My methodological research focuses on methods for clinical trials, prediction modelling and meta-analysis. I am particularly interested in prognostic models to predict the course of chronic disease, the assessment of benefits and harms of health interventions and the development of risk-stratified treatment recommendations.
My main clinical areas include chronic respiratory disease, in particular COPD, chronic disease management and abdominal surgery.
Honors and Awards
2006: PROSPER award (Program for Social Medicine, Preventive and Epidemiological Research) of the Swiss National Science Foundation)
2006: Habilitation (Venia legendi) of the University of Zurich, Switzerland
2011: Advising, Teaching, Mentoring Award of the Student Assembly of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Vollenweider D. Boyd C, Puhan M.A. High prevalence of potential biases threatens the interpretation of trials in patients with chronic disease. BMC Medicine 2011;9:73
Puhan M.A., Ahuja A. Van Natta M.L, Ackatz L., Van Meinert C Interviewer versus self-administered health-related quality of life questionnaires - Does it matter? Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2011. 9(1):30
Puhan M.A., Van Natta M.L, Palella F.J., Adessi A., Van Meinert C., for the Ocular Complications of AIDS Research Group. Excess Mortality in Patients with AIDS in the Era of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy: Temporal Changes and Risk Factors. Clinical Infectious Diseases 2010 Oct 15;51(8):947-56.