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Dr. Astrid Fink


Institut für Medizinische Soziologie

room -019 (Untergeschoss)
Magdeburger Str. 8
Halle (Saale)

phone: +49 345 557 1170

wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin

research interests

  • social participation in children and youth in chronic conditions
  • Environment and public health
  • Evidence-based healthcare

Curriculum vitae

  • 2005 to present
    Research associate, Institute of Medical Sociology, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Halle/Saale, Germany

  • 2004 - 2005
    Graduate Assistant, Institute of Health and Nursing Science, Martin-Luther
    University Halle-Wittenberg, Halle/Saale, Germany
    - Scholarship holder of the LEUCOREA Foundation, Department of Health Science, Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Germany

  • 1995 - 2002
    Employment as dietitian in

    - KGS GmbH, „Waldkrankenhaus Rudolf Elle“ in Eisenberg/Thüringen, Germany
    - „Kinder-Reha-Klinik Am Nicolausholz” in Bad Kösen, Germany, Spezialist Hospital for the Rehabilitation of Children and Adolescents
    Ostseeklinik Holm” in Schönberg, Germany, Spezialist Hospital for the
    Rehabilitation of Cardiovascular Diseases, Diseases of the Respiratory Tract and the Musculoskeletal System
    KGS GmbH, Fachklinik Schweriner See” in Lübstorf, Germany, Spezialist Hospital for Substance-Related Disorders and Psychosomatic Disorders

  • 1995
    Degree in Dietetics, State-approved School of Dietitians, Christian-Albrecht-Universität, Kiel, Germany


  • Nutritional interventions for patients with dementia
  • Impact of social inequalities on care and treatment process in patients with diabetes mellitus type 2 and coronary heart disease (BeHerzt)
  • How social inequalities impact the course of treatment and care for  patients with diabetes mellitus type 2. A qualitative study from the  patient’s perspective. (SODIA)


course of studies in human medicine:

  • Prevention and health promotion (Querschnittsbereich 10)
  • Health economics, health care system, public health care (Querschnittsbereich 3)
  • Elective course: Patient expectations and patients satisfaction in medical care
  • Seminars and courses in medical sociology
  • Integrated seminars with clinicians


Full list of publications
Publikationsliste AFink.pdf (326 KB)  vom 21.09.2016