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Dr. Sandra Barteit, M.A.

Research Lead of projects "Blended Learning in Zambia" (since 2016) and "Development and Analysis of Population Health Cohorts in Burkina Faso and Kenya" (since 2019)

Research Group Leader Digital Global Health

Sandra Barteit is a trained Computational Linguist who pursued her doctorate (Dr.sc.hum.) at the Institute of Global Health, Heidelberg University. Her doctoral research was on the evaluation of a medical e-learning intervention in Zambia employing a mixed-methods approach. Her main interest is in digital global health, how to best make use of technology to improve health globally, especially with methods from Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Sandra is the project lead of the Blended Learning in Zambia (BLiZ) project – a collaborative project between Chainama College of Health Sciences, SolidarMed and Heidelberg Institute of Global Health, and of Development and Analysis of Population Health Cohorts in Burkina Faso and Kenya.


Dr. sc. hum at Institute of Global Health, Heidelberg University

Magister Artium in Computational Linguistics, Heidelberg University


Publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and book chapters: 

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(last updated on 9th August, 2022)

22. Golec M, Lemieszek MK, Dutkiewicz J, Milanowski J, Barteit S (2022). A Scoping Analysis of Cathelicidin in Response to Organic Dust Exposure and Related Chronic Lung Illnesses. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2022, 23, 8847. https://doi.org/10.3390/ ijms23168847

21. Koch M, Matzke I, Huhn S, Gunga HC, Maggioni MA, Munga S, Obor D, Sié A, Boudo V, Bunker A, Dambach P, Barteit S (2022). Wearables for measuring health effects of climate change-induced weather extremes: A scoping review. JMIR mHealth and uHealth. https://doi.org/10.2196/preprints.39532 

20. Nieder J, Schwerdtle P, Sauerborn R, Barteit S (2022). Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for health worker education in low-and middle-income countries: A scoping review. Front. Public Health - Public Health Education and Promotion. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2022.891987

19. Mahmoud K, Jaramillo C, Barteit S (2022). Telemedicine in low- and middle-income countries during the COVID-19 pandemic: A scoping review. Front. Public Health - Digital Public Health. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2022.914423 

18. Armocida, B., Monasta, L., Sawyer, S., Bustreo, F., Segafredo, G., Castelpietra, G., ... Barteit S ... & Panda-Jonas, S. (2022). Burden of non-communicable diseases among adolescents aged 10–24 years in the EU, 1990–2019: a systematic analysis of the Global Burden of Diseases Study 2019. The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S2352-4642(22)00073-6  

17. Schnieders E, Röhr F, Mbewe M, Shanzi A, Berner-Rodoreda A, Barteit S, Louis V, Andreadis P, Syakantu G, Neuhann F (2022). Real-life Evaluation of an Interactive Versus Noninteractive e-Learning Module on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease for Medical Licentiate Students in Zambia: Web-Based, Mixed Methods Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Med Educ 2022;8(1):e34751. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2196/34751 

16. Huhn S, Axt M, Gunga HC, Maggioni MA, Munga S, Obor D, Sié A, Boudo V, Bunker A, Sauerborn R, Bärnighausen T, Barteit S (2022). The Impact of Wearable Technologies in Health Research: Scoping Review. JMIR mHealth uHealth 2022;10(1):e34384. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2196/34384 

15. Barteit S, Boudo V, Ouedraogo A, Zabré P, Ouremi L, Sié A, Munga S, Obor D, Kwaro D, Huhn S, Bunker A, Sauerborn R, Gunga H-C, Maggioni MA, Bärnighausen T (2021). Feasibility, acceptability and validation of wearable devices for climate change and health research in the low-resource contexts of Burkina Faso and Kenya: Study protocol. PLOS ONE. 2021 Sep 30;16(9):e0257170. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0257170

14. Barteit S, Lanfermann L, Bärnighausen T, Neuhann F, Beiersmann C (2021). Augmented, Mixed, and Virtual Reality-Based Head-Mounted Devices for Medical Education: Systematic Review. JMIR Serious Games; 2021;9(3):e29080. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2196/29080

13. Barteit S, Guzek D, Jahn A, Bärnighausen T, Jorge MM, Neuhann F (2020). Evaluation of e-learning for medical education in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review. Computers & Education; 145. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2019.103726 

12. Barteit S, Neuhann F, Bärnighausen T, Bowa A, Wolter S, Siabwanta H and Jahn A (2019). A Mobile Electronic Platform in the Low-Resource Context of Zambia for Nonphysician Clinical Students: Study on Technology Acceptance and Information System Success. Journal of Medical Internet Research; e14748. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2196/14748

11. Barteit S, Sié A, Yé M, Depoux A, Louis VR and Sauerborn R (2019). Lessons learned on teaching a global audience with massive open online courses (MOOCs) on health impacts of climate change: a commentary. BMC Globalization and Health; 15(52). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12992-019-0494-6

10. Barteit S, Jahn A, Banda S, Bärnighausen T, Bowa A, Chileshe G, Guzek D, Jorge M, Luders S, Malunga G and Neuhann F (2019). E-Learning for Medical Education in Sub-Saharan Africa and Low-Resource Settings: Viewpoint. Journal of Medical Internet Research21(1): e12449. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2196/12449 

9. Barteit S, Neuhann F, Bärnighausen T, Bowa A, Luders S, Malunga G, Chileshe G, Marimo C and Jahn A (2019). Perspectives of Nonphysician Clinical Students and Medical Lecturers on Tablet-Based Health Care Practice Support for Medical Education in Zambia, Africa: Qualitative Study. JMIR mHealth and uHealth7(4): e13431. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2196/13431 

8. Barteit S, Bowa A, Jahn A, Lüders S, Malunga G, Marimo C, Wolter S, Neuhann F (2018). How self-directed e-learning contributes to medical graduate training for Medical Licentiates Practitioners in Zambia, Africa - evaluation of the pilot phase: a mixed-methods study. JMIR Medical Education; 4(2):e10222. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2196/10222 

7. Barteit S, Sie A, Ye M, Depoux A, Sauerborn R (2018). Climate Change and Health as Massive Open Online Courses. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. 2018;247:416-20. Epub 2018/04/22. PubMed PMID: 29677994.

6. Barteit S, Ye M, Sie A, Depoux A, Sauerborn R. (2018). Reaching the world: teaching climate change and health as a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). In: Azeitero UM, Leal Filho W, Aires L, eds. Distance Learning, Climate Literacy and Innovations in Climate Change Education. New York and Heidelberg: Springer. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-70199-8_10 

5. Sorgho R, Jonas F, Simboro S, Barteit S, Sauerborn R (2018). Utilizing Remote Sensing at a Subsistence Farming Level to Explore Child Undernutrition in the Context of Climate Change. In: Kallel A, Ksibi M, Ben Dhia H, Khélifi N, eds. Recent Advances in Environmental Science from the Euro-Mediterranean and Surrounding Regions: Proceedings of Euro-Mediterranean Conference for Environmental Integration (EMCEI-1), Tunisia 2017. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2018: 1725-8. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-70548-4_502 

4. Barteit, S., A. Bowa, S. Lüders, C. Marimo, Y. Phiri, S. Wolter and F. Neuhann (2017). Implementation of Mobile Medical E-Learning for Higher Medical Education in Zambia – a Zambian-German-Swiss cooperation. Tropical Medicine & International Health22(S1): 115-345. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-852-5-416 

3. Neuhann, F. and S. Barteit (2017). Lessons learnt from the MAGNET Malawian-German HospitalPartnership: the German perspective on contributions to patient care and capacity development. BMC Globalization and Health; 13(1):50. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12992-017-0270-4 

2. Sorgho R, Franke J, Simboro S, Barteit S, Phalkey R, Sauerborn R. (2017). Linking weather data, satellite imagery and field observations to household food production and child undernutrition: An exploratory study in Burkina Faso. Universal Journal of Public Health; 5(5):256-270. DOI: https://doi.org/10.13189/ujph.2017.050508 

1. Barteit, S., P. Hoepffner, S. Huwendiek, A. Karamagi, C. Munthali, A. Theurer and F. Neuhann (2015). Self-directed e-learning at a tertiary hospital in Malawi–A qualitative Evaluation and Lessons learnt. GMS Zeitschrift für medizinische Ausbildung; 32(1):Doc7. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3205/zma000949 


Oral Presentations (3 latest) 

Barteit S. How a Zambian-German-Swiss Cooperation Supports Higher Medical Education in Zambia. eLearning Africa 2018, Kigali, Rwanda. Session Presentation, September 2018. 

Barteit S. Strengthening medical education with offline, self-directed e-learning in a low-resources setting in Zambia, Africa. AMEE 2018, Basel, Switzerland. Short Communication, August 2018.

Barteit S, Sie A, Ye M, Depoux A, Sauerborn R. Climate Change and Health as Massive Open Online Courses. Medical Informatics Europe 2018. Oral Presentation. Gothenborg, Sweden, April, 2018.


Poster Presentations (3 latest)

Barteit S. Medical Informatics Europe 2018. Poster Presentation. Gothenborg, Sweden, April, 2018.

Barteit S. Strengthening medical teaching and training in remote areas with self-directed medical e-learning in Zambia at Geneva Global Health Forum, March 2018

Barteit S, Diboulo E, Sauerborn R, Rocklöv J. The link between childhood malnutrition and preceding weather in Burkina Faso, Africa. Impacts World 2017. Potsdam, Germany, October 11-13, 2017. 

Contact Information

Dr. Sandra Barteit

Im Neuenheimer Feld 130.3
R. 319
69120 Heidelberg
Phone:+49 (0) 6221 56-34030
Fax:    +49 (0) 6221 56-5039

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