Research fellow

Dr. Florence Samkange-Zeeb

Curriculum vitae

Scientist

Higher Education:
1986-1988: Radiography, School of Radiography, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
1995-1997: BSc. Radiography, Anglia Polytech University, Cambridge
April 2000-July 2002: Master in Public Health, University of Bielefeld
August 2013: Dr. P.H., University of Bremen

Occupational experience:
Nov. 1988-2002:Radiographer (Zimbabwe, South Africa, Namibia, Germany)
Nov. 2002-Mai 2003: Scientist, loegd NRW, Bielefeld; EU -Benchmarking-Project „regional health management“
July 2004-Jul 2005: Project worker, AIDS-Hilfe, Bielefeld; Comparison of German and African HIV-AIDS prevention materials and methods
Sept. 2004-Juni 2005: Scientist, Faculty for Public Health, University of Bielefeld; Research project: Predicting non-return to work in patients attending cardiac rehabilitation.
Oct. 2005-Dez. 2005: Contract - literature search and writing of an article on migrants for the book project, “Encyclopaedia
of Public Health” (together with Prof. Razum, University of Bielefeld)
Mai 2006- July 2006: Contract - literature search and writing of a synopsis and 12 essays on health of migrants for the book project, „Encyclopaedia Reference of Public Health” (together with Prof. Razum, University of Bielefeld)
15. Nov 2006-June 2010: Scientist, Institute for Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology und Informatics, University Medical Centre of the Johannes-Gutenberg University, Mainz; Research projects: INTERPHONE - international study on mobile phone use and brain tumour risk; INTEROCC - international study on occupational risk factors and brain tumour risk; Conduction of a systematic review on radiation induced cataract.

Research interests

Health of Migrants, Social epidemiology

Memberships

Projects

Selected publications

  • Articles with peer-review

  • Khan Z, Khan S, Christianson L, Rehman S, Ekwunife O, Samkange-Zeeb F. Smokeless tobacco and oral potentially malignant disorders in South Asia: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Nicotine and Tobacco Research. 2018;20(1):12-21.
    https://doi.org/10.1093/ntr/ntw310
  • Brand T, Kleer D, Samkange-Zeeb F, Zeeb H. Prävention bei Menschen mit Migrationshintergrund. Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz. 2015;58(6):584-592.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s00103-015-2149-y
  • Dreger S, Pöttgen S, Samkange-Zeeb F, Merzenich H, Ningo A, Breckow J, Zeeb H. Retrospective assessment of self-reported exposure to medical ionizing radiation: Results of a feasibility study conducted in Germany. BMC Research Notes. 2015;8:300.
    https://doi.org/10.1186/s13104-015-1268-8
  • Samkange-Zeeb F, Ernst SA, Klein-Ellinghaus F, Brand T, Reeske-Behrens A, Plumbaum T, Zeeb H. Assessing the acceptability and usability of an internet-based intelligent health assistant developed for use among Turkish migrants: Results of a study conducted in Bremen, Germany. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2015;12(12):15339-15351.
    https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph121214987
  • Samkange-Zeeb F, Mikolajczyk R, Zeeb H. Awareness and knowledge of sexually transmitted diseases among secondary school students in two German cities. Journal of Community Health. 2013;38(2):293-300.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s10900-012-9614-4
  • Samkange-Zeeb F, Pöttgen S, Zeeb H. Higher risk perception of HIV than of chlamydia and HPV among secondary school students in two German cities. PLOS ONE. 2013;8(4):e61636.
    https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0061636
  • Samkange-Zeeb F, Spallek L, Klug SJ, Zeeb H. HPV infection awareness and self-reported HPV vaccination coverage in female adolescent students in two German cities. Journal of Community Health. 2012;37(6):1151-1156.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s10900-012-9589-1
  • Samkange-Zeeb F, Spallek L, Zeeb H. Awareness and knowledge of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among school-going adolescents in Europe: A systematic review of published literature. BMC Public Health. 2011;11:727.
    https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-11-727
  • Samkange-Zeeb F, Schlehofer B, Schüz J, Schlaefer K, Berg-Beckhoff G, Wahrendorf J, Blettner M. Occupation and risk of glioma, meningioma and acoustic neuroma: Results from a German case-control study (Interphone Study Group, Germany). Cancer Epidemiology. 2010;34(1):55-61.
  • Samkange-Zeeb F, Blettner M. Emerging aspects of mobile phone use. Emerging Health Threats Journal. 2009;2(e5):1-8.
    https://doi.org/10.3134/ehtj.09.005
  • Blettner M, Schlehofer B, Samkange-Zeeb F, Berg G, Schlaefer K, Schüz J. Medical exposure to ionising radiation and the risk of brain tumours: Interphone study group, Germany. European Journal of Cancer. 2007;43(13):1990-1998.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejca.2007.06.020
  • Samkange-Zeeb F, Altenhöner T, Berg G, Schafft T. Predicting non-return to work in patients attending cardiac rehabilitation. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. 2006;29(1):43-49.
  • Berg G, Schüz J, Samkange-Zeeb F, Blettner M. Assessment of radiofrequency exposure from cellular telephone daily use in an epidemiological study: German Validation study of the international case-control study of cancers of the brain-INTERPHONE-Study. Journal of Exposure Analysis and Environmental Epidemiology. 2005;15(3):217-224.
    https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.jea.7500390
  • Samkange-Zeeb F, Berg G, Blettner M. Validation of self-reported cellular phone use. Journal of Exposure Analysis and Environmental Epidemiology. 2004;14(3):245-248.
    https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.jea.7500321
  • Articles without peer-review

  • Blettner M, Samkange-Zeeb F, Hammer GP, Zeeb H. Kosmische Strahlung und Gesundheit bei Flugreisen. Public Health Forum. 2007;15(3):20-22.
  • Samkange-Zeeb F, Nübling M. Epidemiologische Grundlagen: Teil I: Wichtige Begriffe und Maßzahlen. Ärzteblatt Rheinland-Pfalz. 2007;60(9):19.
  • Book chapters

  • Razum O, Samkange-Zeeb F. Populations at special health risk: Migrants. In: Quah SR, editor. International Encyclopedia of Public Health. 2nd edition. Amsterdam: Elsevier. 2014. S. 233-241.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-801238-3.02729-X
  • Blettner M, Samkange-Zeeb F. Mobile phones and health risks. Encyclopedia of Quantitative Risk Assessment and Analysis. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons. 2008. S. 1092-1093.
  • Razum O, Samkange-Zeeb F. Migrant Health. In: Kirch W, editor. Encyclopedia of Public Health. Springer. 2008. S. 922-930.
  • Razum O, Samkange-Zeeb F. Populations at special health risk: Migrants. International Encyclopedia of Public Health. San Diego, USA: Academic Express. 2008. S. 233-241.

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