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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)

Research interests

I am a PhD student at the Center for Public Health and I joined the Horizon 2020 project CANCERLESS ( at the The Community Health Lab ( as project manager and researcher in 2022.

I have been working at the Medical University of Vienna since 2019. I was part of the EU funded Horizon 2020 project Sonar-Global (a social sciences network for infectious diseases) and in charge of conducting a systematic scoping review on vulnerability assessment tools in the context of infectious threats. Im currently working on my dissertation on "Current topics of infectious diseases in Austria from social science and public health perspectives."

My research focus and interest so far has been on vulnerable and marginal groups, antimicrobial resistance, participatory research and One Health. I am also a professional photographer, combining conceptual photography and social sciences.

Techniques, methods & infrastructure

qualitative research, grounded theory, in-depth interviews, participant observation, focus group discussion, thematic analysis, grounded theory analysis; photography

Selected publications

  1. Jeleff, M. et al. (2019) ‘Vulnerability assessment tools for infectious threats and antimicrobial resistance: a scoping review protocol’, BMJ Open, 9(11), p. e031944. Available at:
  2. Jeleff, M. et al. (2022) ‘Occupational challenges of healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic: a qualitative study’, BMJ Open, 12(3), p. e054516. Available at: