1985-1989 Graduate studies of Public Health & Epidemiology

Graduate studies of Public Health (MPH) and Epidemiology (Ph.D.) in Berkeley, CA / Aufbaustudium Public Health (MPH) und Epidemiologie (Ph.D.) in Berkeley, CA

1985-1989 Scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Council (DAAD) / Stipendium des Deutschen Akademischen Austauschdienstes (DAAD)

Studying in Berkeley, Living in the Bay area, traveling in California etc. / Studium in Berkeley, Wohnen in der Bay area, Reisen in Californien etc.


1985-1986 Master of Public Health (MPH) program, University of California at Berkeley (UCB)

Term paper example: Motor vehicle exhaust as a  possible cause of pulmonary neoplasms / Beispiel einer Semesterarbeit: Kfz-Abgase als mögliche Ursache für Lungenkrebs

20 May 1986 The Regents of the University of California on the nomination of the Faculty of the School of Public Health have conferred upon Rainer Fehr the degree of master of Public Health with all the rights and privileges thereto pertaining / Verleihung des MPH-Grades


1986-1989 Ph.D. program (Epidemiology), University of California at Berkeley (UCB)

Major: Epidemiology, Minor: Anthropology (Human Ecology) / Hauptfach: Epidemiologie, Nebenfach: Anthropologie (Humanökologie)

Term paper examples / Beispiele von Semesterarbeiten:

  • Urban transportation planning – Report on semester reading program, with special attention to transportation systems evaluation and adverse health effects (Class: Transportation planning, Prof. Garrison) / Verkehrsplanung in der Stadt
  • Non-motorized transportation in different cultures – Relationship to the physical, biotic, and social environment (Class: Human ecological relationships, Prof. Anderson) / Nicht-motorisierter Transport in unterschiedlichen Kulturen – Bezüge zur physischen, biotischen und sozialen Umwelt

1986 School of Public Health: Self-study process. Student member of the accreditation task force on “School mission and goals”, led by dean J.C. Lashof. The process resulted in a two-volume report to the Council on Education for Public Health / Re-Akkreditierung der School of Public Health; studentisches Mitglied in der Arbeitsgruppe “Mission und Ziele”. Es wurde ein zweibändiger Bericht für den Council on Education for Public Health erstellt

1989 PhD (Epidemiology) thesis: Traffic-related mortality in the United States, 1968-84: Epidemiologic analysis with an emphasis on traffic mode mix. School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley (CA) / Epidemiologische Dissertation: Verkehrsbedingte Mortalität in den USA 1968-84: Epidemiologische Analyse mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der modalen Verteilung

2015_11_14 IMG_2667 detail23 May 1989 The Regents of the University of California on the nomination of the Graduate Council of the Berkeley Division have conferred upon Rainer Fehr having demonstrated ability by original research in epidemiology the degree of Doctor of Philosophy with all the rights and privileges thereto pertaining / Verleihung des PhD-Grades


18 Sept 1990 Ministerial approval to hold the MPH and Ph.D. degrees / Zustimmung des NRW-Ministeriums für Wissenschaft und Forschung, die von der UC Berkeley verliehenen Grade in Deutschland zu führen

(Rev. 13 Jan 2016)