[HC]²-Team

Eva Baumann, Ph.D. is professor of communication science at the Department of Journalism and Communication Research at Hanover University of Music, Drama, and Media, Germany and head of the department's Hanover Center for Health Communication. In 2002 she earned her diploma in Media Management and in 2008 her Ph.D. in communication science in Hanover. Before she returned to Hanover in 2015, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the Münster University, held interim professorships at the University of Erfurt and the University of Munich and was a member of the Bielefeld School of Public Health at the University of Bielefeld. Her research interests focus on health and risk communication, particularly on information behaviors, on targeting and message strategies, and on framing health and social change. In her empirical research, she combines qualitative and quantitative research methods. » See also
 

Tanja Fisse, M.A. is a research assistant at the Department of Journalism and Communication Research (IJK) since December 2021. After completing her training as a digital and print media specialist, she studied media management at the IJK in her bachelor's and master's degrees. Following her studies, Tanja Fisse worked for three years at the Madsack Mediengruppe in Hanover, where she was most recently product manager at RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland. At [HC]², she is co-responsible for the project "Trust and patient-centered communication as factors of implant safety and implantological treatment success" as part of the collaborative research center "Safety-integrated and infection-reactive implants (SIIRI). » See also

Anna Freytag, M.A. is a research assistant at the Department of Journalism and Communication Research. After her Abitur, she studied media management at the IJK and communication sciences at the Université Stendhal in Grenoble, France. During her studies she already participated in numerous scientific projects. Following her studies, Anna Freytag first worked as a press officer for the German-French broadcaster ARTE in Strasbourg and then spent two years in the Big Data and Media Intelligence industry in Berlin. Her research focuses on stereotypes and stigmatization, media literacy and mindful media use. At [HC]² she is responsible for the project "Attitude towards people with mental illness in a polarizing society" as well as for the projekt "FairMediaSUCHT". » See also

Paula Giesler, M.A. works as a research assistant at the Department of Journalism and Communication Research since July 2021. She studied communication science with a minor in German studies and health communication in her master's degree at the University of Erfurt. Previously, she completed an apprenticeship as an audiovisual media specialist in the field of film and television production and worked as a production assistant for image films. At the Hanover Center of Health Communication she is co-responsible for the projects "Caring for patients during and beyond the corona crisis: The need for digital transformation of health information provision to acutely and chronically ill patients" (DigiCare) and "Cancer prevention in dialogue".» See also

Miriam Jaspersen is a research assistant at the Department of Journalism and Communication Research since April 2018. Previously, she worked as a research assistant at the University of Applied Sciences in Hanover on a BMEL-funded research project on bioplastics. After completing her studies in media management, Miriam Jaspersen worked for three years at Dievision, an agency for strategic communication, and for over 10 years in the areas of product communication, strategic marketing and global brand management at Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG. At the Hanover Center for Health Communication [HC]² she is part of the project Re-Framing Mental Health. » See also

Elena Link, Ph.D. is a research assistant at the Department of Journalism and Communication Research at Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media, Germany. After studying Media Management at the Department of Journalism and Communication Research she worked for the agency for communication analysis and consultation aserto GmbH & Co.KG. 2013 she return to the Department as an research assistant and PhD Student in the Project Biofabrication for Nife before changing to the Hanover Center for Health Communication. Her ongoing research focus are communication and social support in online communities as well as the influence and importance of trust in physicians and media information for information behaviors in health contexts. » See also

Magdalena Rosset, M.A. is a research assistant and PhD student at the Department of Journalism and Communication Research at Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media, Germany. After training as a Specialist in Media and Information Services at the university library of the Technical University in Berlin she earned her bachelor’s degree in Communication Science and Sociology at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena and her master’s degree in Media Management at the Hanover University of Music, Drama, and Media. Her research interests focus on health communication, particularly on framing mental health and on health information seeking behavior. » See also

Charlotte Schrimpff, M.A. is a research assistant at the Hanover Center for Health Communication at Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media since November 2021. For her bachelor’s degree she studied musicology with minors in theatre and communication studies at the University of Leipzig and completed her master's degree in media and music at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media with a study on German food blogs. At [HC]² she is part of the team in the project "Trust and patient-centred communication as determinants of implant acceptance and compliance with advanced implant treatment" within the collaborative research center "Safety-integrated and infection-reactive implants (SIIRI). » See also

Associated Team Members

Jacqueline Posselt, M.Sc. has been a fellow of the PhD program "Chronic Diseases and Health Literacy (ChEG)" at the Hanover Center for Health Communication since April 2020. The focus of her dissertation project lies on digital health literacy in primary health care. Prior to this, she completed a Bachelor's degree in Health Management as well as a Master's degree in Public Health at the Hanover Medical School and worked for several years in a health insurance company.

Student Assistants

Anne Kuhls (B.A) has been studying at the IJK since October 2017 and supports the Hanover Center for Health Communication in various projects since the beginning of 2022. After her bachelor studies in media management and her bachelor thesis on "Digitalization in a rush - How does the use of digital communication tools during the Corona pandemic change the social relationship between teachers and students?", she is currently completing her master in communication and media research at the IJK. During her studies, Anne Kuhls already gained diverse experience in the field of market and media research: she was a working student at aserto, did an internship followed by a working student position at TUI in the department "International Consumer Insights and Customer Experience" and completed an internship at ipsos in Hamburg.

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Last modified: 2022-06-22

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