Prof. Dr. Karl Lauterbach
Professor at the University of Cologne & Member of the Deutsche Bundestag
Karl Lauterbach (born 1963) is full professor of Health Economics and Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Cologne (Germany), Member of the Deutsche Bundestag (MdB) and an Adjunct Faculty Member of the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health (Boston).
He studied in Medicine in Aachen and in Dusseldorf (Germany) and in San Antonio (Texas, US) and received his first doctoral degree at the Institute of Nuclear Medicine at the Nuclear Research Centre in Julich (Germany).
He studied health policy and management and epidemiology as a post-doc at the Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA, and received a degree as a Master of Public Health and as a Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) in Health Policy and Management. He was a fellow of the Program of Ethics and the Professions at Harvard (1992) and a fellow in Medical Ethics at the Harvard Medical School (1993). Since 1998 Prof. Lauterbach is Director of the Institute of Health Economics and Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Cologne Medical School, Germany. Since 2005 he is Member of the Deutsche Bundestag for the Social Democratic Party (SPD).
Since 2008 Prof. Lauterbach is also an Adjunct Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard University.