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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 Global 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

        Prof. Dr. med.

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

            Lucia Brugnara

            MD, MSc Global Health Policy

            Project Management, Global Health, Health Policy, Applied Research, Health Systems Strengthening, Reproductive Health

                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


                        Florian Best


                        Office & Financial Management, Controlling

                            Susanne Götz

                            Certified Ecotrophologist

                            Office & Financial Management

                                Deborah Brenner

                                MA Translation Studies

                                Project Assistance & Office Administration