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Alina Herrmann

geb. Vandenbergh

MD  

Doctoral Student

Medical Doctor interested in climate change and health from the mitigation and adaptation perspective. Has worked on climate change adaptation in the area of heat impacts on health, with a focus on elderly people and implementation of strategies linked to heat health action plans. Now works on the HOPE-project (hope-project.net), which investigates the role of health co-benefits in households’ preferences for reducing greenhouse-gas emissions. Is also interested in general health impacts of climate change and the role of health in the sustainability debate.

Education

since 2017 Resident at the Department of Internal Medicine,
Kurpfalzkrankenhaus Heidelberg

since 2016

Scientist at Institute of Global Health, HOPE-Project

2014

Internship at World Health Organization (WHO), European Center for
Environment and Health in Bonn, Germany

2013-2017

 

Doctoral Thesis on “General practitioners’ role in preventing heat health impacts
in the elderly in Baden-Württemberg, Germany”
(Scholarship Holder of Klaus-Tschira-Foundation at the Network Aging Research Heidelberg) 

2008-2015  Medical Studies at Medical Faculty of Heidelberg University
(Scholarship Holder of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V.)

Publications

Herrmann, A., Fischer, H., Amelung, D., Litvine, D., Aal, C., Andersson, C., Baltruszewicz, M., Barbier, C., Bruyère, S., Louis, V.R., Bénévise, F, Dubois, F., Richardsen-Moberg, K., Nilsson, M, Sköld, B., Sauerborn, R. Household preferences for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in four European high-income countries: Does health information matter? A mixed-methods study protocol. BMC Public Health. 2017 Aug 1;18(1):71. doi: 10.1186/s12889-017-4604-1.

Bunker, A., Wildenhain, J., Vandenbergh, A., Henschke, N., Rocklöv, J., Hajat, S., Sauerborn, R. Effects of air temperature on climate-sensitive mortality and morbidity outcomes in the elderly: a systematic review and meta-analysis of epidemiological evidence. EBioMedicine. 2016;6:258–268.

Augustin, J., Sauerborn, R., Burkart, K., Endlicher, W., Herrmann, A., Jochner, S., Koppe, C., Menzel, A., Mücke. H.-G., „Klimawandel und Gesundheit“ in „Klimawandel in Deutschland. Entwicklung, Folgen, Risiken und Perspektiven“ Guy P. Brasseur, Daniela Jacob, Susanne Schuck-Zöller (Hrgs) (2016) Berlin Heidelberg. DOI 10.1007/978-3-662-50397-3

Talks

  • „Die Rolle der Hausärzte in der Prävention hitzebedingter Gesundheitsschäden älterer Menschen“, Vortrag beim Konsensus-Treffen „Hitzeschutz für die Bevölkerung“ des Bundesministeriums für Gesundheit und des Robert-Bosch-Krankenhauses Stuttgart, 31.01.2018, Stuttgart
     
  • “Health co-benefits increase households’ willingness to implement mitigation action”, Presentation at the Side Event "Health as a driver of climate policy and green behavior" by Sauvons le Climate and University Hospital Heidelberg at COP 23, United Nations Climate Change Conference, 12.11.2017, Bonn, Germany
     
  • “HOusehold Preferences for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in four European high-income countries”, Presentation at the Side Event " JPI Climate - Providing climate knowledge to support societal innovation and transformation ",  by Joint Program Initiative (JPI) Climate at COP 23, United Nations Climate Change Conference, 07.11.2017, Bonn, Germany
     
  • „Hitzeschutz für die Bevölkerung“, Vortrag im Arbeitsforum D „Blickpunkt Gesellschaft“ auf der Fachkonferenz „Klimawandel und Anpassung im Südwesten Deutschlands“, Ministerium für Umwelt, Klima und Energiewirtschaft Baden-Württemberg, 17.10.2016, Stuttgart
     
  • "Prevention of adverse heat effects on elderly – a qualitative study among GPs in Germany”, Vandenbergh, A. and Sauerborn, R., Pitch Presentation, European Public Health Conference, Milan 2015

Poster Presentations

  • “Adaptation to climate change in Baden-Württemberg: The role of general practitioners in heat health action plans” Herrmann A., Sauerborn R., Poster Presentation, Annual Congress of the German IPCC Focal Point, 26.-27.02.2018, Nauen, Germany.
     
  • „The crucial role of households and health in 1,5 C climate policies – a comparative survey from Mannheim, Aix-en-Provence, Bergen, and Umeå” Herrmann, A., Aall C., Amelung D., Fischer H., Dorner F., Sauerborn R., Poster Presentation, Annual Congress of the German IPCC Focal Point, 20.-21.02.2017, Nauen, Germany.
     
  • „Gesundheitsschäden älterer Patienten in Hitzewellen - eine qualitative Studie zu Präventionsmöglichkeiten in der hausärztlichen Praxis in Baden-Württemberg“, Vandenbergh, A. and Sauerborn, R., Posterpräsentation, 47. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Allgemeinmedizin und Familienmedizin (DEGAM), München 2013