Matthias Schulze, DIFE

Dr Matthias Schulze



Role and contribution

Dr Schulze leads workpackage 2.2 and acts as Deputy for Research Line 2.

Scientific profile

Dr Schulze is trained in nutritional science and epidemiology. Dr. Schulze's research has focused on diet and lifestyle determinants of obesity and type 2 diabetes. He has conducted detailed analyses of dietary factors and risk of diabetes, including sugar-sweetened beverages, meats, and dietary patterns in the Nurses' Health Study and Nurses' Health Study II.

One major research interest is the development and application of techniques for the analysis of dietary patterns. He also studied biochemical risk factors for cardiovascular complications among patients with diabetes in the Nurses' Health Study and Health Professionals' Follow-up Study.  His current research aims to investigate interactions among nutrition, biomarkers, and genes in the development of diabetes based on the German EPIC-Potsdam cohort study. Dr. Schulze is furthermore involved in investigation of dietary determinants of weight gain within DIOGENES as well as analyses of anthropometric characteristics as risk factors for cancer within the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition.