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evaplan at the University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany

Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium

L. Sakvarelidze National Center For Disease Control And Public Health (NCDC), Georgia

International Network on Children’s Health, Environment and Safety, the Netherlands

Tel Aviv University, Israel



EU Ahmad

Dr. Ahmad Zia Shams

Project Coordinator. Medical Doctor MD; PhD. MSc International Health (Heidelberg). Expertise in project development and management, consulting in public health and health systems strengthening, teaching;  research fellow at German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) focusing on prevention research.


EU Michael

Prof. Dr. med. Michael Marx

Professor of International Health at the University of Heidelberg; Director of evaplan. Medical Doctor MD; DTM&H (London); PhD. Specialist in Internal Medicine , Tropical Medicine & Public Health. Current research areas: Health Systems; Quality Improvement of Health Care/Patient Safety


Dr. Valérie R. Louis

Data management and analysis, statistics and epidemiology, geographic information systems (GIS), laboratory skills in microbiology and molecular biology, field work, survey design


Svetla LoukanovaDr. med. Svetla Loukanova

Senior Researcher and Technical Backstopper




Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium

EU DebbyProf. Dr. Debarati Guha

Professor in epidemiology and director of CRED. Expertise in the epidemiology of natural disasters and civil conflicts


EU JorisDr. Joris van Loenhout 

Research fellow working on public health, epidemiology and natural disasters. Expertise on the health impacts of heatwaves, and on the heatwave perception and preparedness.


EU KirstenDr. Kirsten Vanderplanken

Research fellow working on public health, epidemiology and natural disasters at CRED. Expertise in research on health care processes and collaborations between organizations.


L. Sakvarelidze National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC), Georgia

EU NiaDr. Nia Giuashvili

Adviser in environmental health, and Public Health expert of the Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia, Medical doctor, board certified in General Hygiene, Public Health and Healthcare Management, specialist in Public Health Regulations and Legislation, Quality Management, Patient Safety, Health Information Systems.


EU TamariTamari Kashibadze

Master of Public Health (MPH), concentration: Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Public Health Specialist in Environmental Health field with the background of Prison Healthcare Policy Planning and Management.


International Network on Children’s Health, Environment and Safety, the Netherlands (INCHES)

EU PeterDr. Peter van den Hazel 

Senior consultant specialised in environmental health. Medical doctor with advisory skill on science-policy transfer, environmental issues and incidents, children’s environmental health; training skills.


Tel Aviv University, Israel

Dr. Bruria Adini

Dr. Alexandra Chudnovsky


Steering committee

The Steering committee is the ultimate decision-making body of the consortium. The Steering committee consists of the Work Package Leaders (EVAPLAN, UCL, NCDC, TAU and INCHES) and project management (EVAPLAN). Members of the Steering committee are Debarati Guha, Joris van Loenhout, Peter van den Hazel, Nia Giuashvili, Bruria Adini, Michael Marx and Ahmad Zia Shams.