Markus Feufel

Professor, Technische Universität Berlin


Markus A. Feufel is a professor at the Technische Universität Berlin where he chairs the Ergonomics group and an associated research scientist at the Harding Center for Risk Literacy. Formerly he worked as a research scientist at the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine at the Charité - University Medicine Berlin. His research focuses mainly on medical decision making based on uncertain evidence and/or uncertain goals. Main goal of his research is to identify the requirements for informed decision making in physicians and patients and to devise and evaluate appropriate intervention to support their implementation in education and training efforts.

  • since 2017: Professor at Technische Universität Berlin, Department of Psychology and Ergonomics, Chair Ergonomics
  • since 2012: Associated research scientist Max Planck Institute for Human Development and the Harding Center for Risk Literacy, Berlin, Germany
  • 2012 - 2017: Research scientist Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Charité - University Medicine Berlin, Germany
  • 2009 - 2012: Research Stipend, Max Planck Institute for Human Development and the Harding Center for Risk Literacy, Berlin, Germany
  • 2009: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Human Factors and I/O Psychology Wright State University, Dayton, OH, USA
  • 2006: Master of Science (MS) in Human Factors and I/O Psychology Wright State University, Dayton, OH, USA
  • 2004: Fulbright fellow
  • 2003: Dipl.-Ing. (FH) in Audiovisual Media, Fachhochschule Stuttgart - Hochschule der Medien


Research interests

  • Eingeschränkte Rationalität and Problemidentifikation bei Unsicherheit
  • Transparente Kommunikation und informiertes Entscheiden
  • Einfluss von Technik auf Denk- und Entscheidungsprozesse


Selected publications

Feufel, M. A. & Stahl, F. (2012). What web-use skill differences imply for online health searches. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 14(3):e87. doi: 10.2196/jmir.2051 PMID: 22695686

Schneider, T. R., Feufel, M. A., & Berkel, H. J. (2011). Promoting colorectal cancer screening in public health outreach campaigns. Human Factors. 53(6), 637-646. doi:10.1177/0018720811427134

Feufel, M. A., Robinson, E., Shalin, V. L. (2011). The impact of medical record technologies on collaboration in U.S. emergency medicine. International Journal of Medical Informatics. 80(8), e85-e95. doi:10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2010.09.008

Feufel, M. A., Antes, G., Gigerenzer, G. (2010). Vom sicheren Umgang mit Unsicherheit: Was wir von der pandemischen Influenza (H1N1) 2009 lernen können [Competence in dealing with uncertainty: Lessons to learn from the pandemic influenza (H1N1) 2009] Bundesgesundheitsblatt, 53, 1283–1289. doi: 10.1007/s00103-010-1165-1

Gigerenzer, G., Wegwarth, O., Feufel, M. A. (2010). Misleading communication of risk.British Medical Journal. 341:c4830, doi: 10.1136/bmj.c4830

Feufel, M. A., Schneider, T. R., Berkel, H. J. (2010). A field test of the effect of instruction design on cancer self-screening accuracy. Health Education Research, 25(5), 709-723. doi:10.1093/her/cyq015

Gigerenzer, G., Mata, J., Frank, R., Feufel, M. A. (2009). Wie informiert ist die Bevölkerung über den Nutzen der Krebsfrüherkennung? Europaweite Studie erfasst Kenntnisstand. [How informed is the public about early cancer detection? The state of knowledge based on a European-wide study] Onkologie heute, 5, 8-10.

Feufel, M. A., Lippa, K. D., Klein, H. A. (2009). Calling 911: Emergency Medical Services in need of Human Factors. Ergonomics in Design: The Quarterly of Human Factors Applications, 17(2), 15-19.