Prof. Dr. med. Julika Loss

Prof. Dr. med. Julika Loss

Personal information

Loss, Julika, Prof. Dr. med.
Department Epidemiology and Health Monitoring
Robert Koch Institute (RKI), Berlin

Current position

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;

2010–2020 Professor of Medical Sociology, University of Regensburg

2008–2010 Assistant Professor (Akademische Oberrätin), Institute for Health Care Sciences and Management in Medicine, University of Bayreuth

Professional background

2007 Habilitation in Health Care Sciences and Management in Medicine, University of Bayreuth; Topic: Quality management and Evaluation in Health promotion and Prevention

2005–2006 Visiting Academic, Australian Centre for Health Promotion, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Australia (Scholarship of German Research Foundation (DFG))

2001–2008 Post-doctoral fellow, Institute for Health Care Sciences and Management in Medicine, University of Bayreuth

1999 Doctor of Medicine, Medical School, Hanover

1998–2001 Resident/Postgraduate training, Centre for Internal Medicine, Dep. of Gastroenterology and Hepatology & Dep. of Cardiology, Medical School, University of Hanover

1991–1998 Medical School, Hanover

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 (2020). 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 17:2306. doi: 10.3390/ijerph17072306.

Sauter A, …, Loss J (2020). 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 17:407. doi: 10.3390/ijerph17020407.

Brandstetter S, …, Loss J (2017). Empowerment for healthy nutrition in German communities: A study framework. Health Promot Int 32:500–510.

Loss J et al (2014). Online social networking sites – a novel setting for health promotion? Health Place 26:161–170.

King L, Loss J et al (2007). Australian GPs‘ perceptions about child and adolescent overweight and obesity: The Weight of Opinion Study. Br J Gen Pract 57:124–129.

Additional information

Societies: Vice president German Society for Social Medicine and Prevention (since 2010–2018); Member of the Executive Committee Bavarian Network for Research and Activities in Public Health (since 2010);


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University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus, TUD
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01307 Dresden
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