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Martina Vortel

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Institute for Machine Tools and Factory Management (IWF) and Institute of Philosophy, History of Literature, Science, and Technology
TU Berlin

SF Knowledge Dynamics and Sustainability in the Technological Sciences
Marchstraße 23, MAR 1-1
10587 Berlin

martina.vortel[at]tu-berlin.de

Office hours by appointment.

Research focus

  • Philosophy of science, philosophy of technology and technology assessment  

  • Ethics and epistemology of AI in healthcare and medicine
  • Feminist and decolonial perspectives on science and technology
  • Data governance and collective models thereof 

 

 

Short biography

  • Bachelor Degree in Molecular Biology, Communications & Anthropology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, B.A.&Sc. 2015.
  • 2015 - 2016: Research Assistant at the Friedman Medical Genetics Lab, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
  • 2016 - 2017: Guest Researcher at the Department of Gynecology, Charité - Universitätsmedizin
  • 2019 - 2020: Student Assistant at the Cluster Science of Intelligence in the field of philosophy of science, TU Berlin
  • Master Degree in Public Health Science, Berlin School of Public Health, M.Sc. 2020.
  • Since 2021: Research Associate and PhD Candidate at TU Berlin

 

 

Current research activity

Martina Vortel's doctorate research focuses on the epistemological impact of AI systems in healthcare and integrates perspectives from technology ethics, philosophy of science and feminist/critical theory. The project employs empirical methods to trace how knowledge, power and (data) capital operate among the technologies and practices associated with personalized medicine. Ultimately, the project aims toward constructing collective models of data governance and protecting the value of care in health systems.

 

 

Publications

Publications
2019
Seidel-Eider, V., Gürbüz, B., Vortel, M., Großkreutz, C., Holger, S., Borde, T., & Matthias, D. “The influence of migration on women’s satisfaction during pregnancy and birth: results of a comparative prospective study with the Migrant Friendly Maternity Care Questionnaire (MFMCQ)” published in Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
2016
Vortel et al. “Comparing the ability of OPTION 12 and OPTION 5 to assess shared decision making in genetic counselling” published in Patient and Education Counselling 

Teaching

  • Robotics and AI: Ethical and Social Challenges (Winter Semester 2021-22)
  • KI für Medizin und Gesundheit? - ein Buzzword Decoder (Summer Semester 2021)
  • Intersectional AI: Hacking Biases - Journal Club Philosophy and Ethics of Design and Technology (Winter Semester 2020-21)

Conferences

Conferences
2021
Talk “Digital Phenotyping: Hype vs. Evidence”. Technological Imaginaries, The Society for Philosophy and Technology Virtual Conference
2017
Interim results from the Charité research project “The Influence of Migration on Pregnancy and Birth” presented at the 46. Jahrestagung der Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychosomatische Frauenheilkunde und Geburtshilfe 2017

 

 

 

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