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Curriculum vitae

Jean-Baptist du Prel 


Current positions

Senior researcher, Department of Occupational Health Science, University of Wuppertal

Lecturer in Preventive Medicine, Environmental Medicine, Empirical Social Research and Evidence-based Research,  Department of Occupational Health Science, University of Wuppertal

Scientific co-ordinator and vice-chair of an international conference on work, age, health and work participation (WAHE2016)

Work address

Department of Occupational Health Science
University of Wuppertal
Gaußstraße 20
D-42119 Wuppertal
Phone: +49 (0)202 439 3008

Main research interests

Occupational Science: How do work-related stress and other work- related factors influence the employees’ employment participation at higher working age? How to explain social subgroup differences for these questions?

Epidemiology: What are the occupational and psycho-social determinants of employees’ health? What are mediators and moderators in the complex network of factors like work-related stress contributing to employees’ health and work participation?

Preventive Medicine: What are the factors at work keeping up the employees’ health, well-being and work ability? How to reduce work-related stress?


  • Master of Public Health (M.P.H.; A-Level) with main emphasis on Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf, Germany, March 2004
  • Ph.D. in Human Medicine (Dr. med.), Julius-Maximilian-University, Würzburg, Germany, March 2000
  • M.D., Julius-Maximilian-University, Würzburg, Germany, June 1998

Postgraduate Certificates

  • Certificate of Teaching in Medicine, Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, May 2011
  • Certificate Epidemiology, German Society of Epidemiology, Berlin, Germany, September 2010
  • Certificate in Medical Informatics, Chamber of Physicians, North-Rhine Westphalia, November 2003

Previous positions

  • Research associate, lecturer in epidemiology and social medicine and head of the methodological working group (2009-2015), Institute of Epidemiology and Institute of the History, Philosophy and Ethics in Medicine, Ulm University, Germany
  • Research associate, lecturer in epidemiology and biostatistics and statistical advisor (2004-2009), Institute of Medical Biometry, Epidemiology and Informatics (IMBEI) and Center for Preventive Pediatrics (ZPP), University of Mainz, Germany
  • Research associate in Epidemiology (2000-2004), Medical Institute of Environmental Hygiene (MIU) and German Diabetes Research Institute (DDFI) at the University of Dusseldorf, Germany

Research Awards

  • Best Poster Award, German Society of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (DGAUM e.V.), March 2016
  • Best Paper Award Science, German Society for Occupational Science (GfA e.V.), January 2008
  • Stefan-Engel Prize, German Society of Social Pediatrics and Youth Medicine (DGSPJ e.V.) , September 2004

Membership of Professional Societies

  • International Epidemiologic Association (IEA)
  • German Society of Epidemiology (DGEpi e.V.)
  • German Association for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology (GMDS e.V.)
  • German Society of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (DGAUM e.V.)

Peer-Reviewing for scientific journals

  • BMC Public Health
  • BMJ Open
  • Bundesgesundheitsblatt-Gesundheitsforschung-Gesundheitsschutz
  • Deutsches Arzteblatt International
  • Environmental Health
  • European Journal of Epidemiology
  • Gesundheitswesen
  • International Archives of Occupational & Environmental Health
  • International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health
  • International Journal of Public Health
  • Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health
  • Journal of Labour Market Research
  • Stress & Health