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Tufts University School of Medicine

Olaf Dammann

Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine
Vice Chair, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine​
Editor-in-Chief, 'Pediatric Research'
Department: Public Health & Community Medicine

Olaf Dammann

Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine
Vice Chair, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine​
Editor-in-Chief, 'Pediatric Research'
Department: Public Health & Community Medicine

Phone 617-636-3963​

Education

  • SM, Clinical Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health
  • MD, Universities Lübeck and Hamburg

Research synopsis

Developmental Disability Epidemiology
Perinatal Epidemiology
Theory of Risk and Causation

Publications

Dammann O, Walther H, Allers A, Schröder M, Drescher J, Lutz D, Veelken N, Schulte FJ. Development of a regional cohort of very-low-birthweight children at six years: cognitive abilities are associated with neurologic disability and social background. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology 1996;38:97-108.

Dammann O, Leviton A. Duration of transient hyperechoic images of white matter in very-low-birthweight infants: a proposed classification. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology 1997;39:2-5.

Dammann O, Leviton A. Maternal intrauterine infection, cytokines, and brain damage in the preterm newborn. Pediatric Research 1997;42:1-8.

Dammann O, Allred EN, Veelken N. Increased risk of spastic diplegia among very low birthweight children after preterm labor or prelabor rupture of membranes. Journal of Pediatrics 1998;132:531-5.

Dammann O, Durum SK, Leviton A. Modification of infection-associated risks of preterm birth and white matter damage in the preterm newborn by polymorphisms in the tumor necrosis factor-locus? Pathogenesis 1999;1:171-7.

Leviton A, Paneth N, Reuss ML, Susser M, Allred EN, Dammann O, Kuban K, Van Marter LJ, Pagano M, for The Developmental Epidemiology Network Investigators. Maternal infection, fetal inflammatory response, and brain damage in very low birthweight infants. Pediatric Research 1999;46:566-75.

Dammann O, Leviton A. Brain damage in preterm newborns: might enhancement of developmentally-regulated endogenous protection open a door for prevention? Pediatrics 1999; 104:541-550.