Mirjam Jenny is a cognitive decision scientist, science communicator, science lobbyist, and networker. Her goal is to empower individuals and organizations to make evidence-informed, risk-savvy, and sustainable decisions in our globalized and increasingly digitalized world. She aims to serve our democratic society by engaging with citizens, journalists, expert decision–makers, research organizations, funders, government organizations, private and public stakeholders, and policy makers. Her areas of focus are public, global, and planetary health; and science, health, and crisis communication.
Mirjam Jenny leads our focus area Science2Society and recently built and lead the science communication unit at the Robert Koch Institute (Germany’s Public Health Institute) and consulted communications at the WHO Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence. She consults several government and non-government organizations including the Centre for Planetary Health Policy by the German Alliance on Climate Change and Health and the European Commission’s Joint Research Council.
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Areas of expertise: decision making, risk communication, risk literacy, crisis communication, planetary health behaviour