Dr. med. univ., MSc. Kathrin Elisabeth Zangerl

Scientific staff member, doctoral candidate

Kathrin Zangerl joined the Institute as a research associate in March 2021 to work in a collaborative project between UNAIDS and HIGH - HIV Financing and Universal Health Coverage in The Emergency and Recovery Phase of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Since 2022 Kathrin is enrolled in the MEDISS doctoral program. Her research focuses on climate change and child health, by

1.) assessing national adaptation plans worldwide on child health and examining the drivers and barriers of child health integration in climate change related health policy through qualitative methods.

2.) conducting a prospective paediatric surveillance study (ESPED) in Germany on heat related illnesses in children and adolescents on learning more about incidence, clinical presentation and outcome and - through a follow up study - to hearing the voices of affected children on their perception of climate change and related health impacts.

3.) performing an explorative study on distress among children and families during the COVID-19 epidemic in Germany, being part of the COVerCHILD & CollPan-study.

Before that Kathrin was working clinically as a paediatrician (Germany and Nepal) for many years, having finished her paediatric specialisation in 2017. During her medical studies and throughout her paediatric training, Kathrin was involved in clinical field work with children in Nepal for a long period of time.

Wissenschaftlicher Werdegang

2022 approved doctoral candidate within the MEDISS doctoral program, Institute of Global Health, Medical Faculty Heidelberg

2017 German Medical Board Exam: Specialist Paediatrician

2014 M.Sc. International Child Health, Institute of Global Health, London, UCL

2011 Dr. med. univ., Medical University Innsbruck, Austria