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Janissa Altona

: Janissa Altona

Building/room:  Grazer Straße 4 (GRA4) A2020
Phone:  +49 421 218-68911

Research associate

Janissa Altona is a health scientist at the Institute for Public Health and Nursing Research (IPP) at the University of Bremen. She is particularly involved in research into the care of people with dementia.

Publications & Social Media





  • Social health of people with dementia

  • Influence of (built) environmental factors on people with dementia and cognition

  • Health services research on medical and nursing care

  • Qualitative and quantitative methods, mixed methods



  • since summer semester 2022 Ethics and Healthcare Justice (M.Sc., M.Ed., M.A.)

  • since winter semester 2022/23 Health Services Research (B.A.)


Professional Career
Since 11/2021Research assistant in the Department of Health Care Research, Institute for Public Health and Nursing Research, University of Bremen
2020Internship at the IGES Institute Berlin, Health Policy Department

Student assistant at the State Association for Health and Academy for Social Medicine e.V., Lower Saxony/Bremen

2018 – 2019Tutor techniques for scientific working in the bachelor's degree programme Public Health/Health Sciences
2016Internship at the Lower Saxony Ministry for Social Affairs, Health and Equality
Academic career

Master's programme Public Health/Health Care, Health Economics and Management at the University of Bremen, M.A.

Master's thesis topic: "Study designs of psychosocial interventions for people with dementia: a pilot study on strengths and limitations"

2017Semester abroad at Maastricht University in the Bachelor's programme Health Sciences, B.Sc.

Bachelor's degree programme in Public Health/Health Sciences at the University of Bremen, B.A.

Topic of the Bachelor's thesis: "Potentials and limitations of HIV prevention in Germany"