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Tufts University School of Medicine

Olaf Dammann

Director, MS in Health Informatics & Analytics Program
Vice Chair, Department of Public Health & Community Medicine​
Professor of Public Health & Community Medicine
Department: Public Health & Community Medicine
Programs: Health Informatics & Analytics, Public Health

Olaf Dammann

Director, MS in Health Informatics & Analytics Program
Vice Chair, Department of Public Health & Community Medicine​
Professor of Public Health & Community Medicine
Department: Public Health & Community Medicine
Programs: Health Informatics & Analytics, Public Health

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

Bulka CM, Dammann O, Santos HP Jr, VanderVeen DK, Smeester L, Fichorova R, O'Shea TM, Fry RC. Placental CpG Methylation of Inflammation, Angiogenic, and Neurotrophic Genes and Retinopathy of Prematurity. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2019 Jul 1;60(8):2888-2894. doi: 10.1167/iovs.18-26466. PubMed PMID: 31266060; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6607927.

Morken TS, Dammann O, Skranes J, Austeng D. Retinopathy of prematurity, visual and neurodevelopmental outcome, and imaging of the central nervous system. Semin Perinatol. 2019 Oct;43(6):381-389. doi: 10.1053/j.semperi.2019.05.012. Epub 2019 May 11. Review. PubMed PMID: 31174874.

Dammann O. Data, Information, Evidence, and Knowledge:: A Proposal for Health Informatics and Data Science. Online J Public Health Inform. 2019 Mar 5;10(3):e224. doi: 10.5210/ojphi.v10i3.9631. eCollection 2018. PubMed PMID: 30931086; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6435353.

Leviton A, Allred EN, Dammann O, Joseph RM, Fichorova RN, O'Shea TM, Kuban KCK. Socioeconomic status and early blood concentrations of inflammation-related and neurotrophic proteins among extremely preterm newborns. PLoS One. 2019 Mar 26;14(3):e0214154. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0214154. eCollection 2019. PubMed PMID: 30913246; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6435168.

Elbaum C, Beam KS, Dammann O, Dammann CEL. Antecedents and outcomes of hypothermia at admission to the neonatal intensive care unit. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2019 Mar 27:1-6. doi: 10.1080/14767058.2019.1597043. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30885030.

Leviton A, Allred EN, Fichorova RN, VanderVeen DK, O'Shea TM, Kuban K, Dammann O; ELGAN Study Investigators. Early Postnatal IGF-1 and IGFBP-1 Blood Levels in Extremely Preterm Infants: Relationships with Indicators of Placental Insufficiency and with Systemic Inflammation. Am J Perinatol. 2019 Jan 27. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1677472. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30685870.

Dammann O, Chui K, Blumer A. A Causally Naïve and Rigid Population Model of Disease Occurrence Given Two Non-Independent Risk Factors. Online J Public Health Inform. 2018 Sep 21;10(2):e216. doi: 10.5210/ojphi.v10i2.9357. eCollection 2018. PubMed PMID: 30349634; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6194090.

Leviton A, Joseph RM, Fichorova RN, Allred EN, Gerry Taylor H, Michael O'Shea T, Dammann O. Executive Dysfunction Early Postnatal Biomarkers among Children Born Extremely Preterm. J Neuroimmune Pharmacol. 2019 Jun;14(2):188-199. doi: 10.1007/s11481-018-9804-7. Epub 2018 Sep 6. PubMed PMID: 30191383; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6401360.

Flanagan RF, Dammann O. The Epistemological Weight of Randomized-Controlled Trials Depends on Their Results. Perspect Biol Med. 2018;61(2):157-173. doi: 10.1353/pbm.2018.0034. PubMed PMID: 30146516.

Leviton A, Joseph RM, Allred EN, Fichorova RN, O'Shea TM, Kuban KKC, Dammann O. The risk of neurodevelopmental disorders at age 10 years associated with blood concentrations of interleukins 4 and 10 during the first postnatal month of children born extremely preterm. Cytokine. 2018 Oct;110:181-188. doi: 10.1016/j.cyto.2018.05.004. Epub 2018 May 12. PubMed PMID: 29763840; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6668706.