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Prof. Dr. Matthias Richter


Institut für Medizinische Soziologie

room -017 (Untergeschoss)
Magdeburger Str. 8
Halle (Saale)

phone: +49 345 557 1166

Direktor des IMS

Research interests

  • Sociology of health and illness
  • Determinants and mechanisms of social inequalities in health
  • International research on child and adolescent health
  • Life course research
  • Prevention and health promotion

Curriculum Vitae

  • since March 2011:
    Professor for Medical Sociology, Institute of Medical Sociology, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
  • 2009 - 2011:
    Assistant Professor for Medical Sociology and Social Epidemiology,  Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern,  Switzerland
  • 2008 - 2009:
    Interim Professor for Prevention  and Health Promotion and Interim Professor for Psychosocial Care and  Health Psychology, Acting Head of the Department of Prevention and  Health Promotion, acting director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for  Child and Adolescent Health Promotion, School of Public Health,  University of Bielefeld, Germany
  • 2005 - 2008:
    Senior lecturer, Department of Prevention and Health Promotion, School of Public Health, University of Bielefeld, Germany
  • 2001 - 2005:
    Research Fellow, School of Public Health, University of Bielefeld, Germany
  • 2000 - 2001:
    Research Fellow, Department of Health Reporting, Institute of Public Health (Northrhine-Westphalia), Bielefeld, Germany
  • 1994 - 2000:
    Study of sociology, psychology and political economy, University of Bielefeld, Germany

Short CV
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ausgewählte Publikationen

Fach EM, Schumann N, Richter M (2016). Herausforderungen in der Analyse von Versorgungsungleichheiten in der Kinderrehabilitation. [Challenges in the analysis of health care inequalities in pediatric rehabilitation]. Die Rehabilitation, 55(2), 88-94

Lampert L, Richter M, Schneider S, Spallek J, Dragano N (2016). Soziale Ungleichheit und Gesundheit. Stand und Perspektiven der sozialepidemiologischen Forschung in Deutschland. [Social inequality and health : Status and prospects of socio-epidemiological research in Germany]. Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz, 59(2), 153-165

Hurrelmann K, Richter M (2013). Gesundheits- und Medizinsoziologie. Eine Einführung in die sozialwissenschaftliche Gesundheitsforschung [Health and medical sociology. An introduction to social science health research]. Weinheim: Beltz Juventa

Moor I, Spallek J, Richter M (2016). Explaining socioeconomic inequalities in  self-rated health: a systematic review of the relative contribution of material, psychosocial and behavioural factors. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, [Epub ahead of print], doi:10.1136/jech-\link{tel:2016207589   }{2016-207589}

Moor I, Rathmann K, Lenzi M, Pförtner TK, Nagelhout GE, de Looze M, Bendtsen P, Willemsen M, Kannas L, Kunst AE, Richter M (2015). Socioeconomic inequalities in adolescent smoking across 35 countries: A multilevel analysis on the role of family, school and peers. European Journal of Public Health, 25(3), 457-463

Pförtner TK, Günter S, Torsheim T, Levin K, Richter M (2015). The use of parental occupation in adolescent health surveys. An application of ISCO-based measures of occupational status. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 69(2), 177-184

Pförtner TK, Moor I, Rathmann K, Hublet A, Molcho M, Kunst AE, Richter M (2015). The association between family affluence and smoking among 15-year-old adolescents in 33 European countries, Israel and Canada: the role of national wealth. Addiction, 110(1), 162-73

Richter M (2010). Risk behaviour in adolescence. Patterns, determinants and consequences. Wiesbaden: VS-Verlag

Richter M, Hurrelmann K (eds.) (2016). Soziologie von Gesundheit und Krankheit. Ein Lehrbuch. [Sociology of health and illness. A textbook]. Wiesbaden: Springer VS

Richter M, Hurrelmann K (eds.) (2009). Gesundheitliche Ungleichheit. Grundlagen, Probleme, Perspektiven. 2. Auflage [Social inequalities in health: principles, problems, perspectives. 2nd Edition]. Wiesbaden: VS-Verlag

Richter M, Körholz D (2015). The social dimension of adolescent health: Challenges for paediatric research and practice. Klinische Pädiatrie, 227(4), 193-198

Richter M, Günther S, Herke M (2016). Lebenslaufforschung in der Epidemiologie und den Sozialwissenschaften. Gemeinsam einsam? [Life Course Epidemiology and the Social Sciences: Living Apart Together?]. Gesundheitswesen [Epub ahead of print], doi: 10.1055/s-0042-108642

Schröder SL, Richter M, Schröder J, Frantz S, Fink A (2016). Socioeconomic inequalities in access to treatment for coronary heart disease: A systematic review. International Journal of Cardiology, 219, 70-78.

Full list of publications
Publications (Matthias Richter)_Nov 2018.pdf (184.2 KB)  vom 14.11.2018