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Prof. Dr. Dr. med. Sabine Gabrysch

Unit Head,  Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Sabine studied medicine and worked clinically in Sweden for some years before completing an MSc and then PhD in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. In 2009, she joined the Institute of Global Health at Heidelberg University. She received a Rahel Goitein-Straus fellowship in 2010 and a Postdoctoral fellowship of the Baden-Württemberg Foundation in 2011. In 2012, she was awarded a Postdoctoral fellowship of the Daimler and Benz Foundation and a Margarete von Wrangell Habilitation fellowship.

Since 2013, Sabine has been leading a BMBF-funded Junior Scientist Group in Epidemiology and in 2014 she was appointed acting head of the Unit of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and deputy head of the Institute of Global Health. Her research interests include maternal and child health in low-income settings, infectious diseases, malnutrition and global environmental change. She enjoys working across disciplines and with NGOs.

On June 1st, 2019, Sabine has been appointed Professor for Climate Change and Health at Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin and Department head at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). She continues her affiliation with HIGH and is currently still based in Heidelberg while conducting the FAARM endline survey.


2014 Habilitation in Epidemiology, Heidelberg University
2006–2009    PhD in Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Title: The influence of distance on health facility delivery in rural Zambia
2005–2006   MSc Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Medical doctoral thesis, Institute of Physiology, University of Tübingen
Title: Transcriptional regulation of the new protein kinase h-sgk and its implication in fibrosing inflammatory disease

1995–2002 Medical studies, University of Tübingen, with stays in the U.S. and Argentina


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