Institut für Public Health

Dr. Claudia Beiersmann




Claudia is a scientist and a member of the working groups “Disease Control in Disadvantaged Populations” and “Global Health Policies and Systems” at the Institute.

She worked on malaria and malnutrition in children in Africa and has experience in the application of qualitative and quantitative research methods. She has also previously worked for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) on disease outbreaks in Africa. She was a member of the Go4Health project (“Goals and governance for health”; and the ReCaZa project (“Renal Care Zambia (ReCaZa): Improving renal care for HIV patients and prevention of chronic kidney diseases (CKD) in Zambia by understanding the epidemiology of CKD and by building capacity of health workers”). 

Currently she coordinates the “Migration and Health” project at the Institute and regularly participates in the CONTEXT TEACH project, a university partnership with CHRESO University in Lusaka, Zambia.




2012Dr. sc. hum. (Public Health), University Heidelberg
2005M. A. (Anthropology, Modern Indology, Educational Science), University Heidelberg




Adokiya, MN., Awoonor-Williams, JK., Beiersmann, C., Müller O. (2016.) Evaluating of the reporting of completeness and timeliness of the integrated disease surveillance and response system in northern Ghana. Ghana Medical Journal 50: 3-8.


Lu, G.Y., Liu, Y.B., Beiersmann, C.,  Feng, Y., Cao J., Müller, O. (2016) Challenges in and lessons learned during the implementation of the 1-3-7 malaria surveillance and response strategy in China: a qualitative study. Infectious disease of Poverty ], (in Press).


Yassin, AT., Mlombe, Y., Beiersmann, C., Bruckner, T., Zeier, M.,  Neuhann, F. (2016). Are We Treating the Right People? Are We Treating the People Right? Health Status, Knowledge and Quality of Life amongst Patients with Diabetes at a Specialized Clinic at Kamuzu Central Hospital, Malawi.  Int J TROP DIS & Health, 16(2). DOI: 10.9734/IJTDH/2016/25601.


Adokiya MN, Awoonor-Williams JK, Beiersmann, C., Müller O. The integrated disease surveillance and response system in northern Ghana: challenges to the core and support functions. BMC Health Serv Res. 2015;15(1):288. doi: 10.1186/s12913-015-0960-7.


Adokiya MN, Awoonor-Williams JK, Barau IY, Beiersmann, C.  Mueller O. Evaluation of the integrated disease surveillance and response system for infectious diseases control in northern Ghana. BMC Public Health. 2015;15:75. doi: 10.1186/s12889-015-1397-y.


Adokiya MN, Awoonor-Williams JK, Beiersmann, C  Müller O. Reporting completeness and timeliness of the integrated disease surveillance and response system in northern Ghana. Ghana Medical Journal. 2015. (in press).


Louis VR, Schoeps A, Tiendrebéogo J, Beiersmann, C, Yé M, Damiba MR, Lu GY, Mbayiha AH, De Allegri M, Jahn A, Sié A, Becher H, Müller O. An insecticide-treated bed-net campaign and childhood malaria in Burkina Faso. Bull World Health Organ. 2015 Nov 1;93(11):750-8. doi: 10.2471/BLT.14.147702. Epub 2015 Aug 31. PubMed PMID: 26549902; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4622154.


Lu G, Traoré C, Meissner P, Kouyaté B, Kynast-Wolf G, Beiersmann, C, Coulibaly  B, Becher H, Müller O. Safety of insecticide-treated mosquito nets for infants and their mothers: randomized controlled community trial in Burkina Faso. Malar J. 2015 Dec 30;14(1):527. doi: 10.1186/s12936-015-1068-6. 


Sridhar D, McKee M, Ooms G, Beiersmann, C, Friedman E, Gouda H, Hill P, Jahn A.  Universal Health Coverage and the Right to Health: From Legal Principle to Post-2015 Indicators. Int J Health Serv. 2015;45(3):495-506. doi: 10.1177/0020731415584554.


Beiersmann, C, Jahn A. Millennium-Entwicklungsziele: Bilanz und Ausblick auf die Post-2015-Agenda. In: Global Health - Gesundheit und Gerechtigkeit. Razum O, Zeeb H, Mueller O, Jahn A (Herausgeber). Verlag Hans Huber: Hogrefe AG, Bern (2014), 25-30.


Diesfeld HJ, Beiersmann, C, Von Rudolf Virchow zu den Millennium-Entwicklungszielen. In: Global Health - Gesundheit und Gerechtigkeit. Razum O., Zeeb H., Mueller O., Jahn A. (Herausgeber). Verlag Hans Huber: Hogrefe AG, Bern (2014), 19-24.


Brolan CE, Hussain S, Friedman EA, Ruano AL, Mulumba M, Rusike I, Beiersmann, C, Hill PS. Community participation in formulating the post-2015 health and development goal agenda: reflections of a multi-country research collaboration. International Journal for Equity in Health. 2014; 13:66, 1-7.


Beiersmann, C, Lorenzo BJ, Bountogo M, Tiendrebeogo J, Gabrysch S, Ye M, Jahn A, Muller O (2013) Malnutrition determinants in young children from burkina faso. J Trop Pediatr, 59(5), 372-379, doi: 10.1093/tropej/fmt037.


Jahn A, Beiersmann, C  Mueller O (2013) The prescription for women’s health: the MDGs and beyond. In: Global development goals - Leaving no one behind. UNA-UK, 107-111.


Müller O, Beiersmann, C  Diesfeld HJ, Jahn A. Germany and global health: an unfinished agenda? Lancet. 2013 Nov 23;382(9906):1702. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(13)62399-5.


Beiersmann, C, Bountogo M, Tiendrébeogo J, Louis VR, Gabrysch S, Yé M, Jahn A, Müller O (2012) Malnutrition in young children of rural Burkina Faso: comparison of survey data from 1999 with 2009. Tropical Medicine and International Health. 17(6):715-21.


Louis VR, Bals J, Tiendrebéogo J, Bountogo M, Ramroth H, De Allegri M, Traoré C, Beiersmann, C, Coulibaly B, Yé M, Jahn A, Becher H, Müller O (2012) Long-term effects of malaria prevention with insecticide-treated mosquito nets on morbidity and mortality in African children: randomised controlled trial. Trop Med Int Health.17(6):733-41.



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