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Dr. med. Helmut BRAND Jean Monnet Professor of European Public Health, Maastricht University, Maastricht; President, European Health Forum Gastein


1978-1984 Study of Medicine (Medical Doctor MD), University of Düsseldorf; University of Zürich
1984 PhD in Medicine, University of Düsseldorf
1985-1987 Clinical training in internal medicine, surgery and psychiatry
1987-1988 Master of Science in Community Medicine, University of London, Faculty of Medicine, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in cooperation with London School of Economics (LSE)
1988-1993 Social Medicine, Public Health, District Health Authority Minden-Lübbecke
1990 Pilot Study for the Cancer Registry of Lower Saxony, Ministry of Health Lower Saxony
1991 Specialist in Public Health and Social Medicine, Germany
1993-1995 Health Systems Analysis, Cancer Registry, Public Health Reporting, Medical Statistics, Ministry of Health Hamburg
since 1994 Advisor in Public Health and Social Medicine to the European Commission (e.g. DG Sanco, Office of the European Policy Advisors)
since 1995 Projects in the Public Health Programme of the European Union
(European) Health Policy, lectures at various Universities and Summer Schools in Europe and the Balkans
1995-2007 Director of the Institute of Public Health, North Rhine Westphalia
1996 Postgraduate Diploma, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in Community Medicine (DLSHTM)
2006-2008 Leader of the "Health System Working Party" of the Public Health Programme
2007-2008 Managing Director of the Epidemiological Cancer Registry, North Rhine Westphalia
2008 Scientific Director, Institute of Health and Work, North Rhine Westphalia (LIGA)
since 2008 Professor of European Public Health, Maastricht University


Former president, Association of Schools of Public Health in the European region (ASPHER), 2014
President, European Health Forum Gastein (EHFG), since 2013
Co-chair, European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM), since 2013
Vice-President, European Public Health Centre North Rhine-Westphalia, (EPHC), since 2004
Member, Governing Board, European Public Health Association (EUPHA), since 2002
Vice-President, German Society of Social Medicine and Prevention (DGSMP), 2001-2007
Member, UK Faculty of Public Health Medicine (MFPH), 1998


Brand H.: Good governance for the public's health. European Journal of Public Health, 17(6):541, 2007
Brand H., Hollederer A., Wolf U., Brand A.: Cross-border health activities in the Euregios: good practice for better health, Health Policy, 86(2-3):245-54, 2008
Burazeri G., Brand H., Laaser U.:Public health research needs and challenges in transitional countries of Southeastern Europe. Italian Journal of Public Health; 6:48-51, 2009
Brand H.: From Public Health in Europe to European Public Health, European Journal of Public Health, 20:127-128, 2010


Dr.h.c. Medical University Sofia, 2010