Prof. Dr Heidrun Thaiss
Prof. Dr Heidrun Thaiss studied law and medicine in Ulm, Freiburg and Karlsruhe. She earned her doctorate in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Freiburg. She went on to complete specialist training in paediatric medicine at the Children's Hospital of the University of Freiburg, where she specialised in hemostaseology. Afterwards, she held various positions in the public health sector in several German states. Following her appointment as state representative for nutrition at the Schleswig-Holstein Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Science and Equal Opportunity and other committee functions, she headed the interministerial Coordination Office for Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. From 2015 to early 2021, she served as the executive director of the Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA). In 2020 she was appointed honorary professor at the TU Munich where she also works as a visiting lecturer.