Strategic thinker, problem solver, motivated

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My name is Manuela Runge, I am an infectious disease epidemiologist and passionate about data analysis in health-related research. Many diseases and advserse health outcomes are preventable and, or treatable - that is what drives me in my work. I am widely interested in using quantitative tools, from data analysis to find influencing factors for a health/disease outcome, to simulation modeling to project likely impact of interventions in a population.

Most of my experience has been in malaria research in Sub-Saharan Africa, while I also have worked on projects related to Neglected Tropical Diseases (Onchocerciasis, Lymphatic filariasis), COVID-19, West-Nile-Virus and Measles. My international (in-country) work experience includes Germany, Switzerland, Tanzania, and the US.

In my current position at MM Global Health Consulting, I have the opportunity to work on a diverse set of projects all dedicated to tackle the burden of vaccine-preventable infectious diseases. Previously, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the NU malaria modeling group at Northwestern University, Chicago, USA, and I am still working in collaboration with the team on exciting malaria modeling projects. I hold a Ph.D. and M.Sc.’s degree in Epidemiology from the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute and University of Basel, Switzerland. I received a B.Sc. in Health Sciences at the University of Applied Sciences Hamburg.

Health is not everything but without health everything is nothing
Arthur Schopenhauer 1788-1860