Herr R, De Bock F, Diehl K, Wiedemann E, Sterdt E, Blume M, Hoffmann S, Herke M, Reuter M, Iashchenko I, Schneider S. Associations of individual factors and early childhood education and care (ECEC) centres characteristics with preschoolers’ BMI in Germany. BMC Public Health 2022; 22: 1415. Link to the publication:

Fialho P, Dragano N, Reuter M, Deindl C, Schleberger S, Metzendorf M, Hoffmann S, Diehl K, Wachtler B, Schüttig W, Herke M, Richter M, Pischke C. School-to-work and school-to-university transition and health inequalities among young adults: A Scoping Review. BMJ Open 2022;12:e058273. Link to the publication:

Rattay P, Blume M, Wachtler B, Wollgast L, Spallek J, Hoffmann S, Sander L, Herr R, Herke M, Reuter M, Novelli A, Hövener C. Socioeconomic position and self-rated health among female and male adolescents: The role of familial determinants in explaining health inequalities. Results of the German KiGGS study. PLoS ONE. 2022; 17(4):e0266463. Link to the publication:

Hoffmann S, Sander L, Wachtler B, Blume M, Schneider S, Herke M, Pischke C, Fialho P, Schuettig W, Tallarek M, Lampert T, Spallek J. Moderating or Mediating Effects of Family Characteristics on Socioeconomic Inequalities in Child Health in High‑income Countries: A Scoping Review. BMC Public Health. 2022; 22:338. Link to the publication:

Herke M, Moor I, Winter K, Hack M, Hoffmann S, Spalleck J, Hilger-Kolb J, Herr R, Pischke C, Dragano N, Novelli A, Richter M. Role of contextual and compositional Characteristics of Schools for Health Inequalities in Childhood and Adolescence: A Scoping Review. BMJ Open. 2022; 12:e052925. Link to the publication:

Blume M, Rattay P, Hoffmann S, Spallek J, Sander L, Herr R, Richter M, Moor I, Dragano N, Pischke C, Iashchenko I, Hövener C, Wachtler B. Health Inequalities in Children and Adolescents: A Scoping Review of the Mediating and Moderating Effects of Family Characteristics. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(15):7739. Link to the publication:

Herr RM, Diehl K, Schneider S, Osenbruegge N, Memmer N, Sachse S, Hoffmann S, Wachtler B, Herke M, Pischke CR, Novelli A, Hilger-Kolb J. Which Meso-Level Characteristics of Early Childhood Education and Care Centers Are Associated with Health, Health Behavior, and Well-Being of Young Children? Findings of a Scoping Review. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021,18, 4973. Link to the publication:

Novelli A, Schüttig W, Spallek J, Wachtler B, Diehl K, Moor I, Richter M, Dragano N, Sundmacher L. Correlation of mesolevel characteristics of the healthcare system and socioeconomic inequality in healthcare use: a scoping review protocolBMJ Open 2021;11:e044301. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-044301. Link to the publication:

Wachtler B, Hoffmann S, Rattay P, Sander L. Systematic review of qualitative and quantitative studies on the mediating and moderating role of family characteristics on health inequalities in school-aged children and adolescents in countries with developed economies. PROSPERO 2020 CRD42020165614. Link to the publication:

Herke M, Moor I, Winter K, Hoffmann S, Spallek J, Hilger-Kolb J, Pischke CR, Dragano N, Novelli A, Richter M. Role of contextual and compositional characteristics of schools for health inequalities in childhood and adolescence: protocol for a scoping review. BMJ Open. 2020;10(12):e038999. Link to the publication:

Matos Fialho PM, Dragano N, Reuter M, Metzendorf MI, Richter B, Hoffmann S, Diehl K, Wachtler B, Sundmacher L, Herke M, Pischke CR. Mapping the evidence regarding school-to-work/university transition and health inequalities among young adults: a scoping review protocol. BMJ Open 2020;10:e039831. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-039831
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Hilger-Kolb J, Schneider S, Herr R, Osenbrügge N, Hoffmann S, Herke M, Pischke C, Sundmacher L, Diehl K. Associations between contextual and compositional characteristics of early childcare facilities with health, health behaviours and well-being among young children aged 0 to 6 years: protocol for a scoping review. BMJ Open 2020 10(9): e037038. Link to the publication:

Hoffmann S, Wachtler B, Sander L, Blume M, Hilger-Kolb J, Herke M, Matos Fialho P, Pischke CR, Novelli A, Lampert T, Spallek J (2020): Health inequalities among infants and pre-school children: Protocol for a scoping review examining the moderating and mediating role of contextual and compositional family characteristics. FOR2723. Link to the publication:

Richter M, Dragano N, Lampert T, Loss J, Pischke C, Schneider S, Spallek J, Sundmacher L, Seifert N (2019) Understanding the institutional context of health inequalities among young people: Study protocol for a multi-center research unit. Working Paper 001. FOR2723. SocArXiv

Conference contributions

Hoffmann S, L Sander, M Blume, S Schneider, M Herke, PM Fialho, CR Pischke, W Schüttig, T Lampert, J Spallek. Do families have moderating or mediating effects on early health inequalities? A scoping review. European Journal of Public Health, Volume 31, Issue Supplement_3, October 2021. Link to the contribution:

Press releases

The research unit was approved on 7th of December in 2018.