Academic Career and Research Areas
Public Health Nutrition aims for improving and maintaining health through nutrition. In this context, our research is basically focused on two areas: On the one hand side, we develop and evaluate methods and tools for assessing food intakes and dietary patterns in various population groups. On the other hand side, we deal with concepts supporting health-promoting dietary choices, particularly in the light of the challenges posed by "double burden of malnutrition".
Prof. Gedrich studied Home Economics at TUM and received a Ph.D. degree in Nutritional Economics in 1996. Until 2011, he was a group leader at TUM's department of marketing and consumer research. He completed his postdoctoral thesis in 2005 and received the university teaching credentials for Nutritional Behaviour. In 2012, he joint TUM's chair of Nutrition Physiology where he formed the personalized nutrition group. In 2019, he became a member of the ZIEL - Institute for Food & Health and head of the Research Group Public Health Nutrition.
Key Publications (all publications)
Kolossa S, Gedrich K: "The Concept of Personalized Nutrition in Benin as Example for Developing Countries". Int J Glob Health. 2019; 2.Abstract
Hallmann J, Kolossa S, Gedrich K, Celis-Morales C, Forster H, O'Donovan CB, Woolhead C, Macready AL, Fallaize R, Marsaux CF, Lambrinou CP, Mavrogianni C, Moschonis G, Navas-Carretero S, San-Cristobal R, Godlewska M, Surwillo A, Mathers JC, Gibney ER, Brennan L, Walsh MC, Lovegrove JA, Saris WH, Manios Y, Martinez JA, Traczyk I, Gibney MJ, Daniel H; Food4Me Study: "Predicting fatty acid profiles in blood based on food intake and the FADS1 rs174546 SNP". Mol Nutr Food Res. 2015; 59: 2565-73.Abstract
Naska A, Oikonomou E, Trichopoulou A, Wagner K, Gedrich K: "Estimations of daily energy and nutrient availability based on nationally representative household budget survey data. The Data Food Networking (DAFNE) project". Public Health Nutr. 2007; 10: 1422-29.Abstract
Gedrich K: "Determinants of nutritional behaviour - A multitude of levers for successful intervention?". Appetite. 2003; 41: 231-238.Abstract
Gedrich K, Hensel A, Binder I, Karg G: "How optimal are computer-calculated optimal diets?". Eur J Clin Nutr. 1999; 53: 309-18.Abstract