Andrea Sylvia Winkler

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Andrea S. Winkler is the Deputy Director of Centre for Global Health at the Faculty of Medicine, Co-chair of the Lancet One Health Commission. She is also affiliated as professor at the Department for Community Medicine and Global Health, at the Institute of Health and Society (20 %).

CV - Andrea S. Winkler

Academic interests

  • Global Medicine/Global Health
  • Global Mental Health in low income countries
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Basic Neurosciences

Active Major Research projects

  1. German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) within Research Networks for Health Innovation in sub-Saharan Africa (CYSTINET-Africa) 2015, supporting work related to T. solium cysticercosis health networks
  2. European Union (European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP)) and German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) within Diagnostic Tools for Poverty-Related Diseases (SOLID) 2016, supporting work related to the evaluation of  T. solium cysticercosis diagnostic tools in Africa

Medical education and research degrees

1987-1994 Medical school, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany

Thesis (MD) in basic neurosciences, Institute of Surgical Research, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany (outcome: “summa cum laude”)

1996-2000 Ph.D in clinical neuroscience and medicine, King's College Hospital, London, UK
2007  “Facharzt” (specialist neurologist) exam
2008-2012 Habilitation (German equivalent of “Ph.D”) in Global Neurology/Global Health, Department of Neurology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany
Since 2013 Lecturer of Global Neurology/Global Health,  Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich
2011-2016 Consultant Neurologist, Department of Neurology, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Since 2011 Head of the Munich Global Neurology Group,  Department of Neurology, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Since 2016  Chair of Global Health and Director of the Centre for Global Health, University of Oslo

Short Narrative

In addition to neurology I practiced in various medical specialities (neurology, internal medicine, psychiatry, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, accident and emergency) abroad (UK, France, Brazil and Tanzania) over more than 10 years. I have also a three-year experience of tropical medicine.

My special interest lies with poverty-related diseases of the infectious as well as non-infectious nature, zoonotic diseases (especially those that affect the central nervous system e.g. neurocysticercosis) with the ensuing One-Health concept, global palliative care as well as migrant medicine.

During the last years I was successful in gaining multinational big research grants together with national and international colleagues for research and capacity building in sub-Saharan Africa. The results of my African research were published well, some of them in internationally highly ranking journals. In addition, my scientific activities got attention from local newspapers and magazines and I maintain good relationships with the local press in Munich as well as some German national newspapers and magazines (e.g. der Spiegel).

My academic network is internationally broad and includes organization like the WHO and the CDC in Atlanta, USA. I have supervised/am still supervising 37 Masters and PhD students in Germany and Africa and I teach students of all levels Neurology and Global Medicine/Global Health.


Tags: Global South


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  • Natterson-Horowitz, B.; Desmarchelier, Marion; Winkler, Andrea Sylvia & Carabin, Hélène (2021). Beyond Zoonoses in One Health: Non-communicable Diseases Across the Animal Kingdom. Frontiers In Public Health. ISSN 2296-2565. 9. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2021.807186.
  • Trevisan, Chiara; van Damme, Inge; Ngowi, Bernard James; Schmidt, Veronika; Stelzle, Dominik & Møller, Karen Schou [Show all 19 contributors for this article] (2021). Trial design of a prospective multicenter diagnostic accuracy study of a point-of-care test for the detection of taenia solium taeniosis and neurocysticercosis in hospital-based settings in tanzania. Diagnostics (Basel). ISSN 2075-4418. 11(9). doi: 10.3390/diagnostics11091528.
  • Wiebers, David O.; Feigin, Valery L. & Winkler, Andrea S. (2021). Brain Health, One Health, and COVID-19. Neuroepidemiology. ISSN 0251-5350. doi: 10.1159/000519372.
  • Van Damme, Inge; Trevisan, C; Mwape, Kabemba E.; Schmidt, Veronika; Magnussen, Pascal & Zulu, Gideon [Show all 16 contributors for this article] (2021). Trial Design for a Diagnostic Accuracy Study of a Point-of-Care Test for the Detection of Taenia Solium Taeniosis and (Neuro)Cysticercosis in Community Settings of Highly Endemic, Resource-Poor Areas in Zambia: Challenges and Rationale. Diagnostics (Basel). ISSN 2075-4418. 11(7). doi: 10.3390/diagnostics11071138.
  • Holst, Christine; Sukums, Felix; Ngowi, Bernard; Diep, Lien My; Kebede, Tewodros Aragie & Noll, Josef [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2021). Digital health intervention to increase health knowledge related to diseases of high public health concern in Iringa, Tanzania: Protocol for a mixed methods study. JMIR Research Protocols. ISSN 1929-0748. 10(4). doi: 10.2196/25128.
  • Amuasi, John & Winkler, Andrea Sylvia (2020). One Health or Planetary Health for pandemic prevention? - Authors' reply. The Lancet. ISSN 0140-6736. 396(10266), p. 1882–1883. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736%2820%2932392-8.
  • Holst, Christine; Sukums, Felix; Radovanović, Danica; Ngowi, Bernard James; Noll, Josef & Winkler, Andrea Sylvia (2020). Sub-Saharan Africa—the new breeding ground for global digital health. The Lancet Digital Health. ISSN 2589-7500. 2(4). doi: 10.1016/S2589-7500%2820%2930027-3.
  • Dixon, Matthew A.; Braae, Uffe Christian; Winskill, Peter; Devleesschauwer, Brecht; Trevisan, Chiara & Walker, Martin [Show all 14 contributors for this article] (2019). The World Health Organization 2030 goals for Taenia solium: Insights and perspectives from transmission dynamics modelling. Gates Open Research. 3. doi: 10.12688/gatesopenres.13068.2.
  • Trevisan, Chiara; Sotiraki, Smaragda; Laranjo-González, Minerva; Dermauw, Veronique; Wang, Ziqi & Kärssin, Age [Show all 33 contributors for this article] (2019). Correction to: Epidemiology of taeniosis/cysticercosis in Europe, a systematic review: Eastern Europe (Parasit Vectors (2018) 11 (569) DOI: 10.1186/s13071-018-3153-5). Parasites & Vectors. ISSN 1756-3305. 12(1). doi: 10.1186/s13071-019-3328-8.
  • Knauss, Samuel; Stelzle, Dominik; Emmrich, Julius; Korsnes, Maria Stylianou; Sejvar, James & Winkler, Andrea Sylvia (2019). An emphasis on neurology in low and middle-income countries. Lancet Neurology. ISSN 1474-4422. 18(12), p. 1078–1079. doi: 10.1016/S1474-4422%2819%2930392-8.
  • Winkler, Andrea Sylvia (2019). The growing burden of neurological disorders in low-income and middle-income countries: priorities for policy making. Lancet Neurology. ISSN 1474-4422. doi: 10.1016/S1474-4422%2819%2930476-4.
  • Holst, Christine; Kajuna, Flora; Ngowi, Helena; Sukums, Felix; Radovanović, Danica & Mansour, Wisam A. [Show all 13 contributors for this article] (2019). Digital health information in Iringa, Tanzania: Development, provision and testing the effect of digital health messages to rural communitie.
  • Kajuna, Flora; Mwang'Onde, Beda; Holst, Christine; Ngowi, Bernard; Noll, Josef & Winkler, Andrea Sylvia [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2019). Community practices related to epidemiology of Taenia solium in Iringa Rural District, Tanzania.
  • Holst, Christine; Kajuna, Flora; Ngowi, Helena; Sukums, Felix; Radovanović, Danica & Mansour, Wisam A. [Show all 13 contributors for this article] (2019). Digital health information in Iringa, Tanzania: Development, provision and testing the effect of digital cysticercosis/taeniosis messages on rural communities.
  • Klohe, Katharina; Amuasi, John; Kaducu, Joyce Moriku; Haavardsson, Ingeborg K; Bogatyreva, Ekaterina & Onarheim, Kristine Husøy [Show all 10 contributors for this article] (2019). The 2017 Oslo conference report on neglected tropical diseases and emerging/re-emerging infectious diseases - Focus on populations underserved. Infectious Diseases of Poverty. ISSN 2049-9957. 8:40, p. 1–10. doi: 10.1186/s40249-019-0550-8.
  • Holst, Christine; Sukums, Felix; Ngowi, Helena; Radovanović, Danica; Mwakapeje, Elibariki & Mdala, Ibrahimu [Show all 11 contributors for this article] (2019). Free access to digital health information in Iringa, Tanzania: Development, provision and testing the effect of digital health messages to rural communities.
  • Clifford, K; Desai, D; Prazeres da Costa, C; Meyer, H.; Klohe, Katharina & Winkler, Andrea Sylvia [Show all 9 contributors for this article] (2018). Antimicrobial resistance in livestock and poor quality veterinary medicines. . Bulletin of the World Health Organization. ISSN 0042-9686. doi: 10.2471/BLT.18.209585. Full text in Research Archive
  • Kumar, Bernadette. N; Siem, Harald; Haavardsson, Ingeborg K & Winkler, Andrea Sylvia (2018). Migrant health is global health. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. ISSN 0029-2001. 138(1). doi: 10.4045/tidsskr.17.0656. Full text in Research Archive
  • Winkler, Andrea Sylvia; Olsen, Ingvar Theo & Gradmann, Christoph (2017). Global health and its changing landscape. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. ISSN 0029-2001. 137(12/13), p. 853–853. doi: 10.4045/tidsskr.17.0489.

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Published Feb. 23, 2016 12:05 PM - Last modified May 10, 2021 1:29 PM