Prof. Dr med Heidrun Thaiss

Prof. Dr med Heidrun Thaiss
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After completing her studies at the Universities of Freiburg, Ulm and Karlsruhe, Prof. Dr med Heidrun M. Thaiss earned her PhD at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Freiburg. In addition to her research activities at the Children's Hospital of the University of Freiburg, she also completed specialist training in paediatric medicine. Her clinical and academic areas of specialisation are in hemostaseology and vitamin K research.

Following several positions in the public health sector in several German states and a parallel professional training programme at the Academy of Public Healthcare in Düsseldorf, she was chosen to head the interministerial Coordination Office for Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at the Schleswig-Holstein Ministry for Social Affairs, Health, Youth, Family and Seniors. She was appointed state representative for nutrition and served as a state delegate in various chambers. From 2015 to 2021, she headed the Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA) in Cologne, one of the central research divisions at the German Federal Ministry of Health (BMG).

Prof. Thaiss holds numerous honorary positions:

Since 2020 she has been an honorary professor for health promotion and a senior advisor at the School of Medicine and Health at the TU Munich. Since 2023 she has served as president of the German Association of Social Paediatrics and Youth Medicine, has been a member in various academic and scientific committees, and has chaired the board of the National Vaccination Action Alliance (NABI).