Dr. Ulrike Gehring is Associate Professor at the Environmental Epidemiology Division of the Institute of Risk Assessment Sciences (IRAS) at Utrecht University. She studied Statistics at the University of Dortmund, Germany, where she graduated in 1998, and got her PhD in Environmental Epidemiology from the Medical School of the Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, in 2004.
Dr. Gehring is co-Principal Investigator of the Dutch PIAMA (Prevention and Incidence of Asthma and Mite Allergy, piama.iras.uu.nl) birth cohort study. Her research focuses on the long-term effects of ambient air pollution and the determinants of asthma and allergies. PIAMA, but also other birth cohort studies (through national and international collaborations) play an important role in her research and allow her to investigate exposure-health relationships through different stages of life. Her research is multidisciplinary combining statistics with epidemiology, medical science and exposure science.