Prof. Dr. Michael Marx

Prof. Dr. Michael Marx (MD, PhD) is professor for International Public Health at the Institute of Public Health of the University of Heidelberg. He is a medical doctor, specialised in internal medicine, tropical medicine and public health. He is director of evaplan ltd. at the University of Heidelberg, an international consulting platform of the University. He has more than 30 years of working experience in health systems development and research, in management of health programs, carrying out evaluations, implementation research and training in more than 20 African countries and in various Asian countries such as China, Indonesia, India, and Vietnam. During the last 15 years he was involved in large health systems research projects- funded by EU, WHO, BMBF- in India, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines and various African countries. Michael is co-editor of a special volume of GHA, has authored 4 book chapters, more than 100 scientific articles, consultation reports and reviews. His particular interest lies in health system research focusing on quality improvement, disease control and public health in unstable situations.