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Dr. Katherina Heinrichs

Dr. Katherina Heinrichs

Research Associate

Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Augustenburger Platz 1
13353 Berlin

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External location

Oudenarder Straße 16
13347 Berlin


Research Interests

  • Prevention and health promotion 
  • Mental health/psychopathology 
  • Students' health and doubts about studies 
  • Disease self-management
  • Self-managing chronic conditions (e.g., at work) 
  • (vocational) rehabilitation
  • Methodology: qualitative and mixed methods research

Focus of teaching

  • Scientific methods and qualitative research
  • Public Health and Bachelor colloquium
  • Chronic conditions

Vita Dr. Katherina Heinrichs

  Education and Studies
2020 Doctorate (Dr. PH) at University of Düsseldorf
2014 Training as a rehabilitation specialist, certified by the Technical School Nuremberg Georg Simon Ohm
2008 - 2010 Free University Berlin, Psychosocial Prevention and Health Promotion
2001 - 2007 Technical University Berlin, Psychology
  Professional Career
seit 2020 Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, research associate at the Institute of Health and Nursing Science
8 - 11/2018 Research stay at the Usher Institute, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2015 - 2020 University of Düsseldorf, research associate at the Institute for Occupational, Social and Environmental Medicine 
2013 - 2015 Vocational training centre of the FAW, Berlin, psychologist in the Extended Career Choice and Job Testing
2011 - 2013 University of Leipzig, research associate at the Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy 
2009 - 2011 Caseworker for psychologically disabled people according to §§ 53/54 SGB XII, Berlin


Functions / offices

Society/Association Membership

  • Member of the German Society for social medicine and prevention


Research profile