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Prof. Dr. med. Jochen Schmitt, MPH

Research focus

Evidence-based healthcare measurement in medicine, systematic reviews, (living) guidelines, outcomes research, quality indicators, secondary data analysis, data linkage, patient-reported outcomes, health economic research, evidence-based clinical decision making, health services research, comorbidity research, digital health, mixed methods research, value-based healthcare

​Official position 

Director, Center for Evidence-based Healthcare


Professor of Social Medicine and Health Services Research,
Medical Faculty and University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus, TU Dresden

Business address 

Fetscherstr. 74
01307 Dresden, Germany

Academic education and degrees

​1995 - 2002

Medical School in Würzburg, Hamburg, Leipzig


Approbation as Medical Doctor


Promotion (Dr. med.), magna cum laude

​2002 - 2011

Intern, Resident, Attending physician at the Dpt of Dermatology, University Hospital Dresden, Germany


Master of Public Health (MPH) an Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, USA


Board certification for Dermatology and Venerology


Board certification for Allergology


Habilitation. Thesis: „Epidemiology, medical care, and health-economic relevance of atopic eczema. A secondary data analysis”


Venia legendi Medizinische Fakultät Carl Gustav Carus, TU Dresden


Professional career

​2002 - 2003

Intern at the Department of Dermatology, Medical Faculty Carl Gustav Carus, TU Dresden

​2003 - 2004

Intern at the Coordination Center for Clinical Trials, TU Dresden

​2005 - 2011

Research scientist and physician at the Department of Dermatology, Medical Faculty Carl Gustav Carus, TU Dresden

​2006 - 2011

Head of section: Health Services Research and Epidemiology

​2009 - 2011

Head of section (attending) allergology & occupational dermatology at the Dpt. of Dermatology, Medical Faculty Carl Gustav Carus, TU Dresden

​Since 2011

Professor for social medicine and health services research at the institute and clinic for occupational and social medicine, Medical Faculty Carl Gustav Carus at the Technical University Dresden

​Since 2012

Director of Center for Evidence-based Healthcare (Zentrum für evidenzbasierte Gesundheitsversorgung-ZEGV), Technical University Dresden, Germany

​2014 - 2020

Honorary Professor, University of Nottingham, School of Medicine, U.K.


Honors, awards and positions


​Poster Award in the session Sarcoma/Pancreatic Carcinoma at the Annual Meeting of the German, Austrian and Swiss Societies for Hematology and Medical Oncology in Vienna
Topic: Krankheitslast und Versorgungssituation bei Sarkomen: Eine nationale Studie zu Einflussfaktoren patientenberichteter Krankheitsfolgen bei Menschen mit Sarkomerkrankungen – Studiendesign und erste Ergebnisse


​Advancement Award for pain research 2018, 1st prize "Clinical Research
Topic: Developing a Core Outcome-domain Set to assessing Effectiveness of Interdisciplinary Multimodal Pain Therapy - The VAPAIN consensus statement on core outcome-domains Pain


10 most important peer-reviewed papers (10 out of 772, SCOPUS h-index: 63)

  1. Baum F, Schoffer O, Neumann A, Seifert M, Kliemt R … Schmitt J. Effectiveness of Global Treatment Budgets for Patients With Mental Disorders-Claims Data Based Meta-Analysis of 13 Controlled Studies From Germany. Front Psychiatry. 2020;11:131.

  2. Schmitt J, Lange T, Kottner J, Prinsen CAC, Weberschock T et. al. Cochrane Reviews and Dermatological Trials Outcome Concordance: Why Core Outcome Sets Could Make Trial Results More Usable. Cochrane Skin Core Outcome Set Initiative. J Invest Dermatol. 2019;139(5):1045-1053.

  3. Neumann A, Swart E, Häckl D, Kliemt R, March S … Schmitt J. The influence of cross-sectoral treatment models on patients with mental disorders in Germany: study protocol of a nationwide long-term evaluation study (EVA64). BMC Psychiatry. 2018;18(1):139.

  4. Williamson PR, Altman DG, Bagley H, Barnes KL, Blazeby JM … Schmitt J et al. The COMET Handbook: version 1.0., Young B. Trials. 2017;18(3):280.

  5. Schmitt J, Apfelbacher C, Heinrich J, Weidinger S, Romanos M. Z Kinder [Association of atopic eczema and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder - meta-analysis of epidemiologic studies]. Jugendpsychiatr Psychother. 2013;41(1):35-42;quiz42-4.

  6. Romanos M, Gerlach M, Warnke A, Schmitt J. Association of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and atopic eczema modified by sleep disturbance in a large population-based sample. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2010;64(3):269-73.

  7. Schmitt J, Apfelbacher C, Chen CM, Romanos M, Sausenthaler S et. al. Infant-onset eczema in relation to mental health problems at age 10 years: results from a prospective birth cohort study (German Infant Nutrition Intervention plus). German Infant Nutrition Intervention plus Study Group. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2010;125(2):404-10.

  8. Schmitt J, Romanos M, Pfennig A, Leopold K, Meurer M. Br J Psychiatric comorbidity in adult eczema. Dermatol. 2009;161(4):878-83.

  9. Schmitt J, Romanos M, Schmitt NM, Meurer M, Kirch W. Atopic eczema and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in a population-based sample of children and adolescents. JAMA. 2009;301(7):724-6.

  10. Schmitt J, Ford D. Understanding the relationship between objective disease severity, psoriatic symptoms, illness-related stress, health-related quality of life and depressive symptoms in patients with psoriasis - A structional equations modeling approach.  Gen Hosp Psych. 2007;29(2):134-140.

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