Helmut Brand, Prof. Dr. med., Dr. h.c. mult., MSc, DLSHTM
Helmut Brand is Jean Monnet Professor of European Public Health and was head of the Department of International Health at Maastricht University, The Netherlands. He studied Medicine in Düsseldorf and Zürich and holds a Master in Community Medicine from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and London School of Economics. Prof. Brand is an accredited specialist in Public Health Medicine. He holds honorable doctorates from Sofia Medical University and from Tirana Medical University.
After working in several Health Authorities and Ministries of Health he was director of the Public Health Institute of North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany. Since then European Integration in Health is the main topic of his work.
For ten years he consulted the European Agency for Reconstruction regarding the Balkan countries.
He is past-president of the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER) and past-president of the European Health Forum Gastein (EHFG).
As policy advisor he served on the European Advisory Committee on Health Research (EACHR) of WHO Europe and on the Expert Panel on “Investing in Health” (EXPH) for the European Commission.
At Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal, India, he was Founding Director of the "Prasanna School of Public Health" which was rated second best Public Health Institution in India in 2023 according to the Shanghai Ranking.
Prof. Dr. Helmut Brand
Department of International Health
6200 MD Maastricht
6229 GT Maastricht