Reiner Hanewinkel is a Professor of Medical Psychology and Medical Sociology at Kiel University and also Director of the Institute for Therapy and Health Research. Since 1990 he is interested in epidemiological research on risk factors in young people (smoking, drinking, gambling, computer gaming, nutrition, exercise), and randomized controlled studies aimed at the prevention of such risk factors and health promotion in general. Dr Hanewinkel received a number of scientific awards, among them the “Wilhelm-Feuerlein Award Addiction Research” (2003), the “German Prevention Award” (2004), the “Smoking Cessation Research Award” (2005), the “Fritz-Lickint-Medal” (2013), and the “Research Award of the North German Addiction Research Society” (2015). He is board member of the German Center for Addiction Issues, and co-founder and board member of the German Smokefree Alliance. He published more than 270 publications, among them 170 papers in peer reviewed journals.
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