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The Gutenberg Health Study

An interdisciplinary prospective cohort study on population health

With more than 18,500 participants and more than 11,000 parameters examined per person per time point, the Gutenberg Health Study (GHS) is one of the most comprehensive population health studies and an exceptional resource for translational research on population health. The GHS is unique in its combination of representative sampling (age- and sex-stratified random sampling), comprehensive and serial biobanking and its broad range of medical-technical examinations that are performed independent of disease status. The study thus allows for the monitoring of subclinical disease development, as well as for the analysis of factors related to the maintenance of health and well-being throughout life ("healthy ageing").

The study examines protective and risk factors for:

  • Healthy ageing
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Ophthalmological diseases
  • Metabolic diseases
  • Cancer
  • Pulmonary diseases
  • Renal diseases
  • Auditory diseases
  • Disorders of the coagulation system
  • Psychosomatic / mental disorders
  • Diseases of the immune system
  • Dermatologic diseases

For more information, see the GHS website.

Consortium institutions of the University Medical Center and Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

Coordinating PI: Philipp Wild

  • Department of Cardiology
  • Center for Thrombosis and Hemostasis
  • Institute for Clinic Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine
  • Department of Internal Medicine I
  • Department of Dermatology
  • Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
  • Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy
  • Institute of Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics
  • Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
  • Department of Ophthalmology
  • University Cancer Center Mainz