Vita

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Prof. Dr. Olaf Dammann

Research Professor, Dep. of Public Health and Community Medicine, Dep. of Pediatrics, Tufts University


CURRENT ADMINISTRATIVE TITLE:
Research Professor, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), Tufts University School of Medicine

EDUCATION
Undergraduate
n/a
Medical School and/or Graduate School
1981-1983 Linguistics, Informatics University Hamburg, Germany
1983-1990 Arzt (MD) Universities Lübeck and Hamburg
1991 Dr. Med. (Dissertation in Medicine) U Hamburg, Germany

POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING
1995-97 Postdoc (Neuroepidemiology) Children's Hospital, Boston
1997 S.M. (Clinical Epidemiology) Harvard School of Public Health
2007-8 Higher Education Management, Principles of Financial Accounting (Harvard Ext. School)

LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION
1991 Approbation (Physician's License, Germany)
2002 Facharzt für Kinder- und Jugendmedizin (Boards in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Germany)

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
1987-1991 Teaching Assistant in Medical Sociology, Institute for Medical Sociology, University Hamburg, Germany
1990-1995 Assistant Physician and Research Associate in Pediatrics, (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter), Dept. of Pediatrics, University Hamburg, Germany
1995-1997 Research Fellow, Dept. of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
1997-2000 Instructor, Dept. of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
2000-2007 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
2002- Wilhelm-Hirte Research Professor, Depts. of Obstetrics and Pediatrics, Hannover Medical School, Germany
2006- Research Professor of Pediatrics (secondary appointment), Tufts University School of Medicine 2008- Research Professor, Clinical Research Graduate Program, Tufts University Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences
2010- Research Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine (primary appointment), Tufts University School of Medicine
2013- Research Professor, Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)

HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS
2001-2002 Staff Member, Clinical Research Core Programs Office (CRCPO), Children's Hospital, Boston
2002- Director, Perinatal Neuroepidemiology Unit, Depts. of Obstetrics and Pediatrics, Hannover Medical School, Germany
2006-2011 Director of Clinical Research,Division of Newborn Medicine, Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center, Boston
2008-2010 Director, Pediatric Clinical Research Center, Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center, Boston
2012- Director of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of Pediatrics, Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center, Boston

AWARDS AND HONORS
1998 Ethel Hausman Clinical Research Scholars Award (1998-2001) United Cerebral Palsy Educational and Research Foundation
2002 Peter Hope Guest LectureR, European Perinatal Brain Club
2010 March of Dimes Lecturer, Perinatal Research Society, 2010

HOSPITAL, MEDICAL SCHOOL, OR UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS
2008-10 Member, Research Council, Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center
2008-10 Member, Scientific Affairs Committee, Tufts University Medical School
2009 - 2010 Chair, Scientific Affairs Committee, Tufts University Medical School

OTHER MAJOR COMMITEE ASSIGNMENTS: (national, regional)
1995 - Member, Data Analysis Committee, Developmental Epidemiology Network Study, USA
1999 Member, Planning Committee, Workshop on Infection in Pregnancy and Neurodevelopment Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, USA
1999 - 2002 Member, Executive Committee, ELGAN Study, USA
2003 Member, Evaluation Panel, Life Sciences, Genomics and Biotechnology for Health, 6th Framework Programme, European Commission
2004 Member, Planning Committee, Workshop on the Definition and Classification of Cerebral Palsy, Bethesda, MD, USA
2005, 2006 Ad-hoc member, Perinatology/Neonatology Study Section, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, USA
2006 - Scientific Advisory Board, Genexion S.A., Geneva, Switzerland 2006 Invited Discussant, Hot Topics in Neonatology, Washington, DC, USA
2007 Member, Evaluation Panel, Life Sciences, Genomics and Biotechnology for Health, 7th Framework Programme, European Commission

TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES
Hannover (2002-6)
MD/PhD Program, Hannover (Molecular Epidemiology)
Epidemiology for Medical Students (Seminar/Tutorials)
Epidemiology within MPH-Programm (Seminar „Test validation“)
Electives (How to write an abstract, Perinatal Epidemiology, Molecular Epidemiology)
Bedside teaching (Pediatrics, Neonatology)
Tufts University (since 2008)
MD/MPH Program (Integrating Public Health, Clinical Epidemiology)
MPH, MBS Programs (Principles of Epidemiology)
MD Program (Epidemiology & Biostatistics)

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
1995- Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research
2002- Society for Pediatric Research
2005- European Society for Pediatric Research (affiliate member)
2007- Perinatal Research Society
2011- Philosophy of Science Association

OFFICE AND COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
2011 - 2013 Society for Pediatric Research, Student Research and House Officer Awards Selection Committee