Dr Mirjam Jenny

Head Research Scientist

Harding Center for Risk Literacy, Germany

Mirjam Jenny is the Head Research Scientist of the Harding Center for Risk Literacy at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development (MPIB). Her research in decision making and risk literacy is located at the intersection of psychology, computer science, and medicine. Currently, she is developing decision aids for the medical domain for example, fast and frugal decision trees for emergency medicine using machine learning methods. Being actively engaged in the German health care landscape she hopes to improve the medical decisions of patients, doctors, and institutions. After receiving her PhD in psychology at the University of Basel, Switzerland, she spent her postdoc at the Center for Adaptive Rationality at the MPIB where she won the Otto Hahn Medal awarded by the Max Planck Society. She then moved into the health care sector and spent one year at the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians as a data scientist.


Combining Machine Learning and Psychology in the Medicine Industry

Medical decision-making especially in emergency situations is not easy. Tools like machine learning or the decision tree can help to evaluate the opportunities. Read the interview with Dr Mirjam Jenny to learn more about the digitalisation process in the medicine industry.