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Dahlem International Network Junior Research Group "Health-IT and Business Model Innovation"

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Lauri Wessel, Department of Information Systems

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We want to understand how the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) can contribute to improving the delivery of health care. In particular, we focus on these topics: First, on the diffusion of e-health; second on the implementation of Information Systems for inter-organizational practices; third, on how the institutional complexity of health care informs business model design in contexts like e-health or health-it.



We are indebted to the Initiative for Excellence Initiative of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft for funding the Dahlem International Network Junior Research Group "Health-IT and Business Model Innovation"

Heisenberg Research Group „Socio-emotional development and health across the lifespan“

(cooperation Freie Universität Berlin and Max Planck Institute for Human Development)


PD Dr. Michaela Riediger, Max Planck Institute for Human Development and Freie Universität Berlin

Dr. Antje Rauers, Freie Universität Berlin

Dr. Sandra Düzel, Max Planck Institute for Human Development

Dr. Sandra Düzel, PD Dr. Michaela Riediger and Dr. Antje Rauers (f.l.t.r.)

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In September 2015, the Heisenberg Research Group “Socio-emotional Development and Health Across the Lifespan” has started its work. PD Dr. Michaela Riediger (head of group), Dr. Antje Rauers and Dr. Sandra Düzel investigate how and why individuals from different age groups differ in social and emotional experiences and competencies, and how these processes are related to health behaviors and outcomes. The research group is part of a cooperation of the Freie Universität and the Max Planck Institute for Human Development and is partly funded by the German Research Foundation. At the Freie Universität, the group is associated with the Division of Health Psychology/Focus Area DynAge. The purpose of the Heisenberg Research Group is to contribute to a more differentiated understanding of the interplay of socio-emotional and health development within the age range from childhood to very old age. To meet this aim, the group conducts interdisciplinary research projects with national and international cooperation partners, among them one within the Focus Area DynAge.


Funding bodies

German Research Foundation, Jacobs Foundation, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Focus Area DynAge of the Freie Universität Berlin