University Degrees and Qualifications

Ph.D. in Epidemiology (2001), Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland


MBA (1997), Export Academy, Reutlingen, Germany

Scholarship from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), Germany, to study abroad at the Tongji University in Shanghai, PR China


International Master in Tropical and Parasitic Diseases (1995), University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain

Scholarship from the Boehringer Ingelheim Fond, Germany


Master of Science (1994), Eberhard-Karls University, Tuebingen, Germany

Diploma thesis at the Institute for Tropical Medicine, Eberhard-Karls University, Tuebingen, Germany

Main subjects: Physiology, Parasitology, Psychology


Specialists Training

  • Certified mediator for conflict management, Peace Building Institute, Germany, 2020
  • Coordinated Assessment and Information Management (CAIM) Training, OCHA, Berlin, Germany, 2017
  • Training of Trainers Workshop on the Core Humanitarian Standard, CHS, Bochum, Germany, 2017
  • Short Term Election Observer with OSCE and EU Course for selected participants, Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF), Berlin, Germany, 2014
  • ‘Development cooperation in the context of conflict, violence and fragility’, Training for selected consultants, German Agency for International Cooperation (GlZ), Bad Honnef, Germany, 2014

  • Capacity WORKS for the consulting sector, German Agency for International Cooperation (GlZ), Bad Honnef, Germany, 2013
  • Sphere in Practice, The Sphere Project, Bonn, Germany, 2012
  • Worldbank (GFDRR)/GIZ: PNUD (Post Disaster Needs Assessment) Training, Feldafing, Germany, 2011
  • FEEZ: Impact Oriented Monitoring and Evaluation, Bensheim, Germany, 2011
  • MSF training module: Advocacy. London, United Kingdom, 2008
  • World Health Organisation (WHO) course: Outbreak Response Leadership Training. Geneva, Switzerland, 2006
  • Epicentre training module: Sampling review. Paris, France, 2006
  • Epicentre training module: Data Management. Paris, France, 2006
  • Epicentre training module: Study Design. Paris, France, 2006
  • London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine: Methodological issues in field surveys. London, United Kingdom, 2006
  • Epicentre training module: Training of Trainers. Paris, France, 2005
  • WHO training module: Dangerous Pathogens. Paris, France, 2005
  • German Red Cross: Training as a nurses’ aid. Reutlingen, Germany,
    (4 months), 1992