Stefan Flasche

Disease and health know no national boundaries. Already before the COVID-19 pandemic, the German government had made global health a strategic priority. The importance of global health was further underlined by the decision of the Berlin University Alliance (BUA) to choose it as one of its “Grand Challenge Initiatives”. Teaming up with colleagues at Charité Center for Global Health, including Prof. Dr. Christian Drosten, the Director of the Institute for Virology, and Prof. Dr. Beate Kampmann, Einstein Professor for Global Health, Prof. Stefan Flasche is set to play a pivotal role in enhancing pandemic preparedness and global health security. 

Stefan Flasche previously has been Professor of Vaccine Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Co-Director of the Centre for Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases (CMMID), holding a Sir Henry Dale Wellcome Trust Fellowship. His internationally recognized work in mathematical modeling of infectious diseases, with a focus on understanding factors influencing the dynamics of disease spread, has contributed to vaccination strategies and to dealing with major health crises such as swine flu, Ebola and COVID-19.