Katharina Wabnitz

Secretariat: Science lead and administrative support

Katharina Wabnitz is a medical doctor (graduated from University of Tübingen, Germany in 2018) and just completed her MSc Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (class of 2019/20).

She is passionate about planetary health and systems thinking particularly in regard to food systems which she wants to put at the core of her academic career.

Being an alumnus of the Interdisciplinary Food Systems Teaching and Learning Programme (IFSTAL) as well as a finishing her term as planetary health campus ambassador for the Planetary Health Alliance, she wants to become a change agent for sustainable development.

Katharina is coordinator at the Global Health Alliance – Germany (GHA-D) and the German Network of Young Professionals in Public Health. In both capacities she works at the nexus of health, environment and sustainability, currently with a particular focus on (medical) education for planetary health. She has extensive experience leading in-person workshops (as a former tutor for emergency medicine) and increasingly virtual meetings.

She is working part-time for this Commission and has a second position as a research associate with the working group Evidence-based Public Health at the Pettenkofer School of Public Health Munich, Germany where she will work on evidence-synthesis and knowledge translation in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Department of Public Health and Primary Care
The Primary Care Unit
Cambridge Biomedical Campus
Cambridge CB2 0SR
United Kingdom

Pettenkofer School of Public Health
Institute for Medical Information Processing, Biometry and Epidemiology
LMU Munich
Marchioninistrasse 17
81377 Munich