Roman Prinz

Head of Department Patient Affairs, IQTIQ, Berlin


Roman Prinz is the head of the department of Patient Concerns at the Federal Institute for Quality Assurance and Transparency in Health Care (IQTIQ).

Roman Prinz used to be a Research Scientist at the Harding Center for Risk Literacy and in the department for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development. His research included judgment and decision-making under uncertainty with a particular focus on risk communication and perception in medical contexts, as well as the graphical representation of scientific evidence. In the collaborative project VISUAL with the Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy in Leipzig, Roman Prinz investigated the systematic utilization of scientifc evidence by means of visualisation and problem-solving. For his dissertation, Roman Prinz examines the availability, quality and impact of health-related information on people's attitudes and intentions regarding (preventive) medical treatments. Other areas of interest are psychological distance in risky-choice environments and heuristic decision-making in sports.

  • since 2021: head of the department of Patient Concerns, IQTIQ
  • 2018 - 2021: Project Leader, German Football Association
  • 2016-2018: Research Scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development and Harding Center for Risk Literacy, Berlin
  • since 2013: Predoctoral research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development and Harding Center for Risk Literacy, Berlin
  • 2013: Master of Science in Psychology (Research)
  • 2011: Bachelor of Science in cognitive Psychology and Neuroscience

Selected Publications 

Mühlbauer, V., Prinz, R., Mühlhauser, I., & Wegwarth, O. (2018). Alternative package leaflets improve people’s understanding of drug side effects—A randomized controlled exploratory survey. PLoS One, 13(9), e0203800.

Ellermann, C., Hinneburg, J., McDowell, M., Prinz, R., & Rebitschek, F. G. (2017). Informed Decisions Through Transparent Risk Communication: Communicating Medical Evidence With Fact Boxes. In Meeting of the Scientific Advisory Board 2017.

Prinz, R. (2016). Health Literacy: Risikokompetenz-Statistik-Transparente Information. Report Psychologie, 41(11/12), 434-436.

Prinz, R., A Feufel, M., Gigerenzer, G., & Wegwarth, O. (2015). What counselors tell low-risk clients about HIV test performance. Current HIV research, 13(5), 369-380.