Scientific career


Scholarship for excellent young academics (realizing equal opportunities for women in research and teaching, Free State of Bavaria)


Since 2018

Research assistant and PhD student (research area: “Environmental Health Sciences“)


Research internship and student assistant at the Alfred-Wegener-Institute, Potsdam



         M.Sc. Climate and Environmental Sciences at the University of Augsburg



Scholarship Program PROSALMU, Study Abroad, University of Alberta, Canada



B.Sc. Geography (Minor: Economics) at the LMU Munich


Research Activitites & PhD

My research focuses on the interplay between ozone pollution, air temperature, climate, and human health and is located within the broad field of Environmental Health Sciences (EHS, located at the Professorship for Regional Climate Change and Health, Faculty of Medicine). In my PhD project, I investigate, model and project health-relevant combined daily occurrences of elevated ground-level ozone concentrations and high air temperatures (so-called compound ozone and temperature events) under recent and future European climate conditions. Furthermore, future local-scale ground-level ozone in the European area is assessed by not only considering changes in climate, but also in emissions. A focus of the used methods lies in the areas of data science, geostatistics, and modeling. I especially enjoy getting to know and learn new methods, both regarding statistics but also programming languages and related software.


My PhD project started in 2018 at the Faculty of Applied Computer Science, at which I am also registered as PhD student. During my PhD, I work(ed ) as a research assistant at the Faculty of Applied Computer Science as well as at the Faculty of Medicine. I received a scholarship for excellent young academics (funded by the Free State of Bavaria for realizing equal opportunities for women in research and teaching) for the final phase of my PhD in 2022.



I am part of the following projects:

Ozone and temperature in Europe

Ozone downscaling

Myocardial infarctions

More information about my research is available at:

Funded projects



External Websites & Social Links






Press Conference Speaker (Presentation, Q+A)  at the EGU General Assembly 2022 first press conference (23.05.22): PC1 – COVID-19, haze, and ozone impacts on human health.


Press release, University of Augsburg, 52/22 (02.06.2022): Ozon und Hitze: wachsende Gesundheitsrisiken -Vorhersagen durch Computermodelle.


Interview for the Intersana - one of the largest health fairs in the German-speaking world (23.06.22): Ozonbelastung und Hitze als Gesundheitsrisiken.


Guest on the TV program "Am Puls" at a.TV (18.07.22): Regionaler Klimawandel und Gesundheit - broadcasted at various times (Premiere 18.07.22).


Previous Courses

Untersuchung von Temperaturextremen und Luftschadstoffen in Europa (mit R) (recurring)

Proseminar zur Vorlesung: Physische Geographie 1 (recurring)

Proseminar zur Vorlesung: Physische Geographie 2 (recurring)

Kleine Exkursion PG - Exkursion zum Proseminar (recurring)




Scientific Presentations 


Jahn S., Hertig E. (2022): EMS2022-9 - Relationships of compound temperature-ozone pollution events with myocardial infarction (MI) frequencies in Augsburg, Southern Germany. EMS Annual Meeting 2022, Session OSA2.5 - Atmospheric effects on humans, Bonn, September 04-09. On-site presentation. Young Researchers Travel Scholarship Program of the University of Augsburg.


Jahn S., Hertig E. (2022): EGU2022-2936 - Health-relevant, compound ozone and temperature events over Europe. EGU General Assembly 2022, Session CL3.2.6 - Climate extremes, biosphere and society: impacts, cascades, feedbacks, and resilience, Vienna, May 23-27. Presentation (On-site). Young Researchers Travel Scholarship Program of the University of Augsburg.


Jahn S., Hertig E. (2021): Gesundheitsrelevante, kombinierte Temperatur-Ozon-Ereignisse in Europa. AK Klima 2021 - 39. Jahrestagung des Arbeitskreis Klima der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geographie, Passau, November 05-11. Talk / Presentation.


Jahn S., Hertig E. (2021): EMS2021-61 - Current and future occurrences of health-relevant, compound heat and ozone pollution events in six European ozone-temperature regions. EMS Annual Meeting 2021, Session OSA2.4 - Atmospheric effects on humans, Online, September 6–10. Online Presentation (Lightning Talk).


Jahn S., Hertig E. (2021): EGU21-451 - Health-relevant, concurrent ground-level ozone and temperature events in recent and future European climate. EGU General Assembly 2021: vEGU21 - Gather Online, Session NH1.7 - Extreme meteorological and hydrological events induced by severe weather and climate change, Online, April 19-30. vPICO (Online-) Presentation.


Jahn S., Hertig E. (2020): EGU2020-1314 - Statistical modelling of combined ozone-temperature events in Europe. EGU General Assembly 2020: Sharing Geoscience Online, Session AS3.22 - Urban Air Quality and Greenhouse Gases, Online, May 04-08. Online-Presentation. Young Researchers Travel Scholarship Program of the University of Augsburg.




Jahn S., Hertig E. (2020): Statistical modeling of combined ozone and temperature extremes in Central Europe. Symposium on Challenges in Applied Human Biometeorology 2020, Freiburg, March 02-03. Poster presentation.


Jahn S., Hertig E. (2019): Statistische Modellierung kombinierter Ozon- und Temperaturextremereignisse in Zentraleuropa. AK Klima 2019 - 38. Jahrestagung des Arbeitskreis Klima der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geographie, Hamburg, October 25-27. Poster presentation. Young Researchers Travel Scholarship Program of the University of Augsburg.