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Claudia Quitmann

doctoral student (Dr. med.)

Her doctoral project (since April 2020) aims at improving climate change mitigation strategies for hospitals by examining hindering and enabling factors for successfully implementing mitigation strategies, climate-sensitive

Schwerpunkt

Carbon footprint of the German health sector and mitigation strategies

Claudia Quitmann studies medicine at the RWTH Aachen. Since April 2020 she is a doctoral student at the Heidelberg Institute of Global Health. Her doctoral project aims at improving climate change mitigation strategies for hospitals by examining hindering and enabling factors for successfully implementing mitigation strategies.

Ärztlicher / Beruflicher Werdegang

04/2020 - present Dr. med. candidate

11/2019 - 01/2020 Intern, Climate Service Center Germany (an institution of the Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht), Hamburg

10/2014 - present Study of Medicine, RWTH Aachen

10/2013 - 09/2014 Studium Generale, Leibniz Kolleg, Tübingen

Publications

Quitmann, C., Sauerborn, R., Danquah, I., & Herrmann, A. (2022). 'Climate change mitigation is a hot topic, but not when it comes to hospitals': a qualitative study on hospital stakeholders' perception and sense of responsibility for greenhouse gas emissions. J Med Ethics. doi:10.1136/medethics-2021-107971

Quitmann, C., & Herrmann, A. (2022). Gesundheitliche Auswirkungen der Klimakrise und Kommunikation mit Patient*innen: Gesundheitliche Auswirkungen der Klimakrise und Kommunikation mit Patient*innen. 17(1), 10-15.

Groth, Markus; Quitmann, Claudia (2020): Gesundheit und Klimawandel. Handeln, um Chancen zu nutzen und Risiken zu minimieren, 2. überarbeitete Auflage; Climate Service Center Germany (Hg.): 38 Seiten.

Quitmann, Claudia, Sauerborn, Rainer, & Herrmann, Alina (2021). Gaps in Reporting Greenhouse Gas Emissions by German Hospitals - A Systematic Grey Literature Review. Sustainability, 13(3), 1430.

Presentations

"Climate-friendly Hospitals – Opportunities for Physicians to Reduce the Carbon Footprint of Their Work", Massive Open Online Course, Ärztliche Akademie für medizinische Fort- und Weiterbildung in Nordrhein, July 2021

(Claudia Quitmann, Laurie Marrauld)

“Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health”, 2020 Green Conference – Witnesses of Climate Crisis, EU Korea Action, 4 November 2020

(Claudia Quitmann)

"Klimawandel und Gesundheit", Webinar, Continuing Education, Ärztekammer Nordrhein and Kassenärztliche Vereinigung Nordrhein, 27 May 2020

(Rainer Sauerborn, Alina Herrmann, Claudia Quitmann)

"Physician's Role in a Warming World" at the Vorstandsklausur Ärztekammer Nordrhein, 25 January 2020

(Rainer Sauerborn, Alina Herrmann, Claudia Quitmann)

Posters

„Barriers and Enablers to Climate Change Mitigation in Hospitals – Perspectives of Patients, Clinical and Administrative Employees at Heidelberg University Hospital”, CUGH 2022 ‘Healthy People, Healthy Planet, Social Justice’, March 28 - April 1, 2022

Scholarships

Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes

Heidelberg Graduate School of Global Health