About the Alliance


The German Alliance for Global Health Research is a network of global health research experts working at German research institutions. It is managed by an interdisciplinary Steering Committee and coordinated by a Secretariat hosted by Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin. The German Alliance for Global Health Research is sponsored by the German Ministry of Education and Research.

Steering Committee

The interdisciplinary Steering Committee is the key decision-making body of the Alliance. It is elected for a period of two years. The following experts make up the Steering Committee 2020-2022:

  • Dr. Meral Esen, Universität Tübingen (Co-Speaker)
  • Prof. Dr. Eva Rehfuess, LMU München (Co-Speaker)
  • Prof. Dr. Walter Bruchhausen, Universitätsklinikum Bonn (Co-Speaker with special responsabilities for the Global Health Academy)
  • Dr. Kerem Böge, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • Dr. Benjamin Leon Bodirsky, Potsdam Institut für Klimafolgenforschung
  • Prof. Dr. Kayvan Bozorgmehr, Universität Bielefeld
  • Prof. Dr. Mizeck Chagunda, Universität Hohenheim
  • Dr. Sonia Diaz Monsalve, Universität Freiburg
  • Prof. Dr. Christian Drosten, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • Prof. Dr. Dr. Sabine Gabrysch, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin und Potsdam Institut für Klimafolgenforschung
  • Prof. Dr. Johanna Hanefeld, Robert-Koch-Institut
  • Dr. Jörg Heldmann, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • PD Dr. Eva Kantelhardt, Universitätsklinikum Halle
  • Dr. Dr. Carsten Köhler, Universität Tübingen
  • Prof. Dr. Jürgen May, Berhard-Nocht-Institut für Tropenmedizin
  • Prof. Dr. Julia Pongratz, LMU München
  • Prof. Dr. August Stich, Universität Würzburg
  • Dr. Thi Minh Tam Ta, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • Maike Voss, Stiftung für Wissenschaft und Politik


The Secretariat of the German Alliance for Global Health Research is hosted by Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin.

General Assembly

The General Assembly is made up of the members and associate members that have been accepted following our application process.

Full membership in the Alliance is open to all researchers who are affiliated to a publicly-funded German research institution and are involved in global health research and / or whose research projects on global health have been subject to independent academic review or published in relevant peer-reviewed journals in the past three years at the time of application for membership. Interested individuals to whom the current criteria apply only partially can become associate members.

Apply for membership

You do not fulfill the membership criteria but want to stay informed anyway? Contact the secretariat

Our members

Expert profiles of our members and associate members can be found in the Global Health Research Directory. The Directory helps researchers, policy-makers, industry experts, civil society organisations, students and other interested target groups to identify and contact global health research experts from Germany and beyond.

Browse the Global Health Research Directory