Dr. rer. biol. hum. Corinna Klingler
Research Associate

University of Potsdam,
Campus Golm,
Am Mühlenberg 9,
Building 62 (H-Lab), rm. 201,
14476 Potsdam

University Education

  • 2014-2019: Doctoral studies (Dr. rer. biol. hum.) at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany
  • 2010-2011: M.Sc. “International Health Policy” at the London School of Economics & Political Science
  • 2006-2010: B.A. “Philosophy & Economics” at the University of Bayreuth and Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico
  • 2005-2006: Studium Generale at the Leibniz Kolleg Tübingen

Professional Experience

  • Since 06/2021: Research associate at the Junior Professorship for Medical Ethics with a Focus on Digitization, Faculty of Health Sciences Brandenburg
  • 2018 as well as 2019-2021: Stakeholder Manager for the German Biobank Node at the Charité -Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • 2018-2019: Research associate at the QUEST Center, Berlin Institute of Health, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • 2017: Research Associate at MEDIZIN Konzepte (scientific consulting company in Berlin)
  • 2014-2020: Scientific consulting work for the Global Health Ethics Unit of the World Health Organization (WHO)
  • 2012-2017: Research associate at the Institute of Ethics, History & Theory of Medicine at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich

Research focus and interests

  • Public health ethics (with a focus on migration & health)
  • Qualitative research & research methods
  • Stakeholder engagement & participation
  • Methods in ethics
  • Research ethics

Memberships and functions

  • Member of the Ethics Committee of the University of Potsdam
  • Member of the Qualitative Research Network of the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • Coordinator of the working group “Cultural Diversity in Health Care” and member of the working group “Ethics & Empiricism” of the Academy of Ethics in Medicine e. V.
  • Member and mentor of the Young Medical Ethics Network in the Academy of Ethics in Medicine e. V.
  • Certified consultant (K1) for ethics consulting in health care, Academy for Ethics in Medicine e. V.

Publications (Selection)

Klingler C, Wiese L, Arnason G, Ranisch R (2022): Public Engagement With Brain Organoid Research and Application: Lessons From Genome Editing (Commentary). AJOB Neuroscience 13(2):98-100.

Ohlmeier S, Klingler C, Schellartz I, Pfaff H (2022): Having a Break or Being Imprisoned: Influence of Subjective Interpretations of Quarantine and Isolation on Boredom. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 19(4):2207.

Klingler C, Mertz M (2021): REIGN: Use of Research Evidence to Inform Guidance regarding Normative-Ethical Topics – Rationale, Framework & Case Studies. Discussion paper commissioned by the Global Health Ethics Unit & the Guideline Review Committee of the World Health Organization (a pre-edited version of the framework can be downloaded here: https://www.mhh.de/reign-framework). 

Klingler C, von Jagwitz-Biegnitz M, Baber R, Becker K-F, Dahl E, Eibner C, Fuchs J, Groenewold MK, Hartung ML, Hummel M, Jahns R, Kirsten R, Kopfnagel V, Maushagen R, Nussbeck SY, Schoneberg A, Winter R, Specht C (2021): Stakeholder Engagement to Ensure the Sustainability of Biobanks: a Survey of Potential Users of Biobank Services. European Journal of Human Genetics, doi: 10.1038/s41431-021-00905-x (online ahead of print).

Klingler C, Barrett DH, Ondrusek N, Johnson BR, Saxena A, Reis AA (2020): Beyond research ethics: novel approaches of three major public health institutions to provide ethics input on public health practice activities. Journal of Public Health Management & Practice 26(2): E12-E22.

Klingler C, Kühlmeyer K, Schmietow B (2019): Befragen oder Beteiligen? Die Rolle von Stakeholdern in der Gesundheitsforschung. Ein Tagungsbericht der Organisatorinnen. [Consulting or participating? The role of stakeholders in health research. A conference report by the organizers.] Bundesgesundheitsblatt 62: 1378-1383.

Klingler C, Ismail F, Marckmann G, Kuehlmeyer K (2018): Medical professionalism of foreign-born and foreign-trained physicians under close scrutiny: a qualitative study with stakeholders in Germany. PlosOne 13(2):e0193010.

Klingler C, Silva DS, Schuermann C, Reis AA, Saxena A, Strech D (2017): Ethical issues in public health surveillance: a systematic qualitative review. BMC Public Health 17:295.

Full Publication List (PDF-Document)

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Joint faculty
The University of Potsdam, the Brandenburg Medical School Theodor Fontane and the Brandenburg Technical University Cottbus-Senftenberg