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Esther Braun
Institute for Medical Ethics and History of Medicine, Ruhr University Bochum

Esther Braun is a researcher at the Institute for Medical Ethics and History of Medicine at the Ruhr University Bochum and has been part of the SALUS group since October 2020.

Esther studied medicine in Frankfurt and Mainz with clinical rotations in Israel, Ecuador and Colombia. In parallel, she studied Comparative Literature, History and Philosophy of Science (B.A.) and Philosophy (M.A.) in Frankfurt. She is currently studying for an MSt in Practical Ethics at Oxford University part-time. Next to her license as a physician in Germany, she completed the US Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). She was awarded the Mildred-Scheel Scholarship by the German Cancer Aid during her research project in experimental oncology for her medical dissertation.

Her research interests include concepts of well-being in a psychiatric context and psychiatric advance directives.