Manja Vollmann is an Assistant Professor at the section Socio-Medical Sciences of the Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management. She obtained both her master's degree and Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Greifswald, Germany. Manja is interested in factors and processes which promote well-being and health in chronically ill and healthy persons. More specifically, she examines the health effects of illness representations and personal resources and explores possible mediators of these effects, in particular social support processes and coping strategies. Enthusiastically, she works with complex data sets and applies advanced methods for statistical data analysis.