Eva Schernhammer

Eva S. Schernhammer is Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology at the Medical University of Vienna, Adjunct Professor at the Departments of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and UCLA, and Associate Faculty member at the Complexity Science Hub Vienna. She is one of the founders of ASciNA (Austrian Scientists in North America), where she served many years as President and Board member. She has been associated faculty at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health since 2003.

Eva is best known for her studies on disturbances of the circadian clock and their role in human health. She is one of the pioneers of circadian epidemiology and leads a group of scientists at Harvard who study these concepts, using longitudinal population studies. Her projects center around the complexity and fragility of the circadian system in humans, incorporating biomarkers, and transgenerational-, gender-, and age-specific aspects into her research, applying standard and advanced statistical and mathematical modelling.

Eva’s work has received several international awards and is frequently featured on media around the globe.

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