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Martin Schumacher

Martin Schumacher PhD

Professor Emeritus, Medical Biometry and Statistics, Institute of Medical Biometry and Statistics, Faculty of Medicine and Medical Center – University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

Martin Schumacher received his Dipl. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Dortmung, Dortmund, Germany, in 1974 and 1977, respectively. He was appointed as Professor in Dortmund, Seattle and Freiburg in 1983, 1984 and 1986, respectively. From 1986 until 2017 he was head of the Institute of Medical Biometry and Statistics, Freiburg, Germany and co-founded the Freiburg Center for Data Analysis in 1994 and one of the first coordination centers for clinical studies in Germany in 1999. He (co-)authored over 250 scientific publications and oversaw more than 30 dissertations. Among the many honors he received are the Bradford Hill Memorial Lecture, the honorary membership of the German Region of the International Biometrical Society and the honorary membership of the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics in 2012, 2014, and 2015, respectively.

At present, he is a Professor Emeritus in Medical Biometry and Statistics at the Institute of Medical Biometry and Statistics, Freiburg, Germany and his research interests include survival analysis, statistical modeling of clinical and epidemiological studies, non-parametric methodology and statistical classification.


Dr. Schumacher received an institutional research grant from Boehringer Ingelheim to conduct the mediation analyses of the EMPA-REG OUTCOME trial.

Recent Contributions to PracticeUpdate:

  1. Cardiovascular Risk Reduction With Liraglutide