Henry Völzke is professor for clinical-epidemiological research and head of the ICM – SHIP/ Clinical-Epidemiological Research department with basic training as certificated internist. He has been involved in research projects funded by European Union, the German Research Foundation and numerous other public and private funding bodies and is member of several large national and international research consortia. His broad research interests cover common, population-relevant diseases including thyroid and other endocrine disorders, cardiovascular, metabolic and gastrointestinal diseases. In PubMed he is listed with more than 640 publications in peer-reviewed journals. He is PI of the Studies of Health in Pomerania and the Northeast German part of the German National Cohort as well as Co-PI of the GANI_MED project and the Greifswald site of the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research. He coordinates the EU funded EUthyroid consortium. Henry Völzke is past president of the German Society for Epidemiology (DGEpi) e.V and the German representative in the ICCIDD – Iodine Global Network.