Univ.-Prof.in Dr.in Kyung-Eun (Anna) Choi

Head of Health Services Research/Rehabilitation Science Group at MIAAI



Kyung-Eun (Anna) Choi is a research psychologist (HHU, Düsseldorf, Germany) with an additional Master degree in Intercultural Studies (Salzburg University, Austria) and defended her PhD Thesis on Differentiated Mechanisms of Pain Perception. Until 2020, she has been the Head of Health Services Research and Director of Studies for the corresponding Master Programme at the Institute for Medical Sociology, Health Services Research and Rehabilitation Science, University of Cologne, Germany.


Next to being Prof. for Health Services Research at the DPU, she is currently the Head of the Health Services Research/Rehabilitation Science group at the Center for Health Services Research at Brandenburg Medical School, Germany, where she also acts as Board Member.”




Key publications

Fields of interest

Occupational Medicine, Health promotion, Resilience, (Individual and Organizational) Health Literacy, Integrative Medicine, Diversity, Community Health, (Sustainable) Global Health, Rehabilitation, Health Services Research

https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5533-7450


Selected publications

(please see https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5533-7450 for further publications):


Lindert L., Kühn L., Kuper P., Choi.-E. (2022)

Organizational Health Literacy in the Context of Employee Health: An Expert-Panel-Guided Scoping Review Protocol. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19(7), 4381; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19074381


Hammer A., Onyebuchi A.A., Mannion R., Groene O., Sunol R., Pfaff P., Choi K.-E. (2021)

Measuring social capital of hospital management boards in European hospitals: A validation study on psychometric properties of a questionnaire for Chief Executive Officers. BMC Health Serv Res 21, 1036 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-021-07067-y


Choi K.-E. A., Lindert L., Schlomann L., Samel C., Hellmich M, Pfaff. (2021)

A Cross-Provider Healthcare Management Program for Musculoskeletal Disorders: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial in 22 German Companies. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(22), 11844; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182211844


Schubin K., Schlomann L., Lindert L., Pfaff H., K-E. Choi (2020)

Occupational Physicians’ Perspectives on Determinants of Employee Participation in a Randomized Controlled Musculoskeletal Health Promotion Measure: A Qualitative Study. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(20), 7445; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17207445


Lehmann B.A., Lindert L., Ohlmeier S., Schlomann L., Pfaff H., K.-E. Choi (2020)

“And Then He Got into the Wrong Group”: A Qualitative Study Exploring the Effects of Randomization in Recruitment to a Randomized Controlled Trial. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 17(6), 1886; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17061886


Richter S, Demirer I, Choi KE, Hartrampf J, Pfaff H, Karbach U (2020)

People with multimorbidity in outpatient care: patient-focused and needs-oriented healthcare management (MamBo) - protocol for a multiperspective evaluation study. BMC health services research 20 (1): 1-7. DOI: 10.1186/s12913-020-05178-6


Zeike S, Choi KE, Lindert L, Pfaff H (2019).

Managers’ Well-Being in the Digital Era: Is it Associated with Perceived Choice Overload and Pressure from Digitalization? An Exploratory Study, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 16(10): 1746


Haller H, Wang T, Lauche R, Choi KE, Voiß P, Felber S, Cramer H, Ataseven B, Kümmel S, Paul A, Dobos G (2019)

Hypoglossal acupuncture for acute chemotherapy-induced dysgeusia in patients with breast cancer: study protocol of a randomized, sham-controlled trial. Trials. 4;20(1):398. doi: 10.1186/s13063-019-3525-y.



Haller H, Saha FJ, Ebner B, Kowoll A, Anheyer D, Dobos G, Berger B, Choi KE (2018)

Emotional release and physical symptom improvement: a qualitative analysis of self-reported outcomes and mechanisms in patients treated with neural therapy. BMC Complement Altern Med. 27;18(1):311.


Lauche R, Schuth M, Schwickert M, Lüdtke R, Musial F, Michalsen A, Dobos G, Choi KE

Efficacy of the Alexander Technique in treating chronic non-specific neck pain: A randomized controlled trial. Clin Rehabil. 2016 Mar;30(3):247-58. doi: 10.1177/0269215515578699. Epub 2015 Mar 31.


Choi KE, Dobos G. Frauen erobern die Medizin

Strukturwandel im Gesundheitswesen. ÄRZTIN 03/2015.


Theysohn N*, Choi KE*, Gizewski ER, Wen M, Rampp T, Gasser T, Dobos GJ, Forsting M, Musial F

Acupuncture-related modulation of pain-associated brain networks during electrical pain stimulation: a functional magnetic resonance imaging study. J Altern Complement Med. 2014 Dec;20(12):893-900. doi: 10.1089/acm.2014.0105.* shared first authorship


Spahn G, Choi KE, Kennemann C, Lüdtke R, Franken U, Langhorst J, Paul A, Dobos GJ

Can a multimodal mind-body program enhance the treatment effects of physical activity in breast cancer survivors with chronic tumor-associated fatigue? A randomized controlled trial. Integr Cancer Ther. 2013 Jul;12(4):291-300. doi: 10.1177/1534735413492727.