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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
 

Dr. Doreen Reifegerste is research assistant at the at the Department of Journalism and Communication Research at Hanover University of Music, Drama, and Media, Germany. After studying communication science, psychology, and business studies at the Technical University in Dresden she worked for AOK PLUS for several years as a market researcher and as a consultant for strategic controlling in business intelligence; she also conducted many health care-related projects. She finalized her doctoral dissertation in 2012 and worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Technical University in Dresden in 2013 and at Friedrich Schiller University Jena in 2014, before coming to the Hanover Center of Health Communication. Her ongoing research focus is communication of and with the family members and friends of patients in health-related contexts. She is involved in several ongoing projects related to this topic. She is also coordinator and editor of the newsletter for the German Media and Health Communication Network and reviewer and member of the health communication section of the German Communication Association and the International Communication Association. 

Elena Link, M.A. is a Ph.D. Student 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 

 
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