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Geffert Karin

Dr. med. Karin Geffert

Scientific Research Associate, MD


Chair for Public Health and Health Services Research
Institute for Medical Information Processing, Biometry and Epidemiology (IBE)
Pettenkofer School of Public Health
Ludwig-Maximilians University (LMU)
Elisabeth-Winterhalter-Weg 6
81377 Munich, Germany

Room: U 040
Phone: +49 (0)89 2180-78222
Fax: +49 (0)89 2180-78230

Areas of interest

  • Public Health Service Research and Sustainability
  • Public Health Nutrition
  • Integrated knowledge translation, science communication and stakeholder engagement
  • Policy analysis, systematic reviews, qualitative and mixed methods in public health

Current projects

  • The role of the Public Health Service in the implementation of heat action plans in Germany
  • Food environments in Africa: Addressing Malnutrition using a Syndemics Approach (Food-SAMSA)(Link)
  • Policy Evaluation Network for policies affecting dietary and physical activity (PEN) (Link)
  • Food Environment Policy Index (Food-EPI), INFORMAS Germany (Link)

Curriculum Vitae

  • since 2019 Research Associate, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München
  • since 2019 Consultant at WHO/Europe in the water and climate programme (focus: WASH in institutions) and nutrition, physical activity and obesity programme (focus: Implementation research)
  • since 2018 postgraduate MSc Public Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, Environment and Health Stream (until 2022)
  • 06-11/2021 Technical Officer at the Water and Climate programme, European Center for Environment and Health, WHO/Europe
  • 2014-2021 Medical Dissertation at Julius Maximilian’s University Würzburg (Topic: „Prevalence of chronic hepatitis B in a tertiary hospital in Mwanza, Tanzania: A cross-sectional survey with follow-up”)
  • 2014-2021 Project manager of the online library MEDBOX (Link)
  • 2011-2018 Study of Medicine, Julius Maximilian’s University, Würzburg, with international internships in UK, India, South Africa and Tanzania

Board and Committee Memberships

  • Speaker of the working group Global Health of the German Public Health Association (DGPH)
  • Member of the Steering Committee of the Zukunftsforum Public Health
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Council for Diabetes Surveillance, Robert-Koch-Institute
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Council for the Pakt for the Public Health Service (Pakt für den ÖGD)
  • Member of the executive board of medmissio – Institute for Global Health
  • Member of the advisory board of MISEREOR
  • Further membership: German Climate Change and Health Alliance (KLUG), Global Health Alliance Deutschland (GHA-D), German Network of Young Professionals in Public Health (NÖG), Women in Global Health Germany (WGH)
  • since 2020 MSc Urban Health in Freiburg, Seminar “Planetary Health”
  • 2014-2022 organization of an elective program on Global and Planetary Health for students at the University of Wuerzburg, including teaching and training
  • 2012-2018 Workshops on Global Health topics as part of the German Medical Student Association (bvmd)
  • 2015-2016 coordinator and trainer for the Training Disaster Medicine Trainings of the international federation of medical student’s association (IFMSA)