Andrea Sylvia Winkler

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Andrea Winkler is the Director of Centre for Global Health at the Faculty of Medicine. She is also affiliated as professor at the Department for Community Medicine and Global Health, at the Institute of Health and Society (50 %).

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
1989-1993

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

Publications

  • Fullman, Nancy; Yearwood, Jamal; Abay, Solomon M.; Abbafati, Cristiana; Abd-Allah, Foad; Abdela, Jemal; Abdelalim, Ahmed; Abebe, Zegeye; Abebo, Teshome Abuka; Aboyans, Victor; Abraha, Haftom Niguse; Abreu, Daisy M. X.; Abu-Raddad, Laith J.; Adane, Akilew Awoke; Adedoyin, Rufus Adesoji; Adetokunboh, Olatunji; Adhikari, Tara Ballav; Afarideh, Mohsen; Afshin, Ashkan; Agarwal, Gina; Agius, Dominic; Agrawal, Anurag; Agrawal, Sutapa; Kiadaliri, Aliasghar Ahmad; Aichour, Miloud Taki Eddine; Akibu, Mohammed; Akinyemi, Rufus Olusola; Akinyemiju, Tomi F.; Akseer, Nadia; Al Lami, Faris Hasan; Alahdab, Fares; Al-Aly, Ziyad; Alam, Khurshid; Alam, Tahiya; Alasfoor, Deena; Albittar, Mohammed I.; Alene, Kefyalew Addis; Al-Eyadhy, Ayman; Ali, Syed Danish; Alijanzadeh, Mehran; Aljunid, Syed M.; Alkerwi, Ala'a; Alla, Francois; Allebeck, Peter; Allen, Christine; Alomari, Mahmoud A.; Al-Raddadi, Rajaa; Alsharif, Ubai; Altirkawi, Khalid A.; Alvis-Guzman, Nelson; Amare, Azmeraw T.; Amenu, Kebede; Ammar, Walid; Amoako, Yaw Ampem; Anber, Nahla; Andrei, Catalina Liliana; Androudi, Sofia; Antonio, Carl Abelardo T.; Araujo, Valdelaine E. M.; Aremu, Olatunde; Arnlöv, Johan; Artaman, Al; Aryal, Krishna Kumar; Asayesh, Hamid; Asfaw, Ephrem Tsegay; Asgedom, Solomon Weldegebreal; Asghar, Rana Jawad; Ashebir, Mengistu Mitiku; Asseffa, Netsanet Abera; Atey, Tesfay Mehari; Atre, Sachin R.; Atteraya, Madhu S.; Avila-Burgos, Leticia; Avokpaho, Euripide Frinel G. Arthur; Awasthi, Ashish; Quintanilla, Beatriz Paulina Ayala; Ayalew, Animut Alebel; Ayele, Henok Tadesse; Ayer, Rakesh; Ayuk, Tambe Betrand; Azzopardi, Peter; Azzopardi-Muscat, Natasha; Babalola, Tesleem Kayode; Badali, Hamid; Badawi, Alaa; Banach, Maciej; Banerjee, Amitava; Banstola, Amrit; Barber, Ryan M.; Barboza, Miguel A.; Barker-Collo, Suzanne L.; Bärnighausen, Till; Barquera, Simon; Barrero, Lope H.; Bassat, Quique; Basu, Sanjay; Baune, Bernhard T.; Bazargan-Hejazi, Shahrzad; Bedi, Neeraj; Beghi, Ettore; Behzadifar, Masoud; Behzadifar, Meysam; Htet, Aung Soe; Kisa, Adnan; Norheim, Ole Frithjof; Savic, Miloje; Skirbekk, Vegard Fykse; Vollset, Stein Emil; Weiderpass, Elisabete & Winkler, Andrea Sylvia (2018). Measuring performance on the Healthcare Access and Quality Index for 195 countries and territories and selected subnational locations: a systematic analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. The Lancet.  ISSN 0140-6736.  391(10136), s 2236- 2271 . doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(18)30994-2
  • 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; Klohe, Katharina; Schmidt, Veronika; Haavardsson, Ingeborg K; Abraham, Abraham Afrim-Narh ( PhD ); Prodjinotho, Ulrich Fabien; Ngowi, Bernard James; Sikasunge, Chummy; Noormahomed, Emilia; Amuasi, John; Kaducu, Joyce; Ngowi, Helena; Abele-Ridder, Bernadette; Harrison, Wendy Elizabeth & da Costa, Clarissa Prazeres (2018). Neglected tropical diseases - the present and the future. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening.  ISSN 0029-2001.  138(3) . doi: 10.4045/tidsskr.17.0678
  • Carabin, Helene; Winkler, Andrea Sylvia & Dorny, Pierre (2017). Taenia solium cysticercosis and taeniosis: Achievements from the past 10 years and the way forward. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases.  ISSN 1935-2727.  11(4) . doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005478 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Dermauw, Veronique; Carabin, Helene; Cisse, A.; Millogo, A; Tarnagda, Z; Ganaba, Rasmane; Noh, John; Handali, S; Breen, K; Richter, V; Cissé, R; Preux, PM; Boncoeur-Martel, MP; Winkler, Andrea Sylvia; Van Hul, A; Dorny, P. & Gabriël, S (2017). Evaluating the Recombinant T24H Enzyme-Linked Immunoelectrotransfer Blot Assay for the Diagnosis of Neurocysticercosis in a Panel of Samples from a Large Community-Based Randomized Control Trial in 60 Villages in Burkina Faso.. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.  ISSN 0002-9637. . doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.17-0541 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Föger, Kathrin; Gora-Stahlberg, Gina; Sejvar, James; Ovuga, Emilio; Jilek-Aall, Louise; Schmutzhard, Erich; Kaiser, Christoph & Winkler, Andrea Sylvia (2017). Nakalanga syndrome: clinical characteristics, potential causes, and its relationship with recently described Nodding syndrome. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases.  ISSN 1935-2727.  11:e0005201(2), s 1- 15 . doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005201 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Gómez-Morales, María Ángeles; Gárate, Terésa; Blocher, Joachim; Devleesschauwer, Brecht; Smit, G. Suzanne A.; Schmidt, Veronika; Perteguer, María Jesús; Ludovisi, Alessandra; Pozio, Edoardo; Dorny, Pierre; Gabriël, Sarah & Winkler, Andrea Sylvia (2017). Present status of laboratory diagnosis of human taeniosis/cysticercosis in Europe. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.  ISSN 0934-9723.  36(11), s 2029- 2040 . doi: 10.1007/s10096-017-3029-1 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Klohe, Katharina; Da Costa, Clarissa; Lien, Nanna; Holmboe-Ottesen, Gerd; Rychlik, Michael; Haavardsson, Ingeborg K; Stordalen, Gunhild A.; Singh, S; Engebretsen, Ingunn Marie S.; Iversen, Per Ole & Winkler, Andrea Sylvia (2017). Nutrition – A global challenge for health.. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening.  ISSN 0029-2001. . doi: 10.4045/tidsskr.17.0679
  • Laranjo-González, Minerva; Devleesschauwer, Brecht; Trevisan, Chiara; Allepuz, Alberto; Sotiraki, Smaragda; Abraham, Annette Gabriela; Afonso, Mariana Boaventura; Blocher, Joachim; Cardoso, Luís; Correia Da Costa, José Manuel; Dorny, Pierre; Gabriël, Sarah; Gomes, Jacinto; Gómez-Morales, María Ángeles; Jokelainen, Pikka; Kaminski, Miriam; Krt, Brane; Magnussen, Pascal; Robertson, Lucy; Schmidt, Veronika; Schmutzhard, Erich; Smit, G. Suzanne A.; Šoba, Barbara; Stensvold, Christen Rune; Starič, Jože; Troell, Karin; Rataj, Aleksandra Vergles; Vieira-Pinto, Madalena; Vilhena, Manuela; Wardrop, Nicola Ann; Winkler, Andrea Sylvia & Dermauw, Veronique (2017). Epidemiology of taeniosis/cysticercosis in Europe, a systematic review: Western Europe. Parasites & Vectors.  ISSN 1756-3305.  10:349, s 1- 14 . doi: 10.1186/s13071-017-2280-8 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Mukendi, Deby; Lilo Kalo, JR; Mpanya, A; Minikulu, L; Kayembe, Tharcisse Kalula; Lutumba, Pascal; Barbe, Barbara; Gillet, Philippe; Jacobs, J.; van Loen, Harry; Yansouni, CP; Chappuis, F; Ravinetto, Raffaella; Verdonck, Kristien; Boelaert, Marleen; Winkler, Andrea Sylvia & Bottieau, E (2017). Clinical spectrum, etiology, and outcome of neurological disorders in the rural hospital of Mosango, the Democratic Republic of Congo. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.  ISSN 0002-9637.  97(5), s 1454- 1460 . doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.17-0375 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Nau, AL; Mwape, KE; Wiefek, J; Schmidt, K; Abatih, E; Dorny, P.; Praet, N; Chiluba, C; Schmidt, H; Phiri, IK; Winkler, Andrea Sylvia; Gabriël, S & Blocher, Joachim (2017). Cognitive impairment and quality of life of people with epilepsy and neurocysticercosis in Zambia.. Epilepsy & Behavior.  ISSN 1525-5050. . doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2017.10.042 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Spencer, PS; Schmutzhard, E & Winkler, Andrea Sylvia (2017). Nodding Syndrome in the Spotlight - Placing Recent Findings in Perspective.. Trends in Parasitology.  ISSN 1471-4922. . doi: 10.1016/j.pt.2017.05.001 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Watila, Musa M.; Keezer, Mark R.; Angwafor, Samuel A.; Winkler, Andrea Sylvia & Sander, Josemir W. (2017). Health service provision for people with epilepsy in sub-Saharan Africa: A situational review. Epilepsy & Behavior.  ISSN 1525-5050.  70, s 24- 32 . doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2017.03.014 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Barbe, Barbara; Verdonck, Kristien; Mukendi, Deby; Lejon, Veerle; Lilo Kalo, Jean-Roger; Alirol, Emilie; Gillet, Philippe; Horie, Ninon; Ravinetto, Raffaella; Bottieau, Emmanuel; Yansouni, Cedric; Winkler, Andrea Sylvia; van Loen, Harry; Boelaert, Marleen; Lutumba, Pascal & Jacobs, Jan (2016). The Art of Writing and Implementing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Laboratories in Low-Resource Settings: Review of Guidelines and Best Practices. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases.  ISSN 1935-2727.  10(11) . doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005053
  • Janssens, AI; Ruytings, M; Al-Chalabi, Ammar; Chio, Adriano; Hardiman, Orla; Mcdermott, CJ; Meyer, Thomas; Mora, Gabriele; Van Damme, Philip; Van Den Berg, Leonard H; Vanhaecht, Kris; Winkler, Andrea Sylvia; Sermeus, Walter & FOR THE ALS-CARE, Consortium (2016). A mapping review of international guidance on the management and care of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration.  ISSN 2167-8421.  17(5-6), s 325- 336 . doi: 10.3109/21678421.2016.1167911
  • Kurz, Christian; Schmidt, V; Poppert, H; Wilkins, P.; Noh, John; Poppert, Sven; Schlegel, Julia Dorothea; Delbridge, C; da Costa, CP & Winkler, Andrea Sylvia (2016). An Unusual Presentation of Neurocysticercosis: A Space-Occupying Lesion in the Fourth Ventricle Associated with Progressive Cognitive Decline. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.  ISSN 0002-9637.  94(1), s 172- 175 . doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.15-0099.
  • Schmidt, Veronika; Kositz, Christian; Herbinger, Karl-Heinz; Carabin, Helene; Ngowi, Bernard; Naman, Ezra; Wilkins, Patricia P.; Noh, John; Matuja, William & Winkler, Andrea Sylvia (2016). Association between Taenia solium infection and HIV/AIDS in northern Tanzania: A matched cross sectional-study. Infectious Diseases of Poverty.  ISSN 2049-9957.  5(1) . doi: 10.1186/s40249-016-0209-7
  • Spencer, PS; Kitara, DL; Gazda, S & Winkler, Andrea Sylvia (2016). Nodding syndrome: 2015 international conference report and Gulu accord. eNeurologicalSci.  ISSN 2405-6502.  3, s 80- 83 . doi: 10.1016/j.ensci.2015.11.001
  • Storz, Corinna; Schutz, Christina; Tluway, Anthony; Matuja, William; Schmutzhard, Erich & Winkler, Andrea Sylvia (2016). Clinical findings and management of patients with meningitis with an emphasis on Haemophilus influenzae meningitis in rural Tanzania. Journal of the Neurological Sciences.  ISSN 0022-510X.  366, s 52- 58 . doi: 10.1016/j.jns.2016.04.044
  • Trevisan, C; Devleesschauwer, Brecht; Schmidt, Veronika; Winkler, Andrea Sylvia; Harrison, W & Johansen, MW (2016). The societal cost of Taenia solium cysticercosis in Tanzania.. Acta Tropica.  ISSN 0001-706X.  165, s 141- 154 . doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2015.12.021.

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  • Holst, Christine; Knobloch, J; Schmidt, Veronika; Mwakapeje, Elibariki; Ngowi, Helena; Ngowi, Bernard James; Da Costa, Clarissa; Brügge, B; Winkler, Andrea Sylvia & Noll, Josef (2017). Connecting the unconnected in sub-Saharan Africa: Non-discriminating access for digital inclusion with an emphasis on health (DigI).
  • Holst, Christine; Knobloch, J; Schmidt, Veronika; Mwakapeje, Elibariki; Ngowi, Helena; Ngowi, Bernard James; da Costa, CP; Brügge, B; Winkler, Andrea Sylvia & Noll, Josef (2017). Connecting the unconnected in sub-Saharan Africa: non-discriminating access for digital inclusion with an emphasison health (DigI). European Journal of Tropical Medicine and International Health.  22, s 71- 71 . doi: 10.1111/tmi.12978
  • Noll, Josef; Dixit, Sudhir; Radovanovic, Danica; Morshedi, Maghsoud; Holst, Christine & Winkler, Andrea Sylvia (2017). 5G Network Slicing for Digital Inclusion.
  • 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), s 853- 853 . doi: 10.4045/tidsskr.17.0489

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