Mai 2013  

Personal data

Oliver Kuss (Prof. Dr. sc. hum)

Born on July, 16th, 1969, in Crailsheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Married, 1 son

 

 

Address

Deutsches Diabetes-Zentrum (DDZ)

Leibniz-Zentrum für Diabetes-Forschung an der Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

Institut für Biometrie und Epidemiologie

Auf'm Hennekamp 65

40225 Düsseldorf

Tel.: +49 (0)211 3382-259

Fax: +49 (0)211 3382-677

Email: oliver.kuss#§$ddz.uni-duesseldorf.de (replace "#§$" with "@")

 

Education

1975-1979:    Fichtenau Primary School

1979-1988:    Crailsheim High School (Albert-Schweitzer-Gymnasium, Abitur)

1990-1996:    Study of Mathematics and Geography at the University of Heidelberg (Masters Degree, “Staatsexamen für das Lehramt an Gymnasien”, Master thesis: “A time series model for the prediction of ozone concentrations”, Supervisor: Prof. Dahlhaus)

3/2003:           Doctoral degree (Dr. scientiarum humanarum) from the University of Heidelberg, Medical Faculty (Thesis: “Global Goodness-of-Fit Tests in Logistic Regression with Sparse Data, Supervisor: Prof. Diepgen, “magna cum laude”) PDF

6/2010:           Habilitation from the Medical Faculty of the Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg with the permission for lecturing (Venia legendi) for medical biometrics, epidemiology, and informatics (Thesis: “Regressionsmodelle für nichtstetige Zielgrößen und korrelierte Beobachtungen") PDF

 

 

Professional experience

8/1994  – 3/1997:      Student Scientific Assistant („Wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft“) at the Department of Medical Biometry, University of Heidelberg

4/1997  – 12/1999:    Assistant (“Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter”) at the Department of Dermatology, University of Erlangen

1/2000  – 12/2000:    Assistant (“Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter”) at the Department of Clinical Social Medicine, University of Heidelberg

1/2001  – 09/2013:    Assistant (“Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter”) at the Institute of Medical Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Informatics, University of Halle-Wittenberg

10/2013 – :                Professor for Biometrics, Epidemiology, and Health Outcome Research at the Medical Faculty of the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf and
  Head of the Institute of 
Biometrics and Epidemiology at the German Diabetes Center, Leibniz Institute for Diabetes Research at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf 

10/2016 – :                Acting Director of the Institute of Medical Statistics, Düsseldorf University Hospital and Medical Faculty of the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf


Scientific activity

All Publications (PubMed)

First Authorships (PubMed)

Senior Authorships (PubMed)

Citations (via Google Scholar)

Recent talks on conferences and workshops

Recent invited talks on conferences and workshops

 

 

Other publications and preprints

Kuss O, Blettner M, Börgermann J. Propensity Score: an Alternative Method of Analyzing Treatment Effects. Dtsch Arztebl Int 2016; 113(35-36): 597-603; DOI: 10.3238/arztebl.2016.0597. German Version

Hoyer A, Kuss O. Meta-analysis for the comparison of two diagnostic tests to a common gold standard: A generalized linear mixed model approach. (Submitted to Statistical Methods in Medical Research)

Hoyer A, Kuss O. Comment on ’A vine copula mixed effect model for trivariate meta-analysis of diagnostic test accuracy studies accounting for disease prevalence’ by Aristidis K Nikoloulopoulos. (Submitted to Statistical Methods in Medical Research)

Medenwald D, Kuss O. Mortality on match days of the German national soccer team: a time series analysis from 1995 to 2009  has been picked as the Editor's Choice in the September 2014 issue of J Epidemiol Community Health. Editor Jim Dunn interviewed D. Medenwald for a Podcast.

Kuss OVon Geburten und Störchen – Eine Analyse der bundeslandspezifischen deutschen Daten von 1993 bis 2011   Zugehöriger Datensatz (submitted to the Rundschreiben der IBS-DR)

Kuss OBook Review on Eldridge/Kerry: A Practical Guide to Cluster Randomised Trials in Health Services Research. (submitted to the Biometrical Journal)

Kuss OThe z-difference can be used to measure covariate balance in matched propensity score analyses. (accepted by "The Journal of Clinical Epidemiology")

Kuss OThe danger of dichotomizing continuous variables: A visualization. (accepted by "Teaching Statistics")

Kuss O, Hoyer A, Solms A. Meta-analysis for diagnostic accuracy studies: A new statistical model using beta-binomial distributions and bivariate copulas. (provisionally accepted by "Statistics in Medicine")

Kuss O, Landenberger M, Jahn P. Cluster-randomised Trials in Nursing Research: An Overview, an Example and some Recommendations. (submitted)

Kuss O. On the association of inrun velocity and jumping width in ski jumping. (rejected by the Journal of Biomechanics)

Kuss O, Schmidt-Pokrzywniak A, Stang A. Confidence intervals for the interaction contrast ratio: A simple solution with SAS PROC NLMIXED and SAS PROC NLP. (accepted, Epidemiology). SAS code.

Kuß O, Jahn P, Renz P, Landenberger M. Cluster-randomisierte Studien in der Pflegewissenschaft. Hallesche Beiträge zu den Gesundheits- und Pflegewissenschaften 2009; 8(1):302-310.

Bornkamp B, Fritsch A, Kuss O, Ickstadt K: Penalty Specialists Among Goalkeepers: A Nonparametric Bayesian Analysis of 44 Years of German Bundesliga. (To appear in: Schipp B, Kräer W [eds.]: Statistical Inference, Econometric Analysis and Matrix Algebra, Festschrift in Honour of Götz Trenkler. Physica, Heidelberg, 63-76, 2009)

The paper has received some attention in the media, see for example
ARD Morgenmagazin

Kuss O, Kuehn A: Lunar Cycle and the Number of Births: A Spectral Analysis of 4,071,669 Births from South-Western Germany (accepted, Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica)

The paper has received some attention in the media, see for example
FAZ, Mitteldeutsche ZeitungFrankfurter Rundschau, Tagesspiegel, Die Welt, WDR 2, WDR 4, MDR (Sachsen-Anhalt heute), Radio SAW,
HR1

Kuss O: Dread Risk, September 11, and Fatal Traffic Accidents: An Example of the Ecological Fallacy? (Letter to the Editor, rejected by Psychological Science). 

Kuss O, Kluttig A, Stoll O: "The fouled player should not take the penalty himself": An empirical investigation of an old German football myth.
The paper has received some attention in the media, see for example
SPIEGEL, SZ, Mitteldeutsche Zeitung, Bolzen, MDR Info, MDR Sputnik, Neon

Kuss O
: Modelling Physicians Recommendations for Optimal Medical Care by Random Effects Stereotype Regression (in preparation)
Kuss, O: A SAS/IML-Macro for Goodness-of-Fit Testing in Logistic Regression Models with Sparse Data. Proceedings of the 26th Annual SAS Users Group International Conference, CD-Rom Version, 2001, Paper 265-26.
Kuss, O: How to Use SAS for Logistic Regression with Correlated Data. Proceedings of the 27th Annual SAS
Users Group International Conference, CD-Rom Version, 2002, Paper 261-27.
Kuss O: Modelling Physicians' Recommendations for Optimal Medical Care by Random Effects Stereotype Regression. In: Verbeke G, Molenberghs G, Aerts M, and Fieuws S [Eds.]: Proceedings of the 18th International Workshop on Statistical Modelling. Leuven: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 2003, 245-249.
Kuss O, Koch A: Meta-analysis macros for SAS. Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, 1996, 22(3), 325-333.

 

 

Member of

German Society for Medical Informatics, Biostatistics, and Epidemiology (GMDS)

International Biometric Society, German Region (IBS-DR)

   

 Reviewer for

Archives of Public Health

Biometrical Journal

Biometrics

British Medical Journal (BMJ)

BMC Medical Research Methodology

BMC Medicine

Cancer Epidemiology

Circulation

Communications in Statistics - Theory and Methods

Communications in Statistics - Simulation and Computation

Computational Statistics and Data Analysis

Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine

Contact Dermatitis

Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

Deutsches Zentrum für Herz-Kreislauf-Forschung e.V. (DZHK)

Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice

Diabetic Medicine

Diabetologie und Stoffwechsel

European Journal of Epidemiology

GMS Medizinische Informatik, Biometrie und Epidemiologie

Heart and Vessels

International Journal of Biometeorology 

Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism

Journal of Clinical Epidemiology

Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice

Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health

Journal of Sports Sciences

Journal of Statistical Software

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA)

Journal of the American Statistical Association (JASA)

Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A (Statistics in Society)

Methods of Information in Medicine

Molecular Psychiatry

Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO/ZonMw)

PLOS ONE

Psychological Methods 

Psychometrika

Statistics in Medicine

Systematic Reviews

Therapeutic Innovation & Regulatory Science

       

  

Further scientific activities

Auditor ("Kassenprüfer") for the GMDS (German Society for Medical Informatics, Biostatistics, and Epidemiology), 2015-

Member of the Centre for Health and Society (chs), Medical Faculty, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, 2014-

Member of the Research Coordination Board (RCB) of the German Center for Diabetes Research, 2013-

Member of the Epidemiological Steering Committee (ESC) of the German National Cohort (NaKo), 2013-

Member of the Programme Committee of the 58th Biometrical Conference of the German Region of the International Biometric Society, March, 13 – 15th, 2012, Berlin

Associate Editor for BMC Medical Research Methodology, 2011-

Editorial Board Member for GMS Medizinische Informatik, Biometrie und Epidemiologie, 2011-

Council member ("Beiratsmitglied") of the German Region of the International Biometric Society, 2009-2013.

Head of working group „Statistical Methods in Clinical Research“ of the GMDS, since November 2007

(http://www.biometrie.uni-heidelberg.de/statmeth-ag/)

Member of the Programme Committee of the 55th Biometrical Conference of the German Region of the International Biometric Society, March, 17 – 19th, 2009, Hannover

Member of the Local Organizing Committee of the KSFE 2009 (Kooperation der SAS Anwender in Forschung und Entwicklung), March, 5 – 6th, 2005, Halle (Saale)

Member of the Local Organizing Committee of the 51th Biometrical Conference of the German Region of the International Biometric Society, March, 21 – 23th, 2005, Halle (Saale)

Local organizer of the workshop „Advanced Methods for Survival Analysis and Statistical Methods in Epidemiology and Medicine“ of three working groups of the GMDS and IBS-GR, November, 18 – 19th, 2004, Halle (Saale)

 

 

Teaching and lecturing 

Lecture on “Biostatistical and Epidemiological Methods for the Nutrition Sciences” at the University of Halle-Wittenberg

Lecture on “Biometry for Nursery Sciences and Public Health” at the University of Halle-Wittenberg

Several seminars and tutorials on Medical Biometry, Epidemiology, Statistics, and Evidence-based medicine for students of Medicine, Nursery Sciences, Public Health, Geography, Biomedical Engineering, and Nutrition Sciences at the Universities of Heidelberg and Halle-Wittenberg

Lectures on “Goodness-of-Fit”, “Variable Selection”, and “Correlated Data in Logistic Regression” at the postgraduate “Master of Science in Epidemiology”, Bielefeld

Lectures on “Statistical Modelling”, “Meta-Analysis”, and “Goodness-of-Fit”, “Variable Selection”, and “Correlated Data in Logistic Regression” at the postgraduate “Master of Science in Medical Biometry”, Heidelberg

Coordination and initiation of the course “Logistic regression: Different aspects of application in real data” at the postgraduate “Master of Science in Medical Biometry”, Heidelberg

 

Awards 

Beste Präsentation Biometrie
for

Hoyer A, Kuss O: Meta-analysis to compare two diagnostic tests to a common gold standard: A new approach using quadrivariate copulas. 59. GMDS-Jahrestagung, 07.-10. September 2014, Göttingen. 

Best Poster
for

Kuß O: Mondzyklus und Geburtenzahl: Eine Spektralanalyse von 4.071.669 Geburten in Baden-Württemberg. Statistik2007 – Statistik unter einem Dach. Erste gemeinsame Tagung Deutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft Statistik (DAGStat), 53. Biometrisches Kolloquium, Pfingsttagung der Deutschen Statistischen Gesellschaft, 27.–30. März 2007, Bielefeld.

2. Rank Best Paper Award

for

Bender R, Hildebrandt M, Kuß O: Die Berechnung adjustierter NNEs in Kohortenstudien. KSFE 2006, 10. Konferenz de SAS Anwender in Forschung und Entwicklung, 23.-24.2.2006, Hamburg.

Reichenbachpreis 2005 der Zahnärztekammer Sachsen-Anhalt

for

Gernhardt CR, Kuß O, Schaller HG: Klinische Wirksamkeit des strontiumchloridhaltigen Hyposen auf hypersensiblen Dentinoberflächen. 28. Januar 2006, Magdeburg.

Posterpreis der Norddeutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft

for

Dickel H, Kuss O, John SM, Axt-Hammermeister A, Blome O, Hagemann KH, Gobrecht E, Schwanitz HJ: Kontrollierte Interventionsstudie in Norddeutschland zur Optimierung des Hautarztverfahrens. 76. Tagung der Norddeutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Hildesheim, 5.-7. September 2003.

Heinz Maurer Award for Dermatological Research 2002, donated by Sebapharma, Boppard, Germany (“Heinz Maurer-Preis für Dermatologische Forschung 2002”)

for

Löffler H, Dickel H, Kuss O, Diepgen TL, Effendy I: Characteristics of self-estimated enhanced skin susceptibility.

Promotion prize „Skin and Environment“ 2001, donated by Grünenthal, Aachen, Germany (Förderpreis „Haut und Umwelt“ 2001 der Fa. Grünenthal, Aachen)

for

Mahler V, Diepgen TL, Kuss O, Leakakos T, Schuler G, Kraft D, Valenta R: Mutual boosting effects of sensitization with timothy grass pollen and latex glove extract on IgE antibody responses in a mouse model.

Honorable Mention in the „Statistics, Data Analysis and Data Mining“ Session, 26th Annual SASâ Users Group International Conference (SUGI 26), Long Beach, California, USA, 22 – 25th, 2001, 

for

Kuss O: A SAS/IML-Macro for Goodness-of-Fit Testing in Logistic Regression Models with Sparse Data.



 

Recent talks

Kuss O, Hoyer A. Meta-analysis for the comparison of two diagnostic tests to a common gold standard - First experiences with quadrivariate statistical models Herbstworkshop 2012. Göttingen, 23.11.2012.

Kuss O, Jahn P, Renz P, Landenberger M. Cluster-randomisierte Studien in der Pflegewissenschaft. "Pflegebedürftig" in der "Gesundheitsgesellschaft" - 4. Tagung der vom Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) geförderten Forschungsverbünde „Pflege und Gesundheit“. Halle (Saale), 27.3.2009.

Kuss O, Börgermann J. Meta-analyses with rare outcomes should use adequate methods - A case study from cardiac surgery. 53. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Medizinische Informatik, Biometrie und Epidemiologie (GMDS) 2008, Stuttgart, 16.9.2008.

Kuss O, Legler T, Börgermann J. Do Randomized and Non-Randomized Trials Yield Different Answers in Similar Populations? – Evidence from a 'Meta-Propensity Score' Analysis in Cardiac Surgery . Symposium on Causality 2008. Dornburg (Saale), 17.7.2008. Video  (Talk starts at 15:30)


 

Recent invited talks  

Statistical methods for the meta-analysis of full ROC curves. Mini-symposium on meta-analysis for diagnostic accuracy studies, Göttingen, 28.11.2016.

Statistical methods for the meta-analysis of full ROC curves. Institutskolloquium, Institut für Statistik, LMU München, München, 04.05.2016.

Statistical methods for the meta-analysis of full ROC curves. Satellite Session "Novel statistical methodology for meta-analysis of diagnostic tests accuracy studies" to the Symposium on "Methodological Challenges in Biomedical Research", Freiburg, 15.10.2015. 

Die Propensity Score-Methode - Eine anwendungsorientierte Einführung. Workshop auf der 60. GMDS-Jahrestagung in Krefeld, 07.09.2015

Medizinische Statistik: Viel mehr als nur fiese Formeln! Öffentliche Antrittsvorlesung, Medizinische Fakultät der Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, 19.12.2014.
Was bedeutet p<0,05?. asp-nachwuchswerkstatt, Halle (Saale), 8.5.2013.
Power und Fallzahlberechnung. Methodenkolloquium, Promotionsstudiengang Gesundheits- und Pflegewissenschaften "Partizipation als Ziel von Pflege und Therapie", Halle (Saale), 25.4.2013.
Meta-analysis for diagnostic accuracy studies - A new statistical model using beta-binomial distributions and bivariate copulasKolloquium des Instituts für Biometrie der Medizinischen Hochschule Hannover, Hannover, 14.10.2010.

"Der Gefoulte soll nicht selber schießen“ – Empirische Untersuchung einer alten deutschen Fußballerweisheit. WM-Slam, 10.06.2010, SO 36, Berlin.

Statistical methods in EBM. 26. Kongress der Deutschsprachigen Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Arthroskopie (AGA), 17.-19.2009, Leipzig.

Der Umgang mit fehlenden Werten in epidemiologischen und Versorgungsforschungsstudien. Nachwuchswissenschaftler-Workshop 2009, Münster, 16.09.2009.

Gibt es einen Unterschied zwischen randomisierten und nicht-randomisierten Studien in ähnlichen Patientengruppen? - Evidenz aus einer „Meta-Propensity Score-Analyse“ in der Herzchirurgie. Heidelberger Kolloquium Medizinische Biometrie, Informatik und Epidemiologie, Heidelberg, 29.6.2009.

Was bedeutet p<0,05? Verbundinternes Kolloquium, Pflegeforschungsverbund Mitte-Süd, 29.1.2009.

 

Software

BINOMCI: A SAS macro for confidence interval estimation for binomial proportions

Twelve procedures to do logistic regression in SAS


 

Data

Geburten und Störche 1993 bis 2011

Data set accompanying "Kuss O. The danger of dichotomizing continuous variables: A visualization. Teaching Statistics. 2013:35(2):78–79."




Last update: 29.11.2016