Luise Geithner, M.A., studied Sociology and Economics at the University of Jena (B.A.) and Socioeconomics at the University of Hamburg. Her emphasis was on sociology and economics of health. She wrote her master thesis about the interrelation of socioeconomic position and health related quality of life of chronically ill people. After her graduation she was working as a research associate at the University of Applied Sciences Ludwigshafen in a project about outpatient care in rural areas of Germany and as associate lecturer at the University of Heidelberg. Since 2016 Luise Geithner is research associate in the project NRW80+ at ceres. Her research interests are social inequality and quality of life as well as lifestyle and life course research.