The World of Smart ID Solutions


Berlin I 22. – 24. Januar 2024

Picture of Prof. Dr. Maija Poikela
Head of Health Data Privacy Group, Berlin Institute of Health at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Maija Poikela is an Assistant Professor (juniorprofessor) for Health Data Privacy (“Gesundheitsdatenschutz”) at Berlin Institute of Health at Charité Universitaetsmedizin Berlin. Her research is dedicated to analysing patients’ and healthcare professionals‘ views on privacy; developing innovative solutions that bolster trust and privacy in healthcare, and increasing the utilization of health data through development of new privacy-friendly concepts and technologies.
Prof. Poikela advocates for the integration of patient-centered technologies in digital health, employing diverse user research methodologies. Before her current role, she led a team focused on Usable Security and Privacy at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied and Integrated Security (AISEC). She earned her PhD in Usable Privacy from the Technical University of Berlin in 2019.