Prof. Dr. Dr. Till Bärnighausen

Portrait Bärnighausen
Heidelberg Institute of Global Health
Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg

Prof. Dr. Dr. Till Bärnighausen

University training and degrees

  • 1997 MD (Dr. med.) History of Medicine, Heidelberg University, Germany
  • 1989-1996 Medical School, Heidelberg University, Germany

Advanced academic qualifications

  • 2019 MSc Innovation and Entrepreneurship, HEC Paris, France
  • 2008 Doctor of Science (ScD) Population and International Health, Harvard University, USA
  • 2006 MSc Financial Economics, SOAS, University of London, UK
  • 2001 MSc Health Systems Management, LSHTM, University of London, UK
  • Postgraduate professional career
  • since 2016 Heidelberg University, Medical Faculty and University Hospital, Germany:
  • Alexander von Humboldt University Professor (W3) and Director, HIGH
  • since 2009 Harvard University: Fellow, Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies
  • 2009-2016 Harvard T.H. Chang School of Public Health: assistant professor (tenure track, 2009
  • 2012), associate professor (tenure track, 2012-2016), full professor tenure offer (2016)
  • since 2006 Wellcome Trust Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI), South Africa: Senior Epidemiologist (2006-2013), Senior Faculty (2013-today)
  • 2002-2004 McKinsey & Company: Associate and Senior Associate
  • 2002 Board certification in Family Medicine (Facharzt für Allgemeinmedizin)

5 Key publications

  • Geldsetzer P, et al. (2020). A stepped-wedge randomized trial and qualitative survey of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis in the Eswatini population. Science Translational Medicine; 12(562).
  • Lemp J, et al. (2020). Lifetime prevalence of cervical cancer screening in 55 low- and middle-income countries. JAMA; 234(15): 1532-1542.
  • Chen S, et al. (2019). Causal impact of community-based screening for hypertension on blood pressure after two years: regression discontinuity analysis in a national cohort of older adults in China. BMJ; 366: I4064.
  • Bor J, et al. (2013). Increases in adult life expectancy in rural South Africa: valuing the scale-up of ART. Science; 339: 961-965.
  • Anand S & Bärnighausen T (2004). Human resources and health outcomes: cross-country econometric study. Lancet; 364: 1603-1609.