I am a health scientist and field epidemiologist, with a current focus on risk communication and infodemic management. I have ten years of work experience with infectious disease monitoring and surveillance in Europe, sub-Saharan Africa and the Pacific.
MSc in Applied Epidemiology, 2021
Charité - Universtätsmedizin & Berlin School of Public Health
PhD in Global Health, 2016
Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development - University of Amsterdam
PGCert in International Public Health (with distinction), 2012
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
MSc in Health Sciences - Public Health & Infectious Diseases, 2011
VU University Amsterdam
BSc in Health Sciences, 2010
VU University Amsterdam
Project Group for Risk Communication
Establishing infodemic management, with a focus on social listening and integrated insights analysis
Supporting the monkeypox outbreak response in Germany
Digital/online science communication, contributor to RKI’s Social Media Task Force: on Twitter (@rki_de), Instagram (@rki_fuer_euch) and LinkedIn
PhD co-supervisor of the project ‘Social listening – Using social media to address public health issues’, in collaboration with RKI’s Centre for Artificial Intelligence in Public Health Research
WHO working group member to provide expertise to the WHO project on evidence gap mapping on infodemic management interventions
Involved in field epidemiology training: ECDC EPIET fellow supervision and training
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Surveillance Unit.
Supporting the COVID-19 outbreak response
Establishing a syndromic surveillance system using routine emergency department data
Investigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated non-pharmaceutical interventions on other notifiable infectious diseases
Involved in field epidemiology training: ECDC EPIET fellow supervision, TEPHINET member of Alumni Needs Working Group
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology.
Fellow of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) Fellowship Programme.
EU-track fellow, field epidemiology path.
EPIET: European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training.
Monitoring HIV drug resistance in adults and children in sub-Saharan Africa.
Project manager of the PASER (PharmAccess/Pan African Studies to Evaluate Resistance) and MARCH (Monitoring Antiretroviral Resistance in Children) cohort studies.
Expert consultant for WHO HIVResNet - a global network advising the World Health Organisation on the control and surveillance of HIV drug resistance.