Prof. Dr. Erwin Böttinger

Reacting to Risk: Designing a Personalized Health Application to Support Individuals in Disease Prevention

Tamara Slosarek

Globally, the most prevalent cause of death are noncommunicable diseases, involving cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and cancer. Many of these diseases—if not most—can be prevented by lifestyle changes. In this project, I aim to form a basis for personalized disease prevention in form of a user-facing software application. This will include to examine different options to assess and visualize disease risk, assess how personality traits influence risk perception, and conduct research on interventions to motivate and support individuals in disease prevention.