Prof. Dr. Marvin Reuter

Junior Professorship for Sociology, especially Work and Health

University of Bamberg
Feldkirchenstr. 21
Room F21/01.45a
D-96045 Bamberg

Phone: +49 951 863-3076
Email: marvin.reuter(at)

Office Hours: Wednesday, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (please make a prior appointment via email)

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In March 2023, Marvin Reuter was appointed Junior Professor of Sociology, especially Work and Health, at the University of Bamberg. From 2017 to 2023, he worked as a research associate at the Institute for Medical Sociology at the University Hospital Düsseldorf.

Marvin Reuter received his Bachelor's degree in German Philology and Sociology in 2015 and his Master's degree in Social Sciences in 2017 at the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf. In 2021, he received his PhD in Public Health from the Faculty of Medicine at the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf with a dissertation on precarious employment and occupational health in Europe.

For his dissertation, Marvin Reuter was awarded the prize for the best dissertation of 2021 by the Medical Faculty of the Heinrich Heine University. He also received the Young Investigator Award of the German Society for Medical Sociology (DGMS) in 2022.

Research Activity

From 2017 to 2019 Marvin Reuter part of a German-Italian collaborative project investigating the link between job insecurity and the health of young workers in Europe (BRiC 47).

From 2019 to 2022, he studied the development of health inequalities during the transition from school to work as part of the DFG Research Group 2723 "Institutional Contexts, Health and Health Inequalities in Young People. A life stage approach" (FOR2723).

From 2020 to 2022, he was co-applicant and project leader of a research project investigating occupational differences in SARS-CoV-2 infection risk in Germany during the first and second pandemic waves in Germany (BAuA F2515).

Marvin Reuter is a member of the expert group 16 "Social and occupational influences, migration" of the NAKO Health Study.    

Areas of Specialty

Marvin Reuter's research and teaching cover a range of topics in Medical Sociology and Social Epidemiology, with an emphasis on work and occupation. In particular:

  • Vertical and horizontal health inequalities
  • Health inequalities based on occupation and occupational qualifications
  • Physical and psychosocial work strain
  • Work-related stress models (demand, control, support, reward)
  • Unemployment, precarious employment and job insecurity
  • Presenteeism (working while ill)
  • Discriminatory and harassing social behaviour at work
  • Life course epidemiology
  • Institutional contexts and health
  • Health behaviour
  • Quantitative methods in empirical social and health research
  • Comparative Pan-European Multilevel Analyses

Membership in Professional Societies

  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Medizinische Soziologie (DGMS) [German Society for Medical Sociology]
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Epidemiologie (DGEpi) [German Society for Epidemiology]

Reviewer activities for scientific journals

  • Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health

  • European Sociological Review

  • Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

  • BMJ Occupational & Environmental Medicine

  • Journal for Labour Market Research

  • Preventive Medicine

  • European Journal of Ageing

  • Das Gesundheitswesen

  • International Journal of Adolescence and Youth