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Astrid Erber
Mag. rer. nat. Astrid Erber, DPhil

Center for Public Health (Department of Epidemiology)
Position: Research Associate (Postdoc)

ORCID: 0000-0001-5252-9676


Epidemiologic Methods; Epidemiologic Research Design; Infectious Disease Medicine; Qualitative Research

Research interests

My general research interest is the clinical and general epidemiology of infectious diseases.

I am also interested in the conduct and implementation of clinical studies for infectious diseases, in particular infectious diseaes of poverty, and consulting patients on aspects of study design, such as their preferred treatment outcomes.


Techniques, methods & infrastructure

  • Quantitative methods (R)
  • Qualitative methods (NVivo)
  • Field laboratory and epidemiological work


Selected publications

  1. Erber, A.C. et al. (2022) ‘The Association of Time of Day of ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 Vaccine Administration With SARS-CoV-2 Anti-Spike IgG Antibody Levels: An Exploratory Observational Study’, Journal of Biological Rhythms, 38(1), pp. 98–108. Available at:
  2. Erber, A.C. and Colebunders, R. (2022) ‘Ivermectin for malaria control in mass drug administration programmes’, The Lancet Infectious Diseases, 22(4), pp. 449–450. Available at:
  3. Erber, A.C. et al. (2022) ‘Diagnosis of visceral and cutaneous leishmaniasis using loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) protocols: a systematic review and meta-analysis’, Parasites & Vectors, 15(1). Available at:
  4. Erber, A.C. et al. (2021) ‘Setting up a pragmatic clinical trial in a low-resource setting: A qualitative assessment of GoLBeT, a trial of podoconiosis management in Northern Ethiopia’, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases 15(7), p. e0009582. Available at:
  5. Erber, A.C. et al. (2020) ‘Patients’ preferences of cutaneous leishmaniasis treatment outcomes: Findings from an international qualitative study’, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases 14(2), p. e0007996. Available at: