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Peter Philipsborn, MD, MSc, MA

Research Associate


Institute for Medical Information Processing, Biometry and Epidemiology (IBE), LMU,
Marchioninistr. 15
81377 München

Phone: +49 89 7095-7494
Fax: +49 89 7095-7491

German version 


• since 06.2015: Doctoral student in the working group for Evidence-Based Public Health, Pettenkofer School of Public Health, LMU University of Munich, Germany
• 2011-2017: Medical studies at the LMU University of Munich and the Technical University Munich, graduation with the national medical licence examination
• 2009-2011: Master of Arts in Political Science, Economics and Law, University of Freiburg, Germany
• 2008-2009: Master of Science in Global Politics, London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom


Areas of research
• Quantitative systematic reviews
• Qualitative and quantitative methods
• Evidence-based public health
• Public health nutrition
• Obesity and other lifestyle-related diseases

Current projects:
• Cochrane review on environmental interventions to reduce the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages and their effects on health (Link)
• Policy Evaluation Network for policies affecting dietary and physical activity (Link)



• 2011-2016: Workshops on public health and health policy for the German Medical Students’ Association and Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM)
• 2015: Teaching award of the medical faculty of the Technical University Munich, for the development of an online learning system



Publications (peer reviewed, PubMed-listed):

Krisam M, von Philipsborn P, Meder B: The use of nudging for primary prevention: a review and perspectives for Germany [Article in German]. Das Gesundheitswesen 2017, 79:117-123. (Online)

von Philipsborn P, Stratil JM, Burns J, Busert LK, Pfadenhauer LM, Polus S, Holzapfel C, Hauner H, Rehfuess E: Environmental interventions to reduce the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages and their effects on health. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016. (Online)

Hommes F, von Philipsborn P, Geffert K, Karduck L: Public and global health in Germany – A contribution to the current debate [Article in German]. Das Gesundheitswesen 2016, 78:126-129. (Online)

von Philipsborn P, Steinbeis F, Bender ME, Regmi S, Tinnemann P. Poverty-related and neglected diseases – an economic and epidemiological analysis of poverty relatedness and neglect in research and development. Global Health Action. 2015, 8. (Online)

Bender ME, Edwards S, von Philipsborn P, Steinbeis F, Keil T, Tinnemann P: Using co-authorship networks to map and analyse global neglected tropical disease research with an affiliation to Germany. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2015, 9:e0004182. (Online)

Selected further publications:

von Philipsborn P, Geffert K, Hommes F, Drees S, Springer J, Stratil J: Öffentlicher Gesundheitsdienst: Weg von verstaubten Klischees. Dtsch Arztebl 2018, 115(8): A-328 (Online)

von Philipsborn P, Stratil J, Schwettmann L, Laxy M, Rehfuess EA, Hauner H: Nichtübertragbare Krankheiten: Der Stellenwert der Prävention in der Politik. Dtsch Arztebl 2017, 114:1700. (Online)

von Philipsborn P, Hauck C, Gatzemeier J, Landsberg B, Holzapfel C: Süßgetränke und Körpergewicht: Zusammenhänge und Interventionsmöglichkeiten. Adipositas 2017, 11:140-145. (Online)

von Philipsborn P, Heise TL, Lhachimi SK, Landgraf R, Hauner H: Adipositas-Prävention: Eine Steuer auf Süßgetränke ist an der Zeit. Dtsch Arztebl 2017, 114:160. (Online)