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Carola Deischinger Carola Deischinger, BA

Department of Medicine III (Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism)
Position: PHD Student

T +43 1 40400 20690


-gender differences; Diabetes Mellitus; Thyroidectomy; Transgendered Persons

Research interests

Primary research interest/PhD topic:

Sex and gender differences in non-communicable diseases (NCD)

  • Sex and gender differences in diabetes mellitus and major depressive disorder
  • Time order of comorbidities of diabetes mellitus
  • Sex and gender differences in risk factors associated with cardiovascular diseases


  • Transgender hormone therapy and its impact on cardiovascular risk factors
  • Hormonal contraception and its impact on iodine levels
  • Hemithyroidectomy/Thyroidectomy and thyroxine intake
  • Treatment of Cushing's syndrome
  • GLP-1 receptor agonists in diabetes mellitus patients and non-diabetic patients

Techniques, methods & infrastructure

  • Big data analysis
  • Prospective clinical studies

Selected publications

  1. Leutner, M. et al., 2019. Diagnosis of osteoporosis in statin-treated patients is dose-dependent. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 78(12), pp.1706,
  2. Haug, N. et al., 2020. High-risk multimorbidity patterns on the road to cardiovascular mortality. BMC Medicine, 18(1). Available at: