Dr. Melanie Böckmann

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Study Coordinator

Dr. Public Health,

English, American, and African studies, M.A.

 

University of Bremen

Mary-Somerville-Straße 3

28359 Bremen

Phone: 0421 218-68664

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03/2019 – 09/2021

Assistant professor Sustainable Environmental Health Sciences

Bielefeld University, School of Public Health

03/2018 – 09/2021

Visiting Research Fellow

University of York (UK), Department of Health Sciences

11/2018 – 12/2018

Consultancy with World Health Organization (WHO) on heat governance

08/2016 – 02/2019

Postdoc in the EU Horizon2020 project TB & Tobacco

Medical Faculty of the Heinrich-Heine-University Duesseldorf, Institute of General Practice, Germany

07/2016

Visiting Researcher

University of Bremen, artec Sustainability Research Center, Germany

04/2015 – 05/2016

Research Fellow (Post Doc) Gender and Climate Change project GenderNETCLIM (“Equal opportunities under climate change”) funded by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research BMBF

University of Bremen, artec Sustainability Research Center, Germany

09/2013 – 06/2016

Research Fellow on European Health Policy in the EU Joint Action Health Workforce Planning and Forecasting, funded by the European Commission

University of Bremen, SOCIUM Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy, Germany

2015

Dr. Public Health degree, University of Bremen (summa cum laude)     

06/2012 – 06/2015              

 

Doctoral Candidate (Dr. Public Health) on Climate Change and Health

Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology – BIPS, Bremen, Germany

06/2013 – 08/2013

Visiting Researcher

National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Tsukuba, Japan

07/2012 – 06/2013

Doctoral Studies Scholarship on Climate Change and Health 

Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology – BIPS, Bremen, Germany

04/2012 – 06/2012

Research Fellow on Health Workforce Planning     

University of Bremen, SOCIUM Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy, Germany

2011

B.A. Public Health, University of Bremen

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention emphasis (grade 1.3)

2007

M.A. English, American and African Studies, Leipzig University

Cultural and Literary Studies emphasis (grade 1.2)

Research Papers

Melanie Böckmann, Omara Dogar, et al. (2021). “Measuring fidelity to delivery of a new smoking cessation intervention integrated into routine tuberculosis care in Pakistan and Bangladesh: contextual difference and opportunities.” Angenommen bei Tobacco-Induced Diseases.

Fayaz Ahmad, Zohaib Khan, Melanie Böckmann, et al. (2021). “Supply chain actors’ willingness to switch the business of smokeless tobacco: a mixed-methods study on Naswar business in Pakistan.” Angenommen bei Nicotine & Tobacco Research.

Amina Khan, Fiona Dobbie, […], Melanie Böckmann, Hana Ross (2021). “Illicit Cigarette Trade in the Cities of Pakistan: Comparing Findings between the Consumer and Waste Recycle Store Surveys.” Angenommen bei Tobacco Control.

Kristie Ebi, Frances Harris, Giles Sioen, […], Melanie Böckmann, et al. (2020). “Transdisciplinary research priorities for human and planetary health in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17(23):8890. DOI 10.3390/ijerph17238890.

Monika Arora, Aastha Chugh, […], Melanie Böckmann, et al. (2020). “Global impact of tobacco control policies on smokeless tobacco use: a systematic review protocol.” BMJOpen 2020;10:e042860. DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-042860.

Kamran Siddiqi, Faraz Siddiqui, Melanie Böckmann, et al. (2020). “Attitudes of smokers towards tobacco control policies: Findings from the Studying Tobacco users Of Pakistan (STOP) survey." Tobacco Control Online First: 14 December 2020. DOI 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2020-055995.

Matthew Chersich, […], Melanie Böckmann, Shakoor Hajat (2020). “Associations between high temperatures in pregnancy and risk of preterm birth, low birth weight, and stillbirths: Systematic review and meta-analysis.” BMJ 2020; 371:m3811 DOI 10.1136/bmj.m3811.

Fayaz Ahmad, Zohaib Khan, […], Melanie Böckmann, et al. (2020). “Compliance of oral snuff (Naswar) packaging and sales practices in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan with tobacco control laws.” Nicotine & Tobacco Research 12;22(12):2224-2230. DOI 10.1093/ntr/ntaa144.  

Omara Dogar, Ada Keding, Rhian Gabe, […], Melanie Böckmann et al. (2020). “Cytisine for smoking cessation in patients with tuberculosis: a multicentre, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 3 trial.” The Lancet Global Health8: e1408–17. DOI 10.1016/S2214-109X(20)30312-0.

Fayaz Ahmad, Melanie Böckmann, Zohaib Khan, […], Sarah Forberger (2020). “Implementing smokeless tobacco control policy in Pakistan: a qualitative study among Naswar supply chain actors.” Tobacco Control, online first. DOI 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2020-055748.

Kamila Zvolska, […], Melanie Böckmann, et al. (2020). “A narrative review of facilitators and barriers to smoking cessation and tobacco dependence treatment in patients with tuberculosis in low- and middle-income countries.” Tobacco-Induced Diseases 18:67.DOI 10.18332/tid/125195.

Stephanie Klosterhalfen, Sabrina Kastaun, Melanie Böckmann, Daniel Kotz (2020). “Waterpipe use and associated consumer characteristics in the German population: data from a national representative survey (DEBRA study).” Addictive Behaviours 110:106542.DOI 10.1016/j.addbeh.2020.106542.

Ramzi Salloum, Juhan Lee, Ji-Hyun Lee, Melanie Böckmann, Chengguo Xing, Graham Warren (2020). “Smoking Cessation Methods and Outcomes among Cancer Survivors.” American Journal of Preventive Medicine 59(4):615-617. DOI 10.1016/j.amepre.2020.03.016.

Melanie Böckmann & Claudia Hornberg (2020). „Klimawandel und Gesundheit: Neue Herausforderungen für Public Health.” Public Health Forum, 28(1):81-83.

Melanie Böckmann, Sahil Warsi, Omara Dogar, et al. (2019) “Health worker and patient views on implementation of smoking cessation in routine tuberculosis care.” npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine 29:34. DOI 10.1038/s41533-019-0146-6.

Sabrina Kastaun, Daniel Kotz, Lion Shahab, Jamie Brown, Melanie Böckmann (2019). “Public attitudes towards healthcare policies promoting tobacco cessation in Germany: results from the representative German Study on Tobacco Use (the DEBRA Study).” BMJ Open 9:e026245. DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-026245.

Gerardo S. Martinez, Cristina Linares, Ana Ayuso, Vladimir Kendrovski, Melanie Böckmann, Julio Diaz (2019). „Heat-health action plans in Europe: Challenges ahead and how to tackle them.” Environmental Research176:108548. DOI 10.1016/J.ENVRES.2019.108548.

Sahil Warsi, Helen Elsey, Melanie Böckmann, et al. (2019). „Using behaviour change theory to train health workers on tobacco cessation support for tuberculosis patients: a mixed-methods study in Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan.” BMC Health Services Research 19(1):71. DOI 10.1186/s12913-019-3909-4.

Amanda Whittal & Melanie Böckmann (2018). „Internationale Rekrutierung und Migration von Ärztinnen, Ärzten und Personal in Gesundheitsfachberufen: ein qualitatives Scoping Review der Public Health Literatur.” Ethik in der Medizin 30(3):263-283. doi: 10.1007/s00481-018-0496-6.

Omara Dogar, Deepa Barua, Melanie Böckmann, et al. (2018). “The safety, effectiveness and cost‐effectiveness of cytisine in achieving six‐month continuous smoking abstinence in tuberculosis patients – protocol for a double‐blind, placebo‐controlled randomised trial.” Addiction, doi: 10.1111/add.14242.

Melanie Böckmann, Iveta Nohavova, Omara Dogar, et al. (2018). “Protocol for the mixed methods process and context evaluation of the TB & Tobacco randomised controlled trial in Bangladesh and Pakistan, a hybrid implementation and effectiveness study.” BMJ Open 8:e019878. DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019878.

Melanie Böckmann, Daniel Kotz, Lion Shahab, Jamie Brown, Sabrina Kastaun (2018). “German Public Support for Tobacco Control Policy Measures: Results from the German Study on Tobacco Use (DEBRA), a Representative National Survey.” Int J Env Res Public Health 15:696. DOI 10.3390/IJERPH15040696.

Daniel Kotz, Melanie Böckmann, Sabrina Kastaun (2018). “The Use of Tobacco, E-Cigarettes, and Methods to Quit Smoking in Germany.” Dt. Ärzteblatt Int. 115(14):235–242. DOI 10.3238/arztebl.2018.0235.

Sabrina Kastaun, Verena Leve, Melanie Böckmann, Olaf Reddemann, Daniel Kotz (2017). „Hausärztliche Kurzberatung anhand der S3-Leitlinienempfehlung "Screening, Diagnostik und Behandlung des schädlichen und abhängigen Tabakkonsums. ” Zeitschrift für Allgemeinmedizin 93(5):210-215. DOI 10.3238/zfa.2017.0210–0215.

Melanie Böckmann & Hajo Zeeb (2016). “Justice and equity implications of climate change adaptation: A theoretical evaluation framework.” Healthcare 4(3):65. DOI 10.3390/healthcare4030065.

Melanie Böckmann (2016). “Exploring the health context: a qualitative study of local heat and climate change adaptation in Japan.” Geoforum 73:1-5. DOI 10.1016/j.geoforum.2016.04.006.

Chris Fook Sheng Ng, Melanie Böckmann, Kayo Ueda, Hajo Zeeb, Hiroshi Nitta, Chiho Watanabe, Yasushi Honda (2016). “Heat-related mortality: effect modification and adaptation in Japan from 1972-2010.” Global Environmental Change 39:234-243. DOI 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2016.05.006.

Melanie Böckmann & Hajo Zeeb (2014). “Using a social justice and health framework to assess European climate change adaptation strategies.” Int J Env Res Public Health 11(12):12389-12411. DOI 10.3390/ijerph111212389.

Melanie Böckmann & T. Andrew Joyner (2014). “Old health risks in new places? – An ecological niche model for Ixodes ricinus tick distribution in Europe under a changing climate.” Health & Place 30:70-77. DOI 10.1016/j.healthplace.2014.08.004.

Melanie Böckmann & Ines Rohn (2014). “Is planned adaptation to heat reducing heat-related mortality and illness? A systematic review.” BMC Public Health 14:1112. DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-14-1112.

 

Book chapters

Gerardo Sanchez Martinez, Kathryn Bowen, Melanie Böckmann (2021). “Agreement on a lead body: governance of public health responses to heat.” In Heat and health in the WHO European Region: updated evidence for effective prevention. Kopenhagen: World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe: 23-37.

Melanie Böckmann, Miriam Düsterhöft, Heinz Rothgang (2015). „Die EU Joint Action Health Workforce Planning and Forecasting.“ In Infrastrukturmanagement in Gesundheitssystemen (Hrsg. Herbert Rebscher, Stefan Kaufmann). Heidelberg: medhochzwei: 87-98.

Melanie Böckmann (2014). “Representations of the female body in feminist zines.” In Health, Culture, and the Human Body. Series A, Volume 1 (Hrsg. Ilhan Ikilic, Hakan Ertin, Rainer Broemer, Hajo Zeeb). Istanbul: Hayat Foundation for Health and Social Services: 659 – 66.

Melanie Böckmann (2014). “Qualitative and quantitative forecasting methods in health workforce planning: A brief discussion of overarching concerns.” In Handbook on Health Workforce Planning Methodologies (Hrsg. EU Joint Action Health Workforce Planning and Forecasting): 267-272.

 

Invited talks

“Climate Change + Trauma: Social Determinants of Health - including Gender.” IPPNW Global Health Summer School 2020, Berlin, 27.07.2020

“Of cultures and clinics: Environmental Health Case Studies from South Asia, Europe and Japan.” Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan, 26.03.2019

„Tabakentwöhnung bei Tuberkulosepatient*innen in Südasien: Einblicke in Kontexte und Wissenschaftskulturen in einem Public Health Projekt.“ Workshop „Social Anthropology of ‚Well-Being‘ – Prekäres Leben: Krieg, Flucht, Migration” der AG Medical Anthropology, Münster, 06.05.2017

„Die EU Joint Action on Health Workforce Planning and Forecasting: Ergebnisse aus wissenschaftlicher Sicht.“ Gesundheit Österreich GmbH, Wien, Österreich, 08.11.2016

“Exploring the heath context: evidence, ethics and social aspects of climate change adaptation.” East Tennessee State University, Johnson City TN, USA, 16.11.2015

 

Talks and workshops

Talk: “Does exposure to high temperatures in pregnancy increase risk for preterm birth, low birth weight and stillbirths? A systematic review and meta-analysis.” 16th World Public Health Congress 2020, virtual, 12-16 October 2020

Session Chair with Céline Miani: “How to do (and not to do) gender in health research: methods developments and lessons from the field.“ 12th European Public Health Conference 2019, Marseille, France, 23.11.2019

Talk: “Lessons from the field: Gender roles and researcher reflexivity in smoking cessation in South Asia.” 12th European Public Health Conference 2019, Marseille, France, 23.11.2019

Talk: “Smoking cessation in TB clinics in Bangladesh and Pakistan: which health messages are delivered in practice?” Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT)- Europe 2020, Oslo, Norway, 14.09.2019

Session Chair: “Perspectives on tobacco cessation for patients with TB, HIV, and/or Hepatitis C: Evidence from four countries”. Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) 2019, San Francisco, USA, 23.02.2019

Session Chair with Madeline Oguss: “New strategies to increase the delivery of effective tobacco cessation treatment in Primary Care.” Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) 2019, San Francisco, USA, 23.02.2019

Talk: “Implementation against the odds: Tobacco cessation for tuberculosis patients in Nepal.” Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) 2019, San Francisco, USA, 23.02.2019

Talk: “Tobacco cessation for TB patients in Pakistan: The TB clinic as an intervention setting.” German Society for Social Medicine and Prevention conference 2018, Dresden, Germany, 13.09.2018

Session Chair and Panel Convenor with Ina Schaefer: “Gender sensitive and participatory approaches to health promotion: synergies and challenges.” German Society for Social Medicine and Prevention conference 2018, Dresden, Germany, 12.09.2018

Session Chair and Panel Convenor with Daniel Kotz: “Tobacco cessation for patients with TB or COPD.” Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco European conference, Munich, Germany, 08.09.2018

Talk with Maryam Noor: “TB patients' perception of tobacco and willingness to quit in Pakistan: Findings from the TB&Tobacco study.” Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco European conference, Munich, Germany, 08.09.2018

Workshop with Gabriele Dennert, Ulrik_e Lahn, Leonie Dieck: “Network meeting 2018.” Network* sexual and gender diversity in health research and healthcare, Dortmund, Germany, 03.03.2018

Talk: “Barriers to the implementation of a behaviour change counselling session on tobacco cessation for tuberculosis patients in Pakistan: First findings from a mixed methods process evaluation.” Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco Conference 2018, Baltimore, USA, 23.02.2018

Science Slam Talk: “Tobacco cessation for tuberculosis patients in South Asia.” Annual Conference of the German Society for Primary Care, Duesseldorf, Germany, 22.09.2017

Workshop with Vera Kalitzkus: “Narrative Medicine – An Introduction.” Annual Conference of the German Society for Primary Care, Duesseldorf, Germany, 22.09.2017

Session Chair and Panel Convenor: “Co-produced research in Public Health and Social Work.” 2017 Institute for Research into Superdiversity Conference “Global perspectives on research co-production,” Birmingham, UK, 14.09.2017

Talk: “One size fits all? Unused opportunities for co-production in Public Health: the example of tobacco cessation.” 2017 Institute for Research into Superdiversity Conference “Global perspectives on research co-production,” Birmingham, UK, 14.09.2017

Session Chair and Panel Convenor with Thorsten Heimann: “Adaptation cultures: knowledge, values and practices.” 3rd European Climate Change Adaptation Conference 2017, Glasgow, UK, 07.06.2017

Talk: “Reflexive research on heat adaptation in Japan.” 3rd European Climate Change Adaptation Conference 2017, Glasgow, UK, 07.06.2017

Workshop: “Climate Change Adaptation: Student Zine Workshop.” Glasgow Science Festival 2017, Glasgow, UK, 08.06.2017

Talk with Amanda Whittal: “Academic ethics discourse on international health worker migration: a qualitative review.” 9th European Public Health Conference 2016, Vienna, Austria, 12.11.2016

Talk with Amanda Whittal: “The academic ethics discourse on international recruitment and migration of health workers: a qualitative structured review.” Health, Culture and the Human Body Conference 2016, Bremen, Germany, 09.09.2016

Talk: “Asking the right questions: Developing a gender integration guide for local adaptation practice.” Adaptation Futures Conference 2016, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 11.05.2016

Talk with Karin Fischer: “Gender dimensions of climate change“ [in German]. 10th German Climate Conference 2015, Hamburg, Germany, 23.09.2015

Workshop: “Writing environmental justice. A zine writing workshop.” Reframing Disaster Conference 2014, Leeds, UK, 28.11.2014

Talk with Jasmina Crcic: “Beyond the dissertation: peer support as a feminist action?” Annual Conference of the Feminist and Women’s Studies Association UK & Ireland, Bristol, UK, 13.09.2014

Talk: “Transitioning into sustainable adaptation for health protection: Challenges and opportunities.” Climate Transitions Tyndall PhD Conference 2013, Cardiff, UK, 05.04.2013

Talk: “Small-scale morbidity projections.” Annual Conference of the German Society for Social Medicine and Prevention 2012, Essen, Germany, 12.09.2012

Talk: „Representations of the female body in feminist zines.“ Conference “Health, Culture and the Human Body,“ Mainz, Germany, 18.09.2010

Talk: “Women’s Zines - Self-publishing as a means to be heard.” Conference “Swimming Off /With/ Against the Mainstream,” Lodz, Poland, 26.03.2007

 

Policy reports

STOP Survey Pakistan Collaboration (2020). Studying Tobacco users Of Pakistan (STOP) – factsheet. DOI 10.13140/RG.2.2.34294.22082.

Giles Sioen, Peter Daszak, Brama Koné, […], Melanie Böckmann, et al. for the Future Earth Health Knowledge-Action Network (2020). “Policy Brief: COVID-19, A Global Health Concern Requiring Science-Based Solutions.” https://futureearth.org/2020/06/26/policy-brief-covid-19-a-global-health-concern-requiring-science-based-solutions/

Melanie Böckmann, Daniel Kotz, TB&Tobacco Consortium (2019). “Integrating tobacco cessation into tuberculosis care in South Asia: Lessons learned from the TB & Tobacco process evaluation.”  Düsseldorf: TB & Tobacco Consortium. https://www.york.ac.uk/media/healthsciences/documents/research/public-health/TB%20&%20Tobacco%20Deliverable%20D4.1%20Process%20Evaluation%20Report%20(Stakeholders).pdf

Ines Weller, Ulrike Röhr, Karin Fischer, Melanie Böckmann, Nanna Birk (2016). „Chancengerechtigkeit im Klimawandel. Eine Handreichung.“ DOI:10.13140/RG.2.1.3615.6402.

Melanie Böckmann, Rebecca Runte, Miriam Düsterhöft, Heinz Rothgang (2015). “One handbook for diverse needs? A feasibility study at state-level within Germany’s self-governed healthcare system.” Bericht für die EU Joint Action Health Workforce Planning and Forecasting. http://healthworkforce.eu/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/D054_Specific_Report_FS_DE.pdf

Melanie Böckmann, Sebastian Sauer, Heinz Rothgang (2012). “Small-scale morbidity- and demography- based, prospective and transsectoral health workforce planning in the city of Bremen.” Bericht für die Bremische Senatorische Behörde für Gesundheit

Academic Service

2021 – current

Editorial Board Member, PLOS Global Public Health

2020 – current

Elected member of the steering committee, Future Earth Health Knowledge-Action Network (Health KAN)

2020 – current

Editorial Board member, Public Health Forum

2019 – current

Interim speaker, Women- and gender-specific health research group, German Society for Social Medicine and Prevention (DGSMP)

2019 – 2021

Member of the university ethics commission, Bielefeld University

2019 – 2021

Member of the teaching commission, School of Public Health, Bielefeld University

2018 – 2020

Innovations Director, Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) University

2018 – 2019

Elected speaker, Working Group “Sexual and gender diversity” of the German Society for Social Medicine and Prevention (DGSMP)

2017 – 2019

Elected member of the steering committee, Network* sexual and gender diversity in health research and healthcare

2016 – 2019

Member of Advisory Board, Health Knowledge-Action Network (KAN) in Future Earth

2018 – 2018

Operations Coordinator of the Program Subcommittee of the Health Disparities Network within Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT)

2017 – 2019

Elected representative Faculty Board, Medical Faculty, Heinrich-Heine-University Duesseldorf

2016 – 2016

Regional Leader for Northern Germany of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Alumni Association

2014 – 2016

Departmental Commission for Gender Equity, SOCIUM, University of Bremen

2013 – 2015

Speaker, Interdisciplinary Women Doctoral Student Network

Memberships

German Society for Social Medicine and Prevention (DGSMP)

Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT)

German Society for Public Health (DGPH)

European Public Health Association (EUPHA); Earth System Governance (ESG) Research Fellow

Working Group Medical Anthropology in the German Anthropological Association (DGV)

2019

Shortlisted (Top Ten) for the academics Young Researcher of the Year Award

2018

HeRA Travel Grant, Heinrich-Heine-University Duesseldorf

2016

Winner of the Dissertation Prize 2016 of the German Society for Social Medicine and Prevention

2016

Dissertation nominated for the Bremen Study Prize 2016 by the Faculty of Human and Health Sciences, University of Bremen

2015 

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) grant for invited lecture at East Tennessee States University, USA

2013

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Summer Program 2013 Research Grant for research visit to National Institute for Environmental Studies in Tsukuba, Japan

2012 – 2013

PhD scholarship, University of Bremen

2012

National Science Foundation (NSF) & German Research Foundation  (DFG) funded conference attendance in Washington, D.C., conference “Reckoning with the risk of catastrophe”

2010

DAAD PROMOS grant for research internship at WHO Center for Health Development in Kobe, Japan. Focus on chronic diseases and climate change, and on older people and disaster risk reduction