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Ulrich Laaser

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Expertise in medicine and public health

Prof. Dr. med. Ulrich Laaser DTM&H, MPH
2016-2018 at the Ministry of Health in Monrovia, Liberia (EU Technical Assistance)

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Born 1941 in Königswusterhausen near Berlin. Head (since 1998), Section of International Public Health at the Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Bielefeld. Principal investigator of the Stability Pact Project on Public Health Training and Research in South Eastern Europe (2000-2010). Visiting professor at the School of Public Health in Belgrade, honorary professor in Sofia and Tirana. Member of the executive boards of the World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA, president 2010-2012), of the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER, president 1993-1995), and of the German Association for Health Sciences and Public Health (president 1997-2001). Member of the Honours Committee of ASPHER and chair of the Advisory Board of the WFPHA (since 2015). Co-editor of the book series on International Public Health, Hans Jacobs Editing Company, Lage, Germany; co-editor of the South Eastern European Journal of Public Health (www.seejph.com). Degrees 1970 from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, USA (Master of Public Health) and 1969 from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (Diploma of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene). Andrija Stampar Medalist, ASPHER (2008); German Hufeland Price (1979). For the last decade various public health projects in South Eastern Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East, West Africa, and in the Pacific Region.

Publications:
At Orcid: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5889-4471?lang=en
At ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ulrich_Laaser/contributions

I consider my strengths to be:

• Epidemiological studies, data analysis, surveillance (Germany, South Eastern Europe)
• Burden of Disease Studies with special consideration of NCDs - Diabetes, cardiovascular diseases (Germany, Serbia, Syria)
• Evidence based health policy analysis and health systems reform in the European context incl. public and private health insurance (e.g. Serbia, Croatia, Uzbekistan, Germany)
• Human resource planning and development in the health sector (e.g. Montenegro)
• Postgraduate & continued education of public health professionals (e.g. Germany, South Eastern Europe, Palestine)
• Design of distance education/e-learning in health policy and management (e.g. Serbia)
• Founding, reviewing and accrediting public health training institutions according to the New Public Health concept (e.g. Albania, Bulgaria, Germany, Indonesia, Lithuania, Palestine, Serbia, Syria, United Kingdom)
• Developing and reviewing educational programmes with a special focus on public health advocacy (e.g. Roma population in Bulgaria), a gender perspective, health inequity and marginalisation (Germany, Indonesia, South Eastern Europe)
• Design and implementation of major NCD research, including national surveys, cardiovascular community intervention studies, clinical trials and qualitative studies (e.g. Germany)
• Approximation to EU integration policy and strategy (e.g. Slovakia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina)
• Strategic management, strategy development and implementation at the national and institutional level (South Eastern Europe)
• Health monitoring, surveillance and reporting systems (e.g. Germany, Slovakia, South Eastern Europe)
• Evaluation studies and Cost Effectiveness Analyses (e.g. on Diabetes, see list of publications)
• Project management, leadership and team working (extensive project experience, see list of projects)

I enjoy working on:

South Eastern Europe Since 2000 ongoing
Slovakia 2004-2005
Lithuania 2006-2007/2014
Sweden (ECDC) 2007-2008
Uzbekistan 2009-2010
China, Japan, Indonesia 1996-2011
Liberia 2016 ongoing
Niger 1970-1972
Palestine (Gaza, West Bank, East Jerusalem) Since 1994 ongoing
Syria 2006/2011
Yemen 2009

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