Prof. Dr. Dr. Jens Holst

Medicine with Special Focus on Global Health

Head of the study programme International Health Sciences

Fulda University of Applied Sciences
Building 31, Room 104
Leipziger Straße 123
36037 Fulda
+49 661 9640-6403
+49 661 9640-6490

CV

http://www.jens-holst.de/

  • Since 2018: Professor for Medicine with Special Focus on Global Health at the Department of Nursing and Health Sciences, head of the bilingual Bachelor’s programme “International Health Sciences”
  • 2017-2018: Assistant Professor for Medicine with Special Focus on Global Health at the Department of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • 2015-2017: Assistant Professor for Basics of Medicine (50 %) and Health Policy (50 %) at the Department of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • 2014-2015: Research assistant at the Department of General and Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Otto von Guericke University of Magdeburg
  • 2014: Assistant Professor for Basics of Medicine (50 %) at the Department of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • 2005-2012: Cooperating researcher of the Social Science Research Centre Berlin
  • 2002-2019: Lecturer at the Department of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Applied Sciences Magdeburg-Stendal
  • 1999 until present: Freelance short-term consultant in binational and multilateral development cooperation with over 50 missions in a broad array of countries and continents
  • 2004: PhD in Public Health at Bielefeld University, doctoral thesis on “Health System in Chile – Selection and social exclusion”
  • 1999-2001: Postgraduate Master’s programme of public health at Bielefeld University
  • 1994: Doctorate in medicine on Semantically and memory-evoked event-related potentials in different stages of dementia
  • 1991-1998: Junior- and senior house officer in a public hospital in Berlin, Germany, Department of Internal Medicine; specialisation in internal medicine
  • 1983-1990: Medical studies at Free University Berlin
  • 1976-1984: Teacher degree programme in mathematics and Spanish, Westphalian Wilhelm University Münster

Teaching Areas

  • (International) Health sciences
  • Global health
  • Medicine
  • Health policy
  • Health financing
  • Health systems

Areas of Research

  • Global health
  • Health security
  • Global health policy
  • Health financing

Memberships

  • Berlin Chamber of Physicians
  • The German Public Health Association (DGPH)
  • German Platform for Global Health
  • Member of the editorial board of South Eastern European Journal of Public Health (SEEJPH)

Publications

  • Holst, Jens (2020). COVID-19: Besondere Herausforderungen an Public Health in Theorie und Praxis. Das Gesundheitswesen 82 (11): 829-835. DOI: 10.1055/a-1276-0847.
  • Holst, Jens (2020). Increasing Rural Recruitment and Retention through Rural Exposure during Undergraduate Training: An Integrative Review. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 17: 6423. DOI: 10/3390/ijerph17176423 (https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/17/17/6423).
  • Holst, Jens (2020). The world expects effective global health interventions: Can global health deliver? Global Public Health 15:9, 1396-1403. DOI: 10.1080/17441692.2020.1795222 (https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/17441692.2020.1795222).
  • Holst, Jens (2020). When the world depends on effective public health intervention – and public health does not deliver (Editorial). SEEJPH. DOI: 10.4119/seejph-3469 (https://www.seejph.com/index.php/seejph/article/download/3469/3586).
  • Holst, Jens (2020). Global Health – Emergence, technocratic narrowing and hegemonic trends of a new concept. Globalisation and Health 16:42. DOI: 10.1186/s12992-020-00573-4 (https://globalizationandhealth.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s12992-020-00573-4).
  • Holst, Jens (2019). Designing Germany’s new global health strategy: Some important recommendations. SEEJPH XI: 2-7. DOI: 10.4119/UNIBI/SEEJPH-2019-212 (http://www.seejph.com/index.php/seejph/article/download/212/161).
  • Holst, Jens (2019). Addressing upstream determinants of health in Germany’s new global health strategy: recommendations from the German Platform for Global Health. BMJ Glob Health 4 (2): e001404. DOI: 10.1136/bmjgh-2019-001404 (https://gh.bmj.com/content/bmjgh/4/2/e001404.full.pdf).
  • Holst, Jens (2019). Global Health – Hope oder Hype? G&G Wissenschaft 19 (2): 7-15 (https://www.gg-digital.de/imperia/md/gug/archiv/ggw_02_19.pdf).
  • Holst, Jens (2019). Global Health: Öffentliche Gesundheit in Theorie und Praxis. ASU Arbeitsmed Sozialmed Umweltmed 54 (4): 215-218 (https://www.asu-arbeitsmedizin.com/schwerpunkt/global-health-oeffentliche-gesundheit-theorie-und-praxis).
  • Holst, Jens (2019). Gesundheit global. Anforderungen an eine nachhaltige Gesundheitspolitik. Dr. med. Mabuse 44 (238):22-25. 
  • Holst, Jens (2019). Schlüssel für mehr Landärzte: Landärztliche Studieninhalte und Medizinstudierende vom Land. Ergebnisse einer systematischen Literaturrecherche (Key for More Rural Physicians: Rural Medical Tracks and Students with Rural Background). Z Allg Med 95 (2): 80-86. DOI: 10.3238/zfa.2019.0080-0086 (https://www.online-zfa.com/fileadmin/user_upload/Holst-Schluessel_Landaerzte_MMK.pdf).
  • Holst, Jens (2019). Resistenzen ohne Grenzen. Gesundheit und Gesellschaft 22 (1): 23-28 (https://www.gg-digital.de/2019/01/thema-des-monats/resistenzen-ohne-grenzen/index.html).
  • Holst, Jens; Breckenkamp, Jürgen; Burazeri, Genc; Martin-Moreno, José; Schröder-Bäck, Peter; Laaser, Ulrich (2018)    Five years of the South Eastern European Journal of Public Health (SEEJPH): Focusing on health systems in transition worldwide. SEEJPH X: 1-3. DOI: 10.4119/UNIBI/SEEJPH-2018-201 (http://www.seejph.com/index.php/seejph/article/download/201/149).
  • Holst, Jens (2017). Planeamento de saúde na Alemanha: Princípios fundamentais: Decentralização, subsidiaridade, corporativismo (Health planning in Germany: Basic principles: Decentralisation, Subsidiarity, Corporatism). An Inst Hig Med Trop 16 (Supl. 1): S29 - S36 (http://ihmtweb.ihmt.unl.pt/PublicacoesFB/Anais/Anais_vol16_suplemento1_2017/files/assets/basic-html/page-29.HTML).
  • Holst, Jens (2017). Good governance and redistribution in health financing: Pro-poor effects and general challenges (Good Governance und Umverteilung in der Gesundheitsfinanzierung: Armutsminderung und grundsätzliche Herausforderungen). pg Paper 02/2017. Unversity of Applied Sciences Fulda: Fulda. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.25465.47201 (http://fuldok.hs-fulda.de/opus4/frontdoor/index/index/docId/657).
  • Holst, Jens; Razum, Oliver (2017). Globale Gesundheitspolitik ist mehr als Gefahrenabwehr (Global Health Comprises More than Health Security: Discussion. Das Gesundheitswesen 80 (10): 923-926. DOI: 10.1055/s-0043-119088.
  • Holst, Jens; Giovanella, Ligia; Carrilho Lins de Andrade, Gabriella (2016). Porque não instituir copagamento no Sistema Único de Saúde: efeitos nocivos para o acesso a serviços e a saúde dos cidadãos (Why it is a bad idea to implement copayments in the Unified Health System: harmful effects on access to care and people’s health). Saúde em debate 40 (Número Especial): 213-226 (http://www.scielo.br/pdf/sdeb/v40nspe/0103-1104-sdeb-40-spe-0213.pdf).
  • Holst, Jens (2015). Medical Training for Rural Recruitment: Important but Insufficient as Stand-alone Approach. Community Med Health Edu 5: 6. DOI: 10.4172/2161- 0711.1000388 (http://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/medical-training-for-rural-recruitment-insufficient-as-standaloneapproach-2161-0711-1000388.php?aid=65889#PDF).
  • Holst, Jens (2015). Große Spender für den kleinen Pieks. Gesundheit und Gesellschaft 10/15: 32-36.
  • Holst, Jens (2015). Rethinking medical training in Germany towards rural health care. The Open Primary Health Care: Open Access 5: 2. 195 (http://www.omicsgroup.org/journals/rethinking-medical-training-in-germany-towards-rural-health-care-2167-1079-1000194.pdf).
  • Holst, Jens; Herrmann, Markus (2015). Structural challenges for improving rural medical training in Germany. J Health Edu Res Dev 4:1. DOI: 10.4172/2380-5439.1000154 (http://www.esciencecentral.org/journals/structural-challenges-for-improving-rural-medical-training-in-germany-2380-5439-1000154.pdf).
  • Holst, Jens; Normann, Oliver; Herrmann, Markus (2015). Strengthening training in rural practice in Germany: New ap-proach for undergraduate medical curriculum towards sustaining rural health care. Rural and Remote Health 4: 3563 (http://www.rrh.org.au/articles/showarticlenew.asp?ArticleID=3563).
  • Holst, Jens; Razum, Oliver (2015). Public Health als Weg zur Optimierung des Menschen im Sinne besserer Resilienz? Die Stellungnahme der Leopoldina zu Public Health in Deutschland (Public Health as a Pathway towards Optimising Human Beings in Terms of Better Resilience? The Leopoldina Statement on Public Health in Germany). Das Gesundheitswesen 77 (8-9): 593-595. DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1559655 (https://www.thieme-connect.de/products/ejournals/pdf/10.1055/s-0035-1559655.pdf).
  • Holst, Jens (2014). Gesundheitsfinanzierung: Risikomischung und soziale Gerechtigkeit (Health Financing: Risk pooling and social justice). In: Razum, Oliver; Zeeb, Hajo; Müller, Olaf; Jahn, Albrecht. Globalisierung – Gerechtigkeit – Gesundheit (Globalisation – Equity – Health). Verlag Hans Huber, Bern: 89-100.
  • Arteaga, Oscar; Rebolledo, Cristián; Silva, Nicolás; Cuadrado, Cristóbal; Martínez, Soledad; Holst, Jens (2014). Gesundheitswesen in Chile und Primäre Gesundheitsversorgung – Erfolgreiche Integration? (Chilean Healthcare System and Primary Health Care: Integration accomplished?). In: Jahrbuch für Kritische Medizin und Gesundheitswissenschaften Bd. 50.: 82-103. Argument-Verlag, Hamburg.
  • Holst, Jens (2012). Implementing the Solidarity Principle through Financial Equalisation. In: Holst, Jens (ed.). Global Social Protection Scheme – Moving from Charity to Solidarity. Medico international /Hélène-de-Beir Foundation, Frankfurt / Merelbeke: 86-104 (http://www.jens-holst.de/serveDocument.php?id=98&file=1/2/dde.pdf)
  • Holst, Jens (2012). Direktzahlungen in der Krankenversorgung in Entwicklungs- und Schwellenländern. Ein Reforminstrument mit überwiegend negativen Wirkungen (Patient Cost Sharing in Developing Countries and Countries in Transition – A Reform Instrument with Mainly Negative Effects). Discussion Paper SP I 2012–305, Research Group Public Health, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB) (Social Science Research Centre Berlin) (http://skylla.wzb.eu/pdf/2012/i12-305.pdf).
  • Holst, Jens; Gericke, Christian (2012). Health care financing in Yemen. Int Journal Health Plan Mgmt 27 (3), S. 198-225. DOI: 10.1002/hpm.2107 (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/hpm.2107/pdf).
  • Holst, Jens (2011). Senkung der Krankenkassenbeiträge: Ein untauglicher Weg zur Senkung der Lohn“neben“kosten (Reducing health-insurance contributions: An unadequate way towards lowering ancillary labour costs). Jahrbuch für Kritische Medizin und Gesundheitswissenschaften Bd. 47. Argument-Verlag, Hamburg: 49-73 (http://www.med.uni-magdeburg.de/jkmg/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/JKMG_Band47_Kapitel05_Holst.pdf).
  • Holst, Jens (2011). Reformen der Gesundheitssysteme in Lateinamerika. In: Au, Anne et al. (eds.). Soziale Sicherheit in Lateinamerika - Neue Wege durch linke Regierungen? Vol 6, Serie Lateinamerika im Fokus (LatiF), Wissenschaftlicher Verlag, Berlin: 223-271 (Reforms of the Healthcare Systems in Latin America. In: Au, Anne, et al. Social Protection in Latin America. Social protection Latin America – New pathways through leftist governments? Vol. 6, Serie Latin America in the focus): 223-271.
  • Holst, Jens (2010). Moral Hazard – Über die Irrelevanz eines theoretischen Konzepts für die Praxis des Gesundheitswesens (Moral Hazard – About the irrelevance of a theoretical concept for the real world of healthcare systems). In: Gerlinger, Thomas; Kümpers, Susanne; Lehnhardt, Uwe; Wright, Michael (eds.): Politik für Gesundheit. Fest- und Streitschriften zum 65. Geburtstag von Rolf Rosenbrock. Hans Huber, Bern: S. 143-153.
  • Braun, Bernard; Glaeske, Gerd; Holst, Jens; Marstedt, Gerd (2010). Steigerung der Therapietreue – Arzneimittelzuzahlungen sind mehr Problem als Lösung (Improving medication adherence – Co-payments are rather the problem than the solution). Die Er-satzkasse 3/2010, S. 108-111 (http://www.forum-gesundheitspolitik.de/dossier/PDF/Beitrag_Zuzahlungen_VDEK.pdf).
  • Holst, Jens (2009). Therapietreue von intravenös injizierenden Drogengebrauchern bei der ambulanten Versorgung chronischer Hautulzerationen. Erfahrungen mit Wundmanagement in einem niedrigschwelligen Setting. Zeitschrift für Allgemeinmedizin (ZfA) 85 (11): 451-455 (https://www.online-zfa.de/article/Therapietreue_von_intraven_s_injizierenden_Drogengebrauchern/originalarbeit-original-papers/2009/11/120; www.online-zfa.de/media/article/2009/11/9C88CA84-D060-42DD-9A0C-7A8B36ABFFB0/9C88CA84D06042DD9A0C7A8B36ABFFB0_chronische-wunden-drogenabhaengige-zfa_korrtl_1_original.pdf).
  • Holst, Jens (2009). The potential of regional trade agreements for extending social protection in health. Lessons learnt and emerging challenges. The Open Health Services and Policy Journal 2: 84-93. DOI: 10.2174/1874924000902010084 (https://www.benthamopen.com/contents/pdf/TOHSPJ/TOHSPJ-2-84.pdf).
  • Rosenbrock, Rolf; Holst, Jens (2008). Gesundheitssystem und Solidarität (Health system and solidarity). In: Gerhardt, Moritz; Kolb, Stephan, u.a. (Hrsg.). Medizin und Gewissen - Im Streit zwischen Markt und Solidarität: 199-231. Mabuse-Verlag, Frankfurt am Main.
  • Holst, Jens (2007). Social health insurance: Not modern, but not old-fashion. J Publ Health Pol 28 (2): 283-286 (http://www.palgrave-journals.com/jphp/journal/v28/n2/pdf/3200133a.pdf).
  • Holst, Jens (2007). Therapietreue: „Auch eine Bringschuld des Versorgungssystems“ (Compliance – Also a debt to be discharged by the health care system). Dt Ärztebl 104 (15): A-996-998/B-886-888/C-843-845 (http://www.aerzteblatt.de/v4/archiv/artikel.asp?src=heft&id=55242).
  • Weber, Axel; Stierle, Friedeger; Hohmann, Jürgen; Schramm, Bernd; Schmidt-Ehry, Bergis; Holst, Jens (2005). Social Protection in Health Care – European Assets and Contributions. GTZ, Eschborn (http://www.gtz.de/de/dokumente/en-social-protection-health-care-eu.pdf)
  • Holst, Jens; Laaser, Ulrich (2003). Zuzahlungen im Gesundheitswesen: Unsozial, diskrimi-nierend und ineffektiv (Co-payments in health care: Antiso-cial, discriminating und ineffective). Deutsches Ärzteblatt 100 (51-52): A3358-A3361 (http://www.aerzteblatt.de/v4/archiv/artikel.asp?id=39869; aerzteblatt.lnsdata.de/pdf/100/51/a3358.pdf).
  • Bardroff, Martina; Hohmann, Jürgen; Holst, Jens (2000). Gesundheitssysteme Lateinamerikas: Probleme und Reformstrategien. (Health Care Systems in Latin America: Problems and Reform Strategies). Ibero-Amerikanisches Archiv. Zeitschrift für Sozialwissenschaften 26 (3-4): 377-399. Berlin. ISSN 0340-3068 (http://www2gtz.de/health-insurance/studien/gesundheit050202.pdf).
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