Mirjam Jenny Head Research Scientist Harding Center for Risk Literacy, Max Planck Institute for Human Development

Mirjam is the head research scientist at the Harding Center for Risk Literacy at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin

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She enjoys research at the intersection of psychology, computer science, and medicine. Currently, she is developing decision aids for the medical domain, for example fast and frugal decision trees for emergency medicine and anaesthesiology using machine learning methods.

She is interested in medical decision making and risk literacy as well as digital health and has additional experience in cognitive modelling of subjective probability. Being actively engaged in the German health care landscape she hopes to improve medical decision making for patients, doctors, and institutions. Finally, she enjoys conceptual work, for example, on process models and risk communication.

After receiving her PhD in psychology at the University of Basel, Switzerland, she spent two years at the Center for Adaptive Rationality at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development as a postdoctoral researcher where she won the Otto Hahn Medal awarded by the Max Planck Society. After that she moved into the health care sector and spent one year at the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians as a data scientist.