Dr. Insa Backhaus


Sozialepidemiologie, Soziale Determinanten der Gesundheit, Sozialkapital, Gesundheit von Studierenden


Seit 2020Postdoktorandin, Institut für Medizinische Soziologie, Universitätsklinikum Düsseldorf (DE)
2020Public Health Managerin, Task-Force Corona Monitoring, Gesundheitsamt Lübeck (DE)
2018 – 2019Gastwissenschaftlerin, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (USA)
2016 – 2020PhD in Infectious Diseases, Microbiology and Public Health, Sapienza Universität Rom (IT)
2015 – 2016Master of Science, Healthcare Policy, Innovation and Management, Universität Maastricht (NL)
2012 – 2015Bachelor of Science, European Public Health, Universität Maastricht (NL)

Publikationen in begutachteten Zeitschriften:

Backhaus I, Sisenop F, Begotaraj E, Cachia J, Capolongo S, Carta MG, Jakubauskiene M, Jevtic M,
            Nakov V, Pirlog MC, Grbic DS, Vinko M, Kusturica MP, Morganti A and Lindert J (2021)
            Resilience and Coping With COVID-19: The COPERS Study. Int J Public Health 66:1604007.

MacDonald, CJ., Backhaus, I., Vanezi, A Yeratziotis, E., Clendinneng, D.,  Seriola, L., Häkkinen, S.,
            Cassar,M., Mettouris, C., & Papadopoulos, G A. (2021) European Union Digital Education
            quality standard framework and companion evaluation toolkit, Open Learning: The Journal
            of Open, Distance and e-Learning, doi.org/10.1080/02680513.2021.1936476

Solbach, W., Schiffner, J., Backhaus, I., Burger, D., Staiger, R., Tiemer, B., Bobrowski, A.,
            Hutchings, T., Mischnik, A. (2020). Antibody profiling of COVID-19 patients in an
            urban low-incidence region in Northern Germany. Frontiers in Public Health.
Backhaus, I., Ramirez Varela, A., Khoo, S., Siefken, K., Crozier, A., Begotaraj, E., Fischer, F.,
            Wiehn, J., Lanning, B., Lin, P.-H., Jang, S., Zaranza, L., Al Shamli, A. K., La Torre, G.,
            & Kawachi, I. (2020). Associations between social capital and depressive symptoms
            among college students in 12 countries: Results of a cross-national study. Frontiers in
            Psychology, 11.

Mannocci, A., D’egidio, V., Backhaus, I., Federici, A., Sinopoli, A., Varela, A. R., Villari, P.,
            & Torre, G. L. (2020). Are there effective interventions to increase physical activity in
            children and young people? An umbrella review. International Journal of Environmental
            Research and Public Health, 17(10). https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17103528

Weibel S, Rücker G, Eberhart LH, Pace NL, Hartl HM, Jordan OL, Mayer D, Riemer M, Schaefer MS,
            Raj D, Backhaus I, Helf A, Schlesinger T, Kienbaum P, Kranke P. Drugs for preventing
            postoperative nausea and vomiting in adults after general anaesthesia: a network
            meta-analysis. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2020 Oct 19;10(10):CD012859.

Backhaus, I, Kino, S, La Torre, G, & Kawachi, I. (2019). Right-wing populism and self-rated
            health in Europe: A multilevel analysis. J Epidemiol Community Health, jech-2018-211995.

Backhaus, I, Fisher, L, Ketchen-Lipson, S, Kawachi, I, & Pedrelli, P. (2019). Sexual assault,
            suicidality, sense of belonging among LGBQ and heterosexual college students.
            Journal of American College Health. dx.doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2019.1679155

Backhaus, I., D’Egidio, V., Saulle, R., Masala, D., Firenze, A., De Vito, E., … La Torre, G. (2019).
            Health-related quality of life and its associated factors: Results of a multi-center
            cross-sectional study among university students. Journal of Public Health
            (Oxford, England). doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdz011

Mannocci, A., Backhaus, I., D’Egidio, V., Federici, A., Villari, P., & La Torre, G. (2019). What public
            health strategies work to reduce the tobacco demand among young people? An umbrella
            review of systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Health Policy.

Cocchiara, R. A., Sciarra, I., D’Egidio, V., Sestili, C., Mancino, M., Backhaus, I., … La Torre, G. (2018).
            Returning to work after breast cancer: A systematic review of reviews. Work (Reading, Mass.),
            61(3), 463–476. doi.org/10.3233/WOR-182810

Saulle, R., Bernardi, M., Chiarini, M., Backhaus, I., & Torre, G. L. (2018). Shift work, overweight and
            obesity in health professionals: A systematic review and meta-analysis. La Clinica
, 169(4), e189–e197

Backhaus, I, D’Egidio, V, Grassucci, D, Gelardini, M, Ardizzone, C, & La Torre, G. (2017). Link
            between perceived smoking behaviour at school and students smoking status: A large
            survey among Italian adolescents. Public Health, 151, 169–176

Backhaus, I, Mannocci, A, & La Torre, G. (2017). Tobacco smoking and multiple sclerosis: A
            systematic review of systematic and narrative reviews of observational studies.
            Journal of Public Health, 1–8. doi.org/10.1007/s10389-017-0811-6 

Weibel, S., Jelting, Y., Pace, N. L., Rücker, G., Raj, D., Schaefer, M. S., … Backhaus, I., … Kranke, P.
            (2017). Drugs for preventing postoperative nausea and vomiting in adults after general
            anaesthesia: A network meta-analysis. In Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.

D’Egidio, V., Sestili, C., Mancino, M., Sciarra, I., Cocchiara, R., Backhaus, I., … return to breast
            Collaborative group. (2017). Counseling interventions delivered in women with breast
            cancer to improve health-related quality of life: A systematic review. Quality of Life
            Research: An International Journal of Quality of Life Aspects of Treatment, Care and

Backhaus, I., Mannocci, A, Lemmens, P. H. H. M, & La Torre, G. (2016). Smoking as a risk factor
            for developing Multiple Sclerosis: A meta-analysis of observational studies. La Clinica
            Terapeutica, 167(3), 82–92. doi.org/10.7417/CT.2016.1932 


Dragano N, Conte A, Pförtner TK, Backhaus I, Gesundheitliche Folgen von Wirtschaftskrisen:
            epidemiologische Studien zur Weltfinanzkrise 2007/2008. 2020, Bremen:
            Kompetenznetz Public Health COVID‐19.)

Dragano N, Conte A, Pförtner TK, Backhaus I, Umgang mit gesundheitlichen Folgen von
            Wirtschaftskrisen: Lehren aus der Weltfinanzkrise 2007/2008, Bremen:
            Kompetenznetz Public Health COVID‐19.)

Forschungsnetzwerke und Kooperationen:

Seit 2020European Public Health Association (EUPHA): Public Mental Health
Seit 2018International Society of Social Capital (ISSC)
Seit 2017World Health Summit: M8 Alliance: Migrant Health


Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, Social Science & Medicine, SSM - Population Health, European Journal of Ageing, Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, Journal of American College Health

Vorträge wissenschaftlicher Tagungen

Backhaus, I., Kino, S., Torre, G. L., & Kawachi, I. (2019).Rightwing Populism and self-rated health. (Oral presentation). Presented at the One-day symposium: Health and Inequalities in an Era of Crises, University of Edinburgh, UK. (eingeladen)

Backhaus, I., Kino, S., Torre, G. L., & Kawachi, I. (2019).Rightwing Populism and self-rated health. (Pitch presentation: Public health: politics and policies). Presented at the 16th European Public Health Conference, Marseille, France.

I Backhaus, I Kawachi, A Ramirez, S Jang, S Khoo, A Al-Shamli, L Po-Hsiu, E Begotaraj, F Fischer, & G La Torre (2019). Social capital and students’ health: results of the splash study. (Poster presentation: Child and adolescent health). Presented at the 16th European Public Health Conference, Marseille, France.

Torre, G. L., Backhaus, I., Mipatrini, D., Mannocci A., (2017). Are there any differences between research on migrants' and non-migrants' health? Methodological challenges and critical issues: a comparison between Italy and Sweden. (Oral presentation). Presented at the M8 Alliance Expert Meeting on Migrants’ and Refugees’ Health, Rome, Italy.

Backhaus, I., & Torre, G. L. (2015). Problems in assessing the methodological quality of systematic and narrative reviews: the case of tobacco smoking and Multiple Sclerosis. (Workshop). Presented at the 8th European Public Health Conference, Milan, Italy.

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