Susanne Ulrich, MPH

wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin


Marchioninistr. 17, 81377 München

Raum: U039
Telefon: +49 (0)89 / 2180-78218
Fax: +49 (0)89 / 2180-78230



Research Interest:

My PhD project concerns wayfinding and spatial orientation that have been finding increasing attention in biomedical research since impairments in wayfinding can be early signs of senile dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. It is incompletely understood how and why individuals choose the optimal wayfinding strategy. To date, there is one state-of–the-art questionnaire to differentiate and determine self-reported wayfinding strategies, the Wayfinding Strategy Scale. The purpose of the study is to examine distribution and vestibular and non-vestibular determinants of wayfinding strategies in a sample of the German population.

I am currently employed in the PrimA-QuO “Optimierte primärärztliche Versorgung von Kindern und Jugendlichen mit psychischen Auffälligkeiten und Störungen” project applying qualitative and quantitative methods and a systematic review concerning health promotion and disease prevention in healthy older aged persons in the community.

Academic milestones

2014 - 2016 Master of Public Health, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Thesis: "Forget Your Navi, Fire Your Neurons – A Representative Cross-Sectional Survey on Wayfinding Strategies in Germany".
2010 - 2014 Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Economics, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Thesis: "The integration of visually Impaired in a digital society. The Influence of technology on alternative practices – a Grounded Theory methodology".

Academic professional experience

2015 - present Institute for Medical Information Processing, Biometrics and Epidemiology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München