Till Winfried Bärnighausen

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Till Winfried Bärnighausen (* 1969 ) is a German doctor (epidemiology, public health).

Bärnighausen studied medicine at the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg with a degree in 1997 and a doctorate in 1998 (with a dissertation in medical history on human experiments by the Japanese military in China during World War II). This was followed by specialist training in general medicine (approval 2002). In 2001 he received a master's degree in management in the health system (Health System Management) of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine , and in 2006 a master's degree in economics and finance at the University of London . Before that, he was Associate Professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa from 2004 , where he was at the Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) of the Wellcome Trust . He was at the TH Chan School of Public Health , where he received his doctorate in 2008 (Sc.D. in Population and International Health ) and was professor there from 2009. In 2016 he returned to Heidelberg University. In 2017 he received a Humboldt Professorship there and heads the Institute for Public Health (HIPH), which he is to expand with his appointment to a center for global health with a focus on health problems in developing countries. He is also an Adjunct Professor (Global Health and Population) at Harvard University .

Bärnighausen works as an interdisciplinary epidemiologist, also taking into account social and economic aspects, and evaluates large-scale programs of medical interventions (for example with regard to HIV , diabetes , high blood pressure ) in population health , especially in Africa. He concentrates on measures that can be carried out with relatively little resources, such as primary care facilities under the direction of nurses.

He worked as a doctor in Germany, China and South Africa, as a journalist in Berlin and as a management consultant for McKinsey.

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  1. Bärnighausen, Japanese Forces Medical Human Experiments for Biological Warfare in China, 1932-1945 . Dissertation, Heidelberg 1998. Frankfurt: Lang 2002