Postdoc (Prof. Dr. Gisela Michel)

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Projects of the Health and Social Behaviour Team


Erika Harju graduated from the Master’s program in Health Sciences at the University of Lucerne majoring in Health Behavior and Management. She started her PhD in the Department of Health Science and Medicine in May 2017. Her research focuses on childhood cancer survivorship – improving follow-up care through implementation of screening for psychological distress.  Erika holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Applied Sciences in Bern. Alongside her master studies Erika continued her clinical work as a registered nurse with expertise in oncology.



  • Childhood, adolescent and young adult cancer survivors: late effects, quality of life, psychosocial outcomes
  • Guidelines development
  • Screening for psychological distress



Journal Article


Contribution/presentation at a scientific conference