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Dr. med. Karin Geffert

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Krishnaratne S, Littlecott H, Sell K, Burns J, Rabe JE, Stratil JM, Litwin T, Kreutz C, Coenen M, Geffert K, Boger AH, Movsisyan A, Kratzer S, Klinger C, Wabnitz K, Strahwald B, Verboom B, Rehfuess E, Biallas RL, Jung-Sievers C, Voss S, Pfadenhauer LM. Measures implemented in the school setting to contain the COVID-19 pandemic: a rapid review. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2022 Jan 17;1(1):CD015029. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD015029


von Philipsborn P, Geffert K, Klinger C, Hebestreit A, Stratil J, Rehfuess EA; PEN Consortium. Nutrition policies in Germany: a systematic assessment with the Food Environment Policy Index. Public Health Nutr. 2021 Dec 9:1-10. doi: 10.1017/S1368980021004742

Sell K, Saringer-Hamiti L, Geffert K, Strahwald B, Stratil JM, Pfadenhauer LM. Politikberatung durch Expert*innenräte in der SARS-CoV-2-Pandemie in Deutschland: Eine Dokumentenanalyse aus Public-Health-Perspektive [Expert committees in German public health policymaking during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic: a document analysis]. Z Evid Fortbild Qual Gesundhwes. 2021 Oct;165:1-12. German. doi: 10.1016/j.zefq.2021.06.002. Epub 2021 Aug 30. PMID: 34474991; PMCID: PMC8404986.


Hommes F, Drees S, Geffert K, von Philipsborn P, Stratil JM. How are social determinants of health represented in German medical education?: a qualitative content analysis of key-curricular documents. BMJ Open 2020;10:e036026. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-036026

Geffert, K., Maponga, T.G., Henerico, S. et al. Prevalence of chronic HBV infection in pregnant woman attending antenatal care in a tertiary hospital in Mwanza, Tanzania: a cross-sectional study. BMC Infect Dis 20, 395 (2020).

Presentations (selection)


Geffert K, von Philipsborn P, Hebestreit A, Stratil J, Rehfuess E. Evaluating food-related policies in Germany using the Food Environment Policy Index. World Conference on Public Health, Rome, Italy, 2020.


Geffert K. MEDBOX Twelve Months Experience with an Innovative Online Library for Health Action in Development and Humanitarian Aid. Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa (AHILA) Conference, Dar es Salaam, Tansania, 2014