Sarah Eitze studied Teaching, Learning and Training Psychology (B.A.) in Erfurt and received the Master of Science in Psychology in 2016. Since then she has been researching and teaching in the team of Prof. Dr. Cornelia Betsch in the field of health communication at the seminar for media and communication science.
In her dissertation project, she examined the long-term effects of vaccine-preventable diseases (e.g. influenza), especially with regard to knowledge, risk perception and willingness to be vaccinated. She drew data and findings on health decision-making from her work in the "Vaccinate 60+" project, among other things, and has researched vaccination behavior as part of the COSMO study since the beginning of the pandemic. Sarah Eitze also works as a consultant for the Behavioral Insights Unit of the World Health Organization (WHO).
We warmly congratulate her on passing her doctorate and the outstanding scientific achievement!