity of the Questionnaire on Annual Physical Activity Pattern: A validation study using combined heart rate and accelerometry data as an objective measurement. World J Epidemiol Cancer Prevention [accepted]
  • Wientzek, A., Vigl, M., Steindorf, K., Brühmann, B.A., Bergmann, M.M., Harttig, U., Katzke, V.A., Kaaks, R., and Boeing, H. (2014). The Improved Physical Activity Index for measuring physical activity in EPIC Germany. PLOS One [online]. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0092005
  • Schneider, S., Yamamoto, S., Weidmann, C., and Brühmann, B.A. (2012). Sports injuries among adolescents - Incidences, causes and consequences. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 48, E183-E189.
  • Schneider, S., Diehl, K., and Brühmann, B.A. (2012). Verletzen sich Jungen beim Sport häufiger und anders als Mädchen? Gesundheitswesen (Bundesverband der Ärzte des Öffentlichen Gesundheitsdienstes), 74(4), 234–235. 7.
  • Brühmann, B.A. and Schneider, S. (2011). Risk groups for sports injuries among adolescents - representative German national data. Child: Care, Health and Development, 37(4), 597–605.


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Short CV

Since 2017 Postdoctoral research fellow, Section of Health Care Research and Rehabilitation Research (SEVERA), University Medical Center Freiburg

2015-2017  Academic employee, International Affairs, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe

2015          Doctor of Humanistic Sciences (PhD), German Cancer Research Center (Heidelberg) – Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Karen Steindorf

2011-2014  Research Associate, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT), Heidelberg

2008-2010  Master of Science in Public Health (M.Sc.) at the University of Malmö, Sweden

2003-2008  Magister (M.A.) with the major subject in Sports Science


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