Anja Gärtig-Daugs studied health economics at the University of Bayreuth with focus on public health and information systems. She also received her doctoral degree (Dr. rer. pol.) in economics from the University of Bayreuth.
After completing her studies, she worked as an epidemiologist at the Population-based Cancer Registry of Bavaria, as a research assistant and lecturer at the Chair of Population Science at the University of Bamberg and as a consultant for social volunteerism at the Malteser Hilfsdienst e. V. From 2012 to 2017, she worked as research associate within the projects "Alumnae Tracking", "Mobile Computer Science Learning Lab" and "Computer Science in Elementary Education" and was a tutor for the seminar "Gender Aspects in Computer Science" at the Chair of Applied Computer Science / Cognitive Systems at the University of Bamberg. In 2018, she assisted the Dean of Studies at the Faculty of Informations Systems and Applied Computer Sciences in the field of quality management and course evaluation. From 2018 to 2020, she was part-time professor for health management in the field of distance learning at the International University Bad Honnef (IUBH). In 2019, she returned to the University of Bamberg to establish the digital learning lab for elementary education (ElementarLLab) at the Center for Teacher Training (ZLB). In this context, she is an associated member of the research group "Elementary Computer Science Education".
Her research interests lie in the field of empirical research, computer science in elementary education, digital teaching and learning, and digital health.