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M.Sc. Laura Hertner

Psychology, Research assistant

Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Charitéplatz 14
10117 Berlin

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Research assistant and doctoral student AG transcultural psychiatry

Additional information

Research interest: 

  • Effects of migration related stressors on mental health including substance (mis)use
  • Barriers faced by migrants to reception of adequate (mental) health care
  • Negotiations related to community belonging in post-migration societies
  • Mixed-methods approaches and data triangulation

Research project:

  • Transnational Perspectives on Migration and Integration (TRANSMIT)
  • PREPARE - Prevention and Treat-ment of Substance Use Disorders in Refugees
  • FOCUS – forced displacement and refugee-host-community solidarity (EU HORIZON 2020 project on psychosocial and socio-economical integration of Syrian refugees)
  • MiG BaWü – Migration and health care delivery in Baden-Württemberg, Germany 
  • Qualitative research on the concept of psychosocial support in the care delivery to refugees (Master thesis) 


Member of the Department of Migration, Mental and Physical Health and Health Promotion at the Berlin Institute for Empirical Integration and Migration Research under the direction of Prof. Dr. Ulrike Kluge