Dr. Bärnighausen is a population health researcher who focuses on three areas of research: (i) establishing the causal impacts of large-scale global health interventions (i.e. HIV treatment and prevention, childhood vaccination, etc.) on health, economic and social outcomes; (ii) identifying and testing innovations to improve the delivery of global health interventions through public-sector health systems, and (iii) developing new methods for applied population-based health research.
Dr. Bärnighausen is a Professor at Heidelberg University and the Director of the Heidelberg Institute of Global Health as well as an Adjunct Professor of Global Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in the US and a Senior Faculty at the Wellcome Trust’s Africa Health Research Institute (ARHI) in South Africa. He has published more than 300 peer-reviewed articles, including in Science, PNAS, Lancet, and PLOS Medicine.