Prof. Dr. Angela Brand

Professorial Fellow

Angela Brand, MD PhD MPH (USA) is Full Professor in the Department of International Health and Founding Director of the Institute for Public Health Genomics at the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences (FHML) as well as Professorial Fellow at UNU-MERIT (United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology) at Maastricht University, The Netherlands. She is also Dr. T.M.A. Pai Endowment Chair on Public Health Genomics, Head of the Department of Public Health Genomics at the School of Life Sciences as well as Adjunct Professor at the Prasanna School of Public Health at Manipal University, India. Before she worked in the clinics, at various academic institutions and in governmental bodies in the USA and Germany. She is Paediatrician, Specialist in Public Health Medicine, holds a PhD in pathology, a Master of Public Health (MPH) from Johns Hopkins University, USA, and received her habilitation from the University of Bremen, Germany, focusing on Health Technology Assessment. She has been the pioneer of Public Health Genomics in Europe and coordinated and established successfully this field in more than 15 EU Member States within the last years (PHGEN). She has been founder and Editor-in-Chief (2009-2017) of Public Health Genomics, the leading international journal focusing on the responsible and timely translation of genome-based knowledge and technologies into public health, health policies, and health systems. She is Fellow of the Rockefeller Foundation, USA, of the 21st Century Trust of the Wellcome Trust, UK, and Member of the New York Academy of Sciences. For the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union in 2017 she was leading Task Force 2 “Data Donors and Citizen-Controlled Data Governance” to prepare for the Digital Health Society in Europe and beyond.  Currently she is Member of the Board of Directors of the Digital Health Society ( enabled by the European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance,, Director of the European Centre for Public Health Genomics (ECPHG), and also Expert on „Big Data“ of the International Consortium Personalised Medicine (IC PerMed, jointly coordinated by the European Commission, over 26 European Member States and Canada. She serves as Expert for the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the OECD, WHO, the EC, the German Robert Koch-Institut (RKI), Genome Canada, Science Europe, AXA Research among others. She collaborates with industry partners such as IBM, Roche, Pfizer, AMGEN, Novartis, MSD, Bayer HealthCare. Her research focus is on Public Health Genomics, Personalised Medicine & Personal Health & Care, Translational Research, AI and Big Data Analytics for Public Health, PPP, Innovation Management, Data Governance & Cooperative Health Ecosystem (e.g. Health Data Cooperatives).

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Selected publications by Angela Brand