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Maren Jeleff
Maren Jeleff, MSc

Center for Public Health (Department of Social and Preventive Medicine)
Position: PHD Student

ORCID: 0000-0002-6789-9167

Further Information


Public Health

Research group(s)

  • Unit Medical Anthropology and Global Health
    Head: Ruth Kutalek
    Research Area: Research at the Unit focuses on the socio-cultural implications and perceptions of infectious diseases (especially Ebola viral disease, measles, and yellow fever), antimicrobial resistance (AMR), nutritional anthropology (e.g. geophagy), issues of access to health care for disadvantaged and vulnerable populations, mental health, representations of human bodies, human-animal-environment interactions, as well as anthropological perspectives in emergency response and humanitarian assistance.

Research interests

I am a PhD student at the Center for Public Health and I am part of the Horizon 2020 project Global Social Sciences Network for Infectious Threats and Antimicrobial Resistance (SoNAR-Global).

My research focus and interest so far has been on antimicrobial resistance and infectious threats, vulnerability assessment tools, participatory research and One Health.


Techniques, methods & infrastructure

qualitative research; grounded theory; in-depth interviews, participant observation, photo-elicitation, focus group discussions; thematic analysis, grounded theory analysis

Selected publications

  1. 2019 Jeleff M, Lehner L, Giles-Vernick T, Dückers M, Napier D, Jirovsky E, Kutalek R. Vulnerability assessment tools for infectious threats and antimicrobial resistance: a scoping review protocol. BMJ Open 2019;9:e031944.