Susanne is a clinical psychologist who leads the research group Epidemiology and Population Brain Health at the Medical Faculty, University of Leipzig, with a focus on risk factors for dementia and dementia prevention.
Words of Strength
To reduce the scale of dementia, Susanne believes we need to broaden our perspective on the possibilities of dementia prevention, such as creating fairer, healthier, and sustainable environments. This needs multi-disciplinary experts and the target group to come together to find solutions.
Currently, Susanne is mainly focused on research that aims to identify modifiable risk factors of dementia and their social determinants and to evaluate lifestyle interventions that address such factors to work against cognitive decline and dementia.
Susanne aims to connect with other fellows to learn from their approaches to tackling dementia. The intercultural and interdisciplinary exchange of knowledge and experiences can help me to implement improved public health measures against dementia in my home community.
Germany has one of the world’s oldest populations, and population aging is further increasing the proportion of older individuals. Susanne is interested in developing public health approaches for dementia prevention that help to reduce the number of future dementia cases.
Susanne is a clinical psychologist who received her PhD in Public Health and Social Medicine from the University of Leipzig, Germany. Since then, Susanne has led the research group Epidemiology and Population Brain Health at the Medical Faculty, University of Leipzig, with a focus on risk factors for dementia and dementia prevention, being involved in large-scale cohort studies and lifestyle trials.