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Dr. Claudia Beiersmann



Claudia Beiersmann is an anthropologist. As a member of the working group “Disease Control in Disadvantaged Populations” she worked on malaria and malnutrition in children and has experience in the application of qualitative and quantitative research methods. She also worked for Doctors without Borders on disease outbreaks in Africa. As a member of the working group “Global Health Policies and Systems” she worked on the right to health and universal health coverage in the post-2015 development agenda. Additionally, she is interested in the topic of migration and health and is involved in a collaboration with partners in Zambia and Malawi focussing on non-communicable diseases.


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


German (native), English (proficient), French (proficient)


Peer reviewed journals

Barteit S, Lanfermann L, Bärnighausen T, Neuhann F, Beiersmann C (2021). Augmented, Mixed, and Virtual Reality-Based Head-Mounted Devices for Medical Education: Systematic Review. JMIR Serious Games Jul 8;9(3):e29080. DOI: 10.2196/29080 

Safary E, Mwandeti M, Matanje B, Beiersmann C, Mtaita C, Shiroya V, Winkler V, Deckert A, Kumar P, Phiri S, Neuhann F. (2021). Role of community health volunteers in identifying people with elevated blood pressure for diagnosis and monitoring of hypertension in Malawi: a qualitative study. BMC Cardiovasc Disord 21:361 doi.org/10.1186/s12872-021-02171-7.

Chen Q, Li D, Beiersmann C, Neuhann F, Moazen B, Lu G, Müller O (2021). Risk factors for antibiotic resistance development in healthcare settings in China: a systematic review. Epidemiology and Infection 149, e141, 1–10. doi.org/10.1017/S0950268821001254

Asfaw Baye Berihun, Beiersmann Claudia, Keck Verena, Nikendei Christoph, Benson-Martin Janine, Schütt Inken, Lohmann Julia (2020). Experiences of psychotherapists working with refugees in Germany: a qualitative study. BMC Psychiatry 20:588. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-020-02996-0

Fekri Dureab; Kamran Ahmed; Claudia Beiersmann; Claire J. Standley; Ali Alwaleedi; Albrecht Jahn (2020). Assessment of electronic Disease Early Warning System for improved disease surveillance and outbreak response in Yemen. BMC Public Health.

Abubakari A., Jahn A., Beiersmann C.. (2020). Food beliefs and practices during pregnancy in Northern Ghana: Implications for nutrition counseling. The journal of global health.

Nuri NN, Sarker M, Ahmed HU, Hossain MD, Beiersmann C, Jahn A (2019). Experience and perceived quality of care of patients and their attendants in a specialized mental hospital in Bangladesh. International Journal of Mental Health Systems (Int J Ment Health Syst). 13:46.

Neuhann F, Funke N, Bunte A, Beiersmann C (2019). Prevalence of latent TB infection among asylum seekers in emergency accommodation in Cologne, Germany. ERJ Open Res; 5: 00067-2019 [https://doi.org/10.1183/23120541.00067-2019].

Mauti J, Gautier L, De Neve JW, Beiersmann C, Tosun J, Jahn Albrecht (2019). Kenya’s Health in All Policies strategy: a policy analysis using Kingdon’s multiple streams. Health Research Policy and Systems 17:15.

Nuri NN, Sarker M, Ahmed HU, Hossain MD, Beiersmann C, Jahn A (2018). Pathways to care of patients with mental health problems in Bangladesh. International Journal of Mental Health Systems. 12:39. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13033-018-0218-y.

Dambach P, Jorge MM, Traoré I, Phalkey R, Sawadogo H, Zabré P, Kagoné M, Sié A, Sauerborn R, Becker N, Beiersmann C. (2018). A qualitative study of community perception and acceptance of biological larviciding for malaria mosquito control in rural Burkina Faso. BMC Public Health. 18(1):399. doi: 10.1186/s12889-018-5299-7.

Wahedi K, Flores W, Jahn A, Beiersmann C, Bozorgmehr K (2018). Using information communication technology to identify deficits in rural health care: A mixed-methods evaluation from Guatemala. Global Health Action 11:1. doi.org/10.1080/16549716.2018.1455347

Kagoné M, Yé M, Nébié E, Sié A, Müller O, Beiersmann C. (2018). Community perception regarding childhood vaccinations and its implications for effectiveness: a qualitative study in rural Burkina Faso. BMC Public Health. 2018 Mar 6;18(1):324. doi: 10.1186/s12889-018-5244-9.

Lu G, Liu Y, Wang J, Li X, Liu X, Beiersmann C, Feng Y, Cao J, Müller O. (2018). Malaria training for community health workers in the setting of elimination: a qualitative study from China. Malaria Journal 17(1):95. doi: 10.1186/s12936-018-2229-1.

Ndirima Z, Neuhann F, Beiersmann C (2018). Listening to their voices: understanding rural women’s perceptions of good delivery care at the Mibilizi District Hospital in Rwanda. BMC Women's Health (2018) 18(1):38 doi: 10.1186/s12905-018-0530-3.

Deckert A, Neuhann F, Klose C, Bruckner T, Beiersmann C, Haloka J, Nsofwa M, Banda G, Brune M, Reutter H, Rothenbacher D, Zeier M. (2017). Assessment of renal function in routine care of people living with HIV on ART in a resource-limited setting in urban Zambia. PLoS One. 12(9).

Ooms G, Beiersmann C, Flores W, Hanefeld J, Müller O, Mulumba M, Ottersen T, Sarker M, Jahn A. (2017). Synergies and tensions between universal health coverage and global health security: why we need a second ‘Maximizing Positive Synergies’ initiative. BMJ GlobalHealth 2017;1:e000217.

Forman L, Beiersmann C, Brolan CE, McKee M, Hammonds R, Ooms G. (2016). What Do Core Obligations under the Right to Health Bring to Universal Health Coverage? Health and Human Rights Journal 18(2).

Lu GY, Liu, YB, 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 5:94.DOI 10.1186/s40249-016-0188-8

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. International Journal of TROPICAL DISEASE & Health 16(2). DOI: 10.9734/IJTDH/2016/25601

Adokiya MN, Awoonor-Williams JK, Beiersmann C, Müller O: (2016). Evaluation of the reporting completeness and timeliness of the integrated disease surveillance and response system in northern Ghana. Ghana Medical Journal 50(3). DOI: dx.doi.org/10.4314/gmj.v50i1.1

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

Louis VR, Schoeps A, Tiendrebeogo J, Beiersmann C, Ye M, Damiba MR, Lu GY, Mbayiha AH, De Allegri M, Jahn A, Sie A, Becher H, Müller O (2015). An insecticide-treated bed net campaign and childhood malaria in Burkina Faso. Bulletin of the World Health Organisation 93(11): 750–758.

Adokiya MN, Awoonor-Williams JK, Beiersmann C, Müller O. (2015). The integrated disease surveillance and response system in northern Ghana: challenges to the core and support functions. BMC Health Services Research 15:288.

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. International Journal of Health Services 45(3):495-506. doi: 10.1177/0020731415584554.

Adokiya MN, Awoonor-Williams JK, Barau IY, Beiersmann C, Mueller O (2015). Evaluation of the integrated disease surveillance and response system for infectious diseases control in northern Ghana. BMC Public Health 15:75.

Brolan CE, Hussain S, Friedman EA, Ruano AL, Mulumba M, Rusike I, Beiersmann C, Hill PS. (2014). 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 13:66.

Müller O, Beiersmann C, Diesfeld HJ, Jahn A. (2013). Germany and global health: an unfinished agenda? The Lancet 382.

Beiersmann C, Lorenzo JB, Bountogo M, Tiendrebéogo J, Gabrysch S, Yé M, Jahn A, Mueller O. (2013). Malnutrition Determinants in Young Children from Burkina Faso. Journal of Tropical Pediatrics 59(5):372-9. doi: 10.1093/tropej/fmt037.

Beiersmann C, Bountogo M, Tiendrebéogo J, Louis VR, Gabrysch S, Yé M, Jahn A, Mueller 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. doi:10.1111/j.1365-3156.2012.02985.x

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, Mueller O. (2012). Long-term effects of malaria prevention with insecticide treated mosquito nets on morbidity and mortality in African children: randomised controlled trial. Tropical Medicine and International Health 17(6):733. doi:10.1111/j.1365-3156.2012.02990.x

Beiersmann C, Bountogo M, Tiendrebéogo J, De Allegri M, Louis VR, Coulibaly B, Ye M, Müller O. (2011). Falciparum malaria in young children of rural Burkina Faso: comparison of survey data in 1999 with 2009. Malaria Journal 10:296.

Beiersmann C, De Allegri M, Tiendrebéogo J, Yé M, Jahn A, Mueller O. (2010). Different delivery mechanisms for insecticide-treated nets in rural Burkina Faso: a provider's perspective. Malaria Journal 9:352.

Tipke M, Louis VR, Ye M, De Allegri M, Beiersmann C, Sie A, Mueller O, Jahn A. (2009). Access to malaria treatment in young children of rural Burkina Faso. Malaria Journal 8:266.

Mueller O, De Allegri M, Becher H, Tiendrebeogo J, Beiersmann C, Ye M, Kouyate B, Sie A, Jahn A (2008). Distribution systems of insecticide-treated bed nets for malaria control in rural Burkina Faso: cluster-randomized controlled trial. PlosOne 3(9):e3182.

Beiersmann C, De Allegri M, Sanon M, Tiendrebéogo J, Jahn A, Mueller O. (2008). Community perceptions on different delivery mechanisms for insecticide-treated bed nets in rural Burkina Faso. The Open Public Health Journal 1:17.

Beiersmann C, Sanou A, Wladarsch E, De Allegri M, Kouyaté B, Müller O. (2007). Malaria in rural Burkina Faso: local illness concepts, patterns of traditional treatment and influence on health-seeking behaviour. Malaria Journal 6:106.