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Dr. Julia Roick


Institut für Medizinische Soziologie

room 026b (Erdgeschoss)
Magdeburger Str 8
Halle (Saale)

phone: +49 345 557 1136

wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin

research interests

  • Psychosocial oncology
  • Social inequalities in cancer
  • Quality of life and social determinants after head and neck cancer
  • Quantitative methods of empirical social research
  • Self-efficacy, test anxiety and academic performance among students


  • SupaTeen (Social inequalities in the participation and activity in children and adolescents with leukemia, brain tumors and sarcomas)
  • ACE (Health and social consequences of adverse childhood experiences. An innovative approach of understanding adult health risks)
  • RITA (Overcome learning distress through a correct rate of learning)

Curriculum vitae

  • Since April 2016
    Research associate, Institute of Medical Sociology, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Halle/Saale, Germany
  • 2015 - 2016
    Research associate at the chair of behavioral sciences, key skills and competency development, project „ProKOMPASS – competence profiles of freshmen“, Merseburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • 2012 - 2015
    Research associate at the Department of      Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, project „stepped care – optimizing psycho-oncological care provision      by structured screening and diagnosis “, University of Leipzig, Germany
  • 2012 - 2013
    Research associate at the Department of Medical Psychology and Medical Sociology, project „psychological comorbidity and psychosocial care after partial laryngectomy“, University of Leipzig, Germany
  • 2010 - 2012
    Student assistant at the Department of Medical Psychology and Medical Sociology, project „multicentric prospective study of the psychosocial situation of laryngectomized cancer patients and their relatives: social withdrawal, mental health and speech quality during the first 3 years after surgery“, University of Leipzig, Germany
  • 2005 - 2012
    Study of Sociology (Diploma) with psychology as secondary subject, University of Leipzig/Germany and Karlstad/Sweden


  • since 2020
    Part-time study of psychology (M.Sc.) at the FernUniversität in Hagen
  • 2015 - 2020
    Doctorate with the degree Dr. rer. med. at the Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Medical Faculty of the University of Leipzig
  • 2011 - 2020
    Part-time study of psychology at the FernUniversität in Hagen, Degree: Bachelor of Science (Thesis topic: Control beliefs as mediators between education and quality of life in patients with breast, prostate, colon and lung cancer)
  • 2005 - 2012
    Study of sociology with psychology as secondary subject at the University of Leipzig/Germany and Karlstad/Sweden, Degree: diploma (Thesis topic: Social capital and quality of life. A quantitative study of the influence of social capital on the quality of life of chronically ill using the example of laryngectomy)


Courses in the field of human medicine:

  • Course medical sociology
  • Cross-sectional area 3: Health Economics, Healthcare, and Public Health Care

Courses in the field of economic sciences:

  • Module key competences: behavior & personality

Reviews for Journals

  • Head & Neck
  • Health Science Reports
  • HNO
  • International Journal of Educational Research
  • International Journal of Oncology Research
  • Journal of Public Health Research
  • Learning and Individual Differences
  • Scandinavian Journal of Psychology
  • Supportive Care in Cancer


  • Project award from the student body of the      medical faculty of the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg with the      project „RITA - Overcome learning distress through a correct rate of learning      “


Lueckmann SL, Hoebel J, Roick J, Markert J, Spallek J, v.d. Knesebeck O, Richter M (in Begutachtung) Distinct inequalities in healthcare utilization – A systematic review on socioeconomic inequalities in visiting primary-care or specialist physicians. J Epidemiol Commun H.

Roick J, Dietz A, Koscielny S, Pabst F, Breitenstein K, Oeken J et al. (in Begutachtung) Changes in social support and its association with distress after partial laryngectomy. Otolaryng Head Neck.

Roick J, Danker H, Kersting A, Dietrich A, Dietz, A, Papsdorf K et al. (in Begutachtung) Predictors of psychiatric co-morbidity in cancer patients at the time of discharge from the hospital. Support Care Cancer.

Roick J, Berner R, Bernig T, Erdlenbruch B, Escherich G, Faber J et al. (2020). Social inequalities in the participation and activity of children and adolescents with leukemia, brain tumors, and sarcomas (SUPATEEN): a protocol for a multicenter longitudinal prospective observational study. BMC Pediatr 20(1):48. doi: 10.1186/s12887-020-1943-3

Lueckmann SL, Schumann N, Hoffmann L, Roick J, Kowalski C, Dragano N, Richter M (2019): 'It was a big monetary cut'-A qualitative study on financial  toxicity analysing patients' experiences with cancer costs in Germany Health Soc Care Community 28(3):771-780.

Roick J, Danker H, Dietz A, Papsdorf K, Singer S (2020). Predictors of changes in quality of life in head and neck cancer patients: a prospective study over a 6-month period. Eur Arch of Oto-Rhino-L 277(2): 559-567.

Singer S, Danker H, Meixensberger J, Briest S, Dietz A, Kortmann RD, Stolzenburg JU, Kersting A, Roick J (2019). Structured multi-disciplinary psychosocial care for cancer patients and the perceived quality of care from the patient perspective: a cluster-randomized trial. J Cancer Res Clin Oncol 145(11): 2845-2854.

Roick J, Esser P, Hornemann B, Mehnert A, Ernst J (2019). Why Me?-Causal Attributions and their Relation to Socio-Economic Status and Stigmatization in Breast, Colon, Prostate and Lung Cancer Patients. Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie 70(1), 22-31.

Baerwalde T, Gebhard B, Hoffmann L, Roick J, Martin O, Neurath AL, Fink A (2019): Development and psychometric testing of an instrument for measuring social participation of adolescents: study protocol of a prospective mixed methods study. BMJ Open 9(2):e028529.

Roick J, Danker H, Kersting A, Dietrich A, Dietz A, Papsdorf K et al. (2019). The association of socioeconomic status with quality of life in cancer patients over a 6-month period using individual growth models. Support Care Cancer 27(9): 3347-3355.

Roick J, & Ringeisen T (2018). Students' math performance in higher education: Examining the role of self-regulated learning and self-efficacy. Learning and Individual Differences 65: 148-158.

Singer S, Roick J, Danker H, Kortmann RD, Papsdorf K, Taubenheim S et al. (2018). Psychiatric co-morbidity, distress, and use of psycho-social services in adult glioma patients—a prospective study. Acta Neurochir 160(6): 1187-1194.

Bermeitinger C, Hellweg C, Andree C, Roick J, Ringeisen T (2018). Goal (dis)engagement, emotions, and cognitions in an exam situation: A longitudinal study. Applied Cognitive Psychology 32(1): 55-65.

Singer S, Roick J, Meixensberger J, Schiefke F, Briest S, Dietz A et al. (2018). The effects of multi-disciplinary psycho-social care on socio-economic problems in cancer patients: a cluster-randomized trial. Support Care Cancer 26(6):1851-1859.

Roick J, Danker H,  Kersting A, Briest S, Dietrich A, Dietz A et al.  (2018). Factors associated with non‐participation and dropout among  cancer patients in a cluster‐randomised controlled trial. Eur J Cancer Care 27(1). doi: 10.1111/ecc.12645.

Singer S, Danker H, Roick J,  Einenkel J, Briest S, Spieker H et al. (2017).  Effects of stepped psycho‐oncological care on referral to psychosocial services and emotional well‐being in cancer patients: A  cluster‐randomised phase III trial. Psychooncology, 26(10): 1675-1683.

Roick J & Ringeisen T (2017). Self-efficacy, test anxiety, and academic success: A longitudinal validation. International Journal of Educational Research 83(1): 84-93.

Ernst J, Mehnert A, Weis J, Faust T, Giesler JM, Roick J (2016). Sozialrechtliche Beratung in ambulanten Krebsberatungsstellen. Angebote und Inanspruchnahme durch Ratsuchende. Bundesgesundheitsbl 59(11): 1476-1483.

Singer S, Roick J, Briest S, Stark S, Gockel I, Boehm A et al. (2016). Impact of socio- economic position on cancer stage at  presentation: Findings from a large hospital-based study in Germany. Int J Cancer 139(8): 1696-1702.

Singer S, Roick J, Holzner B, Danker H (2015). STEPPED-CARE Effekt eines Modells gestufter psychoonkologischer Versorgung auf das psychische Befinden von Krebspatienten: Eine clusterrandomisierte kontrollierte Studie. Forum 30(3): 230.

Roick J, Keszte J, Danker H, Meister EF, Vogel HJ, Jenzewski EM, Horn IS, Singer S (2014). Soziale Integration und deren Bedeutung für die Lebensqualität nach Laryngektomie. Laryngo-Rhino-Otol 93(5): 321-326.