Prof. Dr. Kateryna Fuks

Research and Teaching Interests

  • environmental epidemiology
  • cardiovascular disease
  • ageing
  • air pollution
  • ambient noise
  • non-ionising radiation


10/2021 to present Professor of Environment and Health
2019 – 2021 Research Associate, Radiation Epidemiology and Risk Assessment, Federal Office for Radiation Protection, Oberschleissheim
2017 – 2019

Postdoc, Research Group “Environmental epidemiology of lung, brain and skin aging”, IUF – Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine, Düsseldorf

2016 – 2017 Postdoc, Research Group “Environmental Epidemiology”, the Institute of Occupational, Social and Environmental Medicine, Center for Health and Society, the Heinrich-Heine-University of Düsseldorf (Germany)
2014 PhD, Faculty of Biology, University of Duisburg-Essen (magna cum laude)
2011 – 2016 PhD candidate, Research Group “Environmental Epidemiology”, IUF – Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine, Düsseldorf
2009 – 2011 PhD candidate, Research Group “Environmental Epidemiology”, the Institute for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, the University Hospital Essen

Consultant, the research project of KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation (the Netherlands) at the National Tuberculosis Centre, Almaty (Kazakhstan)


Intern, Patients for Patient Safety Secretariat at the World Health Organization, Geneva (Switzerland)

2007 – 2008

M. Sc. Public Health (MPH), Specialization Epidemiology, the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences, Maastricht University (the Netherlands)

2006 – 2008 M.A. Health Care Management (MPH), School of Public Health of the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Kyiv (Ukraine) and the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences, Maastricht University (the Netherlands)
2002 – 2006 B. Sc. Biology, The Faculty of Natural Sciences, the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Kyiv (Ukraine)


Articles, peer reviewed

  • Pophof B, Burns J, Danker-Hopfe H, et al. 2021. The effect of exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields on cognitive performance in human experimental studies: A protocol for a systematic review. Environ Int; 157:106783.
  • Altug H, Fuks KB, Huels A, et al. 2020. Air Pollution is Associated with Depressive Symptoms in Elderly Women with Cognitive Impairment. Environ Int; 136, 105448.
  • Schikowski T, Wigmann C, Fuks KB, et al. 2020. Blutdruckmessung in der NAKO – methodische Unterschiede, Blutdruckverteilung und Bekanntheit der Hypertonie im Vergleich zu anderen bevölkerungsbezogenen Studien in Deutschland. Bundesgesundheitsblatt - Gesundheitsforschung – Gesundheitsschutz; 63(4): 452-64.
  • Fuks KB, Wigmann C, Altug H, Schikowski T. 2019. Road Traffic Noise at the Residence, Annoyance, and Cognitive Function in Elderly Women. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; 16, 1790.
  • Fuks KB, Hüls A, Sugiri D, Vierkötter A, Goebel J, Demuth I, Krutmann J, Schikowski T. 2019. Tropospheric ozone and skin aging: results from two German cohort studies. Environment International; 124(3), 139–144.
  • Fuks KB, Woodby B, Vallacchi G. 2019. Skin damage by tropospheric ozone. Der Hautarzt; DOI: 10.1007/s00105-018-4319-y.
  • Hüls A, Sugiri D, Fuks KB, et al. 2019. Lentigines Formation in Caucasian Women - Interaction Between Particulate Matter and Solar Ultraviolet Radiation. Journal of Investigative Dermatology; 139, 974e976.
  • Hüls A, Abramson MJ, Sugiri D, et al. 2018. Nonatopic eczema in elderly women: Effect of air pollution and genes. J Allergy Clin Immunol; 143 (1), 378–385.e9.
  • Fuks KB, Weinmayr G, Basagaña X, et al. 2017. Long-Term Exposure to Ambient Air Pollution and Traffic Noise and Incident Hypertension in seven cohorts of the European Study of Cohorts for Air Pollution Effects (ESCAPE). European Heart Journal; 38(13): 983-990.
  • Fuks KB, Weinmayr G, Hennig F, et al. 2016. Association of long-term exposure to local industry- and traffic-specific particulate matter with arterial blood pressure and incident hypertension. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health; 219(6), 527–35.

Book chapters

  • Li T-G, Yang B-Y, Fan S-J, Schikowski T, Dong G-H, Fuks KB. Outdoor Air Pollution and Arterial Hypertension. Chapter in: Artis S (ed.). Blood Pressure – from Bench to Bed. 2017. ISBN 978-1-78984-272-2.


Environment and Health

Prof. Dr. Kateryna Fuks

Phone: (0391) 886 43 10

Office: House 1, Room 2.09

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