Dhayana Dallmeier, MD PhD
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health

MD, Ruprecht Karls University Heidelberg
PhD, Boston University School of Public Health

Aging is complex and heterogeneous. Over the last years I have focused on epidemiology of aging, which includes getting a better understanding on how to address and consider heterogeneity of older adults in different research questions like the determination of biomarkers reference values for older adults. The role of diverse biomarkers such as high sensitive Troponins, Brain Natriuretic Peptides, GDF-15 and Cystatin C, as risk predictors for cardiovascular events, aging related comorbidities (falls, fractures, cognitive dysfunction), frailty and mortality and the possible presence of effect modifiers for these associations are also relevant questions of interest. In addition, the evaluation of strategies to prevent sedentary behavior as well as the onset of delirium in older adults in the settings of clinical trials has also been an important area of research. In cooperation with the City Ulm in south Germany, I have been able to continue gaining insight in the topic of digitalization in the geriatric population.

Examining the heterogeneity of aging requires an interdisciplinary approach, which has allowed me to work and grow personally and professionally with great nurturing cooperation partners. Lastly, teaching and providing mentoring to doctoral and master students has become an important way to create awareness about the complexity of ageing research and provide adequate analytical skills to the coming generation.

I graduated from medical school at the Ruprecht- Karls University of Heidelberg, Germany, trained in Internal Medicine at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, and was fellow at the academic fellowship in General Internal Medicine at Boston University Medical Center. I hold a PhD in Epidemiology from Boston University School of Public Health.

I am active member at the Society of Epidemiologic research, the German Society of Epidemiology, the German Society of Internal Medicine, and the German and European Geriatrics Society.

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  1. Schönstein A, Dallmeier D, Denkinger M, Rothenbacher D, Klenk J, Bahrmann A, Wahl HW. Health and Subjective Views on Aging: Longitudinal Findings From the ActiFE Ulm Study. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2021 08 13; 76(7):1349-1359. PMID: 33528511; PMCID: PMC8363042; DOI: 10.1093/geronb/gbab023;
  2. Siviero P, Limongi F, Gesmundo A, Zambon S, Cooper C, Dennison EM, Edwards MH, van der Pas S, Timmermans EJ, van Schoor NM, Schaap LA, Dallmeier D, Denkinger MD, Peter R, Castell MV, Otero Á, Pedersen NL, Deeg DJH, Maggi S. Factors Associated With Functional Decline in Hand and Hip/Knee Osteoarthritis After One Year: Data From a Population-Based Study. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2021 09; 73(9):1343-1353. PMID: 32770733
  3. Just KS, Dallmeier D, Böhme M, Steffens M, Braisch U, Denkinger MD, Rothenbacher D, Stingl JC. Fall-Associated Drugs in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: Results from the ActiFE Ulm Study. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2021 10; 22(10):2177-2183.e10. PMID: 33516672
  4. Herbolsheimer F, Ungar N, Portegijs E, Dallmeier D, Schaap L, Smith T, Stubbs B, Deeg D, Peter R, Castell MV, Otero Á, Edwards M, Siviero P, Limongi F, Dennison E, van Schoor N, Veronese N, Timmermans EJ, van der Pas S. Neighborhood environment, social participation, and physical activity in older adults with lower limb osteoarthritis: A mediation analysis. Health Place. 2021 03; 68:102513. PMID: 33508711
  5. Wilson JJ, McMullan I, Blackburn NE, Skjødt M, Caserotti P, Giné-Garriga M, Farche A, Klenk J, Dallmeier D, Deidda M, Roqué I Figuls M, Tully MA. Associations of sedentary behavior bouts with community-dwelling older adults' physical function. Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2021 Jan; 31(1):153-162. PMID: 32945566
  6. Giné-Garriga M, Sansano-Nadal O, Tully MA, Caserotti P, Coll-Planas L, Rothenbacher D, Dallmeier D, Denkinger M, Wilson JJ, Martin-Borràs C, Skjødt M, Ferri K, Farche AC, McIntosh E, Blackburn NE, Salvà A, Roqué-I-Figuls M. Accelerometer-Measured Sedentary and Physical Activity Time and Their Correlates in European Older Adults: The SITLESS Study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2020 09 16; 75(9):1754-1762. PMID: 31943000; PMCID: PMC7494025; DOI: 10.1093/gerona/glaa016;
  7. Pazan F, Petrovic M, Cherubini A, Onder G, Cruz-Jentoft AJ, Denkinger M, van der Cammen TJM, Stevenson JM, Ibrahim K, Rajkumar C, Bakken MS, Baeyens JP, Crome P, Frühwald T, Gallaghar P, Guðmundsson A, Knol W, O'Mahony D, Pilotto A, Rönnemaa E, Serra-Rexach JA, Soulis G, van Marum RJ, Ziere G, Mair A, Burkhardt H, Neumann-Podczaska A, Wieczorowska-Tobis K, Fernandes MA, Gruner H, Dallmeier D, Beuscart JB, van der Velde N, Wehling M. Current evidence on the impact of medication optimization or pharmacological interventions on frailty or aspects of frailty: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Eur J Clin Pharmacol. 2021 Jan; 77(1):1-12. PMID: 32770278; PMCID: PMC8197722; DOI: 10.1007/s00228-020-02951-8;
  8. Tully MA, McMullan I, Blackburn NE, Wilson JJ, Bunting B, Smith L, Kee F, Deidda M, Giné-Garriga M, Coll-Planas L, Dallmeier D, Denkinger M, Rothenbacher D, Caserotti P. Sedentary behavior, physical activity, and mental health in older adults: An isotemporal substitution model. Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2020 Oct; 30(10):1957-1965. PMID: 32643826
  9. Weinmayr G, Schulz H, Klenk J, Denkinger M, Duran-Tauleria E, Koenig W, Dallmeier D, Rothenbacher D. Association of lung function with overall mortality is independent of inflammatory, cardiac, and functional biomarkers in older adults: the ActiFE-study. Sci Rep. 2020 07 17; 10(1):11862. PMID: 32681112; PMCID: PMC7367870; DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-68372-w;
  10. Eckert AJ, Mader JK, Altmeier M, Mühldorfer S, Gillessen A, Dallmeier D, Shah VN, Heyer C, Hartmann B, Holl RW. Fracture risk in patients with type 2 diabetes aged =50 years related to HbA1c, acute complications, BMI and SGLT2i-use in the DPV registry. J Diabetes Complications. 2020 10; 34(10):107664. PMID: 32624333; PMCID: PMC7502496; DOI: 10.1016/j.jdiacomp.2020.107664;
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2019 European Geriatric Medicine Society: Best Poster
2018 German Society Evidence Based Medicine: Best Poster
2016 Rolf-und-Hubertine-Schiffbauer-Stiftung : Promotion prize
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Epidemiology of Aging
Observational Studies
Cardiovascular Epidemiology
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