PD Dr. med. Jon Genuneit, M.Sc.

PD Dr. med. Jon Genuneit, M.Sc.

Personal information

Genuneit, Jon, PD Dr. med., M.Sc.
Pediatric Epidemiology, Department of Pediatrics, Medical Faculty
Leipzig University (UL)

Current position

Head of Pediatric Epidemiology (since 2018, attracted for the Professorship for Pediatric Epidemiology)

Role within partner site

Contributes pediatric epidemiological expertise and cohort harmonization;

Relevant work experience

Pediatric epidemiologist

2018– Head of Pediatric Epidemiology, UL

2016–2018 Deputy Director, Institute of Epidemiology and Medical Biometry, Ulm University

2006–2010 Resident Physician (part-time), Illertalklinik Illertissen

2006–2019 Researcher (full-time), Institute of Epidemiology and Medical Biometry, Ulm University

Professional background

2014 Habilitation in epidemiology, Ulm University

2011 Master of Science (MSc) in Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, UK

2010 Research Doctorate (Dr. med., summa cum laude), Medical Faculty, Ulm University

1999–2006 Medical School, Ulm University

Main research focus

Cohort studies, sleep health, breastfeeding & breast milk, asthma & allergies, family health;


5 out of 158; WOS h-index 40

Logan CA, …, Genuneit J (2019). Determinants of leptin in human breast milk: Results of the Ulm SPATZ Health Study. Int J Obes 43:1174–1180.

Demenais F, …, Genuneit J et al (2018). Multi-ancestry genome-wide association study identifies new asthma susceptibility loci that co-localize with immune cell enhancer histone marks. Nat Genet 50:42–53.

Genuneit J et al (2017). Overview of systematic reviews in allergy epidemiology. Allergy 72:849–856.

Logan CA, …, Genuneit J (2016). Changing societal and lifestyle factors and breastfeeding patterns over time. Pediatrics 137:e20154473. doi: 10.1542/peds.2015-4473.

Ege MJ, …, Genuneit J et al (2011). Exposure to environmental microorganisms and childhood asthma. N Engl J Med 364:701–709. (~800 citations)


2 patents relating to breast milk composition submitted with industry partner;

Additional information

Networks: German delegate for the COST Actions CA18227 “The Core Outcome Measures for Food Allergy” (Vice Chair, since 2019) and CA19106 „Multi-Sectoral Responses to Child Abuse and Neglect in Europe: Incidence and Trends“;
Societies: Society for Epidemiologic Research: Mentor in the Mentoring Program (since 2020); European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI): Methodology Committee Board Member (since 2019), Scientific Programme Committee Member for the Annual Congress (2018, 2020), Secretary of the Interest Group Occupational and Environmental Allergy (since 2019), Board and founder member of the Epidemiology Interest Group (2011–2019; 2015–2017 Secretary, 2017–2019 Chair);
Editor: Associate Editor for Pediatric Allergy and Immunology (since 2018);
Awards: Junior Scientist Excellence Grant of the Medical Faculty at Ulm University (2011–2013), research doctorate award from Ulm University’s Development Fund (2010), Junior scientist award of the German Society for Epidemiology (DGEpi, 2006); Stipends: Graduation Stipend (DAAD, 2002–2003);


One Team – One Vision

Prof. Dr. med. Antje Körner
Leipzig University
Department of Pediatrics
Liebigstr. 20a
04103 Leipzig
Phone: +49 341 97 26500
E-Mail antje.koerner@medizin.uni-leipzig.de

Prof. Dr. med. Reinhard Berner
University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus, TUD
Department of Pediatrics
Fetscherstr. 74
01307 Dresden
Phone: +49 351 458 2440
E-Mail: reinhard.berner@uniklinikum-dresden.de


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