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Institute of Social Medicine and Epidemiology

Social medicine focuses on the social conditions and implications of illness and health, and on exploring the impact which social and political factors have on illness and health. Epidemiology is the study and analysis of the causes of disease conditions. It offers methodical and methodological tools to explore determinants of illness and health, with the aim of improving health in entire populations. Thus, social medicine and epidemiology are essential theoretical and methodical basic subjects in medical-scientific education at the Brandenburg Medical School. Our concept of medical education places particular emphasis on the sound conveyance of empirical-scientific research methods, training in critical assessment of acquired knowledge, and on developing an awareness of social and institutional influences on illness and health.

Teaching and research activities at the Institute of Social Medicine and Epidemiology aim to contribute to an excellent and person-centred system of health care and research. Key research interests resulting from this general objective are:

  • systematic identification and recording of patient experiences with health care
  • consistent integration of qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • further development of approaches to integrate different data formats
  • development of mixed-method study designs for health services research

The Institute of Social Medicine and Epidemiology is a member of DIPEx Germany and the umbrella organisation DIPEx international. This international research network systematically explores and compares experiences with illness and health reported by individuals. Registered findings are used in research and also as a source of information for other affected persons, scientists and caregivers. The network presents experiences of illness and health, processed scientifically and sorted according to topics and persons, on their website krankheitserfahrungen.de.

In addition the Institute of Social Medicine and Epidemiology is a partner institution of the NaviCare research network at the Charité Berlin. The network aims to create a research structure to establish patient-oriented health services research in the region of Berlin and Brandenburg. In this context Prof. Dr. Christine Holmberg organises a monthly colloquium on care research in collaboration with PD Dr. Nina Rieckmann and Prof. Dr. Jacqueline Müller-Nordhorn, primarily for doctoral candidates who address topics from patient-centred care research.

Further important research partnerships include the National Cancer Institute (US, nci.gov), in particular the department of cancer prevention and the clinical research organisation NRG Oncology.

Direction and contact

Direction:
Prof. Dr. phil. Christine Holmberg, MA, MPH
Institute of Social Medicine and Epidemiology

Contact:
Medizinische Hochschule Brandenburg Theodor Fontane
Hochstrasse 15
14770 Brandenburg an der Havel
E-Mail: christine.holmberg@mhb-fontane.de

Research projects

AMD Care: Age-related macular degeneration and its implications from the perspective of affected persons and caregivers

Background

One of the consequences of demographic change is an increasing number of elderly patients with visual impairments, primarily due to age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Advanced stages of the illness make human or technical assistance indispensable, e.g. with daily household chores, driving, or reading books. Elderly people in particular often have other medical conditions and must expect limitations of functional independence with advancing age. If you can no longer see properly you start feeling insecure in your daily activities. Advisory services on medical aids or psychosocial support are available to affected individuals who wish to maintain a maximum of independence. However, access to pertinent advice appears to be difficult for the age group, with insufficient information as a result.

Project description

The AMD Care project aims to identify and analyse existing barriers to the use of advisory services on medical aids and psychosocial support. Researchers determine the level of knowledge among opticians and ophthalmologists about advisory services on medical aids and psychosocial support, and explore the life-world experience and perception of elderly AMD patients:

  • Which strategies do elderly people with AMD and possibly further medical conditions adopt to overcome impairments in daily life?
  • Which type of assistance do they or their caregivers seek/require in order to maintain a degree of independence despite impaired vision?
  • What are the implications of impaired vision for elderly people?

One objective is to develop an understanding from the patient perspective of what it means for elderly people to cope with declining visual acuity. Another is to identify knowledge deficits on the part of caregivers – primarily physicians and opticians – about services for AMD sufferers.

AMD Care will use study findings to develop strategies to improve the distribution and knowledge of advisory services on medical aids and psychosocial support via ophthalmologists, opticians, general practitioners and other health professionals.

Project duration: 2017–2020

Sponsor: Friebe Foundation

Project management: Prof. Dr. Christine Holmberg

Research assistance: Anne Their

Curriculum vitae Prof. Dr. phil. Christine Holmberg, MA, MPH

Academic Positions

  • Starting in 2018 Professor for Social Medicine and Epidemiology, Medical School Brandenburg Theodor Fontane
  • 2010-2018 Senior Researcher, Institute of Public Health(formerly Berlin School of Public Health), Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • 2010-2014 Senior Researcher, Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • 2007 Researcher, German Institute of Human Nutrition, Department of Epidemiology, Potsdam-Rehbrücke
  • Since 2006 Principal Investigator, National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP)/NRG Oncology, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • 2002-2006 Postdoc Cancer Prevention Fellow, National Cancer Institute, Division of Cancer Prevention, Bethesda, MD
  • 2000-2001 Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School, Department of Social Medicine, Boston, MA

University Degrees

  • 2015 'venia legendi' for Public Health and Epidemiology
  • 2003 M.P.H., University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Chicago, IL
  • 2002 Dr. phil., Humboldt University, Department of European Ethnology, Berlin
  • 1997 M.A., Humboldt University, Department of Anthropology, and Department of Religious Studies, Berlin

Selected Awards / Honors

  • 2015 Faculty, American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • 2008 Selected for Young Leaders in Science, Schering-Foundation
  • 2006 Breast Cancer Stamp Money Award
  • 2005 Cancer Prevention Research Award, National Cancer Institute

Selected Third Party Funding (project title, role, ID, funder / period / amount without overhead)

  • NAVICARE – Patient-Oriented Health Services Research („Patientenorientierte Versorgungsforschung“)
    Funded by Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) (2017-2020)
  • DIPEx Onkologie – Patient experiences to increase patient competence („Patientenerfahrungen zur Erhöhung der Patientenkompetenz“) (DIPExOnkologie)
    Funded by Bundesministerium für Gesundheit (BMG) ( 2012-2015)
  • DMP-1: A Study to Evaluate Different Decision-Making Approaches Used by Women Known to be at Increased Risk for Breast Cancer
    Funded by National Cancer Institute, USA (2007-2014)
Publications

Books

  • Holmberg, C. (2005). Diagnose Brustkrebs. Eine ethnografische Studie über Krankheit und Krankheitserleben. Frankfurt/New York: Campus-Verlag.

Edited Books

  • Lucius-Hoene, G., Holmberg, C., Meyer, T., (Eds.) (2018). Illness Narratives in Practice: Potentials and Challenges of Using Narratives in Health-related Contexts. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.
  • Holmberg, C., Blume, S., Greenough P. (Eds.) (2017). The Politics of Vaccination: A Global History. Society for the Social History of Medicine Series. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Journal Articles (peer-review)

First and last author articles

  • Blödt, S., Kaiser, M., Adam, Y., Adami, S., Schultze, M., Müller-Nordhorn, J., & Holmberg, C. (2018). Understanding the role of health information in patients’ experiences: secondary analysis of qualitative narrative interviews with people diagnosed with cancer in Germany. BMJ Open, 8, e019576. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019576
  • Kendel, F., Otto, I., Engler, J., Schrader, M., & Holmberg, C. (2018). Leben mit einem lokal begrenzten Prostatakarzinom – Entscheidungsfindung und Krankheitsverarbeitung. Psychotherapie – Psychosomatik – Medizinische Psyhologie (EFirst). doi:10.1055/s-0043-122880
  • Holmberg, C., Bandos, H., Fagerlin, A., Bevers, T. B., Battaglia, T. A., Wickerham, D. L., & McCaskill-Stevens, W. J. (2017). NRG Oncology/National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project Decision-Making Project-1 Results: Decision Making in Breast Cancer Risk Reduction. Cancer Prevention Research, 10(11), 625-634. doi:10.1158/1940-6207.capr-17-0076
  • Gunn, C., Bokhour, B., Parker, V. A., Blakeslee, S., Bandos, H., & Holmberg, C. (2017). Exploring Explanatory Models of Risk in Breast Cancer Risk Counseling Discussions: NSABP DMP-1. Cancer Nursing (Epub ahead of print). doi:10.1097/NCC.0000000000000517
  • Giesler, J. M., Keller, B., Repke, T., Leonhart, R., Weis, J., Rieckmann, N., Muckelbauer, R., Müller-Nordhorn, J., Lucius-Hoene, G., & Holmberg, C. (2017). Effect of a Website that Presents Patients’ Experiences on Self-Efficacy and Patient Competence of Colorectal Cancer Patients - Results of a web-based randomized-controlled trial (DIPExRCT). Journal for Medical Internet Research, 19(10), e334. doi:10.2196/jmir.7639
  • Engler, J., Guthlin, C., Dahlhaus, A., Kojima, E., Muller-Nordhorn, J., Weissbach, L., & Holmberg, C. (2017). Physician cooperation in outpatient cancer care. An amplified secondary analysis of qualitative interview data. European Journal of Cancer Care, 26(6), e12675. doi:10.1111/ecc.12675
  • Brandner, S., Stritter, W., Müller-Nordhorn, J., Fotopoulou, C., Sehouli, J., & Holmberg, C. (2017). Taking Responsibility: Ovarian Cancer Patients’ Perspectives on Delayed Healthcare Seeking. Anthropology in Action, 24(3), 41-48. doi:10.3167/aia.2017.240107
  • Blakeslee, S. B., McCaskill-Stevens, W., Parker, P. A., Gunn, C. M., Bandos, H., Bevers, T. B., Battaglia, T. A., Fagerlin, A., Müller-Nordhorn, J., & Holmberg, C. (2017). Deciding on breast cancer risk reduction: The role of counseling in individual decision-making – A qualitative study. Patient Education and Counseling, 100(11), 2346-2354. doi:10.1016/j.pec.2017.06.033
  • Holmberg, C., Muckelbauer, R., Sarganas, G., Braun, V., Heintze, C., Dini, L., & Muller-Nordhorn, J. (2016). [Primärprävention in der Allgemeinarztpraxis: Eine Befragung. Gesundheitswesen. doi:10.1055/s-0042-113601
  • Holmberg, C., Farahani, Z., & Witt, C. M. (2016). How Do Patients with Chronic Neck Pain Experience the Effects of Qigong and Exercise Therapy? A Qualitative Interview Study. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2016, 8010891. doi:10.1155/2016/8010891
  • Engler, J., Adami, S., Adam, Y., Keller, B., Repke, T., Fugemann, H., Lucius-Hoene, G., Müller-Nordhorn, J., & Holmberg, C. (2016). Using others' experiences. Cancer patients' expectations and navigation of a website providing narratives on prostate, breast and colorectal cancer. Patient Education and Counseling, 99(8), 1325-1332. doi:10.1016/j.pec.2016.03.015
  • Blödt, S., Witt, C. M., & Holmberg, C. (2016). Women's reasons for participation in a clinical trial for menstrual pain: a qualitative study. BMJ Open, 6(12), e012592. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-012592
  • Holmberg, C., Whitehouse, K., Daly, M., & McCaskill-Stevens, W. (2015). Gaining control over breast cancer risk: Transforming vulnerability, uncertainty, and the future through clinical trial participation - a qualitative study. Sociology of Health and Illness, 37(8), 1373-1387. doi:10.1111/1467-9566.12307
  • Holmberg, C. (2015). Decision making in the context of breast cancer chemoprevention: patient perceptions and the meaning of risk. ASCO Educ Book, e59-64. doi:10.14694/EdBook_AM.2015.35.e59
  • Holmberg, C., Waters, E. A., Whitehouse, K., Daly, M., & McCaskill-Stevens, W. (2015). My Lived Experiences Are More Important Than Your Probabilities: The Role of Individualized Risk Estimates for Decision Making about Participation in the Study of Tamoxifen and Raloxifene (STAR). Medical Decision Making, 35(8), 1010-1022. doi:10.1177/0272989X15594382
  • Holmberg, C., Sarganas, G., Mittring, N., Braun, V., Dini, L., Heintze, C., Rieckmann, N., Muckelbauer, R., & Müller-Nordhorn, J. (2014). Primary prevention in general practice - views of German general practitioners: a mixed-methods study. BMC Family Practice, 15, 103. doi:10.1186/1471-2296-15-103
  • Holmberg, C., Rappenecker, J., Karner, J. J., & Witt, C. M. (2014). The perspectives of older women with chronic neck pain on perceived effects of qigong and exercise therapy on aging: a qualitative interview study. Clinical Interventions in Aging, 9, 403-410. doi:10.2147/CIA.S54249
  • Holmberg, C., Karner, J. J., Rappenecker, J., & Witt, C. M. (2014). Clinical trial participants' experiences of completing questionnaires: a qualitative study. BMJ Open, 4(3), e004363. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2013-004363
  • Holmberg, C. (2014). No one sees the fear: becoming diseased before becoming ill--being diagnosed with breast cancer. Cancer Nursing, 37(3), 175-183. doi:10.1097/NCC.0b013e318281395e
  • Brandner, S., Müller-Nordhorn, J., Stritter, W., Fotopoulou, C., Sehouli, J., & Holmberg, C. (2014). Symptomization and triggering processes: ovarian cancer patients' narratives on pre-diagnostic sensation experiences and the initiation of healthcare seeking. Social Science and Medicine, 119, 123-130. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.08.022
  • Beermann, S., Chakkalakal, D., Muckelbauer, R., Weissbach, L., & Holmberg, C. (2014). "We talk it over"--mixed-method study of interdisciplinary collaborations in private practice among urologists and oncologists in Germany. BMC Cancer, 14, 746. doi:10.1186/1471-2407-14-746
  • Holmberg, C., Bischof, C., & Bauer, S. (2013). Making Predictions: Computing Populations. Science, Technology, & Human Values, 38(3), 398-420. doi:10.1177/0162243912439610
  • Witt, C. M., & Holmberg, C. (2012). Changing academic medicine: strategies used by academic leaders of integrative medicine-a qualitative study. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2012, 652546. doi:10.1155/2012/652546
  • Holmberg, C., Brinkhaus, B., & Witt, C. (2012). Experts' opinions on terminology for complementary and integrative medicine - a qualitative study with leading experts. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 12, 218. doi:10.1186/1472-6882-12-218
  • Holmberg, C., Harttig, U., Schulze, M. B., & Boeing, H. (2011). The potential of the Internet for health communication: the use of an interactive on-line tool for diabetes risk prediction. Patient Education and Counseling, 83(1), 106-112. doi:10.1016/j.pec.2010.04.021
  • Holmberg, C., & Parascandola, M. (2010). Individualised risk estimation and the nature of prevention. Health, Risk & Society, 12(5), 441-452. doi:10.1080/13698575.2010.508835
  • Holmberg, C., Daly, M., & McCaskill-Stevens, W. (2010). Risk Scores and Decision Making: The Anatomy of a Decision to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk. Journal of Nursing and Healthcare of Chronic Illness, 2(4), 271-280. doi:10.1111/j.1752-9824.2010.01068.x
  • Holmberg, C. (2008). Vom Krank Sein zum Krank Fühlen – Krankheitserleben von Frauen mit Brustkrebs im Zeitalter der Früherkennung. Bricolage. Innsbrucker Zeitschrift für Europäische Ethnologie, 5.
  • Holmberg, C. (2003). Geschichte einer Krebserkrankung. Einblicke in die interpretative Medizinanthropologie. Berliner Blätter. Sonderband: Körperpolitik - Biopolitik.
  • Holmberg, C. (2001). Anders hätte ich das gar nicht überlebt. „Magische“ Objekte als Hilfen im Heilungsprozess. Zeitschrift für Volkskunde in Sachsen, 10(11).

Co-Authorship

  • Seanehia, J., Treibich, C., Holmberg, C., Muller-Nordhorn, J., Casin, V., Raude, J., & Mueller, J. E. (2017). Quantifying population preferences around vaccination against severe but rare diseases: A conjoint analysis among French university students, 2016. Vaccine, 35(20), 2676-2684. doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2017.03.086
  • Engler, J., Kone, I., Holmberg, C., Baumann, W., Siebenhofer, A., & Guthlin, C. (2017). Oncologists' views on the importance of general practitioners for cancer patients: a qualitative interview study from Germany. Family Practice. doi:10.1093/fampra/cmx044
  • Martinez, K. A., Fagerlin, A., Witteman, H. O., Holmberg, C., & Hawley, S. T. (2016). What Matters to Women When Making Decisions About Breast Cancer Chemoprevention? Patient, 9(2), 149-159. doi:10.1007/s40271-015-0134-z
  • Gschwendter, K., Holmberg, C., Weis, J. (2016). Beweggründe von Krebspatienten für und gegen die Inanspruchnahme der Misteltherapie. Forsch Komplementmed, 23(4), 215-222. doi: 10.1159/000448745
  • Guethlin, C., Holmberg, C.., & Klein, G. (2016). Oncologists' experiences of discussing complementary and alternative treatment options with their cancer patients. A qualitative analysis. Supportive Care in Cancer, 24(9), 3857-3862. doi:10.1007/s00520-016-3205-3
  • Blodt, S., Mittring, N., Schutzler, L., Fischer, F., Holmberg, C., Horneber, M., Stapf, A., Witt, C. M. (2016). A consultation training program for physicians for communication about complementary medicine with breast cancer patients: a prospective, multi-center, cluster-randomized, mixed-method pilot study. BMC Cancer, 16(1), 843. doi:10.1186/s12885-016-2884-y
  • Witt, C. M., Perard, M., Berman, B., Berman, S., Birdsall, T. C., Defren, H., Kummel, S., Deng, G., Dobos, G., Drexler, A., Holmberg, C., Horneber, M., Jutte, R., Knutson, L., Kummer, C., Volpers, S., Schweiger, D. (2015). Using the framework of corporate culture in "mergers" to support the development of a cultural basis for integrative medicine - guidance for building an integrative medicine department or service. Patient Prefer Adherence, 9, 113-120. doi:10.2147/PPA.S66778
  • Stockigt, B. M., Besch, F., Jeserich, F., Holmberg, C., Witt, C. M., & Teut, M. (2015). Healing Relationships: A Qualitative Study of Healers and Their Clients in Germany. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2015, 145154. doi:10.1155/2015/145154
  • Stockigt, B. M., Besch, F., Jeserich, F., Holmberg, C., Witt, C. M., & Teut, M. (2015). Biographical similarities between spiritual healers and their clients in Germany - a qualitative study. Anthropology & Medicine, 22(2), 177-190. doi:10.1080/13648470.2015.1050578
  • Stamer, M., Guthlin, C., Holmberg, C., Karbach, U., Patzelt, C., Meyer, T., & für die Arbeitsgruppe Qualitative Methoden des Deutschen Netzwerks Versorgungsforschung e, V. (2015). Qualitative Studien in der Versorgungsforschung – Diskussionspapier, Teil 3: Qualität qualitativer Studien. Gesundheitswesen, 77(12), 966-975. doi:10.1055/s-0035-1565235
  • Kamal, S., Holmberg, C., Russell, J., Bochenek, T., Tobiasz-Adamczyk, B., Fischer, C., & Tinnemann, P. (2015). Perceptions and Attitudes of Egyptian Health Professionals and Policy-Makers towards Pharmaceutical Sales Representatives and Other Promotional Activities. PloS One, 10(10), e0140457. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0140457
  • Teut, M., Stockigt, B., Holmberg, C., Besch, F., Witt, C. M., & Jeserich, F. (2014). Perceived outcomes of spiritual healing and explanations--a qualitative study on the perspectives of German healers and their clients. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 14, 240. doi:10.1186/1472-6882-14-240
  • Gschwendtner, K. M., Klein, G., Güthlin, C., Holmberg, C., Horneber, M., & Weis, J. (2014). Bedeutung komplementärmedizinischer Verfahren bei Patienten mit Prostatakarzinom. Der Urologe, 53(11), 1600-1609. doi:10.1007/s00120-014-3613-2
  • Müller-Nordhorn, J., Holmberg, C., Dokova, K. G., Milevska-Kostova, N., Chicin, G., Ulrichs, T., Rechel, B., Willich S. N., Powles, J., Tinnemann, P. (2012). Perceived challenges to public health in Central and Eastern Europe: a qualitative analysis. BMC Public Health, 12, 311. doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-311
  • Karbach, U., Stamer, M., Holmberg, C., Guthlin, C., Patzelt, C., & Meyer, T. (2012). Qualitative Studien in der Versorgungsforschung – Diskussionspapier, Teil 2: Stand qualitativer Forschung in Deutschland – ein exemplarischer Überblick. Gesundheitswesen, 74(8-9), 516-525. doi:10.1055/s-0032-1323694
  • Meyer, T., Karbach, U., Holmberg, C., Guthlin, C., Patzelt, C., & Stamer, M. (2012). Qualitative Studien in der Versorgungsforschung - Diskussionspapier, Teil 1: Gegenstandsbestimmung. Gesundheitswesen, 74(8-9), 510-515. doi:10.1055/s-0032-1323693
  • Blödt, S., Holmberg, C., Muller-Nordhorn, J., & Rieckmann, N. (2012). Human Papillomavirus awareness, knowledge and vaccine acceptance: a survey among 18-25 year old male and female vocational school students in Berlin, Germany. European Journal of Public Health, 22(6), 808-813. doi:10.1093/eurpub/ckr188
  • Muller-Riemenschneider, F., Holmberg, C., Rieckmann, N., Kliems, H., Rufer, V., Muller-Nordhorn, J., & Willich, S. N. (2010). Barriers to routine risk-score use for healthy primary care patients: survey and qualitative study. Archives of Internal Medicine, 170(8), 719-724. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2010.66
  • Schulze, M., Holmberg, C., Hoffmann, K., Boeing, H., Joost, H.-G. (2007). Entwicklung eines Kurzfragebogens zur Bestimmung des Diabetesrisikos auf Grundlage des Deutschen Diabetes-Risiko-Scores. Ernährungs-Umschau, December, 54:698-703.

Book chapters

  • Holmberg, C. (2018). What’s in a name? Anecdotes, Experience, and the Meaning of Stories. In in Lucius-Hoene, G., et al (Eds), Illness Narratives in Practice: Potentials and Challenges of Using Narratives in Health-related Contexts. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.
  • Jeserich, F., Besch. F., Holmberg, C., Stöckigt, B., & Teut, M. (2015). Radikale Körper-Empathie spiritueller Heiler und somatische Gegenübertragungen im Heilritual: Ein Beispiel für das methodologische Spiel mit psychoanalytischen Konzepten in der Religionswissenschaft. In G. Klinkhammer & E. Tolksdorf (Eds.), Somatisierung des Religiösen: Empirische Studien zum rezenten religiösen Heilungs- und Therapiemarkt (pp. 339-378). Bremen: Universität Bremen. http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:gbv:46-00104231-10.
  • Mittring, N., Teut, M., Holmberg, C., & Witt, C. (2010). Konzeptuelle Unterschiede im Verständnis von Kinderkrankheiten zwischen konventionellen, homöopathischen und anthroposophischen Kinder- und Hausärzten. In H. Albrecht & M. Frühwald (Eds.), Jahrbuch 17 (pp. 125-142). Essen: KVC-Verlag.
  • Holmberg, C. (2010). Klinisches Emplotment – Erfolgreiche Arzt-Patienten-Beziehungen?!. In C. Witt (Ed.), Der gute Arzt aus interdisziplinärer Sicht. Ergebnisse eines Expertentreffens (pp. 141-157). Essen: KVC Verlag.
  • Holmberg, C. (2007). Researching Breast Cancer: Understanding Sameness and Otherness. In C. Lammer, K. Sawchuck, C. Pichler. (Eds.), Verkörperungen – Embodiment (pp. 185-199). Wien: Löcker-Verlag.
  • Holmberg, C. (2005). Die Interdependenz von Statistik und Krankheitserfahrung als Forschungsfeld der Europäischen Ethnologie. In B. Binder, S. Göttsch, W. Kaschuba, K.Vanja (Eds.), Ort. Arbeit. Körper. Ethnografie Europäischer Modernen (pp. 413-420). Münster: Waxmann-Verlag.
  • Holmberg, C. (2000). Da haben wir nur an das Nächstliegende gedacht. Metzingen in der Nachkriegszeit. In R. Bidlingmaier (Ed.), Metzingen in der Zeit des Nationalsozialismus. Reutlingen: Stadt Metzingen.
  • Holmberg, C., S. Assfalg (1995). Die Schlacht von Köpenick. Zur Geschichte einer Geschichte. In L.-U.-I. f. E. Kulturwissenschaft (Ed.), Spiegelbilder. Was Ost- und Westdeutsche übereinander erzählen. Tübingen: Tübinger Vereinigung für Volkskunde e.V.

Other publications

  • Holmberg C. (2014). Zeitschriftenschau. G+G Wissenschaft, 14(2).
  • Holmberg, C. (2006, February). Review to Green, J., Thorogood, N., Qualitative Methods for Health Research, 2004. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung, 7(2). Available from: http://www.qualitative-research.net/index.php/fqs/article/view/101/211.
  • Holmberg, C. (2005, April). Rezension zu Samerski, S., Die verrechnete Hoffnung. Von der selbstbestimmten Entscheidung durch genetische Beratung, Münster 2002. H-Soz-u-Kult, 01.04.2005. Available from: http://www.hsozkult.de/publicationreview/id/rezbuecher-4397.
  • Holmberg, C. (2004, January). Rezension zu Kalitzkus, V. Leben durch den Tod. Die zwei Seiten der Organtransplantation. Eine medizinethnologische Studie, Frankfurt am Main 2003. H-Soz-u-Kult. Available from: http://www.hsozkult.de/publicationreview/id/rezbuecher-3178.

Website development for research presentation for a general public

  • 2015: www.krankheitserfahrungen.de (wissenschaftliche Aufbereitung von Erfahrungen mit Brustkrebs, Darmkrebs, und Prostatakrebs), Kollaboration mit DIPEx Germany
  • 2005: www.understandingrisk.cancer.gov (Webseite auf dem epidemiologisches Risiko erklärt wurde und Risiko Score Rechner eingebaut waren. Webseite wurde deaktiviert), National Cancer