Medical Anthropologist; Associate Professor at the Unit Medical Anthropology and Global Health, Department of Social and
Preventive Medicine, Medical University of Vienna; she has conducted research in several countries in West and East Africa and has supported the WHO in emergency missions in Nigeria and Liberia;
her main fields of interest are medical anthropology, specifically anthropological perspectives on infectious diseases; migration of health workers; access to health care for migrants;
environment and health; medical ethics and ethnopharmacology. Her most current research deals with anthropological aspects of Ebola Virus Disease in Liberia and Sierra Leone, specifically
perspectives of survivors and health care workers during epidemics. She has also been engaged in the development of curricula for medical anthropology at several universities in Austria and in
Uganda. She has published widely and is reviewer for several journals in the social sciences, public health and tropical medicine.