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Andrea Seiermann

Doctoral student

Andrea developed an interest in Global Health even before her first year in medical school at Heidelberg University, when she volunteered at a charity hospital in Faridabad, India. During her studies, she worked at the Heidelberg Institute of Global Health as a student assistant for Global Health teaching for medical students. She then joined the Food and Agricultural Approaches to Reducing Malnutrition (FAARM) project in 2015 for a research internship including field work in Nabiganj, Bangladesh.
For her dissertation, Andrea investigates long-term effects of exposure to Ramadan in utero on health of children, particularly in low and middle income countries.

Positions

2018-current   Research assistant, Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit

Education

2015-current   Doctoral student (Dr. med.) in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Global Health, Heidelberg University
2010-2017   Medical school, Heidelberg University (MD equivalent)

Project

Food and Agricultural Approaches to Reducing Malnutrition (FAARM)
Full title:  Reducing young child undernutrition through an integrated agricultural project with women’s groups: A cluster-randomised trial in rural Bangladesh

Other activities

Coordination assistant, Global Health elective course for medical students, Heidelberg University