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evaplan professional staff has a broad range of backgrounds covering public health, epidemiology, teaching, health economics, social sciences and medical anthropology. All collaborators have first-hand experience of working in low-resource contexts and travel frequently on assignments overseas.

The evaplan team is multicultural and multilingual. Senior staff is also involved in teaching in various training programmes at the Institute of Public Health, University Hospital, Heidelberg as well as in the supervision of masters and doctoral students.

Managing Director

    Michael Marx

    Prof. Dr. med.

    DTM&H (London), Specialist in internal and tropical Medicine, Public Health, Health Systems Research, Quality Management, Human Resource Development, HIV & AIDS

      Management Team

        Svetla Loukanova

        PD Dr. med.

        Project Management, Health Systems Research and Development, Health Economics, Curriculum Development and Training

          Friederike Paul-Fariborz

          MSc Development Management

          Project Management, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Health Financing, mHealth, Communication

              Doina Schimpf

              MSc Public Health & Sociology

              Project Management, mHealth, eHealth

                  Ahmad Zia Shams

                  MD, PhD, MScIH International Health

                  Project Management, Cancer Epidemiology in Developing Countries, Health Systems Strengthening, Public Health Research

                      Caitlin Walsh

                      MSc International Health, BA Development Studies and Social Anthropology

                      Project Management, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Health Financing, Health Policy, Patient Safety


                          Tzveta Ilieva


                          Office & Financial Management, Controlling

                              Susanne Götz

                              Certified Ecotrophologist

                              Office & Financial Management

                                  Deborah Brenner

                                  MA Translation Studies

                                  Project Assistance & Office Administration