Loss, Julika, Prof. Dr. med.
Department Epidemiology and Health Monitoring, RKI
Head of Unit “Health Behaviour” (since June 2020)
Role within partner site
Contributes KiGGS and expertise on epidemiological-medical sociology with a focus on health behavior
Relevant work experience
Researcher in behavioral medicine and health promotion
2010-20 Professor of Medical Sociology, University of Regensburg, Germany
2008-10 Assistant Professor (Akademische Oberrätin), Institute for Health Care Sciences and Management in Medicine, University of Bayreuth, Germany
2007 Habilitation in Health Care Sciences and Management in Medicine, University of Bayreuth, Germany; Topic: Quality management and Evaluation in Health promotion and Prevention
2005-06 Visiting Academic, Australian Centre for Health Promotion, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Australia (Scholarship of German Research Foundation (DFG))
2001-08 Post-doctoral fellow, Institute for Health Care Sciences and Management in Medicine, University of Bayreuth, Germany
1999 Doctor of Medicine, Medical School, Hanover, Germany
1998-2001 Resident / Postgraduate training, Centre for Internal Medicine, Dep. of Gastroenterology and Hepatology & Dep. of Cardiology, Medical School, University of Hanover
1991-98 Medical School, Hanover / Germany
Main research focus
Health promotion and prevention, Healthy nutrition, Physical activity, Health communication, Environmental interventions for healthy lifestyles
5 out of 80; Scopus h-index 12
Loss J et al. Capacity building in community stakeholder groups for increasing physical activity: results of a qualitative study in two German communities. Int J Envir Res Pub Health 2020;17:2306.
Sauter A, …, Loss J. How health promoters can assess capacity building processes in setting-based approaches – development and testing of a monitoring instrument. Int J Envir Res Pub Health 2020;17:407.
Brandstetter S, …, Loss J. Empowerment for healthy nutrition in German communities: A study framework. Health Promot Int. 2017;32:500-510.
Loss J et al. Online social networking sites – a novel setting for health promotion? Health Place 2014;26:161-70.
King L, Loss J, et al. Australian GPs‘ perceptions about child and adolescent overweight and obesity: The Weight of Opinion Study. Br J Gen Pract 2007;57:124-29.
Societies: Vice president German Society for Social Medicine and Prevention (since 2010-18); Member of the Executive Committee Bavarian Network for Research and Activities in Public Health (since 2010);