Volker Harth was born in Bonn, Germany, in 1971. He finished Medical School in 1998 and received the M.D. degree at the University of Bonn. In 2000, he joined the Master of Public Health Programme at the Public Health School of the Heinrich-Heine University of Düsseldorf (the M.P.H. degree in 2002), was Certified Medical Quality Manager (2002); Certified Specialist in occupational medicine (2004); Certified Specialist in environmental medicine (2006), and received a Certificate in health promotion and prevention (2011). Since 2005, he has been the Head of Division “Occupational Prevention and Medical Education” at the Institute of Prevention and Occupational Medicine, Ruhr University of Bochum, Germany, and an Associate Professor since 2009. The scientific field includes occupational toxicology and epidemiology. Topics of scientific work include molecular-epidemiological studies of occupational, environmental, and socioeconomic risk factors for cancer, as well as their correlation with genetic factors. Another topic concerns the development of new medical surveillance parameters for occupational health care and new cancer prevention strategies (biomarker discovery). Since 2013, he heads the Institute for Occupational and Maritime Medicine (ZfAM). He is Professor for Occupational Medicine at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE).
Biography Updated on 15 April 2013