Dr Claudia Stein

Claudia Stein MD, MSc, PhD, FFPH is a German trained medical doctor and epidemiologist with the World Health Organization (WHO), which she has been serving since 1998, and since 2010 as Director of the Division of Information, Evidence, Research and Innovation at the WHO Office for Europe in Copenhagen, Denmark

Claudia qualified from Essen University Medical School in Germany in December 1989 after spending several semesters abroad (including in Vienna, Spain, the United States and Australia). Her areas of post-graduate training include Internal Medicine, a Master's degree in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Southampton (MRC Environmental Epidemiology Unit), UK, and a further residency in Public Health Medicine with Specialist Certification at the Faculty of Public Health of the Royal College of Physicians, London, UK.

Prior to her career at WHO she worked for several years as public health physician and epidemiologist at country level in the UK, as well as for a couple of years in India and China, the latter two under the auspices of the Medical Research Council, MRC.

Claudia first joined WHO in 1998 as a secondment from the United Kingdom; in 2000 she became a fixed term staff member to work in the Information, Evidence and Research Cluster at WHO HQ in the area of burden of disease and health information. Following this, she became Unit Head of the Leadership, Management and Fellowships unit which housed the Health Leadership Service. Subsequently, she established and led the Global Burden of Foodborne Diseases initiative in the Department of Food Safety at WHO headquarters.

In 2010, Claudia took up her current position as Director of the Division of Information, Evidence and Research at the WHO Regional Office for Europe in Copenhagen.

Claudia possesses a private pilot’s licence and flies small fixed-wing aircraft in her (limited) spare time. Claudia loves skiing and also enjoys singing - she has received professional voice training and sings in her church choir as soprano. Claudia speaks 6 languages and is currently learning her seventh, Russian, which she says is her greatest challenge yet.