Health Data Sciences
Medical and Health SciencesHealth sciences

The newly established PhD Program in Health Data Sciences at the Charité is aimed at qualified young scientists interested in:

  • deepening their methodological knowledge in the fields of biostatistics, epidemiology, metaresearch and/or population health science
  • further expanding their competence in research and teaching

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be awarded the academic degree of "Doctor of Philosophy" (PhD).

Detailed information about the scholarships are available on the program’s website under the following link:


The goal of the multidisciplinary doctoral program in Health Data Sciences for outstanding junior researchers is to provide a structured framework of studies, research, and teaching for promising scientists in the disciplines of Health Data Sciences (HDS). The program places particular emphasis on preparing students for future careers at universities, non-university research institutions, and other scientific public or private institutions in the fields of biostatistics, epidemiology, meta-research, population health science and public health.

The scientific coursework serves to deepen methodological knowledge, instill the fundamentals of sound scientific research practice, and promote effective dissemination of knowledge through teaching. Focus areas:

Doctoral students attend courses in HDS domains to learn advanced health data sciences methods they will later apply in a practical research setting for their individual research projects.

Interactive seminars and workshops serve to support doctoral candidates in all stages of their individual research project work ultimately resulting in three scientific publications.

Under the guidance of experienced HDS faculty members, doctoral students prepare and teach courses focused on relevant topics.

Prof. Dr Claus Scheidereit Prof. Amit Meller, PhD Prof. Yaakov Nahmias, PhD Dr Sabine Loewer Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin programme

Cell Signaling, Gene Regulation, Molecular Cell Medicine, biomedical sciences

Contact Information

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Dirnagl
Prof. Dr. Dr. Tobias Kurth
Prof. Dr. Geraldine Rauch
Jessica Lee Rohmann
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Institute of Public Health
Charitéplatz 1
10117 Berlin
+49 (0)30 450 570 812
31th March 2021
4 full scholarships offered by the DAAD for the 2021 and 2022 enrollments (2 scholarships each year)
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