Elena Engel is a project assistant at the 'Center for Social and Health Innovation' at MCI. She is also enrolled as a PhD student at the University of Vienna. She completed her bachelor's studies in communication science and anglistics, as well as her master's studies in health communication at the University of Erfurt. In 2021, Elena Engel worked as a research assistant at the University of Erfurt for the repeated cross-sectional study "COSMO — COVID-19 Snapshot Monitoring." Afterwards, she worked as a research assistant at the Hanover University of Music, Drama, and Media, and in June 2022, she started working at MCI.
Her research interests lie in the field of health communication, focusing on social media influencers, adolescents, and health. Her doctoral thesis focuses on dietary supplement promotion by social media influencers.
2023 - presentPhD Student - University of Vienna2022 - 2023PhD Student - KU Leuven (Belgium)2022 - presentProject Assistant - MCI - The Entrepreneurial School 2022Research Assistant - Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media2021Research Assistant - University of Erfurt2017 - 2021Tutor and student assistant - University of Erfurt
2023 - presentPhD - University of Vienna2022 - 2023PhD - KU Leuven2018 - 2021Health Communication - University of Erfurt (Master of Arts)2015 - 2018Communication Science - University of Erfurt (Bachelor of Arts)2015 - 2018Anglistics and American Studies - University of Erfurt (Bachelor of Arts)
Introduction to research in communication science - University of Erfurt Introduction on Communication science - MCI - The Entrepreneurial School