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Jonas Wachinger

Doctoral Student

Jonas studied psychology and medical anthropology in Ulm, Heidelberg and Singapore before joining HIGH in 2020 to pursue his PhD in global health. In his work, Jonas focuses on qualitative and mixed-methods research for the design and implementation of novel global health interventions. He is particularly interested in interactions between socio-cultural dynamics and the delivery and uptake of purposive interventions, including topics such as intersectional investigations of health decision-making, notions of empowerment through intervention uptake, or the framing of accessible health information in popular media. Jonas’ PhD work engages with childhood vaccine hesitancy in the Philippines and how caregivers of children form their personal vaccination narratives over time and bargain with other household members for vaccination uptake.

2020 MSc Psychology (Heidelberg University, National University of Singapore)

2018 MA Health and Society in South Asia (Heidelberg University)

2014 BSc Psychology (Ulm University)

Projects & Grants

2022-2023: Bridging the gap, Upgrading the technical Know-hows and Leveraging research
Outputs and its Dissemination within the Philippines and Germany (BUKLOD). German Alliance for Global Health Research.

2021-2023: Human centered design to adapt and inform an integrated chronic disease management program in Uganda using mobile payment services (IMPEDE-CVD). German Alliance for Global Health Research.

2019-2021: Building vaccine confidence in the Philippines (SALUBONG). Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.


For a full list of publications, see www.researchgate.net/profile/Jonas-Wachinger or https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=ShSEcjgAAAAJ&hl=de

Wachinger, J., Reñosa, M.D., Endoma, V., et al. (2022). “Bargaining and gendered authority: a frame-work to understand household decision-making about childhood vaccines in the Philippines.” BMJ Global Health. Doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2022-009781

Reñosa, M.D., Wachinger, J., Bärnighausen, K., et al. (2022). “Misinformation, infighting, backlash, and an ‘endless’ recovery; policymakers recount challenges and mitigating measures after a vaccine scare in the Philippines.” Global Health Action. Doi:10.1080/16549716.2022.2077536

Wachinger, J., McMahon S.A., Lohmann, J., De Allegri, M., & Denkinger, C.M. (2022). “Highly val-ued despite burdens: qualitative implementation research on rapid tests for hospital-based SARS-CoV-2 screen-ing.” SSM – Qualitative Research in Health. Doi: 10.1016/j.ssmqr.2022.100140

Reñosa, M.D., Landicho, J., Wachinger, J., et al. (2021). “Nudging toward vaccination: A systematic review”. BMJ Global Health. Doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2021-006237

Wachinger, J., Schirmer, M., Täuber, N., et al. (2021). “Experiences with opt-in, at-home screening for SARS-CoV-2 at a primary school in Germany: an implementation study”. BMJ Paediatrics open. Doi: 10.1136/bmjpo-2021-001262

Wachinger, J., Musoke, D.K., Oldenburg, C., et al. (2021). “‘But I gathered my courage’: HIV self-testing as a pathway to empowerment among Ugandan female sex workers”. Qualitative Health Research. Doi: 10.1177/1049732320978392

Contact Information

E-Mail: jonas.wachinger(at)uni-heidelberg.de