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Professional appointments

  • Professor in general practice in general practice with main focus on addiction research and clinical epidemiology at Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf (D) and
  • Maastricht University (NL)
  • University College London (UK)
  • University of Edinburgh (UK)

Main research interests

  • Tobacco addiction: effectiveness of behavioural and pharmacological treatments
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): prediction modelling, early detection, preventio
  • Clinical epidemiology: research methodology and reporting

Education (selection)

  • PhD degree, Maastricht University, 2008
  • Master’s degree Epidemiology (cum laude), Maastricht University, 2006
  • Master’s degree Health Sciences, Maastricht University, 2003
  • Diploma Physiotherapy, University of Professional Education Arnhem and Nijmegen, 2000

Management positions and memberships (selection)

  • Head Addiction Research and Clinical Epidemiology unit, 2015-present (
  • Co-founder Netherlands Network of Tobacco Research, 2013-present (
  • Member International Primary Care Research Leadership Programme, 2008-present  (
  • Board Member Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco Europe, 2009-2011 (
  • Secretary of the Scientific Committee of CAPHRI School for Public Health and Primary Care, 2008-2014 (
  • Co-founder Journal Club Mesch, 2006-2014 (


Awards (selection)

  • Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety Best Reviewer Award, 2013
  • Netherlands School for Primary Care Research Lecturer of the Year Award, 2010
  • European Respiratory Society Young Scientist Sponsorship, 2008



Contact details

Prof. Dr. Daniel Kotz, PhD MPH MSc
Institute of General Practice, Addiction Research and Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Medical Faculty of the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, P.O. Box 101007, 40001 Düsseldorf, Germany, T: +49 211 81 16327, E-Mail:

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