Research Interests

Medical Ethics

I am interested in questions of modern medical ethics while my focus is on the ethics and theory of digitalization of medicine. I do mostly conceptual ethical research on algorithmic decision-making, artificial intelligence, and informed consent in an age of digital medicine. Recently, I have expanded my research interests to methodological issues in bioethics, especially non-empirical methods and digital bioethics.

History of Medicine

I am interested in the history of medicine in antiquity. I published on questions of historical urology, rheumatology, dermatology, venereology, occupational medicine, as well as on diseases of civilization and affluence. Over time, I extended the chronological frame by also researching the history of medicine of the Early Modern Period. The most recent historical papers cover also the 19th and 20th century.


Academic Work

since 2021
Research Associate (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter)
Institute for Ethics, History and Philosophy of Medicine
Hannover Medical School, Germany

2016 – 2021
Research Associate (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter)
Institute of the History, Philosophy and Ethics of Medicine
Ulm University, Germany

2015 – 2016
Research Associate (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter)
Institute for History and Ethics of Medicine
Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany



2011 – 2016
PhD in Ancient History 
Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany

2014 – 2016
Studies in Protestant Theology (not completed due to moving to Ulm)
Leipzig University, Germany

2005 – 2011
Studies in Ancient History, Journalism and Philosophy
Leipzig University, Germany



2024/03 – 2025/02
Digital Bioethics: Methods, Applications, and Ethical Perspectives; Thematic Week on Ethics of Science: Ethical Dimensions of AI Research and AI in Research funded by the Volkswagen Foundation

2023/10 – 2024/12
Discourse project on AI in the doctor-patient relationship funded by the Lower Saxonian Ministry of Science and Culture, together with Prof. Dr. Dr. Sabine Salloch

Collaboration Award of the European Association of (EACME), together with Dr. Cristian Timmermann, Prof. Dr. Tomasz Żuradzki

Research scholarship of the Fondation Hardt pour l’étude de l’Antiquité classique
Geneva, Switzerland

2022/08 – 2023/08
(Semi-) Automated procedures to find arguments for bioethical analyses, Else Kröner-Promotionskolleg (DigiStrucMed) „Digitale Transformation in der Medizin“, together with Prof. Dr. Dr. Sabine Salloch, Prof. Dr. Wolf-Tilo Balke, and Prof. Dr. Tim Kacprowski

2012 – 2015
PhD grant by the Gerda-Henkel-Stiftung
Düsseldorf, Germany

PhD grant by the federal state of Sachsen-Anhalt
Magdeburg, Germany


Membership in Scientific Associations

Akademie für Ethik in der Medizin

AG Gesundheit & Digitalisierung in der Akademie für Ethik in der Medizin, member of the organisational team

Netzwerk Junge Medizinethik (JMED), member of the organisational team

Fachverband Medizingeschichte



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